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How to Draw Tropical Fish

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How to Draw Tropical Fish – An Underwater Sea Adventure Step by Step Procreate Tutorial

Hi guys, I’m Kris, welcome to this week’s tutorial, Let’s Draw Together!

In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing two fish in Procreate, and I’m sure you can create this too if you follow along all the way to the end. If you feel rushed, be sure to hit that pause button, rewind to catch up, and just save this video to your library so you can rewatch it for extra practice. Today we’ll be using all free brushes found in Procreate, and don’t forget, once you finish this entire video, to share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description, so I can find your artwork and feature you here on the next Draw Together video.

 

Free Color Palette

For this video, I’ve made you a free color palette, just in case you wanna use the exact same color as me during this tutorial, and you can just tap on the link in the video description below where you can download and install it. Also below, you’ll find a link to the goodie bag, where you can grab some free goodies and support me by visiting my shop. So let’s get started, and I’ll set up my canvas as the usual 4000 x 4000, 300 DPI and SRGB. So let’s start with our sketch, and I’m just gonna grab black here and get our 6B pencil just for our sketch. Let’s see, I have it at… What is it now? About 40, 50, just so you can see. So I’m gonna just start with our first fish. He’s gonna be a bit boxy. So I’m gonna draw a box, and then his little nose and whatnot are gonna come here, and it’s pretty thin. And just sort of curve like that. And this is actually gonna curve, just a little bit more rounded. Here, and come up… Sort of around like that.

 

Okay, so that’s basically the shape of his body. And then he’s gonna have this little… Just a little fin that comes here. Here he is. Okay, and then he’s got a little tail at the back. Of course, it’s kinda like… That, I’m gonna make it kinda wiggly a little… Fancier. Alright. His eye’s gonna go about here, and we’re gonna have a pattern on him, so he’s gonna be stripy, and this one will go over his eye, or behind his eye. This one, sort of like that, and it will go along the top here, sort of like that. So this one is gonna kinda be inset, so it’s not gonna touch, something like that. And then this guy is also gonna be inset, and then it’ll have this other eye-type-looking thing, something like that. We’ll put a little white spot in there too. Okay, so that’s our first guy.

 

Nemo Fish

Our second guy is a little Nemo fish. So he’s gonna be more of a rectangle. To start with. Or he can be an oval if you want to. And he’s gonna have his little face here. And then he’s got a fin that starts here, sort of like that, like a camel, a camel back,  two lumps. Goes like this. So this is sort of a section here. Sort of a section there, that’s where his fin’s going to be. I’ll bring it in for you. His fin’s gonna be there. Another fin from behind, it’s gonna be over there. And then he has a little bit of a longer tail in proportion, compared to our other guy there. Okay, so they have… Oops, it’s a little close, and sort of like a… Some stripes here. I’ll give him an eye, would be nice. Something like that. And then, yeah, you have a pattern that kinda goes like this, these edges are trimmed, and this one, you’ll kind of have an inset design here, and set sort of design there. Okay, so that’s our basic sketch, so let’s start with that, and I’m going to just go to my layers palette, click on the N and bring back that opacity to about… Oh, I don’t know, 15, 20%, something in there. And then I’m going to create a new layer to do my line-work on. So I’m just gonna hit that plus sign, and I’m gonna go in and do some nicer work on this.

 

So I’m gonna go to my favorite brush, inking, dry ink. Let’s see what line thickness we want on here. Maybe about seven? Seven percent, 100% opacity. Alright, let’s get these lines going. So it’s a fish, so again it doesn’t have to be perfect. Well, certainly not perfectly straight. I just want to scoop out the nose a little bit more there. Give him a little mouth. Bring that in. Yeah, so just trace over your work, making it look a little nicer.  Like that. And for this, I’m gonna make it like a fabric fold. It’s not really realistic to what the fish is, but, I don’t know, I kinda like it. So I’m just gonna do some really squiggly lines like this. Maybe not quite at the end like that, I don’t like how I overlapped that.

 

Oops. There. Okay, so this part… You see these ones… Actually, I’m gonna shut off my background layer for you while we do this, just so we can see that better. So what I’m gonna do is bring these where the… Not the edges of the curves, but, you see the outer part of the curves? You kinda push and then bring it down. It kinda makes a fold, and then this, you’d see the back side of it. That’s how you kinda make these little folds here. I don’t know, I think that’s kinda fun for our fish. While we’re here, this guy has some stripes. I’m just gonna make irregular lines. Here, as they would go. Kinda follow the lines of how this wiggles here. There. Okay, sounds good. We’ll turn back on our sketch layer, so we can see what we’re doing. Color in this eye. I just gonna color it in myself. Okay. And let’s do some stripes.

 

 

Oops. I don’t like how this is pointed here, so I’m gonna just smooth that out. Make it a little bit more rounded. Okay, let’s get this pattern in here. Alright. Oops, I’m gonna do this too. Okay, so he looks pretty good. Let’s just go and do this little guy right over here. Our Nemo, or clown-fish. Give him a little mouth. Slight underbite, maybe. And these, I’m gonna make kind of a little lacy too. Just irregular wiggly lines going back forth. This is a little smoother there. I go up to his tail, the same thing. Making it a little wiggly, and bringing in these lines. Oops, I don’t like the way that went. Alright, and then the same here. Kinda bringing them in like that. And get his other little fin. Okay. So these guys, we can go and put some lines here too. Alright. That’s good. Let’s fill in his little eye. So these guys have a double layer here, ’cause we’re gonna put black in there, and then white and orange, so we’re gonna do double lines here. Same with this. All of these little details. Oops. This one’s kind of inside of it, it doesn’t go to the edges.

 

Oops. And just follow these. And… Next we can get to coloring this in. Let’s see what we’ve got here, so we’ll turn off our sketch layer. And there we go, there’s our two little fishies, so let’s color them in. So I’m gonna go on my sketch there, click on that, just to get below the line layer, add a new layer, and let’s fill them in. So I’m just gonna go and grab… Actually, I’m gonna grab the white, but I’m gonna turn off my background color, so you can see, so we’ll grab the white. I’m going to grab my… What am I looking for, my studio pen, I’m just gonna fill this in.

 

 

 

Okay, and then I’m gonna drag the color in and fill it up. Do the same to this guy, although I’m just gonna do the white parts, so… Just gonna… I’m gonna bring this down, I have that at 100%, I really don’t need it. I need it at about 40%, maybe. It’s spilling over a little too much. Alright, let’s see. So… Just this part, and then all the little edges. Okay. Oops. Oops, alright. Get that in there, okay. So we have our white done, and then I’m going to go and create a new layer on top. I guess I didn’t have to do that to the other fish, but that’s okay. Let’s get our orange, and we’ll fill in this guy. Oops. I’m going over the wrong area. It doesn’t really matter, but… I’ll just do the gray on top, anyway. Bring my brush down a little bit more to about 20%.

 

Okay. And then I’m going to get… Why don’t we just finish this guy off a little bit with the solid colors while we’re here. Add another layer, and just gotta grab the gray, and just fill in these stripes. And I’ll do solid black, ’cause I think it looks a little bit more interesting when we have the lines black to have the inside a little bit gray. There we go, a little Nemo fish. Looking good. Okay, let’s just add another layer, grab the yellow, and let’s color this guy in.

 

 

Okay, and then… Actually, I’m gonna erase this part, it’s gonna be white. And this part’s gonna be white. Let’s go back to our orange layer and grab the orange again, and just make it on top of the yellow so we can see it, and color that in. Okay, and then this part’s gonna be orange. And I’m gonna grab this brownier color, and color this stripe in here. Right. Okay, so we can turn back on our background layer if we want. Our little fishies. Alright, so they’re looking okay, this is pretty good if we wanna leave them like this, but I’m gonna do a few extra things. So I’m gonna just go at the very top of my sketch layer, and just grab white, and go back to my dry ink, and give them a little dot here. Gives them a little life, I think.

 

Alright, so I’m gonna go to my white layer, select that, and I’m gonna select clipping mask. And I actually need a blue, I’ll have to add this for you here, just for a shadow. I’m gonna grab my… Painting, I’m gonna grab the gouache. And let’s see, what is it at? That’s way too big. Okay. So let’s say around 15. And actually, I want this a little bit more aqua. Let’s see, that’s better. Okay. I’m gonna delete this, add that. Okay. So I’m gonna just give ’em a little shadow below, and just lightly shade that. Okay. Then I’m going to go to the yellow layer, the same thing, add a new layer, clipping mask. I’m gonna grab that orange, still with my gouache.

 

I’m just gonna give it a little, let’s see, just a little orange, just to give it more interest. And then in here I’m gonna just define the folds a bit, so I’m gonna bring my brush way down to about maybe 2%. Get some in there, okay. That looks good. And I’m gonna go to the orange layer, add a new layer, clipping mask. I’m gonna use this brown color, the same thing. Bring this back up to, I don’t know, 10. And then I’m gonna just bring it down to two again. Put a little detail in the grooves there. Gonna have to do the white separately in a minute. I could combine all the layers too, that would be totally fine, I just usually like to work on separate layers, just…

 

And in case I’d like to change the colors or something like that. I don’t think this one we need to, but… Yeah, just sort of how I normally do it, just in case I need to make any changes. So I’m gonna go to my white layer, and just add another layers underneath that, and grab the, actually, the orange. This will be a little bit lighter… Oh, and bring us back up to about 10% again. Just give that a shade there. And down again, back and forth, to two. And we can just give ’em a few shadows in here. Great. Alright. Well, I think that’s it for today. These are our two little fishies. You can add, of course, some bubbles, and some seaweed, and some coral, and all that kind of fun stuff.

 

Actually these are part of a package I just finished. There’s a mermaid package, and there’s tons of under the sea stuff. So I’ll put that in a link in the description below as well, if you’re interested to have a look. So I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, please hit that like button, subscribe, and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials just like this one in the future. I love you guys, thank you so much for watching, and I’ll see you in the next one.

10 Quick Procreate Tips & Tricks

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10 Quick Procreate Tips & Tricks – My Fave Shortcuts to Increase Work Flow & Make Art Life Easier

Hi, guys. I’m Kris. Welcome to this week’s tutorial!

So today, we are gonna go into Procreate and I’m gonna show you a couple of my favorite Procreate tips and tricks that will hopefully help you out.

Tip Number One – Quick Hide Or Show Layers

So let’s dive right in with tip number one, quick hide or show layers. So sometimes you have a big project and you have a lot of layers. You know me, I have a ton of layers all the time and sometimes you just need to isolate that layer. So what you wanna do is open up your layers palette and you go to, let’s say for instance, your line layer and all you wanna do is see that.

So you would just go where the check mark is, hold, and it will isolate that layer for you. And so once you’re done, you don’t have to go and check all the boxes. You can just go to that check mark, hold, and they’ll all come back for you.

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Tip Number Two – Duplicating Multiple Layers

We still have to select the layers we wanted to duplicate and group them together, and then duplicate that group but now what you can do is just highlight the layers that you wanna duplicate, drag into your canvas and they will duplicate at the top of your layers palette.

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Tip Number Three – Making Snap Shapes

Sometimes you want that perfectly shaped circle or perfectly straight line, so here’s how you go about doing that. You might already know this one but just in case, let’s go over it. So if you wanna draw a straight line, you just draw a straight, hold, and it will be a straight line.

If you want it to be aligned vertically or horizontally, or even on an angle perfectly to your canvas, then you just hold down your finger and it will give you the snapping motion. So that’s really useful. And then you can edit your shape. You can make it an arc you wanted or back to a line. Okay, next, we’ll draw a circle. So you draw your circle, you hold and you have a little egg-shaped, a little ellipse. Hold down your finger, then you have a perfect circle.

 

Tip Number Four – Erasing With A Two-Finger Tap

So this one’s my absolute go-to. Of course, it’s erasing with a two-finger tap. So if you’ve made a mistake and simply wanna undo it, of course, you just do a little tap with two fingers. I always use my middle finger and fourth finger just because I’m holding my pen and I find that really easy. But did you know that you can erase multiple mistakes all with just two fingers? So let’s say we have a bunch of mistakes, you hold down your two fingers and boom, they’re gone. So you don’t have to do ta-da-da-da-da. But let me show you something else.

You can also go and adjust the timing of that rapid undo. So you can go to your wrench, go to preferences, rapid undo delay. I like mine at about 0.70, over half a second. If it’s quicker than that, let’s say it’s down to 10, when you hold it, it’s gonna go right away. So giving you that little bit of delay will help because just in case you accidentally were holding down your fingers too long, it’ll just give you a little bit more of a buffer.

 

Tip Number Five – Small Slider Adjustments

We are constantly changing a brush and opacity percentages and sometimes you want that exact number but have trouble getting to that just right away. So if you can see here, it goes pretty fast to get that perfectly accurate but if you bring your pen out to the side, it goes a whole lot slower so you can be way more accurate and precise and get that exact number.

 

Tip Number Six – Small Move Adjustments

So sometimes you need to move over just a touch and it can be difficult to slide it just a few pixels. So with your arrow, sometimes it’s hard just to move it exactly the right spot you want. So by going and just tapping in the direction, if you can see this, it just moves over by pixels, and you can go in any direction you want just by tapping. It will just move a teeniest, tiniest little hair over and sometimes you need that perfect little tweak.

 

Tip Number Seven – Clipping Masks

I know most of you watching this will already know and love this one as much as I do but if you haven’t discovered this gem yet and you have fear of commitment, then be prepared to fall in love with this one ’cause this is my everything.  You add a layer on top of your fill layer or whatever layer you’re working on, tap on it, tap on clipping mask, and that will restrict whatever you do on this top layer to the layer below. So say you wanna change this color and, I don’t know, let’s make it yellow, darker yellow.

I have my gouache. I’m just gonna paint over the top. So I like to do textures and paint effects and this is a really easy way to do it so that I don’t have to be super careful about going over the lines, and you can make multiple clipping masks and do highlights and different textures, and experiment with painting or patterns without actually having to commit to them. And just in case you didn’t like it or you needed to make changes to the color, you can go and do that after. So it just makes it really flexible if you’re wanting to make changes.

 

I can also go in and go to my magic wand, go to hue and saturation, find that layer, and I can change the color that way too. So it’s just a way of working non-destructively and if you haven’t made that choice yet, you don’t have your color palette completely decided on, this is the great way to do it ’cause you can go in and change that any time you want.

 

Tip Number Eight – The Liquefy Tool

I draw a lot of characters and faces and sometimes I get to the end and see that something is a little bit off, and the last thing I wanna do is  redraw anything. So I can just make small adjustments using my liquefy tool. Now, I will say I do use this with the end sometimes but I also use it at the beginning when I’m making my sketches and something’s a little off. It’s just a quick and easy way to make those little adjustments. So what I’m gonna do, all my layers are actually in a group, so I’m just gonna select that. You can also select your individual layers as well but for this example, I’ll just show you this.

You go to your magic wand, you go to liquefy, and honestly, the majority of the time, all I do use is push. You do have other options too. These are some of my kid’s favorite ones, of course, making things swirl and be all weird,  so we won’t do that. But usually, I just use the push tool and then, say, something is a little bit off, I can just adjust the size of my brush depending on the size of your picture. And let’s say this forehead was a little bit too far out, I can bring it in.

Maybe her nose needed, her bridge needed to be up a little bit more, her chin needed to be out, this needs to come in. All those little minor adjustments, you can take care of here. So it’s great for big things, it’s great for little tweaks. I especially love it just for those little final things. If you see something’s just a little off, you can fix it without having to start all over again.

 

Tip Number Nine – The Quick Menu

This is a genius little nifty shortcut that is customizable and super, super handy. So to turn this feature on, go to the wrench, go to preferences right here, go to gesture controls, quick menu, and you can select on how you’d like to use it. I use it through touch, and done. So what happens is, just when I touch once with one finger, I get this quick menu. Now there’s a bunch of things on here automatically. Some are super helpful, like flip horizontally. Of course, that’s really good when you’re drawing characters and faces, you do use that quite a bit. I can say flip again.

