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How To Draw A Cute Little Girl Step By Step In Procreate

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How To Draw A Cute Little Girl Step By Step In Procreate


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

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Cute little girl in Procreate

In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing a cute little girl in Procreate, and I’m sure you can create this too, if you follow along with the video all the way to the end, or at least we’ll have fun doing it in the process. If you feel rushed, be sure to hit pause and just rewind to catch up and save this video to a playlist 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 and you have completed your cute little girl, share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description, so I can find your artwork and hopefully you might see it featured in the next Draw Together video. So for this tutorial, I’ve made you a free color palette, just in case you wanna use the exact same colors that I’ll be using in this drawing today. So if you just tap on the link in the description below, you can find that, download it, and install it into Procreate.


So let’s jump in!

I’m gonna create this canvas of 4000 x 4000 pixels, and it’s 300 dpi and sRGB. So I’m gonna start by going and getting my sketching brush, it is going to be in the sketching little library and the 6B pencil, and of course, as always, we will start with some… Some.

Some shapes, so we’re gonna do a circle, and that’s gonna be the start of the head. Of course, if you want to do this, I always just do rough circles, but if you hold your pen down, you’ll create an actual more perfect circle and again tap with your finger to make an exact perfect circle. So we can do that if we wanna be a little, a little bit neater today.


So we can do that, and then I’m going to draw a line down the middle, like so. And then I’m gonna just bring out… Actually, I’m gonna draw this a little bit longer. I’m gonna just bring out this jaw, and so that will create the jaw and because this is a young girl, she’s not gonna have a very big jaw.

It’s gonna be a little bit smaller, a little softer, and just like that. So that’s sort of our basic head shape, and so we know this line is roughly gonna be where the nose is, this is roughly where the mouth is going to be, and if I just draw a line… Again, it’s gonna be a little bit lower because this is more of a juvenile look. Just down there, and that’s roughly where the eyes are going to be.


So if we take this as our measurement, I’m actually gonna make this child about three heads high, so what I can do is just go and duplicate this layer by sliding it along, let’s click duplicate, clicking on the arrow and sliding it down. So that’s one head.

I can duplicate it again, repeat, and so that is about three heads there. So on my original layer, I’m just gonna do a little mark here and I can delete those heads. Of course, you can eyeball that or just simply take your pen and give it a measure, but I just kinda wanted to show you. So that’s kind of where her feet will be, so this is gonna be a relatively static pose, she’s gonna be standing square, straight on ahead at us. So, I’m gonna start again by doing some other shapes.


She’s gonna have a triangle here, about, like that. Hopefully, you can see that. And then I’m going to draw an inverted triangle roughly about that way, so you can already start to see that it’s somewhat of a person shape. Okay, so then I’m just gonna make some markings for where her hands are going to be and her arms are gonna go. So we’re gonna have hers waving hi, so she’s gonna have one arm up here, and then one arm is gonna be holding some flowers down there.

So I think that’s roughly about the same distance, yeah, eyeballing and this is gonna be… Again, it’s a cartoon, so it’s not gonna be completely anatomically correct, but this is gonna roughly hit mid-thigh, that sort of where you’re… ‘Cause if her knees, let’s say, are approximately here, that’s…


And her body is here, that’s sort of about mid-thigh, where her hand would naturally hang. Just approximate it enough, and of course, you can always change your dimensions a little bit, just depending on how exaggerated you would like this to be. So, once you have that, look at the action of the arm, coming up this way, and this one’s gonna actually kind of scoop in that way, so she’ll be holding some flowers over there and she’s gonna be waving hello, here.

Okay, and this hand is going to be closed. Right, so that looks… We’re getting our bearings here, let’s give her, we’re gonna give her some bangs roughly here, something like that.


Actually, I’m gonna just make my pens a little bit bigger, ’cause I’m thinking you might not be able to see, maybe to 45%, and I think I’m gonna give her some little lower pigtails here. Right. She’ll have a neck. This dress will come out like that, so I’m just gonna design this. I’m gonna give her a little… Kind of a design like that.

Maybe some buttons there, this dress can have a little bit more shape than a triangle, and I’m gonna scoop this here. Actually, that’s too low for me. I want it a little bit higher. It’s easier if I turn it like this.  There we go.


Again, this is just our sketch!

We’re just trying to make some decisions here. I hope you don’t mind, I don’t normally plan out or actually, practice these beforehand, I just like to show you actually how I draw and how I would were to start to sort of think about things and how I make decisions, so hopefully that’s helpful to you. You know, sometimes we might change our mind a little bit, you never know. Alright, so bring it in there, I want these guys a little bit lower, I think, just to give us a more cutesy look.

I’m sure, she’ll have some ears, and this is gonna be, I think her bangs would kind of go like that, maybe she’ll have… No, maybe not.  And her hair will come from the crown there. Okay. I’m making sure she’s got a smile in there. I’ll show you in more detail how to do that in the mouth in a minute. Right. So maybe we’ll go and just define this hand a little bit more, I’m gonna just do a circle and kinda just erase this bit of a mess that I’ve made here, so we can see a little bit better.


So again, or she’s gonna have five fingers, she’s… Sometimes with little characters you can do less fingers or no fingers, that’s all up to you, but she is realistic enough that we should have, she’ll look a little bit funny, I think if she doesn’t have enough fingers, so for the thumb, it’s just gonna go up and around… Oops! Up and around, and then have this little bit in here and that will really define that part of the hand and that helps kind of let you know which way the hand is facing and then just one, two, three, and four, that should be okay, and then let’s get this arm a little bit of thickness. Now that I’ve drawn this, I’m thinking this is a little bit long. So what I’m going to do is just erase what I’ve done here and go to my little S squiggly, circle it, touch on the arrow and bring it in a little bit. I feel like that’s a little bit… Well, a little bit long.  So let’s see if that’s better. Yeah, okay, that looks more reasonable.

Don’t wanna have total octopus arms. Alright, let’s just make this a little bit shorter too, and this hand is just going to be, just that thumb is gonna come down here and her hand is gonna be curving around, kinda like that because she’s going to be holding some flowers here.


