Tag: ipad drawing

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 

How To Create Any Brush in Procreate

How To Create Any Brush in Procreate

I get so many questions about how I create Procreate my brushes, I thought it would be a great time for a brush making post. I’ve pulled together all my brush making tips and tutorials so you have them all in one place! Why would 

3 Free Online Resources for Beautiful Color Palettes

3 Free Online Resources for Beautiful Color Palettes

If you’re like me, you spend wayyyy too much time searching for color combinations. I finally broke down and did an exhaustive search in order to narrow down my favorite resources for color palettes so I never have to suffer from lack of good colors again.

I tried all of the color tools I could find, and narrowed it down to three with that best fit my criteria:

1) easy to use

2) minimal or non-existent adds

3) ability to create your own palettes

Below you’ll find 3 easy to use sources that will undoubtably fulfill your wildest color dreams!

Color Hunt

Color Hunt is a super-sleek and easy to use site that allows you to see thousands of color palettes, create your own, and vote on the ones you like best. You can even see the number of votes given to each palette to help you get an idea of what color combinations are popular. The only limitation I can see is that you can only choose four colors, but as a person who has been known to go a LITTLE crazy with color, it’s probably best that I’m limited to only four.

Coolors.co

Coolors is another site that allows you to make your own palettes and sift through endless palettes made by users around the world. Just like Color Hunt, you can create your own palettes and other users can see and vote on each other’s combinations. What I love about this site is that it allows you to choose 5 colors, which in my mind allows for a background shade. I’m not crazy about the black site theme on this site because it makes it difficult to see darker colors well on the screen, but I still use this site often to get 5 color combos.

Adobe Color

Adobe Color is an advanced tool that not only lets you create your own palettes, but also helps you understand color relationships. On the left you can choose a color relationship, then adjust the sliders on the color wheel to see different options. Click Explore on the top bar to see a huge selection of user generated color combinations.

Or click Trends to see color trends in a wide range of art and design categories.

You can save the color palette you want to use by taking a quick screenshot (press the power and home buttons at the same time on your iPad), then save them in an album in your Photos app. Now, I’m off to make some beautiful palettes!

Metallics on Your iPad in Procreate: Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer + Free Metallic Textures and Brushes

Metallics on Your iPad in Procreate: Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer + Free Metallic Textures and Brushes

Adding metallics to your work is a quick and easy way to make it really stand out online. I decided to make a ton of metallics to share with you, and show my techniques for adding some metallics to any composition. In the class, you’ll 

Affinity Designer for iPads: Pros, Cons, and Comparisons with Procreate

Affinity Designer for iPads: Pros, Cons, and Comparisons with Procreate

Spoiler: I’m going to try to convince you to get Affinity Designer.  Not because I get an affiliate bonus when you buy it (I don’t), but because I love it so much I want to share it with the iPad art and design community! A 

Create Soft Pastel Drawings on Your iPad in Procreate

Create Soft Pastel Drawings on Your iPad in Procreate

I absolutely love working with the textures and blending effects you can create with pastels, but I hate getting them all over my hands and table (am I the only one??)   I finally created some pastel brushes for Procreate, so I can get the textures and colors I love without getting dry chalky hands.  I still love working with real pastels, but seriously get tired of wearing surgical gloves while I draw (yes I hate the chalky feeling that much).

I just published a new tutorial showing how to use the brushes to get rough pastel textures like the image above.  In the class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create soft pastel drawings on your iPad in Procreate.  When you watch the class, you’ll get all of the pastel brushes I created plus a blending brush, paper texture brushes, and some drawing templates.

First we’ll create a colorful feather drawing on dark charcoal paper.  I’ll show you how to create textured backgrounds, and how to control the amount of texture, vibrancy, and color in your background. Then we’ll look at how to create wispy feathers using the pastel brushes, and how to apply blended colors to the shape.  I’ll show you how use the feathers as a single image, how to turn them into a pattern, and how to weave them in and out of a quote.

Next we’ll create a portrait on a roughly textured brown paper.  I’ll show you some easy ways to work from a photograph, plus some tips for getting a good portrait photo of yourself or someone else.  Then we’ll use some bold colors to give the portrait personality and visual interest.

Next we’ll take a picture of an animal and turn it into a colorful pastel drawing.  I’ll show you how to use light and color to make the image stand out on the page, and how to use blending to bring a real pastel look to your digital drawing.  In this class, you’ll see how working with digital pastels allows you to turn any sketch or photograph into a beautifully textured and layered drawing.

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!

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 the 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!