Creatures

Chipmunk

Heya Flocreators! In this more advanced realism painting tutorial we’ll be painting this cute little chipmunk. I’ll guide you through my process from sketch to finish and create a color palette along the way. I have attached it in case you want to use it, but it’s a great exercise to try and pick the colors yourself. You can do it! Grab your pencil and iPad and let’s get creating.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Basic Flo
  • Shader Brush
  • Rough Spackles Brush
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Dibby Dabby Brush
  • Smudgy Hair Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • Loose Hairs Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating a Sketch: Learn how to sketch the chipmunk by starting with broad shapes and then adding details
  • Base Coloring and Layering: Learn how to lay down base colors and build on top of those to fine tune your colors
  • Detailing and Texture: The use of various brushes to add texture and details to the chipmunk, including fur patterns, eyes, and the surrounding environment
  • Enhancing Realism through Shadows and Highlights: Techniques for using layer masks on duplicated layers to refine shadows and highlights without losing underlying details, enhancing the realism of the painting
Creatures

Black and White Cat

Let’s create something a bit more challenging together! This tutorial is perfect for both beginners and seasoned artists looking to explore a new style or sharpen their skills in digital art. By focusing on a single brush and basic colors, you can concentrate on the core techniques of digital drawing. In this tutorial we’ll start out with the basic shapes and proportions of the cat’s face and then start detailing, adding textures and lighting effects. It’ll be fun!

Brushes used:

  • Round Chalk Pencil

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: You’ll learn to sketch the basic shapes and lines, creating a rough outline of the cat’s face with a focus on light strokes for easy adjustments
  • Detailing and Refining: Gain skills in refining the sketch, particularly the eyes and nose, adding depth and realism to your portrait
  • Layer and Opacity Management: Discover how to effectively use layers and adjust their opacity for a better control over your drawing process
  • Texturing and Contrast: Understand how to use the Round Chalk Pencil to create textures, and play with light and shadow to bring out the cat’s features
Plants/Flowers

Realistic Rose

Let me guide you through the process of painting a realistic rose in a glass vase. We’ll start with a rough sketch, then we’ll lay down the base colors and finally we’ll start rendering everything. I’ll make a canvas on the go and talk about how you can find and adjust the right colors.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Standard Blender
  • Light Shader
  • Dark Shader
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Flo Lighta Brush
  • Flo Darka Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Monoline Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: Starting with basic shapes and proportions, using the Basic Sketcher brush
  • Layer Management: Effectively using layers for sketching, base coloring, and detailing
  • Color Picking: Creating a color palette on the go, with a focus on achieving realistic hues
  • Texture and Detailing: Techniques for rendering realistic textures, especially for the rose petals and leaves, using a variety of brushes
  • Light and Shadow: Understanding the interplay of light and shadow to bring realism to the rose, leaves, and glass vase
Food

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
Food

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
Landscapes

Mountains

Jump into a landscape painting session with me on Procreate. This tutorial is all about choosing colors on the fly, figuring out layers, and messing around with brushes, including the trusty Flotastic brush. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve got some digital brush miles under your belt, there’s something in here for you. Let’s roll up our sleeves and bring that landscape to life.

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Heavy Metal Brush
  • Rustic Decay Brush
  • Bruise Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 4000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layer Management: Learn how to effectively use layers to separate different elements of the landscape, such as the sky, distant mountains, and foreground, to maintain organization and flexibility throughout the painting process
  • Color Selection and Adjustment: Discover how to choose base colors, adjust them to suit your scene, and create a cohesive color palette that brings your landscape to life
  • Brush Technique: Explore the use of different brushes to achieve a variety of textures, from soft sky transitions to rugged mountain surfaces and delicate snow details
Plants/Flowers

Bonsai Tree

Here’s another fun step by step tutorial! We’ll create this cute bonsai tree together. This tutorial dives deep into creating and refining shapes, from the basic vase to the intricate branches of the bonsai. You’ll learn how to use different brushes for specific textures, like moss and bark, and how to add realistic lighting and shadows to bring your scene to life.

Brushes used:

  • Smooth Lines Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Basic Leaves Brush
  • Foliage Brush
  • Dibby Dabby Brush
  • Forest Brush
  • Barky Brush
  • Grunge Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Medium Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Symmetry Tool Utilization: Master the art of creating symmetrical designs for a vase-like shape
  • Brush Pressure and Texture Application: Gain proficiency in varying brush pressure for different effects and applying texture to elements like moss, rocks, and bark for a more lifelike appearance
  • Lighting and Shadow Techniques: Explore techniques to create and manipulate light and shadow, adding a dramatic effect to your scene
Creatures

Frog

In this intermediate to advanced realism painting tutorial we will paint this lovely frog together. In this video I will guide you through the process of using a grid while sketching to get accurate proportions. A great exercise!

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Standard Blender
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • Overlay Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 2000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Canvas Resizing: Demonstrates how to resize the canvas effectively for a project, ensuring the photo and drawing areas are optimally allocated
  • Creating and Using Grids: Emphasizes the importance of grids in maintaining proportion and accuracy in sketches, especially for complex subjects like a frog
  • Sketch Refinement: Shows the process of refining sketches from a basic outline to a more detailed guide for painting
  • Color Selection and Application: Provides insights into choosing and applying colors dynamically, encouraging the practice of adjusting hues as the painting progresses for a more realistic effect
  • Detail and Texture: Focuses on adding realistic details and textures, teaching how to use light and shadow effectively to bring a subject to life
Landscapes

Mountain Landscape

In this Procreate tutorial, we’ll paint a stunning landscape together, starting with the simplest of shapes and gradually building up to a richly detailed scene. I’ll take you through every single step of the process, so this Procreate tutorial is suitable for all skill levels. In this tutorial we’ll be using some Procreate brushes from my treasure chest, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get access to all of my free brushes!

Brushes used:

  • Soft Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Tarraleah Brush
  • Pine Tree Forest Brush
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Clouds Brush
  • Twisted Tree Brush
  • Eaglehawk Brush
  • Wet Acrylic Brush
  • Charcoals Brush
  • Dry Brush
  • Cotton Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 2000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Gradient Creation for Sky: Learning to blend colors smoothly to create a soft, transitioning sky background
  • Mountain and Terrain Texturing: Techniques for adding texture to mountains and foreground terrain to enhance depth and realism
  • Tree Creation: Utilizing various brushes to paint forests and individual trees, incorporating techniques for layering colors to achieve a sense of volume and light direction
  • Cloud Painting: Strategies for crafting fluffy, realistic clouds by layering colors and using smudge tools for soft edges