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
Food

Cherry

In this Procreate tutorial, you’re taken on a step-by-step journey to create a stunningly realistic cherry, complete with a dynamic splash effect. From the initial circle to the intricate details of the splash, each step is designed to enhance your digital painting skills in Procreate. This tutorial is packed with techniques and tips to bring realism into your digital art!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Cookie Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Chalk Pencil Brush
  • Water Pen Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Shape Manipulation: You learn to start with a basic circle, use the Liquify tool to adjust its shape, and add a stem, creating a more cherry-like silhouette
  • Texture and Lighting: The tutorial covers the use of Alpha Lock for texturing and lighting effects, teaching you to add depth and realism to the cherry
  • Creating Droplets: You discover how to draw, shape, and shade droplets on the cherry, using the Selection tool to achieve a realistic wet look
  • Splash Effect: A detailed guide on creating a splash effect, including shaping the splash, adding highlights, and using Gaussian blur
  • Reflection and Ripple Effects: The final touches include creating water ripples and a reflective splash, enhancing the overall realism of the scene
Food

Cupcake

During this intermediate to advanced level tutorial we’ll create this realistic looking cupcake together. I’ll guide you through all the steps of the process of course and I’ve attached a color palette and a brush pack for easy brush picking.

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Sketcher
  • Smooth Lines Brush
  • Grunge Rock Brush
  • Make It Lighter Brush
  • Make It Darker Brush
  • Watercolor Stone Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Dry Fineliner
  • Soft Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 5000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching and Refining: You’ll start with basic shapes to outline the cupcake, then refine your sketch by adjusting opacity and adding layers to perfect your drawing
  • Color Blocking: Learn to lay down base colors effectively
  • Texture and Shading: This tutorial will teach you how to add texture and depth, transforming flat colors into a lifelike cupcake with layers of cream, chocolate drips, and shiny cherries
  • Final Touches: Learn to adjust the overall composition, including tweaking with the liquify tool, adding background gradients, and applying a drop shadow for a polished finish

Light Bulb

During this intermediate level tutorial we’ll be creating a realistic looking light bulb. We’ll be making use of the selection tool to get crisp edges for our bulb and use a variety of brushes to get a nice shiny effect. You’ll find a brush pack with all the brushes used attached to this post, along with the color palette.

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Sketcher
  • Smooth Lines Brush
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Lighten Line 2
  • Smudgy Hair Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Lighten Line
  • Light Pen
  • Soft Brush
  • Bokeh Light Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching with Ease: We start by laying down the bulb’s initial shapes, using the Flotastic Sketcher brush for its versatility and precision
  • Applying Base Colors Symmetrically: Procreate’s symmetry tool becomes crucial as we paint the base layers, aiming for balance and visual appeal
  • Adding Depth with Shading: Exploring the effects of shadows and highlights allows us to add volume and a sense of realism
  • Capturing Glass Texture: We tackle the challenge of glass by manipulating transparency and reflections, perfecting the art of blending colors for a shiny finish
  • Creating a Blurry Background: The process extends to crafting a background that sets our bulb apart, using light and shadow to highlight the main subject
Portraits

Closeup Eye

In this beginner friendly Procreate tutorial I will break down the steps of drawing this realistic close up of an eye. I’ll guide you through all the steps of course, so I’m sure you can create this too! Have fun!

Brushes used:

  • Monoline Brush
  • Soft Brush
  • Nikko Rull
  • Gesinski Ink
  • Shale Brush
  • Gloaming Brush
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Brush Pen

Canvas Size:

  • 2300 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Perfect Shapes: Utilize the quick shape tool combined with the edit shape function to fine-tune arcs and circles
  • Layer Management: Master the use of layers, including how to use clipping masks and blending modes like multiply and screen to add depth and detail
  • Detailed Adjustments: Employ tools like Gaussian blur and the smudge tool to blend colors seamlessly, enhancing the realism of the eye
Landscapes

Castle

In this more advanced level tutorial I will show you the process of painting this lovely landscape with a castle. Will start with a rough sketch and then start color blocking, slowly building up the detail of this piece.

