How to Create Botanical Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 15 Free Procreate Brushes

How to Create Botanical Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 15 Free Procreate Brushes

One of my absolute favorite things to draw is plants and flowers.  I wanted to share my take on botanical drawing, and give tons of options for customizing the techniques to fit your own personal style.  In the class you’ll learn how to create 3 different styles of botanical illustrations on your iPad in Procreate. 

When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the brushes and resources I use to create my botanical illustrations. The set includes 15 Procreate brushes and stamps, and over 150 reference photos of plants and flowers to get you started. You can use the photos for your own illustrations, but I’ll also show you how I gather inspiration outside, so you can start building your own library of reference photos for your botanical illustrations.

First we’ll create an intricate botanical border around a quote.  I’ll give you a cheat sheet with all of my favorite plant forms, and show you how to create all the shapes I use in my botanical wreaths and borders.  Then we’ll apply a gold shimmer texture to the drawing that makes it stand out online and in print.

Next we’ll cover the easy steps for sketching contour drawings using a photograph as a reference. If you are just getting started with sketching, this process will show you how easy it is to turn any photo or object into a line drawing. Then I’ll show you a few different ways to use your line drawings in finished compositions including a vintage botanical illustration look, solid color blocking, and multi-color highlights.

Next we’ll create a colorful textured collage using botanical line drawings and illustrations combined with layers of texture and color.  I’ll show you how to use blending modes, texture brushes, and hand drawn lines to create an eye catching illustration or seamless repeat pattern.

The amazing thing about this process is it will totally change how you see all the plants that you come across in your daily life.  You’ll see how every leaf, twig, and flower is a potential composition that you can use for tons of different projects.

You can use the illustrations you create in this class to make seamless repeat patterns, digital downloads, or printable wall art. Ready to watch the class?  Click here to get started.  

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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.