Limited Color Palettes and Illustrations in Procreate

Limited Color Palettes and Illustrations in Procreate

In this class, you’ll 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.

We’ll look at how to use the powerful color harmony tools in Procreate to take the guesswork out of making palettes.  When you take the class you’ll get the limited color palette workbook I created that helps you build your own palettes from the ground up. 

You’ll also get the illustration brush set I created with lots of textures and stamps to help you build limited palette illustrations.

First we’ll create several sets of color palettes so you have plenty of colors to work with throughout the class.  Then we’ll create a simple illustration and apply one of the palettes to the drawing.  You’ll see how even a monochrome color palette can create an interesting illustration that stands out online.

Next we’ll combine hands in various poses with other objects to create an illustration.  I’ll share my hand sketches with you as free downloads so you don’t have to start from scratch.  I’ll give you lots of ideas for objects to combine with your hands to create interesting illustrations that invite your viewers to spend more time looking at and thinking about your work.

Last, we’ll juxtapose two or more objects to create a theme or story in an illustration.  We’ll apply some of our limited color palettes to the drawing to come up with a few possible color versions so you have lots of options to choose from.

If you struggle with choosing colors for your illustrations or just wish you had more palettes to choose from, this class will show you everything you need to know to start building a palette library full of beautiful color sets.

I created a limited color palette drawing challenge that you’ll learn about at the end of the class.  The challenge will help you build a cohesive set of drawings to share on social media or in your portfolio.  See the challenge entries here.

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.  Check out the class trailer 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.