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
Creatures

5 fun animal drawings

For this week’s tutorial we’ll take one shape and turn it into five different cute animals (plus one bonus animal!). I’ll also show you different coloring/rendering styles and techniques. I hope you’ll enjoy it

Brushes used:

  • Dry Ink Brush
  • Carbon Stick
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Studio Pen
  • Medium Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Symmetry Drawing: Use the Drawing Guide and Drawing Assist to create perfectly symmetrical shapes
  • Layer Management: Adjust opacity, use multiple layers for different parts of the drawing, and apply clipping masks for controlled shading and highlights
  • Basic Outlining and Shading: Employ the Dry Ink Brush for initial outlines and the Carbon Stick for adding textured shading
  • Advanced Coloring Techniques: Utilize Alpha Lock and Clipping Mask to add shadows, highlights, and textures, making the illustration more dynamic
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
City Scene

Watercolor Street

In this tutorial, we’re extending our watercolor storefront into a cute street scene. Follow along as we expand the canvas, add more buildings, trees, and details to create a lively street. Let’s get started!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Wash Brush
  • Tinder Box
  • Wet Paper Base
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Layering Brush
  • Half Loaded Brush
  • Splatter Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 4000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Resizing the Canvas: Learn how to resize your canvas in Procreate to accommodate more elements in your artwork
  • Blending Edges with Layer Masks: Use layer masks to seamlessly blend elements together for a cohesive look
  • Adding Perspective and Depth: Create the illusion of depth with perspective lines and overlapping elements
  • Layering Watercolor Effects: Master the technique of layering watercolor effects to add richness and texture to your painting
  • Using Highlights and Textures: Add finishing touches with highlights and paper textures to enhance the watercolor effect

Watercolor Shop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a charming storefront using Procreate on your iPad. We’ll go from sketching and inking to watercolor painting, ending with a lovely little storefront. If you want to take it even further, join me on Patreon for the exclusive second part of this tutorial. Let’s dive in!

Brushes used:

  • Round Chalk Pencil
  • Tinder Box
  • Wet Paper Base
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Wash Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using the Drawing Guide and Drawing Assist: Learn how to use these tools to make your sketches more accurate and easier to follow
  • Creating Loose and Wonky Lines: Embrace imperfection in your line art to add character and a natural feel to your drawing
  • Layering Watercolor Effects: Understand how to layer colors and use Procreate brushes to achieve a watercolor look
  • Adding Light with Layer Masks: Use layer masks to bring back light in specific areas and add depth to your painting
  • Highlighting with White Gel Pen Effects: Add final touches and highlights to your piece using a white color brush for a gel pen 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
Creatures

Happy Owl

In this fun and easy tutorial we’ll draw a happy owl together. We’ll use special brushes to create a chalk like texture, perfect for a children’s book illustration. It’ll be fun!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Rough Round Brush
  • Subtle Chalk Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layer Management: Use multiple layers to separate different parts of the drawing, making it easier to adjust and refine each element
  • Rule of Thirds: Position the main subject according to the rule of thirds for a balanced and visually appealing composition
  • Alpha Lock and Clipping Mask: Utilize alpha lock and clipping masks to add details and textures without painting outside the desired areas
  • Texturing Techniques: Apply various brushes and colors to create realistic textures and depth, enhancing the overall look of the illustration