Okay. Right, that looks good. This pigtail is gonna go behind the arm, so that’s fine, and then we’re gonna come in, and so how I’m gonna do the legs is I’m gonna just do kind of a, just a little slightly curved line here and then these legs will come in like this. Maybe that should be a little bit straighter like that, and then I’m just gonna give her some little feet like so. Okay, I think she’s looking cute. Right, so onto the next step. Actually, just make sure that they know where this line is going, I want this to go a little bit, a little bit more up like that. There!

Okay, so I’m gonna tap on my layers palette again, tap on the N, we’re gonna take the opacity down, actually, you know what, before I do that, I’m going to click on the arrow pointer and just make her a little bit bigger. I might as well use the canvas a little bit. Okay, so that looks good. So now I’m gonna tap on the N and knock back the opacity to about 25%, hopefully you can still see it enough there, and then we’re gonna create a new layer, so I’m gonna go ahead and start doing my outlines.

You Can Outline

You can outline it all in the same color if you wish but in this example, I’m actually gonna outline it in the darker versions of the fill colors, so you can see here, you have a lighter colors at the top and darker below, so I’m gonna use the darker versions to start with, so I’m gonna start with the skin color and I’m gonna go to my inking and go to dry ink and start working here, and I might make a few adjustments as we go, but let’s just start here. So whoops, hold on, I’m gonna adjust my sizing here, I’m gonna bring it way back down to… I think 10, 10 looks good, and the opacity is at a 100%. So I’m just gonna bring this in a little bit more just to make some decisions on my final, my final work here.

Could be a little sketchy, I like it to be not exactly perfect just to kinda get the look you want. Oops, I find it kind of hard to draw at a desk to be perfectly honest, I’m used to drawing in my lap, it’s a habit, so it’s kind of funny to be sitting, sitting like this, I don’t feel I can see it quite the same way, but I’ll just have to get used to it. Alright, let’s get this hand here. I’m gonna bring…


You can play around with the pressure on your pen to make thinner, thicker lines just to give it a different look. And if you push hard, it’ll be thick. If you go lighter, it’ll go thinner and taper. And I think it’s nice to vary up the lines just a little bit to add some… A little bit of interest. Just bring these fingers in like that. Maybe just a little bit thinner there. Okay. I’m trying to decide what kind of socks we’re gonna do maybe some stripy tights or some silly little socks. Let’s see. Maybe some funny socks.

I’ll do her legs here like this. Actually, I won’t go all the way down ’cause I’ll leave room for the socks, I suppose. I can always come back and erase it too if I need to. It’s the joy of Procreate, we can change things and erase things. It’s wonderful. Okay. We’ll start with that for the skin color. Okay. And then I’m gonna do another layer and select… Let’s make her a little outfit in pink. And I’m going to… Actually, let me think. Yeah, I’m gonna do it like that. I just wanna go above the buttons. I’m gonna have them a little bit bigger and go over top, which I can do ’cause I’ll put those on a different layer if I choose that. Okay. And that line will go there.


With that, this will probably connect here. Actually, no. I think the line should come from here. That makes more sense. Alright. Okay. And I think I’m gonna do her shoes in pink maybe. You know what? I’m gonna decide on that in a minute, what color her shoes are going to be. I’m gonna do the hair next and add another layer. Go and get the dark brown and do this hair here. I’m not gonna do a perfect line. I’m just gonna make it a little bit wiggly. And I’m gonna think about where her crown is here, crown over her head and push harder, lighter, thicker and then taper off just to create those lines there. So that’s where her part would be. And we can change those lines later as we decide exactly what we’re gonna do.

I realized I forgot her ears again. I have go back in and then do that. Let’s give her a little pigtail, little piggies. I might put some ribbons in them later. We’ll see. Okay, I’m gonna go back to my skin layer, go put those ears back on. Alright. For the ear inside, just do a line and then another line on the inside, a line inside. Okay, so that looks good. So why don’t we put a little face on here? We can do that by just going above our skin layer and selecting the charcoal color.


And I’m going to just draw in these eyes here, maybe give her a little lashes. Cute. And of course, we can go in and draw this, but we can also simply duplicate our layer. Hit the arrow. Go down here, hit Flip Horizontal, hit our arrow again. And if you have the Magnetics on within Snapping, you can just move it along the line here.

And then, we have an exact replica. So we don’t have to guess and try to hope for the best on getting that the same so that’s good. That’s an easy little way to do it, not cheating at all. So then, you can merge that down. So I’m going to go and actually no, I’ll stay on the charcoal just while we’re here. And for the mouth, I’m gonna do a little scoop, a little line and then a little uptick there and see how that works for her little smile. And so then you can fill this in a little bit more.


And then we’re gonna have the shadow underneath, and I’m actually gonna use this dark color, I think I might change it, but we’ll see. Just to suggest her lower lip there, and then we’re gonna do the nose, and that’s just gonna be really simple, little soft U and a little bit bolder at the ends, just like that.

So let’s just take this layer away so you can see. Okay, so that looks good like that, and then we can add some lips, and I’m gonna do that on another layer and use this warmer pink tone and just go in and do it below. Sorry, bring this layer below and maybe just color this in a little bit… Cute, a little peak. So you can change the look of the lips if you want, like that or if you like that, it’ll depend on whatever look you want.


While We’re Here

Actually you know what? I’m gonna wait for the cheeks for the end, I’m gonna color her in first. So I’m gonna turn back on my sketch layer, and I should probably finish those feet.  So let’s go to the dress layer and just put a layer above that, and go in and get this mustardy-looking color, and let’s go in and finish these…

These feet here. Alright, they are going to be like this… And scoop, it’ll all line out… Oops. That did not turn out right.  Like that. Okay, so I’m gonna make these kind of like a little Mary Jane type ones, and then I’m going to draw in these socks and those are going to be on my dress layer. They will be pink, and I’ll fill that in like so. I’m just gonna make these silly little socks like this, they can be a little slouchy. Sort of like that. Maybe they will have stripes on them… I like stripes… Okay, that’s cute. Okay, so I’m gonna go back to my skin layer and just fill this a little bit in here. There we go.