You can also customize it. So I can go to one of these and just hold on it, and then you can set an action with all these options. So there’s quite a few of them, so you can go… One of my favourite ones is go to select brush, and you can go and find your favourite brush and then put that in there. So just a quick, quick way, I’m just gonna grab anything here, just say it’s that one, so then you can already have that brush ready to go, just with a little tap of the finger.

 

Tip number 10 – Reference Canvas Tool

Sometimes it’s really nice to have an overview of your canvas, and other times you’re working from a reference photo, so this reference canvas tool is super useful. So go to your wrench, go to canvas, and reference, you just toggle that on and it gives you this nice little window that you can put anywhere you want and just move it around, and I’m just gonna put up here. And you can see that it shows your canvas, it does show real-time, so you can see if you make any changes, it does make it to that.

So this is great if you’re zoomed in doing detail but you kinda wanna see a whole big picture. You can also go on here and you can select colours too. So say you’re just wanting to do local colours from a different spot and use those again, and you’re again, you’re zoomed in, that’s a great way to do it. You can also go here and go to image and import an image, so that would be for your reference photo. So that’s another really useful tool.

 

Bonus Tip

And lastly, a bonus tip, make a favourite brush folder. So go into your brushes, and if you go to the top and you just hit that plus sign, you can just name it, faves, favourites, whatever you want. And then you can go into your brushes and just say this is your favourite brush, you can go swipe to the left and say duplicate ’cause I always like to leave the originals where they are, so I just take a duplicate and then I’m gonna go… I already have a faves folder there.

I have so many folders. And I’m gonna go to my faves folder and add it there, so then whenever I need to, I just go in and I have a whole collection of my favourite brushes. And now you don’t have to be searching for all your favourite brushes. It’s a total time saver and it’s really efficient.

 

Well, I hope you found a few of those Procreate tips useful, and if you did, hit that like button, subscribe and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you could be notified of new tutorials just like this one in the future. Thank you so much for watching. I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next one.

How To Draw Pansies In Procreate

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How to Draw Pansies – A Floral Step by Step Procreate Tutorial

Hi guys, I’m Kris. Welcome to this week’s tutorial. Let’s draw together.

In this week’s tutorial, we’re drawing a cute bunch of pansies in Procreate and I’m sure you can create this too, if you follow along all the way to the end. If you feel rushed, just be sure to hit that pause button and rewind to catch up and save this video to your library so you can re-watch if you need some extra practice.

Today we’ll be using all free brushes found in Procreate. And don’t forget that once you finish this entire video to share it on Instagram, tag me in the images as well as the description, so I can find it and feature your artwork here on the next Draw Together video. So for this video, I’ve made you a free colour palette just in case you’d like to use the same colours as me during this tutorial, and you can just tap on the link in the video description below where you can download and install it.

And also below, you’ll find a link to a goody bag where there’s some free illustrative goodies in there for you, I love to give to you. And also there is a link to my shop, so you can go check out what’s going on over there.

Let’s Jump In

So let’s create our canvas at 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI and sRGB. I’m just gonna grab my… Just a black here, and we’re gonna start with a sketch, so I’m gonna go to sketching and 6B pencil. I’m gonna have my pencil at about… Oh, I don’t know, 45%, just so you can see it, and I’m just gonna start by getting some shapes going and just getting an idea of where I want these flowers to be.

So I’m just gonna start with a circle and bring my centre point here. And the way pansies go, they have a few layers of petals. So I’m gonna bring one out here, it’s gonna be like that. Another one’s gonna be maybe like this, gonna have two behind here.

Oops, maybe not quite like that. Two behind here, they’ll overlap, kinda come out here. Maybe a bit more up there, like so, and then there’s gonna be this petal here, the one that kind of… I don’t know, goes around like this. So that should be a good… This is gonna be five petals total, so that’s fine for that one, I’m just gonna shrink that down just a touch.

Get That Circle

Bring them over there, maybe in the centre. The next one I’m gonna have over here, maybe they will be touching, just gonna get that circle, gonna have that… It’s gonna be… Have this one out in front, this lower guy, something like that. Sort of these three are always kind of in that design, and then two in the back can vary.

This one, maybe it will come over more, and this one will be… Maybe that’s a little bit too much, hold on. Over like that, and this guy, the fifth one will pop in at the back there. And then we’ll have one over here, that’ll be the centre of this guy, this front one, coming in here. Okay, and then he’s gonna be over here, back one… Okay, so that’s sort of where we want those guys to be.

Great, so then we’re gonna get the stems, and they will start from where the base is, so you can get an idea. It’s a little bit on the thicker side, and this guy is gonna kind of… Maybe he’ll curve a little bit more like that, will be about there. This guy will be coming in like that. Okay, and then some leaves. Sort of like so. I’m bringing him in like that. I’m trying to decide. Actually, maybe we’re gonna have a little bud that’s coming up here to fill in this little area here.

The bud will be just a bunch of wiggly, here, little wiggly leaves like that, and it’ll have the greenery on top. We’ll see later. So that’s just a little bud that’s coming up. And we’ll have some more leaves, will just be overlapping and falling behind. This guy, let’s have him come over here, like so.

Maybe there’ll be one back here and kind of, yeah, I want them all to be overlapping and stuff, like that. This guy in the back doesn’t actually have any, so what are we gonna do there? I’m running out of room.  Maybe in there.

Knock Down The Opacity

Okay, let’s see how that goes when I do my better copy for my line work. So I’m just gonna take this and knock down the opacity to about 25%, create a new layer by hitting that plus sign, and then actually I’m gonna stick with my 6B pencil today for my line work.

I think that will work nicely for what we’re trying to do here, so just stay on that and I’m gonna stay at 45%. I think that was working just fine. So then I’m gonna go and just make some nicer line work. I’m gonna do these little details, so these little… Oops, I’m on the wrong way.

These little details, I am just gonna do a little scoop, a little scoop like that, and then they’re gonna have a circle like that. So that’s how the little centres of these guys go. And then I’m just gonna play with the pressure of my pen a little bit just to create these wiggly lines, and that will make a nice petally look.

So you can play with this. Again, I love nature because of it’s, you get not perfectly straight lines,  it can be wiggly and be a little bit interpretive which is always nice.

Okay, good, and then we’re gonna do this guy, so these two little bean shapes, a little smile. This guy is gonna come underneath this one. Like that. Okay, this guy lastly for this part like so… Just make them all lazy and do a little overlap here by drawing that line, it looks like it’s folding over.

You can make those little fun details if you want… Okay, let’s get this guy here, this is gonna be the leaf part over top of our bud, and then these will be… Oops these will be the petals here. Okay. And the stem. Okay. Great. And you just continue on and line your work, adding all the little touches that you want.

So actually with the leaves, I’m gonna do… I’m gonna do this, so on the middle, I’m gonna go, just do these little lines here for the veining, so I’m pushing a little bit more at the beginning and easing up as I lift my pen at the end.

Let’s See What We’ve Got

Okay. So I think that’s good. We can turn off our sketch layer here. So let’s see what we’ve got. Okay. That looks good for now. And then I’m gonna add a couple more line details to this.

So when we come in here, you can see this would be nice just to add a little line and then maybe… I hope you can see this. So if when it goes like this, you might see it behind. So that creates a more realistic effect of how they’d actually be in real life, not so flat. So I like adding those little details, too, when they come up and they’re just not really planned, they just happen as I do those little squiggly lines and stuff.

So just bring in these little bits where you can find them. So from the centre and also from the top. A few little ones more in the centre, sometimes, just to bring that in there. It looks good. Okay. I’ll just keep going. So there again, this little scoop, if you put that line there, it’ll look better, like it’s folding. There’s another one where you can make it look like that fold.

Okay so I think that’s pretty good for that part, I’ll start coloring it in. So I’m gonna just do some solid fills and go over with some painting techniques. So I’m just gonna go below my sketch layer and add new layer by hitting the plus sign. And let’s go find some new colours. And let’s start with the light pink colour and go into inking, and I’m gonna grab that studio pen.

I’m just gonna use that for my solid fill. I’m gonna turn off my background layer so you can see ’cause it’s quite a light colour. So let’s just go in and I’m going to just fill this in, just colour within the lines.

And then I’m just gonna drag my colour into there and fill that. Next, I’m gonna create a new layer. I’m gonna use this darker pink colour and fill in this one.

I think I’m gonna be dragging my colour in and fill, and then we’re gonna do another layer and grab this light yellow colour and fill in this one. Okay, and then I’m gonna just do this little guy too, I’ll make him yellow. Alright. And then lastly, we’ll just do our green, so create a new layer and get that light green colour and we’ll fill in all our greenery.

Solid Fills Done

Okay, so now we have all our solid fills done and we’re ready to do a little bit of painting and shadows and stuff like that. So I’m going to just create a new layer. Actually, I’m gonna… Yeah, I’m gonna do a new layer and I’m gonna use this dark orange colour and with this solid we still have our studio pen, I’m just gonna do these little bits here, all the way around.

And then I’m gonna grab that medium yellowy orangey colour and do the top two thingies. Okay, so then we have that done.

Great. Okay, and then I’m gonna do a clipping mask on a bunch of these guys. So first, I’m gonna go back to our pink and a new layer, hit the plus sign, hit that layer and say clipping mask, so that will mean that we can only draw within this shape, which will be nice, then we don’t have to do a bunch of clean up.

I’m gonna grab that medium pink colour, and then go to my painting. Where are you painting?  And grab my gouache, I’m just gonna use that for now. Let’s see, I’m going to be at about, let’s say 5% and just bring in some shadows here, so quite close to the beginning. I’m gonna make that a shadow and just have it so all the tips of the flowers are gonna be lighter.

And you can just have some lines up there if you want, just sort of get in these grooves. And you can build that up by just doing layers too, and just get under here, in all these little folds.

More Layers

Get in and come behind here. I’m creating that shadow there. Okay. So hopefully you can see that. That’s working. Okay. So then I’m gonna do the same thing to this darker layer here, so I’m gonna add new layer, hit clipping mask and grab… Oh, I didn’t do a darker colour, so I’m gonna make this for you, grab this darker colour, kind of a reddy-pink and do the same thing.

And if you make a mistake like I just did, you just get your eraser, take that out,  ’cause I like to have this, just to make sure that you’re creating that depth, having the dark behind and then the light tips of the flowers, I think that looks good.

Okay, and then same with the yellow one, create new layer, clipping mask, and then get that medium yellow, and we’ll do the same thing. And then we’re gonna come in here with this bud too. Okay, perfect. And then same thing with our green, so create new layer, clipping mask, grab that darker green and just start bringing in some shadows here.

Don’t Forget!

Oops, I forgot to fill one of those in. Okay, so I’m just gonna go and fix that, grab my green and drag and drop in there, there we go, fixed.

Grab the dark green again and just finish up with my shadows here. Okay, so we have a little bit of depth going on. I’m gonna turn my background layer back on, I prefer it that way. Okay, so now let’s just go and do the details for the… That make pansies actually look like pansies. So I’m just gonna continue on with my clipping or the layers that I did for my clipping mask.

You can make new ones if you want to by all means, that would be less destructive, but today, I’m just gonna do it over top, so we don’t have a ton of layers. So I’m gonna start with this medium yellowy colour, so I’m on my pink one, so on that clipping mask above it.

I’m gonna just go and make that… I don’t know, little face that they have just with the yellow, and I’m gonna be layering it. I’m gonna start with this. So here it kinda goes, it’s almost like a butterfly shape. I’m just gonna fill that in. Okay, and then I’m gonna go and grab this quite dark, eggplant purpley colour, and then go over top.

So I want to have an outline of the yellow, and this is gonna be quite dark. It’s kinda gonna have the edges a little painty but quite heavy in the centre.

So the same thing to the dark pink one, so I’m gonna just go to that clipping mask layer, grab that medium yellow, same thing. Grab that eggplant colour. Okay, and lastly on our yellow one. So the yellow part won’t show quite up as much, but we’ll still put it in here. Again, grab that eggplant. I don’t know why I’m calling it eggplant, it’s purple.  Whatever. Sounds fancy.

So It’s Looking all Right

Okay, at least they look like pansies, right? But I’m gonna make a few changes ’cause for this picture I don’t actually want my lines to be black. So what we can do, ’cause I didn’t feel like doing each line a different colour, we can just do this after the fact.

So this is a little thing that I do sometimes. Again, I’m gonna create a clipping mask on top of my lined layer and then yeah, hit clipping mask, and I’m gonna go in and just grab the colours that I want to make the outlines. So I’m gonna go back to my inking and grab that studio pen.

You can do this a number of ways, you can do this with studio pen or you could just to color it with a marker or anything like that, but I’m just gonna use studio pen today. I’m gonna grab this darker pink here, and I’m gonna make the lines this colour, so because it’s a clipping mask, I can just go over like that, and it’s gonna just make my lines pink, so I can just really do a swoop, do a circle, careful around here, and just make a circle around and then fill that circle in and then just that part is that pink colour.

So I like that better, that look better for this particular thing. So I’m gonna go and change everything here. So I’m gonna grab this darker one and then do the lines for this flower.

So I’m just going all the way around holding down my pen, making sure the line up again, and there we go, just a little bit more subtle. Grabbing this dark orange, going here.

Hopefully I got that in there. Yeah, got that. And then, don’t forget about this while we’re here. Little guy, and then I’m gonna go and grab this dark green and do the same to my greenery, and you can just do it in the sections, I’m just trying to make sure that I get it all covered here. And you can just go and color over top too.

You don’t have to do the drag and drop, it’s just a little bit quicker sometimes, but when you’re doing picky things like all these little details and it’s a little bit harder to get in, you might wanna do it all by hand. Okay. Let’s see if this works. Oops.

Looking A Lot Better!

Perfect. Okay, so that’s a better look, I think for this particular thing. And we can add another little touch here by going into the wrench. And I’m gonna give you a free watercolour paper texture that is in the downloads as well, so go and grab that if you want, just to add another little layer to it.

So I’m gonna go to my wrench and to add insert file. I’m gonna go into my Dropbox and go and find that. Wherever you downloaded yours will probably be on your iPad if you downloaded this watercolour texture. I’m gonna find that, import that, and I’m just gonna use the little toggles to expand it all the way out and make sure that it is at the top of our layer.

And then I’m gonna click the end and go to multiply, so that will give us a watercolour texture, which is a little bit nicer than just having it plain for this particular project.

So I think that’s it, guys. So I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, hit that like button, subscribe, and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials, just like this one in the future. I post every single week, so I’d love to see you back here.

Thank you so much for watching.

I love you guys, and I’ll see in the next one.

How to Draw Spring Flowers

By flower clipart, illustration, procreate

How to Draw Spring Flowers – Tulip Illustration – Step by Step Procreate Tutorial

 

Hi Guys, I’m Kris. Welcome to This Week’s Tutorial. Let’s Draw Together!

 

In this week’s tutorial, we’re drawing a vase with some spring tulips in it, all in Procreate, and I’m sure you can create this too if you follow along all the way to the end of the video. If you feel rushed, be sure to hit that pause button or just rewind to catch up and save this video to your library so you can re-watch if you need a little extra practice. Today we’ll be using all free brushes found in Procreate and don’t forget once you finish this entire video to share it on Instagram, tag me in the image, as well as the description, so I can find your artwork and feature you here in the next draw together video.

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For This Video, I’ve Made You a Free Colour Pallet

Just in case you’d like to use the exact same colors I’ll be using during this tutorial. And you can just tap on the link in the video description below where you can download it and install it to Procreate. And also below, you’ll find a link to a goody bag where you can grab some free goodies and visit my shop and support me there. So let’s jump in and just start out with our canvas, and I’m gonna set it up at the usual 4000 by 4000 pixels, 300 DPI, and sRGB. And I’m actually gonna start by going into my layers palette and going to the background colour and changing it just to a light blue grey. You can pick whatever colour you want, up to you. Just for a little variety, let’s change it up a little bit.

Remain On Layer One

So, I’m gonna remain on layer one and I’m gonna pick, I think I’m gonna start with the lightest yellow colour, and I’m gonna go and pick the studio pen. You can use a mono pen or just something that’s straight and solid that should work just fine. I’m going to have my opacity at 100% and my size is going to be around 20%, and I’m gonna go and make this so that we make our vase symmetrical. So how we’re gonna do this is go into our little wrench here, go to hit canvas, and then go to the drawing guide and turn that on, toggle that on, then go to edit drawing guide, click on that and you’ll see a few options here. So, we’re gonna go to the symmetry, little tab there, and the thickness is gonna be the thickness of this line in the center, just so we can see. Hopefully, you can see that there. And then we’re gonna click on the options and we want it to say vertical and assisted drawing will be toggled on.

