Author: Liz Kohler Brown

3 Free Intricate Tile Brushes for Procreate

3 Free Intricate Tile Brushes for Procreate

Since I started creating flatlay illustrations, I haven’t been able to stop making tile brushes to use in my flatlays! There are endless tile patterns to be inspired by, and I love how adding the tile into your flatlays takes it from boring to bold 

Flatlay Illustrations in Procreate + 6 Free Tile Floor Brushes

Flatlay Illustrations in Procreate + 6 Free Tile Floor Brushes

I love creating flatlay illustrations by combining colorful objects that tell a story on the canvas. Flatlay illustration are great for commercial work, because it’s easy to pop in a product or a company’s message on a client project! I created a class to show 

Easy Block Lettering Tutorial

Easy Block Lettering Tutorial

Block lettering is a super fun and easy style to use when you need to loosen up for a drawing session or want to share a message with your audience in a playful way.

You can use any short word or phrase for this tutorial, so grab your favorite drawing tools and join me below.

1) Create a quick sketch of your words. I recommend starting with a short 2-3 word phrase.

2) Draw a big ‘ol blob on the layer under your sketch.

3) Start carving out little bits (as little as possible) to create the letter shapes. The less you remove, the more “block-like” it will look! Keep it loose and messy ’cause we’re tracing over this folks!

4) Make that layer semi-transparent and start tracing over it to create smoother letters (or keep them super sharp, it’s up to you!).

5) Add a background and some color. You could also add some texture or other illustrated elements!

6) Repeat the process with different phrases to help improve your block lettering.

7) Share your block lettering online and tag me @LizKohlerBrown so I can see it!

How Artists and Designers Can Grow Their Following with Instagram Reels

How Artists and Designers Can Grow Their Following with Instagram Reels

I know that when you first start sharing your art online it can feel like you will never be able to grow your online following, so I want to share with you a super easy trick you can use to get more followers quickly — 

What is the Best iPad App for Making Repeat Patterns?

What is the Best iPad App for Making Repeat Patterns?

I get this question almost every day, so I know many of you are wondering — What is the best app for surface design/pattern design/repeat patterns? The thing is, it depends a lot on your goals, the way you like to work, and what file 

Plant Illustrations in Procreate

Plant Illustrations in Procreate

Adding a plant here and there in your drawings helps give a flat image variation and movement, and adds a pop of natural color into an otherwise lifeless drawing!

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In my new class, you’ll learn how to create plant illustrations in Procreate so you can start incorporating a wide range of plant forms into your work!

When you take the class I’ll share with you a workbook with 6 step by step plant drawing tutorials, so you can easily start incorporating these plants into your illustrations.  I’ll also share with you some color palettes and 6 of my illustration brushes for Procreate, plus a set of 6 pot shape stamps that you can use to add some variety to your drawings.

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First we’ll draw a single plant and talk about how to make plant leaves curl and twist, so we aren’t just depicting flat leaves facing the viewer.  We’ll also look at how to add a simple wind animation effect to your plant illustrations to help your drawings capture your viewers interest with movement.

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Next we’ll draw a menagerie of overlapping plants to create an illustration with movement and depth.  We’ll talk about how to pair plants that contrast with each other and cover some tricks for working with drawings with lots of layered elements.

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Last we’ll create a simple illustration of a room and talk about how to incorporate plants into the scene to add variation and depth to your drawings.  Throughout all of the projects,  we’ll talk about rules for composition that will help you create balanced, cohesive drawings.

What I love about incorporating plants into my illustrations is that it’s a quick and easy way to bring some bold color and movement into an otherwise boring scene.  Whether you’re creating work just for fun or to sell or license your drawings, adding plants to compositions will help you add variation, movement, and bold color to your work.

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Drawing plants is also one of my go-to practices when I feel a creative block coming on.  Because leaves can be almost any shape at all, plants are a great confidence booster for your creative mind when you are having trouble getting into the mood to draw!

Check out the class here to get started. Not ready to watch it right now? Hover on the image below to pin it for later.

2021 Illustration & Lettering Trends

2021 Illustration & Lettering Trends

If you watch my classes you know I’m all about finding your personal style and sticking to it, BUT it’s also important to be aware of design trends if your goal is to sell your work or build your following to gain exposure for your 

11 Ways to Share Your Procreate Art on Instagram

11 Ways to Share Your Procreate Art on Instagram

I created a freebie for you!  If you get tired of always scrambling to create new artwork so you have something to share on your Instagram feed, I’m here to tell you that there are (at least) 11 ways to share a single piece of 

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!

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In the class we’ll cover one, two, and three-point perspective so you’ll be able to incorporate objects at any angle into your illustrations.  I’ll be demonstrating these techniques on my iPad in Procreate, but you could use these principals for drawing on paper, canvas, or any digital drawing program.

First we’ll look at the basic principals of perspective and go over the workbook I created where I outline every step of the perspective drawing process.  The workbook is a free download that you get when you watch the class and you can refer back to it anytime you have trouble figuring out how to integrate perspective into one of your drawings.

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Next we’ll use one-point perspective to draw a shelf with a variety of objects on it.  We’ll cover how to put any shape in perspective including cylinders and odd shapes, so you’ll be able to draw any object into your composition.

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Next we’ll use two-point perspective to draw an interior space like a living room or kitchen.  We’ll look at how to space things like wood floor planks and window panes evenly, and we’ll cover how to add some textile objects to your illustrations so your perspective drawings don’t end up too stiff and rigid.

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Drawing in perspective is one of those must-have drawing skills that artists and illustrators need to have to be able to accurately depict objects at various angles.  Once you learn this process you’ll see how you can use perspective to put the viewer in an interesting position in front of the canvas, so you aren’t just depicting flat objects shown at eye-level.

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If you’re afraid that drawing in perspective is difficult or that there are too many rules to learn, I want to show how simple the process actually is by both showing you the rules and then walking through the process step-by-step through creating some great artwork that you can share online or in print.  Let’s get started!  

Not ready to watch it now? Hover on the image below to pin it for later:

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