Landscapes

Watercolor Mountain

For this tutorial we’re diving into a fun and impressionistic watercolor landscape in Procreate. We’ll explore easy steps to create a mountain scene with a unique, messy style. It’ll be fun!

Brushes used:

  • Wash Brush
  • Water Bleed Brush
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Water Pen
  • Pine Trees Brush
  • Tinder Box Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using Various Brushes: Master the use of different brushes for creating washes, textures, and details to achieve a realistic watercolor effect
  • Blending Colors: Learn techniques for blending colors smoothly using the smudge tool and layering to create depth and variation
  • Layering Elements: Understand how to layer different elements like mountains, trees, and rocks to build a cohesive landscape composition
  • Adding Realistic Details: Discover methods to add fine details and textures to enhance the overall realism of your digital painting
  • Creating Reflections: Practice creating water reflections and shadows to add a dynamic and realistic touch to your scene
Landscapes

Painterly Fall Landscape

I love creating painterly, expressive paintings and letting go of perfectionism. There’s such a joy in creating these expressive strokes. This time we’ll be painting this lovely, early Fall landscape. The weather in the Netherlands feels more like Fall than Summer, so I guess that’s what inspired me 😆 I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Brushes used:

  • Nikko Rull Brush
  • Smeary Dry Brush
  • Tapered Brush
  • Dry Mixer Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layering Colors Effectively:
    Learn to layer colors to add depth and realism, giving your painting a vibrant and dynamic look.
  • Using Reflection Techniques:
    Develop techniques for creating realistic water reflections, enhancing the overall composition.
  • Blending for Natural Effects:
    Improve your blending skills to achieve natural, smooth transitions in your painting, especially in areas like clouds and reflections
Landscapes

20 Fun Doodles

In this special Procreate tutorial, I’ll guide you through creating 20 easy doodles. You can pick your favorites or combine them into one unique doodle artwork. We’ll be using the Dry Ink brush and working on a 2500×2500 pixel canvas. Get your iPad ready, grab your pen, and follow along!

Brushes used:

  • Dry Ink Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Simple Shapes: Learn how to draw basic shapes like sausages, triangles, and curves to form the foundation of your doodles
  • Adding Facial Features: Discover techniques to add cute faces to your doodles, including eyes, mouths, and expressions
  • Using Line Weight: Explore the impact of varying line thickness to emphasize different parts of your doodles and add texture
  • Customizing with Patterns: Learn how to add unique patterns and textures to your doodles for extra detail and personalization
Landscapes

Stained Glass Sunset

Ready to dive into a fun and easy Procreate tutorial? We’ll be creating a stunning stained glass-style “Sun at Sea.” All you need is a canvas of 2500 pixels x 2500 pixels and the brushes already in the Procreate app. Enjoy the creative process and happy painting!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Wet Sponge Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Perfect Shapes: Draw perfect horizontal lines and circles by holding your pen in place and tapping one finger on the screen
  • Using the Drawing Guide: Enable and customize the drawing guide to create symmetrical designs effortlessly
  • Layer Management: Work with multiple layers to separate elements and maintain control over each part of your drawing
  • Applying Alpha Lock: Lock layers to paint within the boundaries of your shapes, adding texture and color variations easily
  • Adding Texture with Brushes: Use the Wet Sponge brush to add texture and color variety, giving a realistic stained glass effect
Landscapes

Paper Cutout Hills

In this step-by-step Procreate tutorial, I guide you through the process of creating a realistic paper cutout effect. You’ll learn how to manage layers, add shadows for a layered look, and create fun paper cutout trees. Creating paper cutout art in Procreate always require some patience, but the end result is always worth it!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Studio Pen

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Managing Layers: Efficiently use and organize multiple layers, including merging and duplicating to save space
  • Creating Shadows: Apply Gaussian Blur and Multiply blending mode to create realistic shadows for a 3D effect
  • Using the Selection Tool: Utilize the Selection Tool to create precise shapes and color fills
  • Symmetry Drawing: Implement the Drawing Guide’s symmetry feature for creating symmetrical elements like trees
Landscapes

Dramatic Desert

Creating a stunning desert landscape in Procreate is fun and easy with this tutorial. I guide you through every step without skipping anything. If things move too quickly, don’t forget to use the pause and rewind buttons. By the end, you’ll have a result you’re proud of, so be sure to share it—I love seeing your work!

Brushes used:

  • Soft Brush
  • Studio Pen
  • Leatherwood Brush
  • Hartz Brush
  • Color Booster Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Currawong Brush
  • Cotton Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Camel Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 2000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Gradient Skies: Using the soft brush and Gaussian blur to blend colors smoothly for a realistic sky effect
  • Drawing and Texturing Rocks: Techniques with the studio pen and various texture brushes to create realistic, detailed rock formations
  • Adding Light and Shadows: Employing the add layer mode and multiply mode to enhance the scene with realistic lighting and shadow effects
  • Enhancing Colors: Utilizing the color booster brush to intensify and warm up the colors in the landscape
Landscapes

Watercolor Sun at Sea

Here’s a short and fun Procreate tutorial for you. In under 15 minutes I will show you how you can create this watercolor sun at sea landscape. You’ll learn a bunch about the features in Procreate along the way!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Wash Brush
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Styx Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Drawing Perfect Circles: Utilize the Monoline Brush with snapping to draw and center perfect circles
  • Layer Masking: Add and manipulate layer masks to refine shapes and effects
  • Creating Watercolor Effects: Use the Wash Brush and Round Watery Brush to simulate watercolor textures in the sky and water
  • Selection and Clipping Masks: Effectively use selection tools and clipping masks to add depth and layers to the painting
Landscapes

Calm Beach

Here’s a fun, easy and relatively short landscape tutorial for you. The perfect way to relax 😊 We’ll create this calm beach illustration with complementary colors.

Brushes used:

  • Studio Pen
  • Soft Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using Complementary Colors: We explored how using colors opposite each other on the color wheel can enhance the visual appeal of your artwork
  • Detailing with Brushes: How to use various brushes to add details like grass and clouds, making the scene more dynamic
  • Final Touches with Alpha Lock and Clipping Masks: Mastery in fine-tuning details and textures on specific layers without affecting others
Landscapes

River Landscape

We’ll create a lovely landscape painting on iPad this week! The project is a bit longer, but that’s because I won’t be skipping or speeding up any of the steps. You can draw this landscape in Procreate too!

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Soft Scattery Bush Brush
  • Simple Grass Brush
  • Pine Trees Brush
  • Little Pine Brush
  • Rainforest Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Stipple 2.0 Brush
  • Snow Gum Brush
  • Twig Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 2000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layer Management: Learn to strategically manage multiple layers, using them to separate elements of the scene, such as the sky, mountains, and foreground
  • Brush Techniques: Master the use of different brushes for specific textures and effects, enhancing your ability to select the right tool for various aspects of the landscape, from foliage to water surfaces
  • Color Theory Application: Apply color theory effectively to create depth and realism through gradients and color blending, understanding how atmospheric conditions influence color perception in landscapes
  • Detailing and Refinement: Develop skills in adding fine details and textures that bring a digital painting to life