Good To Go!

So once you have that set up, we’ll be good to go, we just click done and here we go. So you can see this layer says assisted on it, so this is the layer that it’s gonna allow us to draw symmetrical things. So I’m gonna start just with… I’m gonna zoom out a little bit, I’m gonna just start with a straight line first and I’m just gonna drag and hold, and then I’m just gonna tap to make that totally straight, and then I’m just gonna do whatever vase shape you want, up to you. And there we go. So now we have it symmetrical, hopefully you can see that, that’s my vase shape I’ll be working with. And then I’m just gonna go and drag and fill that, now we can really see it. So that’s just your vase, and now we have it symmetrical and we’re good to go, so we can just go and turn that assist to drawing off now if we want. And then I’m just gonna go back into my canvas, and I’m just gonna turn that drawing guide off, ’cause it’s kind of annoying to look at.

Click On A New Layer

So there we go, that’s all we needed for that part. And then I’m going to click on a new layer by hitting the plus sign, drag that layer to below this layer one. I’m gonna just go and pick, just grab a gray colour, any gray will do, and I’m just gonna make an oval below here. And I’m just gonna hold and wait till it goes kinda perfect, I wanna have a little bit lopsided and I’m gonna put my finger down just to make it straight. So that will be our little shadow layer, and I’m gonna drag in here to fill. It looks a little bit hard right now, so what I’m gonna do is go up here to your magic wand and go to Gaussian blur, hit layer and now all you need to do is just take your pen and drag it across. Can you see how it’s… I’ll zoom in. How it blurs a lot, so the more I drag, the more it blurs. So you can choose how much you’d like this blurred, I’m just gonna have it about, let’s see. A little bit more than that. Just about there, I think.

Let’s Blend!

And then I’m gonna go and click on this layer and I’m going to change, click on the end to change the blending mode, and I’m gonna put it to multiply. So no matter what colour behind it’s gonna react to that, whatever background colour we have, and then I’m just gonna bump down the opacity as something that looks somewhat reasonable. Maybe around 30%. I think that’s good. Okay, so now let’s work on our vase a little bit, I’m gonna click on that and then add a new layer, tap on it and hit clipping masks. So I’m just gonna do a little bit of shading just to give it a little bit of dimension. I’m gonna go and pick up that orangey colour, click on your brush, and we’re gonna go to, let’s go to air brush and just have that soft brush and it’s going to be at 100% and let’s start, let’s say 8%, that should be fine. So I’m just going to just give the edges just a really light little dusting here, maybe more so in the bottom a bit. A little bit on the side here. And then I’m gonna bring the brush up a little bit more maybe to about 25%. Just a little bit of a dust there.

Rounding It Out

So now we have a little bit more of a rounded shape. It’s a little bit much there, okay. And then I’m gonna go and grab that lighter yellow and I’m gonna add this to this as well, so I’m just making it lighter, even lighter yellow and still with the air brushing, I’m gonna bring it down back to about 8% again. Maybe let’s just give it a little bit of light on this side. Good, nice. So there we have our shaded vase, so we can decorate it and make it a little bit prettier, but at first I think we’ll put our flowers in and then we can kinda leave that to the end. So, I’m gonna select all three layers and hit my arrow and just move, move this down a little bit just so I have some more room, maybe I’m gonna shrink it just a hair, just so I have enough room for these flowers to come in, perfect. And then I’m going to select the shadow layer, hit the plus sign to create a new layer and bring that below, so all our layers will be below the vase so they go behind in it.

Draw Some Stems

So next, I’m gonna draw the stems of the tulips, so I’m just gonna grab this darker green here, then I’m just gonna stay on that studio pen for now. And let’s see what size… That’s still good. Okay, so we can stay on about 18% to draw these little stems and leaves and whatnot. So I’m gonna have one coming out about here, and then we’ll have one here. Maybe a little shorter guy over there. Let’s have some leaves here, like so. Have one coming out the front here. Okay, let’s see how that is. I’m gonna fill these leaves. Oops, I didn’t close that in. There we go. Perfect. Maybe we’ll have… Actually, so those ones are in front, so I’m gonna make another layer, drag it below, and these leaves will be behind, so that will help us later when we’re doing some shading and whatnot. So that one’s gonna be behind. And maybe we’ll have just another little guy in there go behind. Perfect.

A Couple Of Tweaks

Okay, so I think I’m just gonna go back to this layer and just tweak these a little bit, I want my stems to have a little bit more thickness, so I’m just gonna push down a little bit more. They need to be a little bit sturdier. Okay. That’s probably good. Great, and then we can go on top of this layer, I’m gonna click a new layer and make it a clipping mask. So, I’m gonna grab the light green, I’m gonna go and grab, let’s try the charcoals and maybe the… Let’s see, the willow charcoal, let’s try that. It’s gonna be at 100% opacity and 18%. Oh, that’s nice. Just to kind of lightly, just giving it a little bit of texture, just a little bit of something. Just play around with the sizes, it’s not crucial at this point, I’m at 8% right now. Give it a little something. Bring out that leaf there. Good, and then we can go into the same thing to layer five, these leaves that are behind, so I’m gonna click on that, add the plus sign, make it a clipping mask. And I’m actually going to use a darker green now. I will also add this to the palette for you, maybe let’s give it a little more depth in there.

Do The Tulip

Okay. We can use that darker green here too, just maybe give a little edges to that. Oh, I think that looks good. Okay, so now let’s do our little tulips, so I’m going to go and create a new layer on top of that, still below the shadow just to keep everything kind of organised and go back and grab our… Not our painting, our studio pen. So we’re still on… What were we on? 18%, and that’s fine. So let’s start with these tulips here. So I am gonna start with grabbing my colour would be good, so I’m gonna grab that hot pink and create the first little puddle here, it’s gonna kinda go like this, and then there’ll be one kind of like this. And I’m going to fill those in. And I know that’s not quite right, but those are the petals that are closest to us, and then we’re gonna do another layer kinda like how we did it for the leaves to make the ones behind, and that will just help speed up with some of our shadowing and whatnot. Okay, so this one is gonna go… Let’s have it more, a little bit more open here, like that.

Making Some Fixes

That’s not quite right.  Like that. Gonna come in. Okay. And now I already see that I will need to change this layer. I’m actually going to bring this behind the leaves. And you’ll see why in a sec, I forgot about this little guy here. So we want him to be behind for this part. And I’m gonna fix this little area here. Okay. Then I’m just gonna go to this layer that has the stems, grab my eraser and just fix that a bit. So that’s going in there a bit more. Perfect. Okay, so then I’m gonna go back to this layer, create a new one and bring it below and we can create a darker colour here, just to begin with, so we can see what we’re doing. And then we’re just gonna put the petals in here, like so. Now we can add a few more, I think. Okay, that’s good. And I’m just gonna do one more layer, you can have this even darker, just making it up as we go, and just a few more in the back here.

It’s Okay, It’s Alright

Okay, alright. So now we can add some more detail to the petal part. So I’m going to go to this layer, this sort of middle layer, and start there. And I’m just gonna add a new layer clipping mask, stay on this darker colour, I think that will do as well. And go and let’s stick with the charcoals, the willow is good, we’ll stay on the same size at about eight and just let’s make it a little darker in here, give it a little depth and sort of give it a little something in here, so I can just go around and do that. Okay. That looks good. Okay, and then same, I’m gonna go to the layer on top, add a new layer clipping mask, and get this lighter pink here, and let’s just give some life there. Alright. Okay, so then I’m going to just create a new layer and we’re gonna use just the white, and I’m gonna go back to inking and grab my favorite draw ink brush and let’s just do some extra little details, so I’m just gonna give a few little highlights here. I’m gonna have to fix these stems.

Flowers Need A Vase

Okay. I think that’s good for that. So why don’t we work on our vase a little bit and add something a little bit more interesting to it. Let’s go and go to the top and hit the plus sign. And grab this sort of beigey colour here, taupey-beigey. Let’s do some raffia. So we’re on our dry ink brush still, so that should be good, and let’s just kind of like, bring some lines around here, maybe I’m gonna make this a little bit bigger, actually, maybe about 16, and just sort of, you know, they’re all kind of a little bit messy, isn’t it? Have that stuff and kind of have a knot here, just messy sort of lines. And then, let’s see, it kinda has that…

Use Your Imagination

Okay. So that’s probably good. Just use your imagination with that, grab a little darker brown, and we’re just gonna give it a little bit of depth, so it makes sense, ’cause right now it kinda looks really like a big mush right now here. So just define some of those lines. So why don’t we make a little tag underneath our raffia tie here, so I’m gonna go into my layers and create a new layer and just pop it below that, and it does automatically go as a clipping mask. So just double check that, ’cause you won’t be able to draw outside of our vase here. So I wanna go and grab our studio pen again, leave it on the same settings, it’s fine at 18. And let’s just draw a tag. So you can have whatever shape you want. I’m just gonna make something, I don’t know, reminiscent of a luggage tag shape, I guess, something like that.

Write A Little Message

Okay, so now we can use that to write a little message on, but first, I’m going to make a little shadow. So I’m gonna actually duplicate this and my duplicate below, I’m just going to… I’m gonna give it this warm orange colour and you’re not gonna see anything happen, but you’ll see it below. But where we’re gonna move it just like so. Maybe down like that, and then we’re gonna go back to our magic wand. Go to Gaussian blur and layer, and again, just give this a blur like so. Mine’s at 15%, if that’s helpful. Now this, I am gonna make this a clipping mask, ’cause you see, I’ll show you, that it’s popping out here. So that’s not logical, so we’ll just clip that to the vase, so that’ll work. And now we have a nice little drop shadow below that. Okay, and we can move it over a little bit, it might be making more sense if it didn’t have too much on that side. That’s probably good.

 

Okay, so we can go back to our tag layer and make another one above it, and you can write a nice little message and I’m sure yours will be even prettier, because as we all know, I am not known for my hand lettering skills, so.  You can write whatever message you want. Happy Easter, Happy Spring. I’m just gonna say, “Thank you.” I’m gonna just do it with my dry ink at about 10, and I’m just, hopefully and neatly gonna say “Thank you.” You know, it’s just not my best skill.  Alright, something like that. I’m sure yours will look much better.  But we can decorate the tag, of course, then maybe we should do that, maybe we can just move this up a little bit. I can still read it and maybe you put a little… Grab the orange. Maybe that looks better, a little flourish or something. So you can decorate this however you want, of course, you can go in and maybe I’ll do this with this tag, you can go and take your eraser, and I’m just on air brush and a hard brush. So I’m going to bring it down to 2%. Let’s just see if we just cut little holes out of it.

And You’re Done

There we go. Makes it a little bit more interesting. Maybe I’ll move this up again, we’ll shrink it down, move it up. There, so we have a little cut-out tag, that’s kinda fun. So I think that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you did, please hit that like button, subscribe, and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials just like this one in the future. Just thank you so much for watching, I really appreciate it. I love you guys, and I’ll see you in the next one.

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How to Draw a Wild Rose Illustration

By flower clipart, procreate

How to Draw a Wild Rose Illustration – Step by Step Procreate Tutorial

 

Welcome to this week’s tutorial!

Hi guys, I’m Kris! Welcome to this week’s tutorial. Let’s draw together. In this week’s tutorial, we’re drawing a wild rose in Procreate and I’m sure you can create this too if you follow along with the video all the way to the end. And if you feel rushed, just be sure to hit that pause button or just rewind to catch up and save this video to your library so you can have some extra practice. So today we’ll be using all three brushes found in Procreate, and don’t forget, once you’ve finished this entire video, share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description, so that I can find your artwork and feature you here in the next draw together video. So for this video, I’ve made you a free colour palette, just in case you wanna use these same colours. You don’t have to, you can use whatever you want, but that is in the description below; you can just tap on that and download it and install it into Procreate, and of course, below you’ll also find some links to free goodie bags and free good stuff that I’d love to give to you, and there’s also a link to the shop where you can find all of the Clip Art goodies and lots of other stuff.

 

So let’s dive in!

And create our canvas of 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI, and I’m gonna start with my 6B pencil, and I’m just gonna use this dark brown here. We’re just gonna do a sketch first, just kinda get the placement of all the petals and all that kind of good stuff first, so I’m just gonna start with a loose sort of circle, not a perfect circle, it’s just gonna be slightly on the side and just sort of get where my centre point is going to be, it doesn’t have to be that specific.  And then just start mapping out where I want my petals, so it’s gonna be something like this coming out from here, and another one coming out here. This one is gonna come out here, actually, I think the centre line is actually gonna be a little bit lower. So the centre of those flowers will be a bit lower, so it would be like this. This petal here… I mean, they’re flowers so it doesn’t have to be exact. You can interpret it however you want. There’s some rules, but not really.  You can be pretty loose with that.

 

Okay, so like this. And I don’t know something like that. Just gonna erase that. And then this guy is gonna come down here. I don’t know. I’m gonna have to wiggle here. And let’s see. Then you wanna have one that has a little bit of interest to it, so maybe we’ll see the underside of the kind of side of that one. And it’ll come around here. So, I’ve made some of them so they are overlapping, and some of them that you can kind of see in-between, just to give a little bit of interest to your picture. Just to give a little bit of interest to your flower and yeah, I think that should be good. So we have one, two, three, four, five petals, it’s kind of a standard thing. I think I want this a little bit shorter in here. And then, let’s just do some leaves and sort of the base. So I’m gonna bring my stem and it can just go, I don’t know, kind of like this. Maybe we’ll have another little bit of it over here. Something like that. There’s some leaves. So when it’s overlapping, that makes it look a little bit more interesting. Something like that. And that should be good. Okay, so let’s have a look at the centre here. I wanna make sure that it’s down low enough, I still think I’ve drawn it a little touch high here, just for the angle of this. ‘Cause there’s gonna be a little… What is it? A stamen that comes out here, so just give it a rough look like that. Maybe it looked just a little bit thick. Just a little bit thinner, there we go.

 

Like so, and then we’re gonna have all our little bits like this. Okay, so we know that. Just right now, I’m just trying to get the direction; it doesn’t have to, obviously, not too detailed, but just kinda try to get how these leaves are gonna lay. So I’m gonna know that this goes, I kinda want it to be scooping in a little bit more here, to shout a bit. Okay. And I don’t really like the way this line looks. Okay, so I think that’s probably pretty good for a start. We can always just take our liquify tool, if you go to your magic wand and go to liquify, go to push and you can just move things around if you want to, if you’re not really happy with the shape. If a petal has gone out too far or something like that, this is a good time to go and just make those little adjustments and stuff, so don’t be afraid to use that, it’s one of my favourite little tools, especially when I’m sketching. Okay, well, I could be fiddling with this for a while, but let’s get to our good copy. So I’m gonna go to our layers and click on the N and just bring down that opacity to about 20-25%, whatever works for you, and then click that plus sign so that we get a new layer and I’m gonna do my good copy on top of that.

 

So I’m gonna stick with my 6B pencil, I’m gonna be at about 75% and 100% opacity. And let’s just get in there and do some nicer line work. I’m gonna do a few of these little circly guys, just off the top here, before I set the lines in here, and I’m just gonna make that like that and maybe if we feel kind of bumpy like that… Okay. And then just with the pressure of your pen, just give it a little bit more pressure in areas, a little bit less, just to have some variety.

 

 

 

Just have those edges a little bit… Just you don’t want them exact.

 

Okay. I like drawing flowers, you can be so, just kind of more loose and, yeah, just a little bit more left to interpretation.  It’s kinda nice. Okay. So, let’s just keep going. I’m gonna do these little leaves here. Maybe we’ll have one coming out here, too.

 

Just having a little shaky hand is not a bad thing.  Keep doing the lines, just to give it that textured effect.

