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
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
Landscapes

Sunny House

In this tutorial we’ll create this whimsical scene with a house in the sun. During this tutorial we’ll make use of the perspective grid, so it’s a perfect exercise for perspective drawing. Once we have created our little house, I’ll show you how you can color the scene and create a playful effect. Let’s get started!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Spackle It Brush
  • Grassy Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Setting Up a Perspective Grid: Learn how to create a two-point perspective grid in Procreate to ensure accurate dimensions and angles in your drawing
  • Sketching the Composition: Master sketching the basic shape of a house and its surroundings
  • Creating Line Art and Color Fill: Enhance your illustration with detailed line art and vibrant colors, bringing your sketch to life with a playful and friendly look
  • Adding Details and Textures: Explore techniques for adding textures and details to your scene, such as bushes, clouds, and roof tiles
Creatures

Underwater Scene

In this easy Procreate tutorials I’ll be guiding you through the steps of creating this bright and colorful underwater scene. We’ll start off by drawing a fish, then we’ll create a variety of underwater plants, next we’ll duplicate the plants to save ourselves some time and effort creating our scene. We’ll finish the project up by adding lighting effects, more fish and a bunch of bubbles.

I’m sure you’ll end up with a lovely result, so don’t forget to share it!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Spackle it Brush
  • Fineliner
  • Light Pen

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Shape Crafting and Adjustment: The tutorial kicks off with crafting a simple fish shape, showcasing how to perfect its form with the liquify tool
  • Efficient Layer Use and Coloring Techniques: Learn how to make use of alpha lock for easy coloring
  • Blending Modes for Depth and Glow: Get familiar with blending modes like Multiply and Screen to add depth and glow to your scen
  • Creative Composition and Duplication: Learn how to duplicate, rearrange, and recolor elements to build a cohesive and visually appealing scene
Food

Apple – The Flo Method

Heya Flocreators! Let me introduce the Flo Method! An easy way to remember the steps you can follow to draw any subject. I’ll explain the method while we draw this simple and stylized apple in Procreate. So you won’t just learn a fun drawing method, but you’ll also learn about the features in Procreate. It’s a win-win!

Brushes used:

  • 6B Pencil
  • Monoline Brush
  • Script Brush
  • Acrylic Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Observation: Fundamental in drawing, observing the form and lighting of your subject is crucial
  • Sketching: The initial step in the drawing process involves using the 6B Pencil to explore and establish the basic shapes of your subject, which, in this case, is an apple
  • Line Art Creation: After sketching, we proceed to refine our drawing with crisp lines using the Monoline Brush, a step that’s especially useful for stylized illustrations
  • Color Blocking: The tutorial highlights the importance of laying down base colors for different parts of the drawing without worrying about details, using layers beneath the line art for organization
  • Lighting and Shading: Introducing soft global light and form shadows enriches the drawing, providing depth and dimension
  • Final Touches: Adjusting line art colors to blend with the base and adding secondary light sources or rim lights bring the artwork to life, making it pop
Landscapes

Winter Landscape

In this fun and easy Procreate tutorial I will guide you through the process of creating this stylized winter landscape full of color. You’ll get familiar with tools like alpha lock and make use of the selection tool. By the end of the tutorial you will have an illustration to be proud of. So have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Soft Brush
  • Script Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Layer Management: Master the art of organizing multiple layers for creating complex scenes, including the use of clipping masks and alpha lock for detailed texturing
  • Creating Gradients: Utilize the soft brush for blending colors and creating soft gradients
  • Selection Tool Mastery: Learn to use the selection tool effectively for creating shapes and filling them with color, perfect for crafting trees and clouds with precision
  • Adding Textures and Details: Explore techniques for adding textures and details to your landscape, from jagged mountain edges to fluffy, dimensional clouds
Creatures

Art Nouveau Fox

Creating Art Nouveau style illustrations is always fun, so here’s another one! This time we’ll create this beautiful Art Nouveau style fox with swirly shapes. If you don’t feel like sketching, you can simply grab my lineart and trace that, it’s a great exercise actually. Have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Basic Sketcher
  • Studio Pen
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Shape and Structure Creation: Starting with basic shapes like circles and ovals to form the intricate structure of a fox, emphasizing the importance of foundational shapes in complex illustrations
  • Detailing and Refinement: Enhancing the initial sketch with swirly, Art Nouveau-inspired details that add elegance and complexity to the illustration, teaching you how to build on simple shapes to create detailed artwork
  • Line Art Techniques: Utilizing the Studio Pen for creating refined line art, focusing on varying line thickness and precision to bring out the details and character of the fox
  • Coloring and Shading: Applying colors strategically across layers and utilizing the reference layer feature for efficient coloring. The tutorial also covers gradient shading with the soft brush to add depth and dimension