Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes and Templates

Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes and Templates

I finally created a class for one of my favorite styles of art — modern folk art.  It combines the illustrative patterning of traditional folk art with bright vintage inspired colors.  The best part about modern folk art?  There are really no rules!  Folk art is defined by the lack of rules and formal training needed to create it.

You could use this process to create a homage to your house, church, or a historical building in your city.  You could even make a decorative portrait of your pet! (please, please, someone do this!)

In the class, I’ll show you how to create modern folk art on your iPad in Procreate. I’ll show you every step of my process from planning and sketching to creating brush stamps and balancing a composition.

I’ll show you how to:

  • create a single-color symmetrical illustration inspired by Swedish folk art.
  • use the free downloadable templates and brush stamps I made to create a balanced, playful piece.
  • combine lettering and illustration to create a multi-colored piece inspired by Scandinavian folk art.
  • balance shapes and color around the text to create eye catching illustrations that make your lettering stand out online and in print.
  • create a symmetrical flower and leaf painting using gouache brush textures.
  • combine multiple plant shapes and colors to create a modern twist on Mexican Folk Art.

When you take this class you get all of the brushes and templates I created as free downloads so you don’t have to start from scratch.  I’ll show you how to create your own brush stamps so you can turn absolutely anything into a brush stamp illustration.  We’ll cover how to make single image stamps like these:

and vine stamps like these:

All you need to do this process is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil in the class, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

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.  Just sign up for a 2 month 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.