 

Maybe we’d have one over here, too. Something like that. Okay. I don’t think we need our sketch layer anymore. It’s kind of distracting me now, so I’m just gonna go into my layers and turn it off and let’s see. Okay, so that’s better. I think that’s a really decent start just to our line work. So now I’m gonna make some… Actually, I’m gonna do all the little circly things. So maybe we’ll just fast forward a little bit ’cause you can kinda get the idea pretty quickly, so let’s go. So all they’re going to be is just some circles and then you’re just gonna attach lines to them.

 

Okay, so that’s probably good for those little bits, and while we’re here, I’m just gonna try to make it sort of darker in the centre, just kind of making a little bit more attention to here. So I’m just gonna darken some of my lines. I’m gonna use the side of my pencil, just to give a little bit of shading too. It’ll give that nice little shadow effect. And just sort of put some darker lines, just coming out from the centre, just really making this more of a focal point.

 

Okay. So that should be fine, and then, I’m gonna go around the edges and just make a few little lines down. So when you have little things like this little jogs, you can kind of emphasize those just by pushing a little bit harder at the beginning and then swooping down, and that just creates that kind of fold look. So have a few of those from the top. That makes that… I don’t know. Well, petaly sort of wiggly look, I think it helps.

 

Okay, and then, from the base, I’m gonna leave a blank spot in between this and this. So I’m just gonna start halfway down, kind of, and bring that in there, just randomly, but make sure that they go with the flow of the petal. And you can do this and then you can do the little dots if you want to. You can do it like that. It has a nice of effect, too. This just really helps to show the direction of those petals, how they’re bending. Okay. So that’s pretty good. Let’s just go and do a few more details onto our leaves here. I’m just gonna… Because I… I don’t know why,  I’m gonna turn my canvas upside down, just ’cause it’s easier for me to do these lines this way. So I’m just gonna start from the base and do these little veins out.

 

Okay, and I’m just gonna take the side of my pencil and just give a little shadow here and there, just where it would naturally be shadowed. I just like having a little bit more graininess for this particular one.  If you’re doing straight water colour, then you wouldn’t do this. It wouldn’t really matter, but you can make it how you want it to look. Okay. Alright, so that’s pretty good. We could leave it at that if you just wanted to do an illustration, but let’s just put a little bit of a paint in there. I am gonna use some clipping masks ’cause if I was using this for Clip Art, this is how I would do it. I’m just gonna go and select my sketch layer at the plus sign. Go to… Let’s just pick the green at the moment. Go to our brushes and inking, gonna grab the studio pen. I just like to fill this in solid then it adds a solid background to it. So I’m just gonna do that right now, and then I’m gonna make it look more painterly later. So basically all I’m doing is just filling it in, just colouring in the lines, basically. And you can just either choose to colour it in like this, which isn’t the greatest with the studio pen, or you can just drag it in to fill it just like this. Here I’ll show you. So if you have a completed shape, then you can grab your colour and fill it in. So you can do that as well.

 

Okay. That’s all the green. I’m actually going to turn it white now. And I know sometimes people get confused why I do this, but I’ll show you in a second. I’m just gonna make this all white. I’m gonna turn off my background layer ’cause then you can see. So basically, all I’ve done is just fill it in with a colour. I use the colour just because I can see it,  when I have a white background on or I could just turn the background off and use white, which I’ll do right now for the flowers so you can see that difference. But yeah, it’s just so I now have a solid fill. So if I’m going to be using this as like I said, Clip Art, it’ll have a transparent background. But I don’t want any colours to fill in, so just… They always need to be solid, so. I hope that makes sense. Around it would be transparent, the actual image would be solid.  So I’m just gonna make sure everything’s filled in and then I can use clipping masks to do my painting on. That way I don’t have to do any erasing around the edges. If you’re just working on a canvas and you’re just making a painting, and it’s just gonna always be on a solid background, then you don’t need to worry about this, but because I make Clip Art, this step is how I find it easiest to do.

 

Hopefully that’s all filled in. Okay, great, so now we have our two parts filled in. So I can… I did it in two parts, just so it’s easier for me because then I can just colour the green parts without worrying about getting the flower all messy. So I’m gonna go back to my stems and just select that, hit the plus sign, and then do click on the layer, and click on clipping mask, grab the green, the darker green colour to start, and you can use whatever water colour brushes you have or we can… For today we’re just gonna use all the free stuff in Procreate. I’m actually just gonna use the gouache. That’ll work fine for us for this part too. So I’m just gonna bump up my gouache to about, I don’t know, 25% and just start painting.

 

So I kinda want it to look a little bit painted. So I’m gonna pick it up and make it so it’s a little bit more blottier here and there. That’s gonna be darker in here, of course. We can make some shadows. We can bring it down smaller, that small. About 10%, and just kind of bring it in there. Just colour it however you want it to appear. And I’m gonna go grab that lighter green. Maybe just bring in some interest here. You can set that here and there. Okay, great. So that was pretty simple. And then I’m gonna go and let’s colour in our flower here.  I can’t think. Let’s go in and colour in our flower, and I’m just gonna select that layer and hit the plus sign. Click on that. Hit clipping mask, and then I’m gonna grab this sort of peachy colour. I’m just gonna stay with the gouache and I’m gonna stay at about 8%. Let me just put in a few lines here.

 

Alright. I’m just gonna erase it just from the stamen here. And then I’m gonna go grab the pink and just maybe bump this up a little bit more to, what is that, 30%? And just sort of create a little circle, kind of, or just loose… I’m being really light at the edges. So I’m kind of building it up darker in the centre, lighter on the outside. I don’t want it to be too exact on each petal. I wonder if we need a little bit of brighter pink? Let’s try this. I’ll have to add this colour. Yeah, that’s looking a little dull. Okay, and then let’s just erase a little bit here. Okay. So now we can go and grab our yellow and I’m gonna… Yeah, the gouache is fine, just bring it down, way down to 5% or something like that, and then just colour this guy in nice and solid. Okay. And then I’m going to use this new pink we have and go and grab the… Go back to sketching and grab the 6B again. I’m just gonna fill in these, all these little dots. Oops, that’s not part of our thing there.

 

I think this may need to be darker. Let’s put that there. Okay and then I’m going to go… Just ’cause this doesn’t… There we go. And then I’m gonna just do a little extra touch. At the very top, I’m just gonna click select my top layer and then just add another one to the top, just make it white and just… I’m just gonna add a few little dots just for highlight, just to really make these come out a little bit. Just a dot. And then maybe just a little… A few here too. Good. Alright, perfect. Now, to have another touch, because this is still very flat, which is… Totally works for some applications, depending on what you’re wanting to do. But I’m gonna go into my wrench and into insert file. I’ve put in the description below, there’s a free water colour texture that you can download. And so mine is just in my downloads folder. So I just navigate to there and click on that and it will import it.

 

And I’m just going to make it the size of my canvas. Oops. And then do that. And then I wanna hit the N and make it or set it to multiply. So then we have a little bit more texture, which is nice. So you can just go back into your line work layer, and if there’s anything else you kinda need to add to and just maybe bump this up a little bit more. You just gotta make sure that your lines are interesting or they need to be… They don’t all need to be the same thickness. I like having variation in that. I think that helps just make it a little bit more of an interesting piece. So I think that’s it for today, guys. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, please hit that like button and subscribe and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials just like this one every Tuesday. I post one here every week so I’d love to see you back here. So thank you so much for watching. Love you guys, and I’ll see you in the next one.

How to Draw a Cute Dog Illustration in Procreate

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How to Draw a Cute Dog Illustration – Step by Step Procreate Tutorial

Welcome to this week’s tutorial.

Hi, guys. I’m Kris.  Let’s draw together. In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing a cute little dog in Procreate. And I’m sure you can create this, too, if you follow along all the way to the end of the video. If you feel rushed, be sure to hit pause and just rewind to catch up. And save this video to your library so you can re-watch if you need extra practice. Today, we’ll be using all three brushes found in Procreate. And don’t forget, once you’ve finished this entire video, share it on Instagram, and tag me in the image as well as the description, so I can find your artwork and feature it here on the next draw together video.

 

So for this video, I’ve made you a free color palette just in case you’d like to use the exact same colors that I’ll be using during this tutorial. And so you can just tap on the link in the video description below, and you can download and install it into Procreate. Also below, you’ll find a link to a goody bag I’d love to share with you, and you can check out my shop and support me there. So let’s dive in and set up our canvas at 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI and sRGB. And I’m gonna start with my trusty old 6B pencil, and it can be in whatever color you want. I’m just gonna have black.  Very classic. It’s at about 40%. That should do the trick. And let’s start with a simple sketch and just get some shapes down.

 

So this dog is gonna be a little bit out of proportion. It’s gonna be more of a character, not quite so realistic. So pushing those little Yorkie boundaries a bit, so we’re gonna make his head a little bit bigger. Now, I’m just gonna start with a circle, and then he’s gonna have some ears, and these are just triangles, of course. And then his little body, it’s gonna come about there. I’m just gonna resize this just by pointing my arrow. I’ve made my head just a touch too big.  I’m running out of room. And so he’s gonna have a little paw here, and a paw here, and those are gonna come in. They’re gonna be fairly straight, really. That’s a little body here. Actually, maybe that’s a little bit too far apart for what I want. Hold on a sec.

Squiggly Little Line

So I’m gonna actually just take… Do my squiggly little line, my selection tool here, just select the lower body and I’m gonna resize it. Actually, I’m going to switch it to free form, so I can lengthen this a little bit. I just want it a little bit more narrow. And stay on free form, if it didn’t do that for me. And just resize this a bit here. I’m just gonna make them a little longer there. Let’s see. That should be good. Okay. And then he’s just gonna have his little feet coming out, you just sort of notice them back here somewhere. So again, this is just super messy. Just getting the feel of it. I’m gonna put in his markings a little bit. He’s gonna have this tier. You know how they’re multi-colored, so he’ll have this tier. Under here, he’ll have this. It’s gonna be darker, and these paws will be lighter.

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Okay, so let’s get to the face a little bit. So not quite in the center, a little bit lower than the center. I will do his little nose and his little circle eyes that Yorkies are so known for. I’m gonna do it about that. So we have three of these together, and they’re all roughly same size. And then his silly little mouth. It’s gonna look like this, kind of a scoop, and then a scoop this way. Actually, I’m gonna bring that up a little bit more. So I’m gonna grab my selection tool again. Just select that with the arrow, move it up just a hair, and that should be good. So he’s gonna have his little beard here. So that will be there, and then it’ll kind of go out this part here. I don’t really know what that’s called, but anyway, that part. And we know he’s got this shape, is gonna happen, and then the rest of it is the color or the darker color. The ears are gonna come in like that.

It’s really  looking terribly cute right now

Okay. So that’s pretty much… Wow, it’s really  looking terribly cute right now, but it will in a little while. So I just wanna make sure that I’ve got these in the right spot. I think that’s pretty good. It’s sort of the starting point for our lovely little Yorkie. I’m gonna take this sketch, and I’m going to just knock that opacity down by clicking on the N, and bumping it back down to let’s say 25, and I’m gonna create a new layer on top by hitting the plus sign. So then, I’m just gonna have a pick. Let’s see. Let’s do the eyes first. I’m gonna pick this black, it’s actually charcoal in the palette there, and I’m gonna go grab my inking, and I’m gonna go to the dry ink pen. And let’s see. This is gonna be at about 25%, and I’m just gonna darken these, these in here. And my nose is gonna be not quite a circle, rounded at the top. I don’t even know what shape you call this. What’s that? The shape of a vapes or a Vicks VapoRub? [laughter] I don’t know. It’s what it just reminded me of, that symbol. I’m gonna bring my pen down to about 5% or 6%, just to get in here and get the little mouth.

 

So those are really gonna be the only hard lines that we need for this project. Actually, while we’re here, why don’t we just go and do the little highlights, too? So I’m gonna pick up the lightest cream color, and just do a few little highlights here just on his eyes, just have that, and do a little here. I think I’m actually gonna smudge them out just a little bit, too. I’m gonna take my smudger and I’m just gonna use… Just be on the airbrush, and just a soft brush is fine. And you can just bring that down to maybe 3%, maybe that’s too much, 2%, and just get the edges. I’m just slightly doing it. I still want it to be a little bit scratchy, but just soften it a hair there.

 

Okay. Alright, that’s probably good for now. Alright, so a lot of this is going to be all done with the hair brush, but I think I’m gonna block out some colors first. So let’s just pick a new layer, and just bring that below the eyes and nose. And I’m gonna go and… Let’s see. What am I gonna do? I’m gonna go to the painting and just grab the gouache, that’s fine. You can use airbrush or anything like that, but I’ll use the gouache today. I’m just gonna block in some simple colors here. So I’m gonna do this brown, one of the darker medium ones, and I’m just gonna come in and just fill in this area. So I’m at, let’s say 10%, 100% opacity, just blocking this in. I’m not gonna go too far over ’cause I want the hair bristles to go over there.

 

Let’s just get some basic colors here. And then this is gonna be dark down here, this is gonna be dark. It’s a little foot, maybe we’ll have to do this a little smaller, maybe about a size six. Just get his little foot there, his little foot there. Okay, that’s probably good for that color. And I’m gonna go and grab this, the one right beside it, it’s a little bit warmer, and just fill in the rest. Let’s make this brush bigger again, back up to about 15, and we can just color in there. Again, I’m not going outside just ’cause I want those wispy hair bits in.

 

Actually, I don’t like how I did that paw. It’s probably a little bit too much. I just made it a little bit smaller, maybe about 8% or 10%. Okay, and then we can do his ears, too.

 

Alright. Well, he looks kind of weird, but at least we have a base going, so this is a great start. I’m still thinking I want that mouth a little bit higher up. So I’m gonna go back to my layer with the mouth on it, grab my little selection tool, and I did not grab it, grab my little selection tool and bring that up just a hair. That’s better, I think. Okay. Yeah.

 

Alright. So let’s get some hair going. I’m going to just create another layer on top, I think. I probably don’t need to but, I will just in case, and start with some hair. So I’m going to start with this darker brown. So all we’re gonna do is use what we have native to Procreate. So I’m gonna go in and find the touch-ups, and that’s where you’ll find the hair. I’m gonna select short hair to start with. We might use all of them, and we might just use this one. I’m not sure yet, we’ll see. But all you have to do, you can see with this brush, it just gives you that. So that’s what we’re going to need. So I’m just flicking up, careful not to make a funny shape, otherwise it won’t look like hair, and then just trying to go in the direction of how it falls on the dog. So I’m gonna have, let’s say… What are our settings going to be? Maybe at 30, 32, and at about 80% opacity, roughly. Let’s just start with that. So I’m just gonna be flicking, and like I said, going with the way the hair goes. This is gonna be all about layering, lots of layering, and just building this up and creating that depth. What I might wanna do underneath is push that layer behind just to make it look hairy on the edges. So I might go and do that, too. Let’s see.

 

Let’s do that. Okay, so I’m gonna turn this off, and I’m gonna go back and show you something else. Okay. So we’re gonna go to this fill layer that we did before. I’m gonna go to my smudge tool actually, and go and do the same thing. I’m gonna go to the touch-ups, and the short hair, and just push this a bit, if you can see, just to make that edge kind of furry. And I’m gonna make it bigger, let’s say about 35, and just go and soften that edge. That’ll give us a nice little background to work from, so I’m not working against any hard edges.

 

I probably should have made those touch. It will.

Okay, so I think that’ll be better. So now, if we just go back and turn on the hair layer, you can see you don’t have that harsh line, especially when I turn this off. We can actually turn off our sketch layer, we don’t really need it anymore. Let’s go back to the hair, we’re back to that darker brown, and we’re still on our short hair, it’s still at 80% and at about 30% for size. I’m just gonna keep going around and building that up, keeping in the direction of the hair, but still trying to have some variation and irregularity in it, too, if that makes sense.

 

Alright, I’m gonna bring my brush down a little bit smaller to about 12 or 13, and just do a few hairs on the edges here.

 

Alright. While we have the small brush, I’m just gonna put a few little ones in here.

 

And start building a little bit of depth around his eyes.

Looks angry.