Okay, so I’m gonna do some solid fills now, just so we can kind of see a little bit better what’s going on. So at our sketch layer, I’m gonna click on that and put a layer above, I’m gonna go and get the skin, the lighter taupe color, and go into inking and click on my studio pens.

This is gonna be a solid line. I’m going to put it at about, let’s say, 14, the size and the opacity will of course be 100%, we want this to be solid fill. So I really like my scratchy lines, but I want the solid fill on the inside. So I’m gonna just go and… Here, I’ll zoom in so you can see. Overlap the line. So I have nice and scratchy on the outside but filled in the center. So I don’t have to do her whole head, but I will do this part because the hair will be covering it. So you just drag and drop your color in and it fills as long as it’s… You’ve completed the circle obviously if it’s open, this is what’s gonna happen.


So if you complete the whole circle it’s complete, there are no gaps, then of course it just fills that area. Right, so let’s just keep going here… Okay, Oops! I just realize I have to fix that line there… It’s good to zoom in to see where you’re at sometimes. Okay, so I’m just gonna fix this while I’m here, go back to my skin layer, grab the darker color, grab the dry ink, and then just fill in that little line there that I had missed, just making sure these fit everything. Okay, that’s better.

Okay, so then I’m gonna go below her hair layer, create a new layer, use the lighter brown and then select the studio pen again, and actually, I can turn off the sketch layers to see a little bit clearer. No. Alright.  We have missed a spot. Okay, I can’t seem to see it. Nope, right there, top. There we go. Okay, much better. So for the pigtails, I’m actually gonna make another layer and put it just above my sketch layer below the skin layer so that it goes behind and they don’t have to worry about all this kind of stuff here.


Okay. Good. Guys, there is her hair. Next, let’s do her little jumper here, so I’m gonna go below the pink layer, select that lighter pink and fill this in. Okay, that’s enough, let’s get her little socks. Alright, let’s do her shoes now and I can go pick up that little mustard color. Okay, I’m kind of having second thoughts about these socks, I don’t want it to look like she’s, her tights have fallen down or something now, so because her legs are longer, I think it might look a little bit odd, so I’m actually going to make the choice and just go with my original plan and in making her wear tights instead, I think if her legs were a little bit shorter and stock here, it would probably be cuter, but this might look a little bit awkward, so let’s change that.

So I can do that by just going back into my pink layer and deleting this, upping that a little bit that there, delete that, and I’m gonna go to, where is it? This… There we go, that layer. Oops, did I do that on the wrong layer? I think I did. And that’s alright. Okay, so I’m going to then… I’m actually… Hang on, let me think.


I’m gonna take this layer, select with the free hand, select this, and I’m gonna do copy and paste, and that’ll paste it in on top, so I can go to the layer below and just erase that from there, ’cause I’m gonna want them to be a different color. Same with this layer, I’m gonna select it, I’m gonna hit my little squiggly little S shape select around there, copy and paste, go back to the layer before, I’m gonna turn it off so I can see before and delete that as well. So, then I have those two, the legs on, they’re only ____ here and here, so I can change the color, so I’m gonna actually have these white and then we’ll do maybe some stripes, and I’m gonna fill that with white, and I think this, I’m going to make the charcoal color, so what I can do when it’s a line like this, you can go in and drop it in.

That is possible, but what you could also do is hit the layer, tap on it, hit clipping mask, and then fill that with the color you want, you can do that as well, and then just go click on it and do merge down. So those are some options for you.


So while I have this and I’m gonna use the dry ink pen and I have the charcoal, I’m going to add these lines back in to complete this. Oops, let’s get that out of there. Okay, so now her legs look like that, and now I’m gonna put some stripes on them, so make a new layer.

I’m gonna go and I’m gonna select this mustardy color and we’re gonna make some stripes. Let’s see if we put it up to… I’m not sure if I can get it accurate enough on the edges, but go up to like 16, I wanna see what this looks like. Although maybe a little thicker, little strippies okay. Maybe we’ll speed this up a little bit for you. ’cause this might be a little boring. I’m sure you know how to do stripes.


Okay, I think that’s better. Okay, so now, where was I? I’m gonna go back in and do a little bit of work on this dress, but first I’m gonna fill those shoes, actually, I can do it on this layer because it’s the same color, and the reason why I have all these layers and so many different colors is, or rather all the layers or all the colors on different layers is because I like to be able to change them and just with the work that I do, it’s really advantageous to be able to make different versions or variations or have that choice and not be limited to having it stuck on one layer, but by all means, you can put things, group them together and not have 500 layers like I usually do.

So I’m gonna put some cute buttons here, not with that pen, I’m gonna go back to my dry ink, and I’m gonna put it back to… What do we have it on? Six. I think six will work. Actually, I think it was eight. Okay, cute buttons, I’m just gonna have them overlapping a little bit, and then I’m gonna fill them in below. I’m gonna put another layer here, I’m trying to get away with not having to but I think it’s inevitable. Okay, so that needs to be above. There, yeah.


Okay, so I think we need a little bit of detail on this dress, so I might just do a little pattern just… Or something, it needs maybe a little pocket, something right there so with the dark… The dark green, I’m gonna go back into my dark green layer, and let’s just see what a little pocket looks like. And then just a little stitching, may add a little tag there. Back to the other layer and grab that lighter mustard studio pen and fill it in. And I’m actually gonna go over with the white and fill in the tag.

Alright, that’s a little bit more detail, and then, let’s do some shading. So I’m going to go on top of my legs layer, select another layer, and I’m going to just do a little bit of a gray… Well, no actually, no I’m gonna do blue and put it up here, I’ll add this to it. Okay, so we’re gonna go back into our brushes and find painting and go to the Gouache.


