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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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.

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Insect Animation and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn how to create unique insect illustrations and animations on your iPad in Procreate. When you watch the class you’ll get all of the color palettes and Procreate brushes I use in my insect illustrations including 14 drawing and texture brushes that will help you add tons of depth, texture, and grit like this to your illustrations

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Wildflowers in Procreate + Free Gouache Brushes and Color Palettes

In this class, you’ll learn how to paint colorful wildflower arrangements in Procreate. When you watch this class you’ll get all of the brushes and color palettes I use in the class as free downloads, including my saturation booster brushes, which allow you to use the pressure of your stylus to create varied brushstrokes on the canvas.