Well, he won’t look mad by the end, I hope. It’s not supposed to.  Now, let’s see. Okay, that’s very tough. Okay, so next, we’re gonna do a new color, we’re gonna bring in this medium color there. And I’m gonna go back to about 30%, and start doing that, and it can overlap, of course. You want it to. We’re gonna have variation in this, just trying to build up those layers and that depth.

 

So you want this to be going this way, and just wanna make sure that you’re always remembering what direction the hair would be going in, naturally falling. I hope you can see this. I know it’s the same color, so it’s overlapping a bit but…

 

This is driving me nuts. I’m gonna move it. It’s too noisy.

 

So let’s do another color and I’m gonna grab this more medium brown color and just just go where the eyes are and start creating some more depth here.

 

This color can go between both colors, so I would bring it into this color, too, and just start to create some depth there.

 

Okay. I think I’m gonna go into the layer behind, just to fill in some of this stuff. I’m gonna go into that solid layer that we did behind with the same color still seems to have… And just fill in some of this behind. I think that’ll help because it’s more interesting when you have the different layers coming in on different layers,  if that makes sense, so the color, not just having the lighter color over top with the dark color, but the dark color over top of the light, and that’ll just make a different look, as well, and really fill that in.

 

Okay. So I think he is looking pretty good. Why don’t we focus a little bit on the eyes, ’cause right now these are just crazy little buggy eyes that need a little bit of work. So let’s go on top, and we’ll do a new layer and I’m gonna go… And I think I’m gonna use my favorite, my inking, my dry ink brush to do this. I think it’ll work. Let’s see. Yeah, I’m gonna be on about 5%, and still with this color that we have, just this dark… Well, actually, let’s start with the medium brown, stay on that, 100% opacity, 5% for size and just start coming in here and just overlapping, so some of the hairs are gonna come in here, and just a flicking motion. Just sort of… So we have some of our own more distinct lines. And maybe they might… Like this other little eyelashes go. I think that… And then there’s gonna be, of course, some hairs from here that come over. I don’t know if that’s a little bit too distinctive. Okay, let’s see. Okay, let’s do the same on the other side to start to build that out.

Don’t know if… I might have this corner here. Okay. And then let’s see… Go to the darkest color and get some in there. I’m just gonna be pushing this. Just a few. And they’re close to it.

Okay. I was starting to sink in there a little bit. Alright. And then let’s get this lighter cream color. He’s gonna have some lighter strands here.

Just really, really lightly.

Erase that.  Okay, let’s see. It’s all about just building this up and getting those lines going. So I’m gonna actually do on a layer below. I’m gonna make a new layer. Just because I wanna experiment a little bit more. I’m gonna go to this medium brown. Let’s go, and back to our non-vintage when I get my touch-ups. Let’s try the fine hair and see if we can get… Let’s go to about 22%. Oh yeah, that’ll work, I think. Just get some more hairs going in the back here that are a little bit more defined, a little bit less, of course, than what we were doing with the ink brush. I just get some more colors going here, more lines. This actually, I think, will work well for some more definition. That’s good.

How about this color? Let’s try that, too. That warmer color. I think I actually wanna add a little bit warmer there. Better.

 

 

Okay, let’s try this lighter cream color and just work a little bit more where the muzzle is.

 

 

Yeah, that works well. You know how they have almost little old man eyebrows here.  That works. That’s starting to look good. Kind of just want a little funny hairs, doing some stuff there just to make it a little irregular. Actually, I’m gonna go on my top layer again just to do a few things, ’cause I wanted them to go over the eyes a little bit. That’s good. Okay, I’m gonna go back to my layer below.

It’s just about layering and layering, and layering. You can go on for a long time, just making this look as realistic… This isn’t gonna look super realistic, but get that fur going as much as you want, for sure. I won’t go on all day today, otherwise this video will be terribly long.  But we’ll get the idea, so you know what to do for little fuzzy creatures like this.

 

There. I just wanted this part to be a little bit separate from this part. I think that’s… Accomplished what I wanted. Yeah, okay. So I’m gonna try to sink this mouth in just a little bit more, so I’m going to just get that dark brown and I’m gonna go back to that fine hair. Same settings, we’re just gonna stay at about… What is this now? Twenty-four, 25, something like that. And just with little short strokes, just kinda… Oh, that’s not gonna work, actually. Let’s bring this down to 12 and just get darker in that corner, just blending that mouth in a little bit more just with little short strokes.

 

I think that’s good. You can pull some of them through, too. This kinda makes him look a little bit like a Muppet.  Alright. I’m just gonna get a few darker in here. Same with around the nose, just pushing that in a little bit.

 

Let’s go… I do have that, okay. Lets go and just continue to darken this area a little bit.

 

Let’s do a little bit more on the ears. I’m gonna grab this medium brown and let’s go to about size 16, 15, something like that. No, let’s go to size about 25. Maybe just do a few more distinguishing hairs on these ears here.

 

And let’s just get the really light white. Put a few in here.

 

Okay. I think I’m gonna go on a layer below and just add some more of this dark brown. Still, same settings on this brush.

 

So I’m really disappointed, the last few minutes of this tutorial, my camera decided to turn off on its own, which is super frustrating. But anyways,  you didn’t miss much. I just kept going and just kept adding a few more layers of just fur. That’s all it was, just a little bit more definition and just layering upon layering. Exactly the same thing that I’ve been doing this whole tutorial. So you didn’t really miss much, so don’t worry. I hope you’re not too disappointed. But I hope you did enjoy this tutorial, and if you did, please hit that like button, subscribe, and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials just like this one, hopefully without my camera dying at the end. But I do release a tutorial every week. Thank you so much for watching, guys. I love you and I’ll see you in the next one.

How To Draw A Man Walking In Procreate

By illustration, procreate

How to draw a Man Walking step by step in Procreate Tutorial – Using Brushes/Guides

Hi guys, I’m Kris. Welcome to this week’s tutorial.

Let’s draw together!

In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing a man walking in Procreate, and I’m sure you can create this too, if you follow along with this video all the way to the end. It’s going to be a little bit different this week. I am showing you how to use my new male body brush box, so they’re stamp brushes for Procreate. They’re brushes for Photoshop and Affinity as well, and they also come in Photoshop layers and illustrator layers, and PNG and PDF. So that’s a lot of stuff there, but you can use them however you want. You can even print them out and use them that way. They are guides to help you learn to draw better, and easier, quicker, faster, and just to get to the illustration part so you don’t have to think about body proportion, face proportion, all that kind of stuff. It’s just a really simple, easy tool to help you in your journey of learning how to draw better, and if you’re interested in these brushes, you can find them in the description. There’s a link below for you. And don’t forget once you finish this entire video to share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description so I can find your artwork and feature you here on the next draw together video.

 

For this video, feel free to use whatever colors you like. There’s no color palette today, but you don’t really need it. We can just jump right in by creating our canvas at 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI. We don’t really need a square, but I just like to have a lot of white space, so it’s good for today. Let’s jump in and I’m just gonna go and find our male body brushes. So they come in a husky build, an athletic build, and a slim build, and then there are the heads as well. So I’m just gonna go and grab an athletic body, and you can see there’s 14 different body positions, and today, I’m just gonna use the walking forward one, and I’m gonna have it at about 80%. So I’ll just simply tap and there he is, and then we can use our arrow to move him. So let’s go grab him a face.  And I’m gonna just create another layer, so I’m gonna hit the plus sign, go back to my brushes and then go to the male heads. And here we have 14 forward-facing, three-quarter looking to his side a bit, profile, and then three-quarters facing down, and they all have different hairstyles to choose from.

 

So today I’m gonna just grab this mid-cut, this front-facing. I’m gonna have it at the same size at about, let’s say, 80 and see what that’s like. Just tap, and there he is. And then I can move him and I’m just gonna actually make this just a hair larger for today, and just put it around there. Now you can decide how long you’d like his neck to be, but I’m gonna place him there. Okay, so now we can go and just merge these two layers, and we can resize him too, to make him a little bit bigger. Okay, and there we go. So much work is already done for us. He’s all ready to go. All we need to do is put some clothes on the poor man.  But you can see it really makes it a lot simpler, especially things like this where it’s already figured out the foreshortening of the leg, which can sometimes be a little bit tricky and hands, so that’s always nice to have those done. So let’s jump in and give him some clothes. So I’m just gonna bump back the opacity by clicking on the end, turning it down to… I’ll do it at about 30, so you can see him well enough. Then I’m gonna create another layer and we’ll start drawing our clothes on that new layer.

 

Okay, so I’m just gonna keep it just black is fine, and now we’ll go into our free brushes, so just our regular brushes in Procreate. I’m going to go to inking and grab that dry ink brush that I love so much, and I’m gonna have it at about 6%. Okay, so I think I’m just gonna do a collared, a collared button shirt. Most of the time, that’s what my husband wears, so I think he will be my inspiration today.  So I’m just gonna start by just bringing the collar here. And I would just lay it like that. It’s a little bit messy, maybe. And that’s gonna tuck in like that. Seeing where this bends here. Maybe it would kinda bend like that. And then we’re gonna have this come over and have it come in here. Alright, so it’s not like a perfectly starched shirt so you can have it a little bit wiggly. And that line would be coming here, the stitching line. Okay, so I’m gonna have this ever so slightly just off center and a little bit wiggly and go like that, and this is this little stitching line here. There would be a button here and maybe here where his belly button is.  You know what? This is probably curved a little touch too much, so I’m just gonna straighten that out just a hair. Okay. And that’ll come up there. Alright.

 

I’m gonna just give him just some little lines here just to make it not too straight just to look like it has a little bit of movement to it. Okay, so that should be fine. I’m gonna come in with the shoulders and I’m gonna make a specific little mark there, kinda like to break that where the seam would be there, and so it shows where the shoulder and the arm meet on the shirt, and I think I kinda make this a more casual look, so I’m gonna have a little gathered here and more of a turned up sleeve. Let’s bring this sort of in like that. Yeah, okay, so same again on the other side, just gonna make that seam where the arms go, make a few wiggles there, it’s kind of where it’ll come in, then we’re gonna have the rolled up sleeve.

 

Okay. Casual shirt, next, let’s give him some pants. We’ll just give him, obviously, jeans would go well with this type of look. So I’m just gonna start with the fly area, bring that down and go on up, give it a little stitch kind of in there. Then I’m gonna drop the crotch a little bit, that sounds lovely, give him a little room, you know? Alright, and then the folds there, and of course the stitching would carry on under here, and then there would be the lines there. Actually, I’m just gonna make this look more like it’s kind of coming like that, and then you have the leg coming here.

 

Okay, just a few creases and folds, just to make it look a little bit more natural. I’m gonna make it look like… So we obviously can see that knee, so there would be some folds in there, and then that pant would come around here. Again, I’m just giving him some room. Okay. Usually a little bit baggier around the knee, these are a slightly tighter style of jean, I guess. We can have a little hem line there. Okay, that should be all right.

 

So you can see if we remove the template behind, it looks like a man shape. Let’s give him a few more details on these jeans here, you’ll see the little bit of the pocket, I think that would come down here. We can just indicate that by some stitching like so. Okay, and then, let’s draw in the rest of the body. So we can just bring in these arms here, and of course, you can give this more of a painted stem, more realistic, more cartoon-ish, you can… Obviously, it doesn’t have to be a black outline, like I’m doing, this is just more of an illustrative style. You make it whatever style you want, at least you’ve got the basics to start with, and that just makes it so much easier and so much less time-consuming. Especially figuring out hands and stuff like that, that can always be really fun. Okay, so just something about the heads, the heads are just a very classic proportions, so of course, not everybody has these proportions, everybody’s a little bit different, but this just gives you a really basic start so you can adjust.

 

Everybody is not gonna have this jaw line, but you can know if you’re trying to do something that’s a little bit of a sharper point, a little bit of a rounder face, a little bit narrower, any of those things. And the same with where the eyes and nose and mouth are placed, that will vary from person to person as well, but at least you have a starting point of something that is just sort of that basic, classic dimensions and you can start from there. So let’s just… I’m gonna keep it basically what’s here today, just somewhat classic shape. If I can trace anything, that would be really  a miracle. Here we go. Okay, I think we’ll do his head in a minute, why don’t we get on to his shoes here.

 

So the shoes, with these feet it actually makes it fairly simple. It might look kind of funny right now, but you’ll see in a minute, you just put in the little shoe tab. We’ll give him some runners, I think. Bring it around in there, you just follow the lines basically. I’m just gonna make the end a little bit more round, ’cause this shoe would be a little bit rounder, maybe not quite that round, and then it’s gonna have a little bit of a thicker sole to it. Okay, something like that. And put these laces in. And then we’ll just tie a little bow, maybe have a little tag there and there we are, some runners. Okay, good, and then this one, we’ll just follow here after the little tab bit, that little tongue, whatever you call that.

 

 

Alright. Well there, good, he’s got some shoes. Good stuff. And now, why don’t we go and just kinda get the face going. Alright, so I think we’ll give him a little smile today, so actually, I’m gonna start with his eyes. I’m just gonna bring my pen down just a hair, just to like 4% and I’m just gonna basically follow this, for the most part. I’ll just make it a little bit more square like that. And I’m not gonna go too big with male eyes just because, well, they’re usually not wearing make-up, so it’s a little less expressive. And when you have them too large it does start to look a little bit more on the feminine side, I think, anyways. But yeah, just keeping them a little bit smaller. I can keep this crease here and again, I’m not gonna do lashes, but I am just gonna do the lash line a little bit thicker just with the line. That way you can get the depth but not have all the lovely lashes like I usually do. Although I will say oftentimes, men have way more fabulous lashes than a lot of women. It’s not fair. Yeah, anyway, I know you ladies know that.

 

Well, I have eyelash-envy of my husband, anyway.  Alright, and of course, the brows are most likely going to be a little bit thicker, heavier than most women, maybe a little slightly more unruly depending on the guy. But this guy, we’ll give him a decent brow here. It’s probably good. I think I’m not really quite thrilled with the shape here. Again, I can go into my magic wand, grab my liquify, just make that quite… It’s on the push, and maybe to 22%. I’m just gonna… Maybe down even more at 15. I’m just unhappy with the edges there. Those are a little bit too catty or something. Okay, that’s better. Now I just fix things with my little liquify brush, love it. Okay, I think I’m gonna give him a bit… A few lines here, just because I’m gonna have him smiling, so we might have some nice creases like so. Okay, we’ll see. Now because you’ve drawn this, I’m just actually going to totally do another little cheat. And I’m gonna get this squiggly little line. I’ve got to figure out what that’s called.  And just… So back to my eye, I’m in freehand and add, and I’m just gonna click copy and paste, and so that now I have that eye on an… Or a copy of that eye on another layer. And I’m just gonna hit my arrow and on uniform, say flip horizontally.

 

I’m going to have my snapping on and have my magnetics on so that I can simply just slide it over and we can… I’m just trying to find out where it’s supposed to go. We can cheat. So,  I am gonna change it a little bit just because sometimes it does look a little bit funny if they’re exactly… But that’ll happen when I start coloring and stuff, so that I think just saves us a little time. Okay, right, so that’s a good start for that. I might make some adjustments in a minute, but we’ll see where we go. Okay, let’s give him a little nose here. I’m just gonna do just a really basic kind of nose here, so I’m just gonna start with a little line, go up for the nostrils, give it a little darker line there, and then a swoop around. Hopefully the same on the other side. Swoop around there, just classic. I don’t know if it’s classic, but just like a simple nose. And I’m gonna bring in here a little bit. I’m gonna just… And around here just to give him a little bit of definition.

 

Okay. And then his mouth. Let’s do a nice smile. So I’m going to… Because that smile’s gonna actually bring his lip line up, of course. I’m gonna start here and I’m just gonna do… Put the beans there. I don’t know why I call them beans. I’m not sure that’s right, but anyway  And it’s just gonna be a subtle swoop. And that’s the top lip, and then I’m just gonna… Because when you smile, usually your top lip stretches out a little bit, so we’re gonna have it not too big here. Okay, so that’s our top lip. And then the bottom lip is going to be about here, and that’s just gonna come down like that. Okay, and give him a little… His bottom lip will be a little bit bigger…

 

Okay, I’m gonna turn off my layer below my guide layer just so we can see a little bit more. Making marks all over the place. So to do the teeth, what I do is just darken in a little ways in here. See, like that, and then… So twitchy, just in here, I don’t know, what is that, three quarters of the way in? Just give a little triangle, just to indicate those, are they incisors? I should know this. You know, your little shark teeth, the pointy ones. Just to signify those. So that’s a really simple way, just to make a really easy smile without, I don’t like drawing all the teeth when I’m doing something more illustrative. I think that’s too much information. So just doing these little teeny dots and just filling in the sides just give you enough to go on I think to read that as a smile and as teeth. Just a little line, extra line underneath the lip, just to have that shadow there. Okay, so we have a smile. Looks good.

