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

Paper Cutout Desert

In this cozy corner of the digital art world, we dive into the fun and easy technique of creating a paper cutout desert scene in Procreate. It’s an easy, fun-filled tutorial where I walk you through every step, ensuring you end up with a piece of art that pops right off your canvas. Using only Procreate’s native brushes, we’ll play with colors, textures, and shadows to bring our desert to life. And guess what? You don’t need anything fancy to start—just your iPad, Procreate, and a sprinkle of creativity.

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Corrugated Iron
  • Monoline Brush
  • Fine Tip

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Wavy Lines: The initial steps involve using the Script Brush to create wavy lines across the canvas, simulating layers of paper cutouts for the desert landscape
  • Adding Color and Texture: Through the tutorial, you learn to add color to your layers and how to enhance them with textures using different brushes, including the use of Alpha Lock to apply gradients and the Corrugated Iron brush for a cardboard effect on cacti
  • Creating a Paper Cutout Effect: A significant skill taught is giving each layer a realistic paper cutout look by duplicating layers, adjusting their colors to lighter tones, and shifting them slightly to create a layered paper effect
Landscapes

Paper Cutout Mountains

In this tutorial we’ll create a mountain landscape with a paper cutout effect. It’s a great technique to add more interest to your stylized landscape illustrations and it’s really easy!

Brushes used:

  • Script Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Layered Mountain Ranges: Learn to design varied mountain silhouettes using the Script Brush, employing color filling and alpha locking to add depth and mist for a layered effect
  • Applying Paper Cutout Effect: The tutorial teaches you to simulate a paper cutout look by selectively adding light and dark edges to your mountains, achieving a textured, three-dimensional appearance

3D Text

Ready to jazz up your Procreate skills with some snazzy lettering art? This fun-filled tutorial, in collaboration with Shoutbam!, walks you through creating eye-popping 3D letters that practically leap off your screen! We’ve got you covered with some special Shoutbam! brushes, perfect for adding that extra zing and texture to your artwork. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, you’ll find these steps easy to follow and super rewarding.

Brushes used:

  • Basic Shape Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • E-box Brush
  • D Box Brush
  • G Box Brush
  • Small Grain Texturizer
  • Wool Texturizer
  • Just Like Pollock Brush
  • Hipster Blast
  • Drops Brush
  • Rim Light Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Letters with Guidelines: Learn to use simple boxes and guidelines to maintain uniformity in letter thickness, ensuring that your lettering pieces are not only visually appealing but also structurally consistent
  • 3D Effects: Master the art of adding depth to your letters, transforming flat shapes into stunning 3D artworks
  • Adding Texture and Light Effects: Discover how to bring your lettering to life by incorporating various textures and light effects. These techniques add richness and depth, making the letters pop off the canvas
  • Composition and Layout: Understand the importance of composition in lettering art. Learn how to arrange letters and elements within your canvas, utilizing space effectively to create a balanced and harmonious design

Glowing Dream Catcher

In this easy and satisfying Procreate tutorial we will create this lovely glowing dream catcher together. It’s super relaxing! I have added all the brushes we’ll be using.

Brushes used:

  • Soft Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Flare Brush
  • Light Brush
  • Light Pen

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Drawing with Symmetry: Learn to use Procreate’s symmetry tool to draw perfect circles and intricate patterns, saving time while maintaining precision in your design
  • Adding Glow Effects: Discover techniques to add a captivating glow to your dream catcher, using layer duplication, alpha lock, and Gaussian blur to achieve a mesmerizing effect
  • Incorporating Textures and Photos: You’ll learn how to integrate a photo into your artwork, adjusting its opacity for a subtle effect, and adding textures to your dream catcher for a rich, detailed look