And what I’m gonna do with this layer is click on it, select clipping mask so that it will select the white part below so I won’t go… Can’t color out here, I can only color in here. So I’m gonna take the Gouache pen or a brush and put it up to maybe a size six, and I’m gonna go at about 70… 70% opacity, and that’ll give us that sort of look. So, of course, she’s gonna have the shadow from there and you can kind of fill it in there. Good, and then I’m going to go where the dress is, the fill, and add another layer.

Again, use the clipping mask, select the darker pink. We still have our Gouache, and we can go in and add some little shadows there. I think I’m gonna up the Gouache, brush a little bit more to maybe size 12, and you can kind of paint away here, giving it a little… A little bit more shape, a little bit more dynamic there.

Skin Layer

Okay, so now onto her skin layer, same thing, click on a skin layer, add a new layer, click it again, hit clipping mask, hit that darker taupe, and we’ll go in again… Actually, I’m gonna change this down a little bit again to an eight, just give it a little definition. Well, actually, you know what here, I’m gonna just erase this and then bring it around here.

She’s gonna have a shadow under her hair. It’ll probably be nice if we give her some eyebrows too. Bring this brush back a little bit just so we can get in with the ears. Again, I don’t really like what I did with those ears. There. Get brush back up about eight, just get this other arm here and some there. Good.


Okay, let’s give her some eyebrows, let’s go into her face layer here, select the darker brown, and select inking and dry ink. And I’m sure she’s got some eyebrows in there, we don’t really see them too much, but we should know that they are there. Alright, might just define her nose a little bit, more, so you can kinda see it better.

Okay, and then I’m also going to add a little white on the top. So just a little dot, and we can add… So now I’m getting into details, add a little bit… Little highlight on her lips, maybe not on the top, maybe a little bit on her nose.


Okay. So let’s get to you putting a few more textures and stuff into her hair, so I’m gonna select the hair layer and I’m gonna create another layer and a clipping mask. You guessed it, I love clipping masks. So I’m gonna use that dark color again, and I’m gonna go in and I think I’ll use the Gouache, just to keep it consistent here.

We’re gonna just give her some shadows, oh right, those are on a different layer. And I’m just gonna play around with the brush sizes obviously, this doesn’t need to be too exact, but I have it at 2% at the moment. And I still have it at 70% opacity. Just sort of play wherever you think it will be a good idea.


Again play with the pressure of your brush a little bit just to have a little variation. Okay, and then I’m gonna go and do the same with the pigtails in the back here, clipping mask, and just yeah get some… A little definition there. That’s good. Okay, I think I’d like some highlights on here, so I’m actually gonna add a new color to this, so what I’m gonna do, or actually I’ll show you how I would select a different color for this on this wheel here. That’s not really a wheel, this picker here. You would go up and to the left, kind of like an L, and that’ll give you a nice highlight color.

So let’s just see if that’s light enough. Of course, I’m on this layer. So that makes a difference. I think that’ll be good. Okay, so I’m gonna have a little bit smaller, 2%. Yeah, then maybe 1%. Have a few lines in there. Alright and then I’m gonna go back up to this layer and throw a few… A few little lights. Okay, that’s good for now.

So I wanna actually show you something, what I often like to do with my clothing to give it a little bit more texture. Of course, you can totally leave it like this, or you can try something a little different, so what I’m gonna do is select my dress layer, and I’m actually gonna turn it white.


So There It Is.

Then I’m gonna add another layer and it can be below this clipping mask here, that’s not a problem. Automatically, it will become a clipping mask because that’s not kind of a little sandwich there. I’m gonna select that pink, that lighter pink, I’m actually gonna go and attempt to find where I put this brush.

There it is. Alright, here we go, the spectra brush. I am going to make it quite large, I’m gonna make it about 20%, and then I’m just gonna really lightly, so you can see that’s quite dark, but really lightly just do some layers and it kinda gives us this cool texture that I like, especially for jeans, it’s what I use for jeans a lot. So you just… And you can change the size of it, just so you can mix up the pattern a little bit, and I think that looks cool. Just gives it a little bit different effect. Okay, so we should probably draw the flowers that she’ll be holding here.

So I’m going to go… I’ll just go up the top, the new layer, I’m gonna use the mustard color just to keep our palette consistent, come back to the inking dry ink, and let’s just give her a little… Like that, and maybe one will have a little leaf.



Okay, and let’s see, maybe there’ll be white flowers, so I’ll use… We shall use blue for the flowers, and it’ll just be simple, simple little flowers. I think a little bit more sketchy. And then I’m gonna use the mustard color for the center. Cute. Okay, so what else shall we do to this lovely little lady? I think her shoes probably need a little shadow, and I think those stripes as well. Let’s do those strips first, do a clipping mask, and I’m gonna use that darker mustard, go back to the, not painting layer. Go back to… Actually not, yeah, it isn’t… What am I saying gouache and bump this back up to, let’s say eight and just do that, it’ll be… So you probably won’t notice it as much… Actually, I’m gonna bump this up to 100% just ’cause I can’t see it very well. There we go. Nice. Cool. Okay. And… Oh, I know what we’ve forgotten her cheeks. There we go.

Okay, so go to her skin layer and add another layer again that will automatically become a clipping mask because you have one on top and go in and find this warm pink color. We have our gouache. Let’s see how big that… You know what? That’s not a bad size. Okay, so I’m at about eight still, and we’re gonna give her some cute little cheeks.


That’s so much better. And maybe we’ll give her… I don’t know some freckles? Let’s see… Let’s see, go to her face layer, go to the darker… Well no the lighter brown, I think… And we’ll go to the inking, dry ink and let’s see should she have some over her nose? That’s cute. I always like freckles. Alright, a little smattering.

Okay, so I think I’m almost done, I think we need just a few highlights again, we’re on this hair, I’m going to just do another layer, get this, and I’m just gonna go up here, make it quite a bit lighter and I’m gonna be on my dry ink just to do some more intense layer then I’m gonna do this, add that for the highlights.