 

Okay, and I’m just gonna do, let’s do a little bit of hair here. Actually, I’m gonna do this, oops. Actually, I’m gonna just merge this down just ’cause that was our copied layer and just get some hair going here. So with the hairstyles they’re just obviously a start, a suggestion of just where things would go and you can just fill in the rest. So I really just concentrate more on the roots at this point, just getting those lines and just the general flow in. Oops.

 

 

Actually, maybe this will go behind his ear like that.

 

 

Not gonna do every hair, just a few lines just to indicate where it’s going. Okay let’s see without just turning that off. Okay, I should be good for now. Okay, so I think it’s time to fill some color in. So I’m gonna go on, click on layer one and hit the plus sign, and first I’m gonna start by filling in his skin color. So I’m just gonna go to my studio pen just right above my dry ink here, and start filling it in. So let’s maybe fast forward through this, ’cause I know you know how to do this.

 

 

And then just take your color and drag it in, and there we go, filled it up.

 

 

 

Okay, next I’m gonna create another layer, so hitting the plus sign, and I’m going to do his… Put his jeans here. I’m just gonna pick on a blue jean color.

 

 

 

And then I’m going to create another layer and put his shirt on top. So I’m gonna change the color in a little bit, but I’ll just make it gray for now.

 

 

 

Okay, I’m just gonna add another layer and fill these in with gray too.

 

 

 

Okay, and I’m actually gonna turn these to white because I think I want them white and but, anyways, so there we go. And let’s see, maybe we should put a little bit behind his face here. So I’m just gonna go to my skin layer just to keep things organized, and hit the plus sign, and I’m gonna go and make this a very, a slightly gray, slightly creamy white color, it’s not gonna be pure white, and I’m gonna go to the painting and grab my gouache, and have it quite small, maybe, I don’t know, two percent, and just fill in the eye, I’m just gonna make it one percent, actually, and 100% opacity, and just fill this in. You just don’t want it to be 100% white, it makes it look a little bit crazy. This will look more realistic, and we can use that color on the teeth as well.

 

Okay. And while I’m here, I’m just gonna make it a little bit pink, just for the corners here, the edges. Okay. And I’m just gonna make those eyes, just gonna make them a brown color, just a gray-brown color, just fill that in. Okay. And then I’m, at the very top, at the very top of your layers, I’m gonna add another layer, make it completely white, and have your brush at one percent and just do a little white dot so you have that, so there are his eyes. And I’m just gonna do a little bit of base color, I’m gonna go back to the eye, at the eye layer, and hit the plus sign, and, yeah, just with… We’ll have him have brown hair. Again, with the gouache maybe at around three percent, just kinda block in this color a little bit. Don’t go too far to the edges, just because we’ll do that with more hair later, but… Just kinda get an idea.

 

And I’m holding down my brush the whole time here, and I’ve picked it up again to make it thicker or more opaque. All right, and while we’re here, we can make our brush smaller to one percent and just fill in those eyebrows too. All right. Well, that looks good, we just got our basic color blocking in and we can start adding some more depth and interest and definitely getting that hair under control. So let’s go back into our layers and go on, click on the jeans layer, the fill layer, add another layer on top and click on clipping mask, and we’re gonna just make some changes here. So I’m gonna select this blue color just so I have the same, then I’m going to take… In this view, I’m gonna take this little circle and go down a little bit into the right, so making an L shape, and then I’m going to go back into my painting and grab the spectra brush, and I’m gonna have it at, oh, I don’t know, 40%, just larger, and softly dust over it, not hard, as you can see, just softly, it gives it a little bit of texture, I hope you can see that, just to make it a little bit interesting. And then I’m gonna bring my brush quite small, maybe about two or three, and just start doing some shadowing. The crotch is going to be a little darker on the inside of the legs.

 

Just ’cause you know how jeans are, where there are seams and stuff, it’s where the dye really collects the most, so you’re gonna wanna make that darker. You’re gonna have to have your brush quite small and just get in there and… Yeah, where the creases would be and the seams would be. Make sure that’s sort of your darkest area and you can build that up too. So actually I’m gonna go even darker. So I’m gonna do the L again down into the right with my little color picker and just start to get these shadows in here. Oops, I made a funny line.

 

 

 

Bring that brush up a little bit. I’m just being really light with it. I just dust it around. The shirt would probably cast a little bit of a shadow. And, of course, this part of the leg would be more in shadow too. So you can really push that back, make it look further away.

 

 

 

It depends where the pockets are too, like where the inside of the pockets are really. Get some more dye in there, so you just wanna have that…

 

 

 

Looks a little bit line-y. Okay. That’s probably good for now. Okay. Let’s get this shirt out. Obviously, I don’t like this particular color. It looks… Makes him look a little blah at the moment. So let’s see. What color should we do? So let’s actually just make it a white. So I’m not gonna make it pure white, I’m just gonna make it slightly off white, slightly blue maybe. Let’s see what that looks like. Okay. That’s probably good for a start. And let’s see. We can give him… Maybe we’ll make it, like I said, we’ll make it plaid, so we’ll get some stripes in there. But first I’m going to just do some shadows. So I’m gonna just do the same thing. Add the plus sign, click on it, clipping mask, and I’m just gonna take this and down into the right, just like that L shape. I’m gonna use my gouache this time, still in painting, just maybe about, I don’t know, 12%. Let’s just give him some bit of shape here. So I’m having it so my light is basically coming straight, like this way, so this side is more gonna be shadowy, in general. I just keep adjusting my brush size just to suit my needs here.

 

 

 

Well, let’s make it a touch darker. Just keeping that darker color just closer to the edges.

 

 

 

Okay. Great. Okay. That’s probably good to start. And then I’m, actually, while we’re on this color, I’m just gonna do the shoes as well, ’cause they will also be white. So I’m gonna click on the shoe layer, click the plus sign, clipping mask, and just do a few shadows on it, while we’re here. So I’m gonna do it about 4 or 5%, just giving it a little definition.

 

 

 

Okay. It’s probably good for now. And why don’t we do his skin while we’re at it too. So I’m gonna go and select his skin layer, hit the plus sign, hit clipping mask, and I’m gonna grab this skin color and go down into the right and start making some shadows. So under the jaw. And I’m still on my gouache. Now we can use our guides to help us with the shadows a little bit. So I’m gonna turn them back on. Of course, we won’t see them, but I’m just gonna drag it above. It can go all the way above too, if you want, so we can see that. So you see where these lines are? Those are actually the sides of your face, so they’re actually gonna have shadow on them. So you can just kind of follow this. This is where your cheekbone would be, and that’s where you would have that plane change there. So hopefully that makes sense. I can turn it back on, so I can see. See? So now he’s got some definition there.

 

Okay, so we can make it a little bit smaller. Maybe around two. And the other thing, the really easy thing to do is just come in and make this eye socket dark ’cause that’s gonna be shot out in there. And that’ll really help bring some depth to this. And then I’m just gonna follow down the nose, just really lightly. I see I’ve got some dots and erasing that I need to do.  And then kind of a triangle below the nose, you can see that hopefully. And just around kind of where he’s got… That there. I’m gonna make this a 1% just so I can get into the smaller areas. And I’m gonna go down and make it darker a little bit more. So, making that L and still at 1%, just a little bit more definition in some of these creases here. 2%. So under the lip would be emphasized. Oh, I know what we’ve forgotten. I’ve forgotten his smile lines. That would be nice. Okay, I think this… Actually I’m just gonna blend this out, just got a little bit out of control there. Okay, right. So and I have that darker still, and I’m just gonna make it a little bit more in his ear there. Maybe a little bit more closer to the jaw here.

 

Okay, that’s good for now. I’m gonna go back to that lighter brown that I had. So as you can see it’s just that brown I originally had for the shadows, the Gouache, gonna bring it up to maybe about 4% and just do a little bit on his arms. His fingers here. And on those legs here, gonna just give him a little shadow too. Okay, so let’s go and just continue on with his face a little bit. I’m actually gonna probably make his hair quite a bit darker just because of his… His skin color would probably work nicely with some darker hair. So first, I’m gonna actually do his lips. So we can just go stay on this layer. And I’m gonna pick sort of a peachy, pinky color. Let’s just see. It’s too light. Yeah, maybe that. Let’s try that. Again for guys lips, I don’t go too crazy pink or anything like that, just ’cause probably not wearing lipstick. And then I’m just gonna make it a little darker here just to emphasize the corners. But yeah, I just don’t wanna… Too much… Too much color on here. That’s just my personal preference, and then the upper lip is just gonna be a little bit darker. And then I’m just gonna take that in this color palette just get something kinda light and just give it a little… Just a little highlight. Just gonna make this a little bit smaller. Okay. Good. So that’s probably good for the lips. We can go in and I’m just gonna add another layer, you don’t have to necessarily, but I’m just going to.

 

On top of that, shadow layer, I’m gonna do a highlight layer. So I’m gonna go back to the… Actually, I’m just gonna grab this skin color, and I have something a little bit lighter. So the opposite L, the reverse L.  And let’s just do a few highlights. I’m probably gonna be at about 2% and just give him a little… Little highlights. Maybe his forehead a little bit. His cheeks and his chin of course. And the edge of his hand, arm a little bit on the side. Okay. And then on another layer, I’m just gonna give him a little… A little bit more of a warm color and just… Let’s see. Just warm up his cheeks a touch here, and his forehead. Let’s give them a little bit of color. I hope that makes a difference. Alright, let’s go back to his hair color layer, and I’m gonna bring it down. I’m gonna just continue with my browns and just bring it quite dark, let’s see, maybe we’ll just stick with the gouache for a second here and just block this out. So I’m gonna make it darker, just keep layering more where… Especially close to his scalp so, or where the roots are.

 

 

I’m gonna make his eyebrows a touch darker too, his eyes a bit… Then I’m gonna go and grab the… Let’s see the old brush and bring it down to maybe 4%. Works a little bit for…

 

 

 

I can bring in our guide again, I’m trying to remember where their hair went. Okay, I’m gonna turn that guide back off. Alright. And let’s see, maybe the dry brush. The dry brush, works nicely too actually.

 

Alright, so I’m gonna go back and grab my into inking and grab that dry brush, still the same color, and let’s just get some more hairs in here.

 

 

 

Okay, and I’m gonna go and back to black. I’m gonna put a few more… I gotta keep with the direction here. A few more of these in just to keep working, and sometimes I find that if you have just a few on the outside that gives it a better look, just sort of finishing ones.

 

 

 

I’m just gonna make some more breaks here… I’m just gonna erase a few little bits in here, I think it’s gotten a little bit too messy on me.

 

 

 

There, I think that’s better.

 

Okay, and back to the gouache and just gonna have a quite dark but not black, and at 1%, black and a few more dark spots here.

 

 

 

And I’m just gonna grab like a lighter brown, just for some highlights, still with my gouache. Just spring a few in.

 

So let’s maybe start on the pattern on the shirt. Okay, so I’m just gonna go to his shirt layer, and we can be below the shadow layer and just add another one, click on it. Oh, it becomes a clipping mask, if you put one below the original clipping mask, so that’s no problem. So just gonna go and grab… Let’s just start with this blue and then I’m gonna bring it lighter over here maybe, and I’m gonna choose my inking brush inking pen, and let’s just make a plaid pattern. Alright.

 

So I’m gonna have it at… Let’s see, well, of course, you’re not gonna see it there. We’re at about 7%. Okay, and let’s start this pattern, so I will start here and just following the lines of the shirt.

 

 

 

Okay, and then those lines are gonna go this way on this sleeve. Okay, and then we will oops… Start here.

 

 

 

Alright, so now let’s get these lines going the other way to make it a plaid so I was gonna simply go this way.

 

 

 

All right, so, now I’m gonna just click on the layer below, and I’m gonna add some color underneath this. So, I think I’m gonna go with just like a gray color. And, let’s see. I’m gonna grab my gouache, and let’s see, I’m gonna make it quite a bit bigger, maybe to about eight. Sure, so I’m just gonna fill this section in. And, this section. I’ll make it a little bit smaller, four, just to tuck into here. And, so I’m kind of alternating so what am I doing? [laughter] All right, this section.

 

 

 

Whoops, back up to eight. Back down to two, and yeah. I’m gonna get this edge here. We’ll go on in the collar as well. All right, and I’m gonna make a layer below that. And, I’m gonna make it, maybe a mid-tone gray/blue color. And, I’m gonna come in and fill this in, every other one. Okay, we’re getting a plaid look, that’s good. Whoops. Okay, and then lastly, back to that blue-stripe layer, I’m just gonna go white. And, grab my inking, that dry ink, and just to do… I’m gonna be at 4% and just put a thread through all these squares here.

 

 

 

Okay, and then I’m gonna go this way as well.

 

 

 

Okay, I think we’ve achieved a decent looking plaid there. [laughter] All right, what else can we do? I kinda wanna make this these just a little bit darker in here, in those shadows. So, I’m gonna back to that shadows layer, just pick up a dark, navy color I guess. Go back to painting, go back to gouache, bring it down to about two, and just make these creases here a little bit more… I just wanna have that arm pushed back a bit. A bit more than it is right now.

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How To Draw A Valentines Day Bunny

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How to Create a Valentine’s Day Bunny Card – Tutorial

Hey guys and welcome back!

Today I’m gonna show you a quick little demo of how to draw a cute little Valentine’s Bunny. It could be for any occasion of course, but I’m gonna be showing you using my latest pack, cats and dogs, a lovable illustration collection. This is just new to the shop today. We’re gonna actually be creating this little Valentine’s Day card here, and I’ll show you how to get flowers arranged and how to make that work and how to use that or how to create that so you’re using clip art properly. You can, of course, make all sorts of cute things, not just exclusive to Valentine’s Day, but I think love theme should be all year round, it kind of works with all that. You can see there’s lots of other cute goodies in here.

 

Let’s start from the beginning. Let’s say you’ve gone and gotten this pack and you’ve downloaded it, and your zip file will probably appear in your downloads folder, it would be in mine here and I’ve unzipped it already, of course. Okay, once you open it up, you have lots of things in here, like the bird houses, and some birdies, and some cars, and all sorts of good stuff. There is a full range of cats and dogs so we won’t leave anybody out. And if you’re like me, you like both, that’s all good, they’re both here for you to mix and match, combine, or just use one or the other. I’m gonna open up the cats today and go in and looked at the clothed, oh I should probably show you. There’s clothed and no clothes. So we have all of them in their little furry bodies there. That’s all good.

 

So you can put on accessories on them or just leave them as they are, or you can go in and choose the clothed options, there’s boy outfits, that type thing, or a girl outfit and dresses and whatnot. Today, I’m gonna use this cute little girl cat here, and I’ll show you how to do that. I’m gonna open up Photoshop, and of course, you can use whatever graphics editor that you’re comfortable with, this will even work in Procreate, or Affinity, or CorelDRAW, that sort of thing. Any of these things and this is really, really simple ’cause they’re all PNG files, so anything that can open and edit a PNG file should work for you. I’m just gonna open up Photoshop and I actually have a mockup here, it is from fieldofficesupply.com, I can throw a link down below for you guys if you’re interested. They have a really simple little pack of mockups that just have some cards in it, so that’s what I’m using today.

 

So you can see that we have the envelope and the card. So I’m just gonna go and see where it says place art here, there’s a smart object here, I’m gonna open that up and this will be our canvas for today. So I can go ahead and delete that pattern, ’cause we won’t be needing it. There’s a texture over top, that’s probably fine, I might add my own, that’s okay too. So I’m gonna go and grab that cute little cat and bring her in, just drag and drop, and I’m just gonna size her down just a touch, and place her about here I’d say. I’m just gonna get rid of these guys for a second, by doing Command H to get rid of all my extras. And then I’m gonna go and get some flowers. So I’m gonna navigate back to where it says florals, and grab, go in the flower section, and you can see there’s a bunch of flowers ready for you in all different colors and whatnot.

