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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!  

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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 

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 I can make a planner that (hopefully) many of you will love.

You can see my 2020 planner here for reference.

I’ll share the finished planner as a free download with everyone on my mailing list, so sign up for my list to get notified when it’s ready.

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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 

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 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.

When you watch this class you get all of the texture brushes I created that will help you add multi-dimensional texture to your work.  The set includes 12 different textures that range from bold scratches and scrapes to subtle water spots and speckles. 

In the class, we’ll look at a lot of different ways to layer texture on illustrations, so you can find a texture process that works for your personal style.  I’ll also share loads of ideas for illustration topics and reference images with you, so you don’t have to start from scratch.

First we’ll create a simple fruit illustration and look at how to use texture to add highlights and shadow to shapes. 

Next we’ll use a multicolored texture process to bring out warm and cool tones in your drawings. We’ll look at ways to use colored textures to take a flat illustration and give it beautiful highlights, shadows, and variation.

Next we’ll combine all of the texture processes we covered in the class to create a detailed multi-layered illustration.  

Throughout the class you’ll see how simple flat shapes can easily be turned into varied illustrations with depth and contrast with just a few swipes of a texture brush!

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

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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