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Sketcher
  • Base Painter
  • Flotastic Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Flotastic Blender
  • Dabby Brush
  • Barky Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Foundations: We will start with a basic sketch of the castle, focusing on perspective and structure
  • Layer Management: Efficiently use layers for different castle parts and the background
  • Color Blocking: We’ll explore blocking in colors for various elements, such as the background, castle, and foreground
  • Detailing and Texturing: Delve into adding details and textures to the castle, using different brushes for varied effects
  • Color Tweaking and Final Touches: Learn how to tweak colors for dramatic effect, adjust lighting, and add final touches like reflections and noise for a cohesive look
Creatures

Owl

In this intermediate to advanced tutorial we will bring a charming owl to life, perfect for capturing the essence of autumn with its warm tones. This tutorial is more than just a guide to painting an owl; it’s a journey through the ups and downs of the creative process.  Remember that art is not just about the final piece; it’s about the journey of creation, the joy of experimenting, and the satisfaction of overcoming challenges. Happy painting!

Brushes used:

  • Chalk Pencil
  • Soft Brush
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • Overlay Brush
  • Grungy Stone
  • Cracking Up

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 2000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Strategic Layering: Master layering, starting from a blurry background to the detailed foreground
  • Effective Sketching: Develop your sketching skills with the Chalk Pencil, focusing on basic structures and proportions
  • Color Blending and Variation: Enhance your understanding of color by creating a dynamic base and adding nuanced variations
  • Detailing Techniques: Develop your ability to add intricate details and textures, especially to the owl’s features
  • Resilience in Art: Learn the importance of perseverance through artistic challenges
Creatures

Macaw

I’m thrilled to paint a stunning parrot together in Procreate! Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, this tutorial is designed to be fun, engaging, and rewarding. And don’t worry if this tutorial looks challenging, I will be guiding you through all the steps, from sketch to finished painting.

This Procreate tutorial isn’t just about learning to paint a parrot; it’s about immersing yourself in the joy of digital painting, exploring colors, and unleashing your creativity. I can’t wait to see the beautiful, colorful parrots you create. Let’s make some art and have a blast doing it!

Brushes used:

  • Sketch it
  • Soft Brush
  • Basic Flo
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Overlay Brush
  • Multiply Brush
  • All-Around Hair

Canvas Size:

  • 4000 x 3000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Efficient Sketching: We’ll start with a basic outline, capturing the essence of our parrot, and then refine it for more detail
  • Color Blocking Mastery: Learn to lay down those vibrant base colors, the perfect base for our painting
  • Detailed Feather Work: I’ll show you how to use various brushes to create realistic and dynamic feathers
  • Play of Light and Shadow: Together, we’ll add depth and life to our parrot through lighting and shading
  • Blending for Realism: Discover the art of blending colors smoothly to achieve a natural, soft look
Creatures

Black Dog

During this Procreate tutorial we’ll be painting a gorgeous black dog portrait. I love bringing animals to life on canvas, so I can’t wait to walk you through every step of this process.

I designed this tutorial keeping in mind both beginners and seasoned artists. You’ll not only learn to paint a dog but also understand the nuances of capturing the essence of black fur, the interplay of light and shadow, and the importance of patience and observation in digital painting.

Brushes used:

  • Sketch it
  • Soft Short Fur
  • Basic Flo
  • Overlay Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • All-Round Hair Brush
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Multiply Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3600 x 4500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Mastering Fur Brushes: Learn how to adjust settings like azimuth and follow stroke for realistic fur textures
  • Sketching Techniques: Discover how to sketch the dog, focusing on simple shapes, angles, and proportions.
  • Layering Colors: Understand the importance of using different shades, including grays, blacks, and subtle colors, to add depth and realism to black fur
  • Eye Detailing: Gain insights into creating expressive and soulful eyes that bring the portrait to life
  • Texture and Contrast Enhancement: Enhance fur textures and contrast using Procreate’s layer modes like Multiply and Screen.