 

So I’m going to grab this guy and I’m just gonna hold down commands, on a Mac, what is it on a PC, shift probably, or control, and grab this flower, and I’m gonna get the dandelion, where is it? It’s there, and this guy here. I think that might be enough to start with. I’m just gonna drag and drop them and just hit enter to let them come in, and there we go. Now I’m gonna click the top one and then the bottom one, and hold down shift to shift select all of them, and then Control or Command T to transform. And I’m just gonna make them all together a little bit smaller, I’ll just do it at the same time, just making it easier. My computer’s being a little glitchy, sorry about that. Okay, so I’m gonna actually take the cat and put her on the top there so I can see, and then I’m just gonna grab… Oopsie, that’s the problem with these textures things, you got to lock them down, otherwise you just end up selecting them. Okay, so I’m gonna grab this flower and I’m gonna say edit, transform, flip horizontal, and then I’m just gonna Control or Command T, and just slide into position.

 

Oh my goodness, having laggy issues right now. Okay, so I’m gonna put it about there, and I grab this flower, I’m gonna bring it up above, actually that will be my most forefront flower. So I’m gonna just bring it there, Control T, or Command T, and just pop it over there. Oops, about that. Okay, and then I’m just gonna just arrange things just so they look how I want them to. And I’m gonna bring this guy to the back, be at the forefront there, I’m behind and over here, hold on, and that’s how I did it before. Alright, something like that, and you just sort of playing. I’m gonna flip this one, so I’m gonna go edit, transform, flip horizontal again, that way I can get that second one to appear more like that. Okay, so I think I’m gonna have to select everybody and just make them a touch smaller as to fit in our canvas here, in our card. Okay, it’s all about just rearranging playing around, it’s literally like floral arrangement.

 

So that’s good. I’m just gonna make this guy a little bit bigger, so Command or Control T. This guy a little bit bigger. Okay, I think that’s probably good. So here’s the thing, you notice that this may be looking a touch odd, I mean, it’s up to you, it sort of works, with that bow in front, but let’s say you wanted to get rid of that and have these stones come in front of that bow. This is how you would do it. Instead of erasing, which of course is an option, but you do run the risk of making a mistake and not being able to change anything afterwards, so we’re gonna try to work non destructively.

 

So I’m gonna select that cat a layer, and I’m gonna go down here, if you could see my cursor here, by the FX, there’s a square or rectangle with a circle in it, so that’s gonna be a layer mask, so if you just click on that, you’ll see here that the mask up here. So you can click on the cat or you can click on the mask, so you wanna click on the mask, and then you’re gonna go to your brushes, so just your brush tool, and I’m gonna have it set to a hard brush, a hard round brush. Just standard in Photoshop. And with my cursor, so I’m just gonna make this a little smaller, my bracket cursor is what will make that happen. And then you can see, if you have… Sorry, I should probably tell you this first. Here, over here, if you have black and white, so just have your standard black and white on, so if black is in the foreground, then that will remove the cat section, so if you switched to white, it’ll add back in.

 

Okay, so again, click on the black, and we can take it away, and also if you wanted to, you can always just remove that mask as well, and then it goes away, so if you wanted to delete it in the future for some reason. So what I’m gonna do is I’m just gonna keep with my black and just actually kind of see where I want this to go, I don’t know if I want it to go all the way down there. I’m just gonna make it so that I can see a lot of it, or you could always change your opacity so you can see what’s behind, but this way I can just kinda see what I need to do and then I can go back with my white and fill it in. So I’m gonna make my brush a little bit smaller and then go back and fill in where her hand would be, ’cause we wanna keep the hand, but remove the parts of the dress behind.

 

Okay, so then I can go in here and just kinda guess where this is. Make it get smaller, ’cause there’s a button there. Okay, and let that leaf show and so I’m gonna change back to black, so I can come in there and just put that back. Switch to white and remove this part. Okay, so maybe this part, we’ll take that out as well, ’cause that doesn’t really make any sense, that area there, and then switching back to white to put it back and just getting that in there.

 

Okay, so there we go. That’s a way to make it show that it’s in front of that bow, if you prefer that. So that’s just a little trick there. And now I’m gonna add some text, so I’m just gonna go to my text tool and just have my text on black, just the reason why is with this font I’m gonna use, it actually doesn’t allow you to change the color, I have to do a color overlay on it, but that’s okay.

 

So I’m gonna use Little Bee. Maybe I’ll add in a link for you below where you get… This is just a cute font, it’s not a free front, it is a purchased font, but it’s rather adorable, I quite like it. So I’m gonna just write Happy Valentine’s Day. Okay, and I’m gonna have it aligned like that, just because it works with my composition here, and I’m just gonna do a Command T to transform and bring it a little bit larger, and that works. I’m having it at… The distance between the letters, I’m gonna have maybe at… Let’s see 100. I think that looks nice and just bring it in there, I kinda wanna keep and just not touching anything and maybe having it line up with the foot there, so I could always… I’ve done a Command R, it brings up and down your ruler, so you can just drag a ruler here and just make sure that you’re all in there, that’s good. That’s fine.

 

Okay, again, I think I’m gonna just go and select everybody, not this rectangle. Hold on, select everybody, just drag and select, Control or Command T, and just make it a wee bit smaller and that is looking good. Okay, we can go and see now. With a mockup, if you just save the file and then go back, the artwork will appear, and there we go. So that looks really adorable. Okay, so what we’ve done is we’ve done a good job of combining elements together, making it our own. I think it’s a good idea to add a color or some sort of background, so you could add a texture or a wash or something like that. You know what? We could even go add some more… Let’s see what this will look like. I’m gonna go and find the individual elements and grab some hearts here, ’cause it is Valentine’s Day. Let’s see if we could just add a couple of these guys in here, might be a little bit too much. Maybe if it’s just like that. Something like that.

 

Okay, and of course, we can go to our bottom layer and add maybe some color and a little background to it, so I’m just gonna select this here or make this rectangle this size. I wanna say the fill is going to be a yellow color, and I’m gonna put a line on it, a white or a stroke rather, and just bump that up quite a bit, like so. And that should be good. Okay, and then just save your work and we can go and see that, rather cute. That’s a really quick and easy way to make an adorable little card using clip art from this latest Cats and Dogs pack. If you wanna check out the full pack, I’ll leave a link in the description down below for you, as well as, there’s a link to some free goodies I’d love to share, and as well as the information of where to get this mockup.

 

So I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, please hit that like button, subscribe, and don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials, just like this one, every single Tuesday. So thanks so much for watching. I love you guys, and I’ll see you in the next one.

How to Paint Simple Watercolor Florals In Procreate

By procreate, Uncategorized, watercolor clipart

How to Paint Simple Watercolor Florals Step by Step in Procreate Tutorial

Hi guys, I’m Kris!

Welcome to this week’s tutorial. Let’s draw together. In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing a watercolor flower composition in Procreate, and I’m sure you can create this too if you follow along all the way to the end of the video. If you feel rushed, don’t worry, just hit pause or rewind to catch up and save this video to your library so you can have some practice in the future if you need it. So today, I’ll be using all free brushes, one is found in procreate, but the other one I’ve made for you, and you can find it in the description below.

And don’t forget, once you’ve finished this entire video to share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description so I can find your artwork and feature you here in the next draw together video.

So for this video, I’ve made you a free color palette as usual, just in case you’d like to use the exact same colors I’ll be using today. And you can just tap on the link in the video description below, and you’ll find it there along with some other free goodies and links to the shop and all that kind of good stuff as well as that brush I mentioned.

 

Let’s Get Started

First make a new canvas. It’s just screen size and 300 DPI and sRGB. So let’s start with getting these roses going. So if you just wanna pick the lightest pink here, and I’m gonna go and grab this brush. Now, the free brush I’ve just put into my water folder, you can put it wherever you want, I’m just gonna be using this free brush and this water bleed as well, so I just thought I’d put it there for convenience sake. So what we’re gonna do with this rose is I’m gonna just make my brush about size 15% and have it at a 100% opacity.

So what we’re gonna start with, it’s some… It’s just a little… Well, they’re just lines really, but they are overlapping and curved in a certain way, so let’s go. What you’re gonna do is just go a little C, and then a little interlocking C. So that’s like the start of the little… The close together buds. Now here, you’ll see there’s like a little opening here and an opening there, and every time we see that, we’re gonna cover it with another petal.

So I’m gonna just go with another little petal there. And then there are openings are here and here, so I’m gonna cover them again.

Alright, that’s probably… Maybe one more here. Probably good for the first one. And so we can do another one, and I’m just gonna put it on another layer just so I can move it around when we wanna arrange some things. So again, we’re just gonna do the little interlocking Cs and then just keep going around. I’m putting a little bit of pressure more on the center to make it a little thicker.

Maybe that makes it look a little bit like, on the side. Oops. There. I think that’s good. And then I’m gonna make one more. I think… Yes, let’s see. Maybe I’ll try to make this look a little bit more of a bud type thing. So again, just the interlocking Cs. I’m gonna try to make it a little bit more on its side. Let’s see if this works.

 

Make The Base

So I’m just trying to make the base… Oh, that would sort of go there. And that kind of works. Let me make it a little bit bigger. There. So it’s kind of a little bit of a bud on its side. So now, since we have these on our all different layers, we can go and arrange them. So I’m gonna grab that third layer at the bud and just grab my arrow… Oops. And not do that. I grab the arrow, maybe do it like this. And I’m gonna grab that second layer, grab the arrow, and just turn it. Maybe we’ll just tuck it in there like that.

Again, maybe I’ll just move this guy like that. Actually, I’m gonna tuck this guy away, more in here. Making my little much bigger and just kinda get him in there, I think. Yeah, maybe more like that. Okay, so I’m just gonna grab all of these guys and put them more in the center of my canvas. Lovely. Okay, so now it’s time for some foliage, so let’s just add a new layer, grab that light green and just have your pen at about 8% and we’re just gonna add some leaves here. So I’m just gonna use my pressure just to make the shapes.

So I’m just gonna do light pressure and then heavy pressure. Actually, you know what? I want this at about 12. Light pressure, heavy pressure. And kind of like that.

And I can connect these with some little stems here too. Maybe I’ll do that. Perfect.

This one’s a little bit much.

Alright, I think that’s good. And then I’m gonna grab the brown and I’m just gonna grab… Sorry, make another layer and just put some leaves in here. So just your typical leaf shape. I’m just gonna leave a little bit of white there too.

Alright, I’m gonna leave that for now. And then I’m gonna bring in some more berries and I’m gonna just create another layer, and just grab that purple and just really do free circles.

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Alright. And then with the darker paint color that we have, I’m just gonna do a few different sizes here. You know what? I’m gonna do this. I’m gonna make it like kind of just pushing… Or sorry, just starting with light pressure and then a really heavy pressure, just to make these teardrop shapes. Maybe like that.

Okay, and then I’m gonna go back to this layer here. We have the brown and the green on here. Actually, I said I wanted a brown layer, but it seems that it went on the green layer, but that’s okay, we can just add a new layer. Grab that brown, and I’m gonna bring the size of the brush down to about 2%, just so we can do these little sticks, and I’m just gonna connect them together. Oops.

I’m just making some darker areas, just sort of here, to kinda create that vase. Oops.

 

Okay, so we have all our stems there, that looks good. Okay, next I’m going to… I think I’m gonna just do some sort of more subtle little leaves in the background, so I’m just gonna create a new layer and pop that down to 50% and grab the light green and pop this up to about 12% the size, and I’m just gonna do some subtle leaves in the background, just sort of fill it in. I don’t like that.

 

Okay, so I’ve kind of shifted over this way, so I’m just gonna grab all my layers by swiping to the right. I’ll click on my arrow and just bring everything into the center a little bit more. It just makes me happier.  So I think we just need to add a little bit more depth. So I’m gonna go back to the brown layer, layer six, and just… I’ll add just a few of these really simple little teardrops just here and there to kinda create a little bit more contrast. Yeah, I think that’s better.

 

Almost like a pattern kind of. I don’t know if that makes sense. Maybe it does. Sure. Alright, and let’s go to the green layer and grab that dark green, and maybe same, adding in a few here and there. That’s better. So wherever you feel it’s missing a little, a little something.

 

Is It Full Enough?

Okay, I think it’s full enough.  Alright, so the next thing I’m gonna show you is just a little extras to take this to the next level. I think this looks good the way it is but let’s just do a little bit more. So I’m gonna click on the top layer and I’m gonna go to my wrench and click on ‘Add’ and go to ‘Insert files.’

So the file of the watercolor texture is in the description below, so you can grab that there. And just say ‘Insert file’. I’ve put mine in my Dropbox. I’m just gonna grab my green handle and make it into this orientation and make it fill the canvas. Okay, well, that doesn’t do us very much good, but if we click on the layer, click on the ‘N’ and go to ‘Multiply’, it’s gonna give us that watercolor texture that just makes it look better. So, in my opinion, more watercolor-y.

 

And the next thing we’re gonna do, because it wouldn’t be one of my tutorials without a clipping mask, you guessed it, we’re gonna make one. So I’m gonna… We’re gonna merge all our roses together so it’s just one layer and then I’m gonna put a layer on top. Click on it.

Click on ‘Clipping Mask’ and then I’m gonna grab that darker pink. And now, since I’m in my ‘Water’ section, I’m gonna go and grab that ‘Water Bleed’. So that is a Procreate brush, you should have it. I haven’t changed any of the settings.

It is just the way it normally is, so hopefully you have that. Let me know if you don’t. I’m just gonna make this at about, I don’t know, 30%, somewhere around there. And I’m just gonna go and just use these edges.

 

Oops, I forgot to do one thing. I’m actually gonna change this to ‘Multiply’ blending mode, and that makes a big difference. Okay, so I’m just gonna go around and just kinda get some of these edges, and you can see it’s just making that… You know how watercolor, when it dries, it just has those little darker edges and stuff?

And this is just gonna give you some variation and some interesting colors and… Yeah, it’s just… I don’t know. It gives it a different look, I think. So do this if you want to, certainly not necessary, but I think that just gives a different kind of more interesting look.

Okay, so let me just see if I’ve got enough on here. So you can see this is with it, without, with it, without. So your choice if you like that look. And I’m gonna go to the berry layer, same thing, clipping mask, change it to ‘Multiply’, and just go ahead and add that extra bit to my berries and stuff here.

 

And yes, I am just using the dark pink on here. It’s alright, it works still.  Okay, so then I’m going to go to this layer with my green and accidentally some of my brown on here, but that’s alright.

I’m gonna just give that a ‘Clipping Mask’, change it to ‘Multiply’. I’m gonna grab the dark green and do that to these green areas here.

And I’m gonna go and use this purple actually on the brown, and just give it a little color variation here too. And you can actually bring that… I actually like purple on the green too, just sometimes on the tips. I do this with a lot of my actual, in real-life watercolor.

I add a little purple to the edges sometimes too, ’cause… Well, you can see it in real life, it sometimes looks like that.

 

Okay. And you can carry on, you can do… I am not gonna do this, the fainter ones, I’m just gonna leave them as is. And what about these guys? No, the twiggies can stay as they are. So I think that is it. I think we’re done for today. So I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, I’d love it if you hit that like button and subscribe.

And don’t forget to hit the bell icon so you can be notified of new tutorials just like this one in the future. I post every Tuesday, and I’d love to see you back here. So I love you guys, thank you so much for watching, and I’ll see you in the next one.

How to Use Clipart Properly for Commercial Purposes

By procreate, sell clipart

How to Use Clipart Properly for Commercial Purposes – A Photoshop and Procreate Tutorial

Hey there. I’m Kris. So glad you made it today. I get asked a lot about commercial licensing and how to use Clipart or illustrations for commercial use. So today, I’m gonna show you how to do that. This video, I’ll describe how to use the illustrations correctly so you don’t get in trouble when you’re using Clipart on products that you wanna sell. So just to be clear, I’ll be going over my licensing terms for Pretty Little Lines and all of my illustrations that I sell.

