Digital Watercolors

Digital Watercolors

You mean you can paint watercolors on your iPad??  Yes, and they actually look like real watercolor on paper!  I developed a process that lets you create a realistic watercolor effect on your iPad in a few easy steps.  The best part is you can do this anywhere — curled up on your couch in your pajamas, sitting on a park bench, or sipping a latte in a cafe!

I love making simple illustrations and coloring them with layers of watercolor.  The effect is a muted illustration with an airy feel that looks just like real watercolor paint on paper.

When you watch any of my digital watercolor classes you get my free watercolor brushes for Procreate!

In this class I go through my favorite ways to create illustrations including drawing from memory, as well as tracing.  Tracing is a great way to loosen up when you’re not sure what to draw, or don’t feel confident with your drawing skills.

As usual, the artists and designers who have already taken the class are blowing it out of the water with their unique illustrations.

Hand letterer Tabitha @_mommy_doodles_ used the process and brushes from the class to create this gorgeous botanical illustration with hand lettering:

Artist and crafter Anna Ritson created this airy pelican illustration. She made the process her own with muted colors and layered watercolors that make this truly look like real watercolor on paper!

Artist & Designer Shiela Roos combines her incredible illustration skills with the process and brushes from the class to create her travel journal illustrations that make me want to start a travel journal immediately!

And artist and Illustrator Herma Starreveld created this gorgeous piece of nostalgia with textured watercolors to create a reflection effect on aluminum and glass.

In this class I’ll show you how to turn a picture into an ink illustration, and how to color over it with my watercolor brushes.  After you take the class, you’ll be able to turn any object into a gorgeous watercolor illustration in minutes!

Ready to take this class?  Go to the class page to get started.  If you don’t have a Skillshare membership, you can still watch the class for free and get the free downloable brushes.  Just sign up for a 2 week free trial to get started.  See you there!

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.