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Painterly Still Life

It’s time for painterly fun again! I love this style for still life pieces, so I thought I’d share the process 😊 I hope you’ll enjoy it too! During this intermediate level Procreate tutorial we’ll create this still life scene with honey, tangerines and flowers.

Brushes used:

  • Smeary Damp
  • Round Smeary
  • Dry Mixer
  • Thin Lines
  • Rake Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using a dark base layer: Start with a dark color for the background, enhancing depth and richness in the painting
  • Layer management: Separate different elements (e.g., jar, tangerines, flowers) into different layers for easier manipulation and detail work
  • Smudging and blending: Use brushes to smudge and blend colors directly on the canvas, creating smooth transitions and realistic textures
  • Adjusting colors on the go: Continuously refine colors by dropping them into the palette and adjusting their saturation and brightness as needed
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Ice Cream

In this tutorial, we’re diving into realism by painting a delicious ice cream cone. I’ll guide you through my process, and remember, while I’ve provided a color palette, choosing your own colors is a fantastic exercise. Let’s get started!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Script Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Rough Speckles Brush
  • Grunge Rock Brush
  • Standard Blender Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Refining Sketches: Start with a basic sketch, then refine it by adjusting proportions using tools like Liquify. This helps to create a more accurate foundation for painting
  • Layer Management: Organize elements on separate layers (e.g., ice cream, cone, fingers) to simplify shading and texturing. This structure allows for better control over individual elements
  • Adding Texture: Use brushes like Rough Spackles and Grunge Rock to add realistic texture to elements like the waffle cone
  • Shading and Lighting: Build shadows and highlights gradually. Use the Darken Line and Lighten Line brushes to enhance contrast and detail, making the painting more lifelike
  • Color Adjustment: Don’t worry about getting the perfect color right away. Lay down base colors and adjust them as needed, adding warmth and depth with tools like the Overlay brush
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Fruity Shake

I’m feeling the summer vibes! For this tutorial we’ll create a colorful, fruity shake illustration. It’s fun and easy.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Powdered Shader
  • Smooth Pencil
  • Round Chalk

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: Using basic shapes and guides to create a composition sketch
  • Symmetry and Transformation Tools: Utilizing Procreate’s symmetry tool and transformation features to ensure elements are aligned and proportional
  • Texturing and Shading: Adding depth and texture using the Powdered Shader and Smooth Pencil
  • Detailing and Final Touches: Applying highlights, shadows, and small details to bring the characters to life, adding personality to the illustration
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Apple – The Flo Method

Heya Flocreators! Let me introduce the Flo Method! An easy way to remember the steps you can follow to draw any subject. I’ll explain the method while we draw this simple and stylized apple in Procreate. So you won’t just learn a fun drawing method, but you’ll also learn about the features in Procreate. It’s a win-win!

Brushes used:

  • 6B Pencil
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Acrylic Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Observation: Fundamental in drawing, observing the form and lighting of your subject is crucial
  • Sketching: The initial step in the drawing process involves using the 6B Pencil to explore and establish the basic shapes of your subject, which, in this case, is an apple
  • Line Art Creation: After sketching, we proceed to refine our drawing with crisp lines using the Monoline Brush, a step that’s especially useful for stylized illustrations
  • Color Blocking: The tutorial highlights the importance of laying down base colors for different parts of the drawing without worrying about details, using layers beneath the line art for organization
  • Lighting and Shading: Introducing soft global light and form shadows enriches the drawing, providing depth and dimension
  • Final Touches: Adjusting line art colors to blend with the base and adding secondary light sources or rim lights bring the artwork to life, making it pop
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Cup of Love

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, so I thought it would be fun to create something love themed. This cup of love is perfect as a small gift for Valentine’s Day, but also for Mother’s Day for instance. During this tutorial we’ll use hatching techniques to create the shading.