I don’t think that’ll be quite as highlighted in there. I think that just adds… We needed a little something. That’s better. Okay. And I think on the buttons, I’m gonna do the white, just give them a little love here. That’s good. Let’s see, maybe we’ll give her like that maybe just like… Yeah. A few little highlights, just to add a little bit more pop.


There. I think that turned out alright. So that’s it guys, great job and sticking to the end and getting all the way through. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you did, please hit that like button and subscribe, and don’t forget to hit that bell icon so you can be totally notified of all the new tutorials, just like this one in the future.

So I love you guys. And thanks so much for watching. I’ll see you in the next one.

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Bonus FREE Texture And Color Palette Download

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 unicorn in Procreate and I’m sure you can create this too if you follow along with the video to the end or at the very least you’ll have a lot of fun doing it. If you feel rushed, be sure to hit pause or rewind just to catch up and save this video to a playlist so you can re-watch if you need extra practice.


Today we’ll be using all free brushes found in Procreate and don’t forget, once you’ve finished this entire video and you’ve completed your whole unicorn, to share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description so I can find your artwork and this hopefully will mean that you get featured here in the next draw together video.


So for this tutorial, I’ve made you a free color palette in case you’d like to use the exact colors I’ll be using for this drawing, you can just tap on the link below in the video description where you can just download it and install it. So alright, let’s jump in by grabbing our pencil and setting up our canvas. So I’ll be creating this one at 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI and sRGB. So let’s get to it.

First, I’m going to start by setting up my brushes, I’m going to pick the 6B pencil and I’m going to use this for my sketching layer so I’m just gonna have it on black. That’s fine. Let’s see. I’m gonna put it at… The brush size will be at about 50 and the opacity will be at 100 so this doesn’t really matter so much about the size it’s just because this is our sketch layer.


I’m gonna start by drawing some shapes. So first with the unicorn, we’re gonna start with a circle for her head. Let’s just sort of get one going there. Whoops so very messy [chuckle] just a rough circle there and then this is going… Her little nose is gonna have a little scoop and it’s gonna come out here roughly and then I’m gonna draw what… It’s kind of like, I don’t know, sort of a kidney… Kidney shape, kidney bean shape for her body.


So there’s really like… You can start with two circles here. Really doing a lot of circles today. [chuckle] You can draw two circles and then you sort of connect them with the swoop and then of course under here her belly is going to be more rounded. So that’s sort of the kidney bean shape there and her little rump can be a little bit more like that and then I’m going to sort of get my general placement of where my ear is going to be and it’s gonna be a kind of a soft sort of A shape roughly there and her eye is gonna be right around here.


Something like that and of course her… Actually what makes her a unicorn her horn here will be… Actually, I’m not gonna make it so rounded there, let’s just undo it. So to undo of course, two finger tap and I’m going to just sort of roughly guesstimate where that’s going to be and then I’m gonna start to connect the two shapes just with a curved line. I will kinda want an S shape to develop here and same with here sort of a reverse S kind of there so you get these nice curvy lines.


Let me see, you can start developing your lines a bit here just… That’s why it’s good to be messy, you don’t have to be perfect. It looks like little scribbles at the moment but it’ll all come together. That’s why I love layers and I love going over things and I really… You can see the shapes develop.


Okay so let’s get her legs going a little bit. This little unicorn is going to be in motion so she’s not gonna be standing still. So these are just gonna be… I’m just gonna try to kinda get my motion here. One is gonna go this way and one is gonna go this way and you’ll have the other like underneath… Probably be about there and this one is gonna be kind of like that. Just trying to get… Sort of the general idea of where I want these legs to go and so then I’m going to start to make the shapes over so these are gonna be… We’re not doing realistic horse shapes so these are gonna be a little bit more tube like, I guess.


And her little hoof is gonna be there and it’ll go roughly like that and then of course the little leg comes from here, horses have the circle there, rump area where their leg attaches and the hoof, want that to be down… Just feel comfort… Don’t feel afraid to be really sketchy and loose and just go over things. It’s totally fine. I never draw perfectly, lines and just have it all created and mapped out  I kind of am thinking and sort of making decisions as I go so it’s good to be really loose at the beginning and then we can define it as we go along.


So don’t be afraid to get messy.


Alright so this guy is gonna come out here and it’ll be… You’ll see here, you don’t want this to go too far out ’cause that would be crazy [chuckle] a really long leg could be a very awkward horse. So if you kinda think, make this sort of line here, it’d be coming down, that’s probably about where this leg would stop because of course it’s coming from here so if you can kind of imagine where the limbs are starting from, the starting points, you can kinda get an idea of how long they should be.


Okay and this will probably curve in a little bit more like that. Right. Now, I’m just gonna decide where her mouth is gonna probably be about here. Alright, let me give her more of a chin and really define that. Okay so this lovely lady is gonna have some hair. I’m gonna give her a forelock here. Let’s just kind of make some decisions where that’s gonna be and it’s gonna come in front of the horn here and behind it as well maybe and I think her hair will come here and it’ll scoop around, maybe get a nice line going there, something like that and then of course, she’s got a tail and it would be… And so there’s gonna be a little scoop here. Again, we’re not going too realistic but… Let’s get some nice S-curves going here.


Alright. Ss and Cs for hair, that’s a big shape to keep in mind and actually, I think I want a little bit more room so I’m gonna go to my little pointer tool here and I’m going to shrink it down a little bit and move it to the side just so I’ll have a little bit more room for this tail ’cause who doesn’t love a big tail? Oh no, no, that’s weird. Okay something like that. I think she’s looking pretty good. I actually might move this eye lower because often times, if you’re trying to draw something cute, big eyes and that are kind of small, that it’s slightly out of proportion, just there, lower and closer to the nose areas makes things cute.


