Author: Liz Kohler Brown

Drawing in Perspective

Drawing in Perspective

Do you tend to draw everything in 2D and wish you could start incorporating objects in perspective into your work? I created a class to show you everything you need to know to start drawing in perspective! In the class we’ll cover one, two, and 

Design a Hand Lettered Font on Your iPad

Design a Hand Lettered Font on Your iPad

So many people have asked me how I create my fonts for my classes and Creative Market shop, so I decided to finally create a tutorial to show the full process! In this class you’ll learn all the steps to design a font on your 

Free 2020-2021 Dated Digital Planner

Free 2020-2021 Dated Digital Planner

I’m so excited to finally share with you my most extensive and customizable free digital planner yet!  

To design the planner, I started by sending out a survey to find out what kinds of digital planner elements you all love. Then I combined all of that data to create my new super-customizable planner.

This planner is like a blank slate that you can customize to fit your personal style with colors and custom sections.  It comes with lots of color and template choices, so you can play around with options throughout the year.

Read more about it below or watch the full planner tour and tutorial:

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The planner starts out as a black and white framework that you can customize using the stickers section.  

There are 6 color schemes, so you can choose the colors (or lack thereof) that you like to use.

The sections include yearly, monthly, and weekly views, plus other much requested sections like year-at-a-glance and trackers.

There are 18 sticker sections total, and each section fits into multiple areas throughout the planner, so you can mix and max sections and colors to your heart’s content.

Here are some of the sticker sections that you can copy and paste around the planner to customize the pages.

You can customize each page with the colors and layout that work for your personal style, so whether you’re a black and white minimalist or a pink planner lover, you can tailor the pages to your taste!

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I only send out emails about once a month, and they are always related to iPad art/design freebies, tutorials, and inspiration.

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I asked a few digital planner lovers to take the planner for a spin.  Check out some of the pages they created!

Want to Help me Design my 2021 Free Planner?

Want to Help me Design my 2021 Free Planner?

I’m getting ready to design my 2021 dated planner that I’ll give away as a free download and would love your help! I want to know what kind of sections you like, what kind of layout you prefer, and a few other planner details so 

Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

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! When you watch the class you’ll get all of my lettering brushes, plus a workbook with lots of ideas for letter 

Apply to be my Marketing/Design Assistant

Apply to be my Marketing/Design Assistant

**This position has been filled. Thank you to everyone who applied!**

I have been so fortunate to find more work than I can handle, and I truly need some help!  I’m looking for someone who could work about 6-10 hours per week starting out, and more in the future if the person is knocking it out of the park.

This person has to have:

-great grammar/spelling (I need someone who can check my work and do some writing for me)

-some experience with Facebook and Pinterest

-basic photo editing experience (cropping, brightening, touch-ups)

-ipad, Procreate, and apple pencil + have seen at least one of my classes

-basic knowledge of Procreate tools

-the ability to work with me regularly via Google Hangouts sometime from 8am-7pm EST (not all hours you work have to be at that time, but we would have to meet occasionally sometime during those hours)

-fast internet connection

Bonus points for having:

-experience with wordpress

-a blog/public social accounts

-experience with Google analytics

-experience with Excel or Google Spreadsheets

-Affinity Designer experience

I’m not necessarily looking for a master artist!  I would love to find someone who has great organizational skills and is able to work independently, quickly, and carefully.  My dream would be to find someone who is more organized and better at grammar/marketing/photo editing than me.

**This position has been filled. Thank you to everyone who applied!**

Illustrating with Layered Texture and Color in Procreate

Illustrating with Layered Texture and Color in Procreate

I absolutely love using layered texture in my work to create varied illustrations with lots of grit and depth. So I decided to create a class to show all of my favorite texture methods! In the class, you’ll learn how to use layered texture and color 

What Are Vectors and Do You Need to Use Them?

What Are Vectors and Do You Need to Use Them?

If you just started drawing and designing on your iPad, you may have heard that you need to “vectorize” your drawings or that you need to learn how to use vectors to be a professional designer. In this post I want to dispel some of 

Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

In this class, you’ll learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad.  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!

When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the tools I use to build my pattern collections including four pattern mockups that you can use to display your patterns,

8 quilt squares that you can use to test out your patterns as a set,

and my collection builder template, which will help you develop a cohesive collection that you can share online or in print.

First we’ll talk about what a collection should include.  I’ll give you ideas for themes, pattern layouts, and ways to build patterns so that you don’t have to start from the ground up.

Next we’ll build several different types of patterns ranging from simple to complex, so you can build your patterns along with me without having to guess what kind of pattern you should create next.

We’ll look at a few different pattern configurations like interweaving vines, and super complex layered patterns, so you’ll have a chance to try out a lot of different layouts.

We’ll also look at ways to add texture to your repeats and I’ll show you how to create your own unique seamless texture blocks for your repeat patterns. 

I’ll share with you 6 different seamless textures and 6 different texture brushes for Affinity designer that you can apply to your own patterns and use to make your own layered textures.

By the time you’ve finished this class, you’ll know how I created every pattern in my wildflower collection, so you can start applying the pattern building principals to your own designs.

Last I’ll show you how to use mockups and quilt squares to display your patterns online and in print.  I’ll also show you how I create my mockups, so you can apply your patterns to any product you’d like.

At the end of the class, I’ll invite you to join me in a pattern challenge, where you can follow along with my prompts for pattern layouts, to help you build your collection one pattern at a time.

What I love about building pattern collections is that they are so much more marketable than individual patterns.  Whether you want to share your patterns on print on demand sites or you want to work with companies, working in collections is a great way to present yourself as a professional designer and give your buyers a cohesive set of designs to choose from or pair together!

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3 Ways to Improve Your iPad Lettering + A Free 70s Lettering Practice Sheet

3 Ways to Improve Your iPad Lettering + A Free 70s Lettering Practice Sheet

Hand lettering is one of the most important skills that artists and designers in the digital age can learn. While, of course, we can easily type out letters with a font, a lot of companies and buyers prefer the handmade look of hand lettering. It