Creatures

Blue Monster

Heya Flocreators! I’m super excited to share a fun, easy, and absolutely adorable tutorial on Procreate where we’ll be bringing a cute little blue monster to life! Whether you’re just starting your digital art journey or you’re looking to add new tricks to your arsenal, this tutorial is packed with useful tips and tricks that will make your creative process even more enjoyable.

We’ll dive into some of my favorite tools and techniques in Procreate, like the Liquify tool, the wonders of the Symmetry tool, the simplicity of creating quick shapes, and making use of Alpha Lock for that perfect shading and texture.

And, if you’re feeling proud of your blue monster (which I’m sure you will!), I’d love to see your masterpiece! Share it and tag me on Instagram – it’s such a joy to see your creations, and who knows, your monster might just make a cameo in my next video!

So, grab your iPad, open up Procreate, and let’s get started on this creative adventure together. Can’t wait to see what amazing monsters you all create!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Dark Noise Brush
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Chalk Pencil

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Liquify: Utilizing the Liquify tool to sculpt the monster’s shape, adjusting the brush size for different effects
  • Symmetry Tool: Employing the Symmetry tool for balanced designs, turning it on and off as needed for various elements like horns and arms
  • Creating Quick Shapes: Drawing perfect circles and using the snapping feature to center shapes precisely on the canvas
  • Mastering Alpha Lock: Applying Alpha Lock for efficient shading and texture detailing on specific layers without affecting others
  • Adding Shadows and Highlights: Strategic use of colors and brushes to add depth and dimension through shading and highlights
Creatures

Orange Monster

Hey everyone! In this tutorial, we’re creating a super cute monster in Procreate. I’ll show you how to sketch, color, and add some awesome fur texture step by step. It’s perfect for any skill level, so grab your iPad and let’s get started together!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • Light Shader Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Subtle Chalk Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching and Basic Shapes: We’ll start with a simple sketch, using the Basic Sketcher to outline our monster’s body, arms, legs, and facial features
  • Creating Texture and Fur: Using the Round Chalk Brush, we’ll add fluffy, rounded fur to our monster, teaching us how to convey texture and volume through varied brush strokes
  • Coloring and Layering: We’ll learn how to apply base colors beneath our sketch layers, exploring the use of warm, reddish-orange tones and the chalky texture to achieve a cozy, inviting look
  • Detailed Shading and Highlights: Through strategic use of the multiply and lighten brushes, as well as the Flotastic Brush Pack, we add depth with shadows and highlights, enhancing the creature’s three-dimensional appearance
Plants/Flowers

Cute Tree

Here’s another fun and cute tutorial! We’ll use chalk brushes to create this cute looking tree with a bird on top. I think it’s perfect for a children’s book.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Chalk Mixer Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Darken Line Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching with Basic Shapes: Learn to construct your illustration’s foundation using simple shapes like circles, ovals, and bean shapes
  • Layering and Texturing: Gain insights into creating depth and interest by layering shapes and applying textures using the Round Chalk Brush
  • Effective Use of Alpha Lock: Master the technique of applying shadows and highlights on specific layers without affecting the rest of your artwork, allowing for precise color control and shading
Creatures

Love Birds

Here’s a cute Procreate tutorial which is perfect for Valentine’s day for instance! I’ll guide you through the process of creating this couple of cute love birds in easy steps. We’ll start of with a simple sketch before we start applying the line art. I’ll show you how you can make use of tools like alpha lock, clipping mask and the symmetry tool. You’ll be learning by doing! And you’ll end up with a lovely illustration which you can share with a loved one. Have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Technical Pen
  • Soft Brush
  • Script Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching: Learn to sketch the basic shapes of the birds using simple geometric forms and the Round Chalk Pencil, establishing a solid foundation for your artwork
  • Symmetry Tool: Discover how to use Procreate’s Symmetry tool to create symmetrical elements
  • Layer Management: Learn how to organize your layers, which is crucial for a non-destructive workflow and for making adjustments easier
  • Layer Clipping Mask and Alpha Lock: Learn how to make use of these Procreate features to easily shade objects
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
Plants/Flowers

Watercolor Cactus

In this tutorial, we’ll play with the Symmetry tool and watercolor brushes to paint a cute little cactus. You’ll learn how to layer your work like a pro, using different brushes to bring our cactus to life with realistic watercolor effects. In the end we’ll give our cactus a cute face, making it not just a plant, but a character with its own charm!

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Wet Layering Brush
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Wet Mixer Brush
  • Add Salt Brush
  • Rough Spackles Brush
  • Small Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using Symmetry Tool: We’ll use the symmetry tool to create a symmetrical pot for our cactus
  • Layering Techniques: You’ll learn to organize different elements (pot, cactus, leaves, facial features) on separate layers
  • Watercolor Effects: We’ll create a watercolor look by blending colors with brushes like the Wet Layering and Round Watery Brushes
  • Final Touches: The use of paper texture effect and shadows under the pot will add a realistic and professional finish to our artwork
Characters

Winter Girl Character

In this fun tutorial we’re going to create a charming winter girl character together. From sketch to final details, I’ll be guiding you through every single step. This tutorial is perfect whether you’re just starting out with Procreate or looking to add new techniques to your skillset.

Brushes used:

  • 6B Pencil (Sketching)
  • Script Brush (Calligraphy)
  • Monoline Brush (Calligraphy)
  • Water Pen (Calligraphy)
  • Basic Flo Brush (Treasure Chest Pack)
  • Smudgy Hair Brush (Treasure Chest Pack)
  • Standard Blender (Treasure Chest Pack)
  • Brush Pen (Calligraphy)
  • Color Booster Brush (Treasure Chest Pack)

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: Start with a basic circle and refine into a character, focusing on facial features and proportions
  • Layer Management: Learn how to effectively use layers for sketching, flat colors, and detailed elements
  • Coloring and Shading: Utilize various brushes to apply flat colors and then add depth through shading
Characters

Christmas Girl

Let me guide you through the steps of creating this whimsical holiday themed illustration. We’ll start out with a basic sketch, then we’ll add the base colors and then I’ll show you a way to add a painterly effect to your illustration. It’s easy!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Flotastic Inker
  • Base Painter
  • Flo Darka
  • Flo Lighta
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Ultra Soft Mixer
  • Round Watery Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes and Sketching: You’ll learn how to sketch a character using basic shapes
  • Layer Management and Base Coloring: Learn to organize layers effectively for different elements like the character, clothes, and accessories, and apply base colors with textured brushes
  • Shading and Texturing: Utilize various brushes to add depth, texture, and a painterly feel to different elements, focusing on shadowing and highlighting
  • Creating a Background: Use watercolor-like strokes and subtle color variations to create a background that complements the character
Creatures

Christmas Bear Illustration

Ready to create something adorable for the festive season? In this Procreate tutorial, you’re going to learn how to draw a super cute Christmas Bear. We’ll be using some basic Procreate features like Alpha Lock and having a blast with the Symmetry tool. By the end, you’ll have your own delightful little bear to show off. And hey, if you post it on Instagram, tag me so I can see your fantastic work!

Feel free to experiment with colors and add your own personal touch. Share your creation and inspire others! Remember, Procreate is a playground for your creativity, so have fun and explore different techniques.

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush (Calligraphy)
  • Script Brush (Calligraphy)

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using the Liquify Tool: You’ll learn how to use these features to sculpt and refine the shape of the bear’s head and body
  • Layer Management: Discover how to effectively use layers for different parts of the drawing
  • Working with Symmetry and Selection Tools: Explore how to create symmetrical elements like a Christmas tree and snowflakes, and use the Selection tool for precise shapes