And so that’s maybe more like that. Okay, okay. This is my sketch so far, looking fabulous, I know. Anyways, let’s go to the next step. I’m gonna take my sketchy layer and I’m gonna click on the N and I’m going to lower the transparent… Sorry, I’m gonna click on the N and lower the opacity down to about 30% just so I can still see it. Hopefully, you can too and I can go over it with some better line work here. Yeah, okay, with the… I’m gonna start with this pink color, this darker pink and I’m going to use my, let’s see, where are you brush? I’m gonna use my Dry Ink brush and let’s see. Let’s test it out what we like. It might be a little bit thick. Let’s try at 10%, 8%. That’s… You know what? I think 10% is gonna be perfect. Okay, 10%, the dry ink brush at 10%, 100% opacity and I’m gonna start doing the line work of the body. Let’s start with it. Again, we wanna just go in with the ear. Actually, I’ll zoom in nice for you. I’m gonna go and just sort of make some better choices. I’m gonna just really define this out and bring that in.


For ears, you just do one line like that and another little line like that. Easy way to do ears and then, just get this nice shape here and like that. Give her a nice little smile. I’m sure she’s a very happy unicorn. Oops, I don’t like that coming in there like so and a scoop, a nice scoop for the jawline and what I’m going to do here too is just finish my line like that. Instead of just being hard, I’m gonna just push and then slowly just ease up on the pressure so it gives you a nice tapered edge and again, I’m gonna push a little firmly when these lines meet just so they’re a little bit thicker and then ease off. It’s fun to play with the pressure of the pens. I love that about these pens in Procreate. It’s… It really makes your drawing have some more interest and the line work a little bit, well, it does give it a more professional feeling so do practice with that and it’s kind of fun. I think her leg is gonna be… Actually, finish up here, overlap the lines a bit of the body and the leg. Now, it’s gonna come up and again, I’m gonna let light pressure and then push a little harder to get that nice taper. I think I may have gone a little bit too narrow on this leg so let’s try that again. That’s probably better. Alright.


Yeah, okay. So that’s the lines for the body and then I’m going to outline the hair and for that, I’m going to use the purple and again, with the dry brush, all my line work is going to be in the same size. Just try to be nice and free with these curves. Alright. Okay, also this is another little trick I should show you, of course if you go into your pens and you look and you tap on it, you get this so you have spacing and streamlines. So streamlines is going to give you a softer curves. So if you wanna increase that, do you see how that changes? So it just smooths it out more so you can make curvy lines even easier. So if you’re having trouble getting a nice curve, this is kind of a nice way to adjust it and have a little help there. So I’m just gonna leave it as it was but give that a try. Don’t feel afraid to adjust your pens, you can always reset them to their default if you don’t like it. Actually, I kinda wanted that to come in here.


Okay. So next I’m going to just draw this… Sorry, I’m going to draw the horn here. I’m actually just gonna use this colour because… I’ll show you something special that I’m going to do with it after, which is going to be fun. So we’ll just put that in there and then I’m going to use the dark because I’m going to do her eyelashes. This pony is actually going to have some gorgeous lashes. So you can see where I drew her eye so I’m gonna just use this as a guide because that’s her eye socket and I’m gonna again… Actually, I’m gonna shut this off for you so you can see how it’s nice and tapered and then I… Light pressure… Oops and sweep, like that. Put some little ones in here. Lovely. Okay, I see that I need to erase this and also go back to this colour and put in her little nose here.

Okay so I think this is looking good. My next step is going to be… I’m actually going to fill in the colour. So I’m going to go below my line work layer, add another layer by pushing that plus sign, going to my lighter pink, going to my brushes and selecting the studio pen, if I can find it. Oh it’s right above. Easy. Okay so for the sizing, that’s fine. It’s going to be at 12 and 100% opacity. Make sure that is the case and then I’m going to fill it in. So what I’m doing is… Because I like a scratchy sort of rough line on the outside but I do want a solid fill in the inside. So one way to do it would be just going along the line overlapping a little bit and so that will give you a nice solid fill.


So I’m gonna show you a special extra step at the end so stay tuned for that.


It’ll be very sparkly and give this unicorn extra, extra bling.


Okay, to fill, you just take your pink here, drag it over, fill it in. That’s easy. I’m gonna do another layer. You don’t necessarily have to. It’s just how I work a lot of time just so that I have the freedom to change colors if I want to so that’s an easy way to just change your mind without any negative repercussions. This is on a separate layer and I’m gonna fill this in with this purple color. That’s the base and I’m actually going to color this some more. We’ll just get a one solid color and then we’ll go and make it multi-colored. I like my drawings usually to be a little bit more painterly but not too solid, just have some elements of just making it look a little bit more artsy.

Okay. Just erasing that a little bit. I made a little mistake. It’s alright. Oops. I’d love to hear from you what other things you’d like to draw. I know I’ve been asked for this but yeah, if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear it in the comments below. That would be really helpful for me if you’re dying to know how to draw something particular. Okay, I think I actually am going back to my line layer and go grab that darker purple. Go back and do the dry ink again and just… I see that I have not completed this.


And you can always go back and add more stuff, right? I want it more filled in there at the bottom. That’s better. Okay, go back, grab that lighter purple and get the studio pen again just to fill this in. You don’t want a sparse looking tail. Okay, that’s better. Alright and then let’s just fill this horn in. Again, I’m gonna do another layer and just fill that in with the yellow and the studio pen. Right. Okay, I think she’s looking good.


Next, I’m going to do some painting on her body. Again, I’m gonna go above, go to that fill, body layer, select that and hit the plus sign for another layer. Then I’m going to go click it again and select from the menu here and click Clipping Mask and that will make a little down arrow to the layer below so that means whatever happens on this layer will stay contained within the layer below. Let me show you what I mean.


I’m going to go and use this darker pink. I’m going to go to my brushes and I’m going to go to Painting and find Gouache and then, I’m going to go… Let’s see how big this is. Okay, that’s too big. That’s probably about good. Let’s say size, brush size would be like 12% and the opacity, I’m gonna bring it down to 50%. No, I lied. It’s gonna be more like 70%. Okay, what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna put in the shadows and make her have a little bit more dimensions.


