City Scene

Neon Street

In this advanced tutorial we will take a complex photo and turn it into a more stylized digital painting. The original photo was created by Steve Roe: https://www.redbubble.com/people/phrames/works/31098852-incheon-rain-2 Please make sure to credit the original photographer when sharing your work.

Brushes used:

  • Flotastic Brush Pack

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Using a Perspective Grid: You’ll learn how to set up a perspective grid in Procreate, helping to maintain accurate proportions and perspectives throughout your drawing.
  • Layer Management: The tutorial emphasizes the importance of organizing layers, especially when dealing with complex scenes
  • Selection Tool for Crisp Edges: Using the selection tool to create clean, sharp edges, essential for detailed architectural elements
  • Color Blocking: You’ll see how blocking in colors can lay the groundwork for the detailed work that follows, helping to separate elements in the scene
  • Adding Glow Effects: The tutorial explores techniques for adding glow effects to neon signs and lights, adding a realistic touch to the digital painting.
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.
Creatures

Turtle

I’m excited to guide you through this Procreate tutorial where we’ll create a beautiful underwater scene with a cute sea turtle. This one’s a bit advanced, but I know you’re up for the challenge.

We’ll begin with a rough sketch, layering in the colors and slowly building up the details. I’ll share tips on creating a balanced composition and how to use different brushes to achieve various effects.

You’ll learn how to make the turtle pop with warm colors against the cool underwater background. I’ll also show you how to add subtle details that make a big difference, like the light reflecting on the turtle’s shell.

Remember, the key is to relax and enjoy the process. There’s no rush – take your time to add those little details. I can’t wait to see your versions of this sea turtle. Dive in, experiment, and most importantly, have fun with it!

Brushes used:

  • Sketch it
  • Basic Flo
  • Overlay Brush
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Standard Blender

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Combining Multiple References: I’ll show you how to blend different elements from various photo references to create a unique scene
  • Effective Layer Management: Learn how to organize your layers for the turtle and background separately for more control
  • Mastering Color Composition: We’ll start with basic colors and gradually build up, focusing on creating a harmonious balance
  • Detailing and Texturing: I’ll guide you through adding textures and details to the turtle, making it the star of our artwork
  • Playing with Light and Shadow: We’ll use advanced techniques like layer blending modes to bring out the realism in the turtle’s shell
Portraits

Black and White Portrait

Are you ready to level up your portrait painting skills? I’ve got just the thing for you – in this Procreate tutorial I will guide you through the exciting process of creating a lifelike portrait with realistic textures and tones!

In this tutorial, I’ll take you step by step, starting from a basic sketch using the versatile Chalk Pencil Brush, all the way to adding those final details that make your portrait pop.

Brushes used:

  • Chalk Pencil
  • Block-in Brush
  • Charcoal Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • Basic Flo Brush
  • Darken Line Brush
  • Lighten Line Brush
  • Freckles Brush
  • Skin Spots Brush
  • Smudge Hair Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3500 x 3500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: Learn to measure and sketch using the Chalk Pencil Brush, focusing on facial anatomy and negative spaces to get the right proportions
  • Value Blocking: Start with black and white to understand the importance of values in a portrait, using the Block In Brush for laying down tones without getting lost in details.
  • Blending and Smudging: Use the Standard Blender for blending and creating soft transitions, crucial for realistic skin textures.
  • Detailing and Texture: Add fine details and textures gradually, enhancing features like eyelashes, skin texture, and freckles using a combination of Darken and Lighten Line Brushes.
  • Final Touches and Adjustments: Employ techniques for tweaking shadows, highlights, and contrast to bring depth and life to the portrait. Learn to manage edges and transitions for a realistic look
Creatures

Tiger

I’m super excited to guide you through this engaging tutorial where we’re going to create a stunning tiger portrait! Whether you’re an avid Procreate user or just getting your paws wet, this advanced-level tutorial will enhance your skills and boost your confidence.

We will start with a basic sketch, slowly adding complexity with each step. You’ll learn how to paint fur, from using fur brushes for texture to painstakingly adding individual hairs for ultra-realism. We’ll also dive into making those tiger eyes look alive and giving the nose that realistic touch. It’s all about patience, attention to detail, and enjoying the process.

Together, we’ll transform a blank canvas into a lovely realistic looking tiger. I’m here to guide you every step of the way! I can’t wait to see your fantastic tiger artworks!

Brushes used:

  • Chalk Pencil
  • Basic Flo
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Fur Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • Smudgy Hair

Canvas Size:

  • 3000 x 4000 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Sketching Techniques: Learn how to break down complex forms like a tiger’s face into simpler shapes and angles
  • Color Blocking: Master the art of laying down base colors and gradually building up to finer details, this is perfect for creating a realistic fur texture.
  • Detailed Fur Texture: Get comfortable with creating fur, from base textures using fur brushes to adding individual hair strands for realism
  • Lighting and Detailing: Enhance your artwork with shadow and highlight layers, adding depth and dimension to your tiger.