The color I’ll be using is #211111

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Flat Marker

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: You’ll start with a basic sketch, using an oval to outline the top of the cup and adding dimension to create a realistic 3D effect. This step is crucial in establishing the shape and perspective of your cup
  • Refining Sketches: You’ll learn to refine your initial sketch by lowering the opacity of your rough layer and sketching a more detailed version on a new layer. This technique helps in cleaning up the design and preparing it for inking
  • Inking and Line Work: The fineliner brush will be used to create clean outlines and add intricate details to the illustration. You’ll practice varying the line weight to add depth and dimension, especially around the marshmallows and the cup’s edges
  • Hatching and Shading: This tutorial will introduce you to the art of hatching and cross-hatching for shading, teaching you how to create texture and volume
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Realistic Egg

In this easy and fun tutorial I will guide you through the steps of creating this realistic looking cracked egg. And I promise you, it’s easy! After following this Procreate tutorial you will have a result that you’ll be proud of.

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Dry Fine Liner Brush
  • Light Shader
  • Dark Shader
  • Dibby Dabby Brush
  • Spackle It Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes: Learn to draw and adjust basic shapes like ovals for the egg using the Monoline Brush and liquify tool
  • Layering and Masking: Discover the use of layer duplication, masking, and selection tools for creating and controlling cracks in the eggshell
  • Shading and Texturing: Master the art of adding shadows, highlights, and textures to give your egg realism. This includes using different brushes and layer blending modes like multiply
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Ice Cream Shop

Ready to create a charming little ice cream shop in Procreate? This tutorial is perfect for both beginners and seasoned Procreate users. You’ll discover how to utilize Procreate’s fundamental tools like the Selection, Move and Transform, Symmetry tools, Alpha Lock, and Layer Masks. By the end of this fun tutorial, not only will you have a cute ice cream shop illustration but also a boost in your Procreate skills and confidence.

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Spackle it Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Script Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes: Learn to make various shapes like rectangles and circles using the Selection tool and filling them with color
  • Using Symmetry: Utilize the Symmetry tool for even and mirrored designs
  • Layer Management: Gain proficiency in creating new layers, using Alpha Lock for non-destructive editing, and using Clipping Masks for detailed work
  • Shading and Texturing: Enhance your artwork with shadows, highlights, and textures using different brushes and blending modes
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Kawaii Veggies

Always eat ehhh.. draw your veggies! Let’s create this kawaii trio together 😃 This tutorial is perfect for anyone looking to add cuteness and character to their digital illustrations. You’ll learn how to create simple yet expressive characters, manipulate layers effectively, and apply colors and details to make your art pop. Ready to create your own Kawaii veggies? Let’s get to it, and don’t forget to share your adorable vegetable friends!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Smooth Lines
  • Tapered Lines

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Basic Character Sketching: Learn to sketch simple, appealing characters using fundamental shapes. This tutorial shows you how to break down a character into basic circles and leaf shapes, creating a foundation for more detailed work
  • Line Art Techniques: Develop your skills in creating smooth, clean line art
  • Color Application and Clipping Masks: Gain proficiency in applying flat colors and using clipping masks for adding shadows and highlights
  • Adding Final Details and Background Design: Learn to add finishing touches, including shadows under characters and engaging background elements
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Realistic Apple

Ready to create a stunningly realistic apple with water droplets in Procreate? I will guide you through all the steps. And believe me, it’s pretty easy actually!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Hatchy Brush
  • Barky Brush
  • Dark Shader
  • Basic Sketcher
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Scratchy Mixer

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes and Textures: Learn to draw a perfect circle for the apple base, using the monoline brush and liquify tool for shaping. Add depth with shadowing techniques and Gaussian blur for a realistic edge
  • Texture Detailing: Master the art of adding texture using various brushes, including Hatchy and Barky brushes, to give your apple a realistic feel
  • Highlight and Shadow Play: Enhance realism by strategically adding highlights and shadows. Understand how to use different brushes to create subtle light effects and deepen the color intensity
  • Water Droplets: The highlight of this tutorial is learning to draw, shade, and highlight water droplets, making them look incredibly realistic