iPad Art & Design Classes, Inspiration, and Resources

iPad Art & Design Classes, Inspiration, and Resources

Welcome! On this site you’ll find lots of classes on Procreate, Affinity Designer and other iPad art and design resources. Choose a topic to get started:

iPad illustration classes on Procreate and Affinity Designer and free Procreate brushes
iPad lettering in Procreate and free Procreate lettering brushes
digital planning on iPad in Goodnotes or Notability
free procreate brushes, free lettering practice sheets, free color palettes
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New Classes

Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!

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Illustrating with Layered Texture & Color

Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations.  We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.

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iPad repeat pattern, iPad surface design

Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

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hand lettering in procreate

70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

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illustration in procreate

Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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ink illustration in procreate, free procreate ink brushes

Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.

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Common Questions

What kind of iPad/iPad case/pencil grip do you use?

I created a post with links to all of my favorite iPad gear here, and talk about my favorite screen protector here.

Where should I start with iPad art/design?

Check out this page where I list some beginner friendly classes.

Do I need an iPad screen protector?

I created a blog post all about screen protectors here.

How much do your classes cost?

You can learn about pricing here.

How do you make your Procreate brushes?

I created a blog post here to show how I make all my brushes.

How do you print things you made in Procreate?

I list my favorite print resources and printers here.

Can I use your brushes and downloads for commercial use?

I love to give away free brushes and downloads!  I create them specifically for the projects shown in my classes, but feel free to use them on other projects.  You can use the brushes and downloads I give away to create artwork for both personal and commercial use.  The only restriction is that I ask that you don’t sell or give away the brushes or downloads themselves.  Anything you create on your own device is fair game though!  Have more questions?  Send me a message below.

Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3171.jpg

Illustrating with Layered Texture & Color

Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations.  We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3171.jpg

Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3171.jpg

70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3171.jpg

Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3171.jpg

Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.