Again, with the Gouache brush, you can push and you’re gonna have really dark and then lighter so you can play with this. This is what I like about it. It’s more like painting a little bit and you can go over it again, just be really light and gentle with it, just to give her a little bit of dimension and under here and then I’m gonna bring my brush down just a little bit. I hope you can see this just to maybe about six and do some of the details around her head so under her chin and then get into this ear here and again, this is not like being absolutely perfection on this. This is a little bit more of you’re painting. You’re having a little fun with it, maybe just a little bit under her mouth and then, the eye actually, I’m going to go back to…


I’m gonna maybe six or eight and just do just really light circles here, kind of giving her eyeshadow, which is kind of funny for a horse. I’m gonna bring it back down a little bit, just maybe to three, ’cause I’m gonna actually darken up as it’s closer to the eyelid and just sort of have a gradient there and actually, let’s up the opacity a little bit to about 85% just so I can get this little darker. I’m just doing little circles. It was a little too much on the front in there. Yeah so that’s good and then while I have this, I’m just actually gonna go back, put a little bit more definition on these ears for the shadow, there. Of course, she’s gonna have…


Actually, I’m gonna go back to 70%, go back up to, what did I say? 12% and bring that in here a little bit but you see, I’m sure you’ve obviously figured this out with the clipping mask, I can… It’s not gonna paint outside of what we connected it to so that’s what I love about this.


It gives you a lot more freedom just to play around and not worry so much. Actually, okay, we’re gonna go back and do this a bit smaller, maybe about five and just bring these… Okay and then add maybe just a little depth there even though the shadow really wouldn’t be on that side but give it a little bit dimension.


Okay so I’m gonna do the same thing for the hair and actually, with the hair, I am gonna add some… You know what? I’m gonna add some more colors first. I’m still gonna do a clipping mask and so I’m gonna click it, Clipping Mask, go back, maybe let’s get some blue and see what happens. Yeah, I think I’m gonna up the opacity to 100% this time. We’ll put our brush at 8% and have a little fun. I want this to be multi-colored so I’m just gonna play a little bit, bringing it in. You can do whatever you want here. There’s no wrong way to do it, just have fun. Okay and then I’m gonna just do… If you wanna put another layer on top, I’m gonna do that, another clipping mask and I’m going to use the darker purple and I’m actually gonna make this brush down to a 3%. Let’s get some shadow hues in there. Okay and then I’m going to do another layer and you can condense all these layers afterwards.


This, again, is just how I like to work, especially with the kind of work I do. Sometimes, I need to be able to change any of the colors so that’s why that’s happening but you don’t… You can do them all on one layer if you prefer. I’m gonna choose the darker pink and I’m going to make it a little bit smaller, this brush to about 2% and just… Oops. Get a little bit more definition going on in here. That was not a good idea to do that. Let’s do… There. Okay. She’s looking pretty good. I think we need a little pink cheek on her.


So I’m gonna go back to this layer and I’m still on my pink so that’s good and I’m still on my gouache and I’m going to just put this down to maybe a 65% and let’s see how big this brush is. It’s not very big. We need it probably 6%. Let’s try that. That should be good. Actually, you know what? This pink I feel is a little bit too dark. I’m going to make it a little bit brighter, a little bit pinker, a little bit more red and see how that goes. Yeah, a little bit warmer color. Actually, I want it a little bit more, there. I’ll add that to the palette as well. I’m gonna give her a little cheek.


Here we go. So how about some highlights? I’m just gonna do a few of those. I’m gonna do another clipping mask. Take my light pink and actually make it white. Still using the gouache, I’m going to bump up the opacity to 100% and make my brush about a four. Give her a few little highlights. Okay so that looks good. Now, I am going to show you something that is fun. It’s an optional part but I think it’s the best part. [chuckle] So what you wanna do is, I’m going to go to the top of my layer set here and then I’m gonna go to my wrench and I’m going to click, add and I’m going to say, insert file. So I have a glitter here and I’m gonna have to get you one… [chuckle] In the description below… And add it there so you can add some glitter. So you import that. Check… I’m gonna zoom out and then I’m gonna click on my arrow there to make this bigger. So covers my whole unicorn. So now we’re gonna actually draw with the glitter.

So if you go to the layer below the inserted image that you have, the texture. Add a layer, click on the glitter layer and then we’ll do a clipping mask on that. So I know it’s disappeared but if you click on that layer below. You can use any color. For this, let’s just use the turkle… And go back to… I’m gonna do the inking and I’m going to do the studio brush actually… Or studio pen, rather. So that’s right. Watch this. Woo-hoo, we can draw with glitter. Isn’t that the best? Okay so now we will actually make this lovely horn here look more like a horn. [chuckle] So I’m gonna just use some swoops and there you go and then I’m going to just kind of have fun. Let’s make her little hooves. Oh, cute here. Like that. Sort of like that shape and then I’m going to actually draw a few little stars on her rump. Cute. Alright and then why not some in her hair? [chuckle] That’s good. Make that more defined. I think that’ll really make the hair pop a bit more and you can color outside the lines, ’cause hair… [chuckle] Right? Just get in there.

Alright, you know what, as an artist we’re allowed to change our minds and we’ll… Or can add a… I’m noticing that this mane is a little on the modest side so maybe we should go and add some more. So I’m gonna go back to my line layer and it would be really cool if I actually name my layers ’cause then I would know exactly where it is. So… But we will go to this one here and go back to the dark purple and the dry ink. So I’m just gonna add in more here. Let’s just have her mane going behind like originally should have been.

Well that just looks a little bit more impressive, really. More of an impressive mane she’s got. Alright, let’s fill that in. So go back to my fill layer, get the lighter purple, get the studio pen and fill that in. I need to clean up these lines a little bit too. I can do that.

Yeah, I think that’ll be better. Okay, I’m gonna go to the blue layer. Go get my gouache, little painting gouache. Go back to 70 and that’s fine size for that.

Add some more detail here. Okay so I’m gonna go back here, go grab my studio pen wherever it is. There it is.

Not that it matters what color this is because we are making it sparkly.