They are pretty standard across the industry, but just be really careful that when you go and purchase Clipart or illustrations or anything else for that matter from other artists or other market places that you do check their licensing terms. They may be a little bit different than mine.

So again, this is specific to me, but I have made them pretty standard, so this should give you a good idea across the board. But yeah, just go and double-check. There might be something a little bit different, but hopefully, this gives you a good overview of how to use the Clipart for commercial purposes. So hopefully, this gave you some clarity. I know it can be a little tricky, but once you get it, it should make sense.

 

It’s Not As Difficult As It Seems

I know the legal language can be all kind of… I don’t know, just nonsensical sometimes. So hopefully, this helps you out. I’ll be giving you examples in both Photoshop and Procreate, so that should give you some ideas on how to use a pack from start to finish. So let’s get to it!

Before we begin, I’m just gonna do a quick overview of my commercial license, so you’re good to go for up to 5,000 units of the end product sold using the graphics or the resources. So for this, a lot of people’s might be a different number. For mine at this time of this video is 5,000 for commercial license, and if you’re using my brushes, then it’s unlimited sales because of course, you’re using that brush to create something new, so it’s a different type of license. But again, yeah, check on other people’s numbers on that for sure. And then next, this is the things we’re gonna cover the most today.

Always just being really careful of how you use the licensed asset. So with the graphics, you must create a new original design that are significantly different from the original graphics purchase and use them in a wider design. So to do this, you wanna combine elements, backgrounds, text, textures, and other designs into your new creation.

You Can’t Just Put It On A Colored Background And Call It Done

So this is what the original asset looks like, it is just these two bunnies. You can’t just put it on a colored background and call it done, that’s just using one element. You must combine multiple elements to create something new. You have to think like a graphic designer and use these elements to create something that requires some time and effort and thought and creativity.

So you can use text, you can use backgrounds, like I said, using multiple things from the pack. Making your own is always a great way to go as well, or incorporating things from other packs or other designs that you’ve purchased. So that’s what we’re gonna cover mostly today. Also, if you’re making products that are digital products, you have to be really, really careful with the digital products because you have to make sure that what you’re doing, you cannot extract any of the elements.

You must bake it in. I like to use that term, “it must be baked in” so that anything that is the original can’t be extracted in any way, shape or form, so that’s really, really important when you’re doing anything for digital work. The patterns, I’m not gonna go over major league patterns today, but it’s pretty simple, you can’t just use the pattern on its own, you have to use it as part of your wider design.

Never Ever  Sub-License

And lastly, of course, you never ever want to sub-license, resell, redistribute, provide access to, gift, share or transfer any of the resources that would be anything that you purchase or download from my site, not even for free.

So you’re not allowed to do that, of course, and you’re not allowed to claim copyright of the artwork that has my artwork in it. So hopefully, that… Not very fun.  Hopefully, that is clear. And this again, is part of my FAQ section on my site that you can have a look at for more details. So let’s get to the fun part. Okay, so let’s start from the very beginning.

You’ve gone on to my site or a site like mine and find an illustration Clipart pack that you would like to purchase. Today, let’s just use this cute little Valentine’s day one, since it’s coming up soon as our example. So we can go and on my site, you would click on here and you either would choose commercial license, extended commercial, or personal use.

So since we’re talking about commercial licensing, we’ll select that one, and then you add it to cart and purchase it and get your download link. Once you click on that download link, it will download onto your computer or your device, so it’ll most likely go into your downloads folder, so you’re just gonna find that here, that’s where mine goes, and you’ll see the love some bunny zip files.

Making A New Creation

So on the Mac, gonna double-click, I believe on a PC, you do as well. Otherwise, you have to use something like WinRAR or something like that.

So we’re just gonna double click and it’ll extract the files, and then you’ll have this folder here. So let’s open that up, and you have arrangements, bunnies, hearts, individual elements, love letters, tree branch, and of course, your commercial license.

So I’m gonna just look in the bunnies here, and we have cupid bunnies and laying bunnies. So every single thing that is in one of these folders is called a licensed asset or a resource, or of course, your graphic or illustration, but when I refer to the license assets or resource in the legal terms, that’s what it is, is each single one of these files.

So that’s what that is, and I’m going to open up Photoshop. And in it, I have already this prepared here. This is my… I’m gonna make a card today, so this is just a mock-up, and it is… The size is four and a quarter by five and a half inches and 300 dpi, So let’s use that as our template, and I’m gonna grab these two cute little bunnies sitting together, and pull down option and just resize them a little bit. Okay.

The New Design Must Consist Of More Than One Asset

So, of course we cannot leave it like this. One of the main stipulations of a commercial license like mine is that the new design must consist of more than one asset. So this, as you can see is just one asset. So that would be not allowed. So a big part of the commercial license is that you are creating a wider original design.

So that’s where your purchased resources are not used as standalone, but they’re combined with other resources, artwork or original design work. So you can add other things from the pack, other things from other packs or places that you’ve purchased. And of course, your own design work, which is very encouraged as well as texts, and textures, borders, anything like that. So you’re just trying to create something new. Okay, so that’s what we mean by original wider design.

So I’m gonna go and grab something else from the pack. I’m gonna go back and find in the arrangements and the wreaths, I’m gonna grab… Let’s see, which one shall I choose today? Maybe this one. Okay. So I’m just gonna again hold option just to keep that in the center and resize that a bit. Hit enter, gonna bring that wreath below and displace these guys a little bit better.

Two Things Isn’t Quite Enough

Okay, so already we have two things, but this still really isn’t quite enough. So I’m gonna go add a string, use the pink, tuck it in there. That’s probably good. Okay. So like I said before, a really great way to personalize this, make this an original design is by adding some text, that’s always a really easy one.

I’m just gonna make this… Actually, I’m gonna make this… Maybe this color. Let’s see how that goes. So I’m just gonna add some text. So I’m gonna say “I love you!” ’cause it is Valentine’s Day. And I’m gonna put that there. Maybe I’ll put it in the heart. I wonder if that’ll look okay, let’s see. Sure. Why not? I’m just gonna command T to resize.

Okay. Now of course with fonts, just side note, it’s the same thing, you need to have a commercial license to use fonts. I’m using Little Bee today, and I do have a commercial license for that font. There’s also a ton of other fonts that have commercial free licenses, which you can just download for free or they already come installed in your computer that are free to use for commercial use. So you just gotta double check on that as well. But already, we have this more personalized, right?

It Looks Different

It looks very different or somewhat different from just having this guy, right? Okay, so we’re making something new.

So I’m gonna go to the bottom. I’m just gonna delete that. I’m just gonna go to the bottom. And again, like I said, you can use other pieces from other packs or things that you have designed. So let’s say that you have made just a splash of paint, you can bring that in and put it behind as well. So there we’re already giving it something unique.

I’m just gonna adjust this color a little bit. So I’m gonna go to image adjustments, hue and saturation, and just make this pink a touch cooler, it’s a little bit warm. Compared to that. And I’m gonna just knock back the opacity a touch. Okay, that’s good. So what you are trying to accomplish with the original wider design is that it does require time, effort and skill to produce.

So this is what we’re doing right now. We are thinking, we’re designing; being graphic designers. We are creating something with the assets that is new to us. So that is really important. And we can keep going by… I’m gonna grab the shape tool, the rectangle tool, and I’m just on my bottom layer here, I’m just gonna add… I’m gonna add a border. And, so I’m gonna click on my stroke thing here. Just losing my mind.

Almost There

I’m gonna click on the stroke and change the color, and it’s gonna select this color, this pink, and bump up the width.

Let’s see. Okay, I think that’s good. Okay. Okay, then we can go and grab a paper texture also to add to this, I just have this watercolor paper texture I can add over top as well, it’s another way of making it unique and I’m just gonna put it on the very top, click on my blending mode and change it to multiply.

So then we have that texture on there. So that’s good, actually, I don’t really like where this I love you is. So I’m gonna change it.  I’m just gonna lock that layer and I’m gonna make this bigger. And I see that it’s still black, I forget what this… Just this font, it doesn’t allow you to change the color, you have to do a color overlay.

Which is fine, we can do that. And I just want it a little bit more brown. Okay. Good stuff. Okay, so I think that works. So we have a few elements in it, we’ve done an original text element or of course, if you’re good at hand lettering, I’m very jealous  jealous that you can do that. We’ve added something we’ve made by the watercolor splash and you have other elements.

Multiple Things Can Come From The Same Pack

I’m not saying that you have to have all of them. Just have some of them. And again, multiple things can come from the same pack or other things you’ve purchased, just you understand that it does take some effort, skill, time to produce.

You’re not just taking an image and putting it on a mug, you can’t. That’s just not part of the commercial license, unless, like I said, you have a special enhanced license. So for the commercial license, the assets should be used to facilitate your creative ideas that result in a new creation, different from the original asset that you’ve purchased. So you just can’t put a big bunny on it and call it done.

Okay, so let’s look at how this looks on our little mock-up here, I’m just gonna save it, and click over here, and there you go, so now you’ve made a card that is original design that complies with the commercial license, so next, let’s jump over to Procreate and I’ll show you another example there.

 

So you’ve downloaded the link onto your iPads, now we’re gonna go find it, you’re gonna look for the folder, and mine’s gonna be my Dropbox, yours is probably gonna be in the download.

So just ’cause that’s where I put it. I’m just gonna go find it and I’m actually gonna drag it into on my iPad just to keep this organized, and I’m just gonna click on it and it should unzip for us, into a nice little folder. Here we go, and open it up and here are all the files, so that’s good. So now I’m just gonna go out of here, I’m gonna jump into Procreate, and my canvas is just gonna be the same size, it’s gonna be four and a quarter by five and a half inches, we’re just gonna make a little invitation, so let’s get to it.

So I’m gonna go to my wrench and say add, insert file, just click on the hop into spring and let’s go grab our characters, so I’m gonna start with a girl, the girl in the swing, just bring her in here. I’m just gonna resize her down actually, I’m gonna flip her this way, so I’m gonna be on uniform and flip horizontal, and I’m just gonna make it a little bit smaller there, and I’m gonna go back to the wrench, insert file, and let’s find some bunnies.

 

So I think I’m gonna get this little one, and again, just resizing that. I’m gonna have her pushing her on the swing. Back to the wrench, and let’s get this little lazy guy over here. I’m gonna resize him and flip him horizontally. Put him around there, and insert file. That’s probably good for our characters, why don’t we get the tree?

Let’s get the birch tree here and put that in there. Okay, and so now we can move around our little guys here. We should be there. So one will be out there. About there, I think. Okay, I don’t really like how this line is right here, so I’m just gonna make this guy a little bit bigger so that makes more sense.

Okay, but now I gotta move the bunny down, ’cause she’s just floating. Okay, perfect. Right, so let’s go get some picnic stuff, so I’m just gonna go to layer one, just so all this goes behind and go to… Actually, while I’m here, I’m just gonna grab some of these little grass here, and just put it there and maybe a few flowers. Just arranging. That’s all we gotta do. Flip it. Maybe… Let’s go over here. Actually, I’m gonna bring this in front of the tree, just moving it up and just resize that guy there.

 

Perfect. Okay, I think that’s good. Now, I’m gonna go and get some stuff for the picnic, so I’m just gonna navigate back here and go into extras, and I’m gonna grab the picnic, start with the blanket. Just resize that. And like I said, I wanted this behind. There. And I might just make it a little touch bigger.

Okay. And add file and get the open basket. Let’s see… Oops. Maybe that grass is not the right spot for that. That was crazy. Maybe I’ll just put it over there for now, I might not need it. We’ll see.

Okay, so just rearrange this. I don’t know if I want to have his head in the way there, so let’s just move the bunny this way, but… Okay, and now let’s go behind the basket, so that when we put stuff in it, they come behind, I’m gonna grab the baguette, and just size and rotate. Just till we get what we want here. Let’s see… Oops.

Let’s see, okay, some jam. And what else? Cheese, and let’s go with an apple. That looks good. Maybe one more thing for the front here. Let’s put this in front of the basket. Great, and maybe we can bring that grass back, here we go, let’s just bring him back. Oh, keep resizing it, let’s just bring it back over here, maybe that will be good.

 

Be somewhere like that. Okay, perfect, I like that. Okay. So I’m gonna just go and grab some text since this a… It’s an invitation card, so I’m gonna… I did my text already in Photoshop before, ’cause I just prefer to use text that way, so if you’re again a hand letterer or just getting your fonts here, then we can just bring them in or do them actually in Procreate as well.

Okay, so I think that’s probably good. And lastly, I think lastly, we can go add some original stuff as well because we’re in Procreate, so it’s really simple to do. I’m just gonna put a layer down below, and I’m just going to… Let’s see, just gonna select this little blue color here and just bump it up a little bit, and with my Spectra brush at about 50, let’s just add some color, add some background and it’ll be kind of painted, and then we can go and add another layer. Grab the white, I’m gonna get the gouache, set at about 10.

I’m gonna add little clouds, this is really simple, you don’t have to do much, but just adding a few little extras here and there just really makes it original, which is nice too.

 

Here we go, and I think I’m gonna change the color of this hop into spring. Let’s see, I’m just gonna put a layer over top, click on that clipping mask and let’s make it maybe… Let’s start with this pink. It’s not dark enough, let’s try again. Let’s just make it this pink, I need it darker though. That’s probably okay.

Maybe a little bit more saturated than that. Let’s try that. Okay, I think that should be alright. And then what else can we do? I mean, you can make those clouds look a little bit more interesting, it’s just the point is that you’re having fun making something new, adding something different, you can make a few curlies here.

Make it sort of interesting. Okay, there, so that’s just a really simple way to make a cute little invitation using Clipart, so this is totally fine for commercial use, you’ve added things together, you’ve made it in your own design, and it’s something original, so… And everything is baked in, like I like to say, you can’t extract any of the images, so that’s also how to do it as well, and just to note, any of the graphics that I used today, I will put in a link down below. If you like them, you can grab them there.

To Sum It Up

So I hope this has been helpful. And next, let’s just do a review. Let’s just recap how to use Clipart for commercial use.

First, and most importantly, the design must consist of more than one asset, so the design must not derive its primary value from the asset itself. So you’re gonna have to use multiple things to create a wider original design. So what is a wider original design? It is where either purchase resource is not used stand-alone, but combined with other resources, artwork or original design work.

So to do this, you can combine other elements, backgrounds, text, textures and other designs into your new creation. That can be multiple things from the pack as well as other things from other people’s designs or your own. So get creative there, and this design must require time, effort and skill to produce, just like our example today, the new design must be significantly different from the original license asset, the license asset should be used to facilitate your creative ideas that result in a new creation different from the original asset that you purchase.

 

Make sure that your designs are baked in and the original artwork can not be extracted by a third party, never share or redistribute, resell or sub-license any of the resources. Even if it’s for free, you have to be in control of the resources, your customer cannot edit them in any way.

So just to note on sub-licensing, sub-licensing is when you sell to a customer that is going to sell a product, so that’s not allowed, so what you wanna do is, your customer, it needs to end with them, so that’s what I mean by an end product. So for example, if you sell templates, let’s say embroidery templates, and you sell them to a customer who’s then going to make a line of clothing and is going to sell that clothing, that would be sub-licensing.

So you have to be really careful about that. Some designers, you can talk to them about sub-licensing sometimes, there are contracts and deals you can do, so that would be a total exception, and that would be something that you’d wanna talk to them separately about.

 

Alright. Well, that’s it for today, guys, I hope you found that information useful and it was really clear and you know what, you can always send me stuff and just, you know, if you’ve made a wider design and you kinda wanna see if you’ve done it right, by all means just throw it over in an email, I’m happy to check it out for you if you have any questions, and again, you can check out my website, I have a whole FAQ section there.

I’m sure it’ll be growing as I get more questions, I’m just trying to answer those regularly asked questions, so you can check it out there. I think it’s pretty straightforward. I have visual examples which I always like. So hopefully that helps you and yeah, don’t forget to check out the description below. There’s some free goodies for you if you wanna check those out. And again, thank you so much for watching. I love you guys. And I’ll see you in the next one.