Creatures

10 Easy Drawing Ideas

These are 10 easy things to draw when you are bored! I have collected 10 easy drawing projects for Procreate with which you can get started right away! These easy drawing tutorials are perfect to follow when you feel stuck of when you are bored. So let’s have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Dry Ink Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Medium Nozzle
  • Wet Sponge
  • Wash Brush
  • Glowing Brush
  • Round Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Light Pen
  • Old Beach Brush
  • Studio Pen
  • Tinder Box Brush
  • Eaglehawk Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Projects:

  • Creating a Colorful Animal Portrait: Learn to transform a photo of your pet into a vibrant, expressive artwork using a color-changing brush technique
  • Designing Glowing Stars: Master the art of drawing and glowing star-filled skies, incorporating color dynamics and layer blending modes for a luminous effect
  • Crafting an Abstract Watercolor Piece: Explore abstract art by creating random lines and filling them with watercolor brushes for a relaxing painting session
  • Drawing a Cute Cat with Symmetry Tool: Utilize Procreate’s Symmetry tool to draw an adorable, perfectly symmetrical cat, enhancing it with colors and shadows
  • Making a Minimalistic Tree: Discover how to use selection tools and layer masks to create a stylized, minimalistic tree with a calming aesthetic
  • Drawing Black and White Planet Doodles: Delve into drawing various planets with unique textures and rings, adding depth and interest to a cosmic scene
  • Painting a Simple Watercolor Landscape: Learn to layer washes of color to form a serene landscape, complete with clouds and a sun, on a textured paper effect
  • Creating a Cute Bee Illustration: Combine basic shapes and Procreate’s drawing guides to create a charming bee, surrounded by flowers and clouds
  • Building Stylized Watercolor Houses: Use artistic brushes to construct colorful, stylized houses, adding windows, doors, and trees for a whimsical village scene
  • Crafting a Colorful Little Monster: Experiment with shapes, colors, and layers to bring to life a unique monster, filled with personality and whimsy
Landscapes

Night Sky

This Procreate tutorial is short and sweet! In just 15 minutes I will show you how you can create this night sky landscape on your iPad. We’ll use brushes that are already in the app plus some free Procreate brushes from my treasure chest, so don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter if you haven’t already.

Now let’s get started and create a lovely landscape!

Brushes used:

  • Medium Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Pine Tree Brush
  • Simple Grass Brush
  • Light Pen
  • Blackburn Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Gradient Creation: Learn how to create a gradient in Procreate by making use of Gaussian Blur
  • Layering Techniques: Learn how to build up an illustration with multiple layers for the sky, hills, moon, and details like trees and grass
  • Using Alpha Lock: You’ll apply gradients to shapes by locking layers, preventing colors from going outside the shapes
  • Drawing Assists and Transformations: Utilize Procreate’s drawing guide for perfect lines and warp tool for dynamic distortions
  • Brush Adjustment: Learn how to adjust a brush to make it perfect for creating nebula clouds
Creatures

Tiny Bird

I have a charming but simple tutorial for you! We’ll have fun creating this cute little bird using chalk brushes. It’s a short project to get you into the flow.

Brushes used:

  • Rough Round Brush
  • Soft Edge Faded Brush
  • Chalky Liner

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Shape Creation: You’ll learn to draw simple shapes like circles for the bird’s head and ovals for its body and wings, essential for creating the basic structure of your illustration
  • Layer Management: This tutorial will teach you how to effectively use layers, including adding new layers for different elements and using Alpha Lock for editing specific areas without affecting the rest
  • Texture and Detailing: You’ll explore adding textures and details to your bird, like feathers and a beak, using various brushes and techniques
  • Adding Final Touches: You’ll learn to add final details like branches, leaves, and a paper texture overlay, giving your illustration a polished and complete look