Art Nouveau Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate

Art Nouveau Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate

I absolutely love everything Art Nouveau — the colors, the fluidity, the botanicals — so this class was a true labor of love! In the class, you’ll learn how to create three different kinds of Art Nouveau style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.

When you take this class you’ll get all of the brushes and stamps I use to make my art nouveau illustrations including 10 composition templates, 12 backgrounds and illustration elements, 11 texture brushes, and a few drawing and shading brushes.

We’ll start the class by using a drawing book published in 1904 to learn the techniques and forms that artists and designers in the Art Nouveau era used.  I’ll show you how to get the book as a free download so you can use the exercises to practice drawing flowers, leaves, and decorative elements in an art nouveau style.

Then we’ll create a line drawing using the technique in the book, and use watercolor texture to give the drawing some variation and contrast.

Next we’ll look at how to build up color and texture to turn your line drawings into a vibrant frame around a quote.

I created an Art Nouveau font that I’ll share with you as a free download, so you can add text with an art nouveau feel to your compositions.

Next we’ll use a reductive drawing process to create a flowing border made of fruit and leaves.  We’ll look at options for creating overlapping elements, and talk about ways to give your work the fluid feel that you see in Art Nouveau illustrations.  We;ll also look at how to create a pattern brush, so you can add a layer of subtle pattern behind your compositions.

Last we’ll combine plants, animals, and patterns in an overlapping composition with texture and playful movement.

You can use the work you create in this class for print on demand projects, gifts, social media, or your website.  By the time you finish this class, you’ll be able to depict any object or decoration in an art nouveau style.

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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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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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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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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 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.