iPad Art & Design Tutorials, Tips, and Downloads

Are you ready to learn how to draw, paint, and hand letter on your iPad in the iPad app Procreate?  I love helping hobbyists, artists, and designers develop their creative style through short and sweet tutorials!

Every class I create is broken down into bite sized pieces so you can learn how to draw and design on your iPad by learning one little step at a time.  I design projects that anyone can create, and give tips that will help you develop your own style and process.

In each class, I give away tons of  brushes and downloads like these to help get you started with Procreate:

How much do the classes cost?

You can watch all of my classes FREE if you already have a Skillshare membership.  Click here to pick up a free 2 week Skillshare trial and watch all my classes free!

What will I learn?

You’ll learn everything from creating simple sketches to designing your own patterns and brushes.  I’ll take you through my whole process for each project, so you can follow along and create your own project from start to finish.  

Here are a few project examples:

What if it’s too hard?

It’s so much easier than it looks! Once you learn the basic steps, you’ll be creating with ease in no time.  Plus, I’m here to help!  I can answer any questions you have after you watch the classes, and love to help problem solve any design or technical issues.

Where should I start?

If you have some experience with Procreate, this is a great class to start with:

Recipe Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 26 Free Procreate Textures and Stamps

Learn how to create unique and eye catching recipe illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you three different illustration styles, so you can explore which one works best for your personal style.

If you’re a total beginner, you may want to start with something a little easier like this class:

Modern Floral Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 22 Free Stamps and Templates

Learn how to create Modern Floral illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you three different techniques, so you can choose the methods that work best for your personal style. Modern florals are super easy to make, plus they are easy to use for tons of different projects like greeting cards, lettering projects, seamless repeats, and so much more!  

If you’re into surface design, you could get started with making some repeat patterns on your iPad:

Create Seamless Repeat Patterns on Your iPad

Learn how to create a seamless repeat pattern on your iPad.  With this process you can easily create a repeat pattern on your iPad, without using the computer at all!  You can even upload your patterns directly to print on demand sites from your iPad.  I’ll show you every step of the process of building a repeat pattern, and take you through my process for designing repeat patterns that don’t have an obvious repeat block.

Do I need an Apple Pencil?

No, but they ARE super fun to use.  You can complete these projects with a regular stylus, but the Apple Pencil is pressure sensitive, so the drawing effects will be slightly less realistic with a regular stylus.

What can I do with my iPad art and designs?

Many of my students use their designs for commercial uses like print on demand sites, art prints, and Etsy shops.  Others use the designs for social media posts and personal projects for friends and family.

You can see tons of projects from the artists, designers, and novices around the world who have taken my classes if you join my Facebook group here.

Questions?  Contact me here!

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.