Okay, I think she looks a little bit more fabulous with more hair. [chuckle] You can also go and maybe make some little dots and I think I’m gonna spruce up this. I’m gonna give her a little sparkle shadow and so… Just get a little loose with that hair. Oh, I think that’s a lot of sparkle. [chuckle] It’s fun. I might get a little carried away but I think, unicorn, you can never have too much sparkle probably.  Alright. So with that, I think we are done our sparkly, cute unicorn.


So great job, guys.


Way to go sticking with it all the way to the end. 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 in the future. So I love you guys and I’ll see you in the next one. Thanks so much for watching.

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Drawing Fashion Character Portraits In Procreate

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Drawing Fashion Character Portraits in Procreate

Hey Guys!

Who doesn’t love watching someone drawing fashion?

Check out this awesome video of Kris drawing a fashion portrait for her 90 day challenge!

And don’t forget to check out her newest watercolor flower collection called Rosé All Day.

As for the 90 day challenge, basically Kris has been meaning to do this for two years!  What she is trying to do is to draw a new fashion portrait everyday for 90 days.

Sounds hard right?

Anyhow, if you want to see all her fashion portraits as they come out you can do so by following her over on Instagram

This is kind of an experiment for Kris where she really niches down and to see if people like it.  So if you do follow her on Instagram be sure to leave a comment!

You will enjoy Kris’s candidness in this video as she shares some of the things she feels vulnerable about her drawings.

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Drawing Bunnies in Procreate

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Vlog 002 – Snowy Days and Drawing Bunnies in Procreate

For those of you that liked the first vlog here is the 2nd vlog from Kris.   This one will give you a behind the scenes look as Kris draws some very cute bunnies that you can find in the Love Somebunny clipart collection.

If you haven’t already don’t forget to sign up for the goodie bag to get some free illustrated treats by Kris.

Oh, and of course, don’t forget to like and subscribe! 😉

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Drawing in Procreate

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Drawing in Procreate – My First Vlog

Hey everyone!  I know some of you have been wondering what all goes into Kris’s creative process and how she comes up with her whimsical artwork.

Well, if that is you, you are in for a treat!  Kris is going to be doing a weekly vlog documenting her creative process and other things.

In her first vlog she is drawing in procreate and creating some of the art that is featured in clipart collections.

So you can now see how some of that lovely art you purchased was made.  Pretty neat!

So sit back, relax and enjoy the show!  Oh and don’t forget to subscribe, hit the bell and leave a thumbs up! 😉  It really helps!

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How To Make Textured Illustrations In Procreate

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Hey Guys! So glad you made it! Kris here and today is another tutorial on how to make textured illustrations in procreate.

I’m going to start by sketching out a very cute little bear and then add some textures by using different paint effects, digital and scanned texture overlays and some patterns.  I hope you enjoy!

Starting off in Procreate

I am starting off in Procreate with my 6b pencils.  It’s one of my favorites!  I am sketching a circle and sort of establishing a little character here.  He’s going to be a bear and I am going to draw him at a ¾ angle.  I am doing a little body, a little feet and legs to just get an idea of the proportions that I would like to start with.

I don’t know if you can see but I am curled up in my blanket while I draw because it is cold here.

Here I am going to get his ears going and snout.  Obviously I can’t put his face there because that is a mistake.  I will have his nose protruding so that will give his head a bit more of a bear shape.  That looks better and I’ll just make sure the ears look right too.

Define the Lines of the Sketch

I will just define the lines a bit more to really solidify the shapes and I want him to look quite juevenile so that is why I have oversized the proportions especially the head because usually a big head makes things look cute.

It’s not a hard and fast rule.  Nothing is really when you are drawing.  To me his body seems just a bit small so I am going to see if that looks better.  I think so and I will give him some little boots too!  Why not?  It’s a rainy day so I am feeling like yeah, let’s just make this a rainy day bear!

I’ll give him a little umbrella but I am just going from my brain here so this umbrella isn’t really working very well but that is okay because this is all part of the working it out stage.  I will try to play with the angle of the umbrella a little bit and even if I don’t get it quite right I can come back to it.

Adding Details To Your Drawing

Now we are just going to add some details.  Let’s make him hold a butterfly…maybe not…that doesn’t quite work for me.  Let’s make him hold a little bird.  That will be way cuter!  I am just playing with shapes establishing the size of the bear to the size of the bird.

That helps to make the drawing a little more interesting.

I like to zoom in and out a lot while I am drawing.  It may look weird on the video but I find it helps when I need to see something closeup.

I’ll go back and fix the umbrella.  I’ll actually look at a reference image of an umbrella, which is always a good idea.  This helps to give your umbrella a better shape for it to look realistic.  Before it was looking like one of those umbrella’s that you would stick in your cocktail!  There that is looking so much better.

References are always handy when you are drawing things that are real, like an umbrella.  That is so much better and I will resize it too and then put in a little pocket and maybe put a little froggy in there.

Again, you want to pay attention to detail and size.

Drawing The Background

After I have the main character sketch I like to add some background to make the image more interesting.  And I will still go back and get the lines of the coat how I like them.  This really is still a rough sketch and I want to get everything right with my rough sketch because it just makes everything easier after.

I do a lot of erasing and that is why I love drawing in Procreate because it is just so simple to edit and erase what you are doing.  You don’t have to redraw everything.  It doesn’t get too messy because you can keep cleaning it up while you go.  I am so enjoying the freedoms you have with that.

I will actually use my pencil and then also erase as I am trying to perfect the shapes of things.  You can see that I do that a lot!

Let’s move these boots up higher because that will look cute.  That’s better!  Not having that break in between just makes it simpler.  Sometimes simpler is better!  Even though I do love detail sometimes just keeping it simple and really clear lines and clear shapes really works better.

I turned on the opacity on my sketch layer and now I am going to go over and do my good copy.

Final Copy of the Sketch

Still trying to keep it sketchy because it is all about texture so I don’t want it to be too smooth or too clean.  Again I am using my 6b pencil and still having a sketchy line just not quite as messy as the rough.  I am just going over and tracing my work.

And there is the cleaned up version.

Adding Texture Through Coloring

I am going to go in now and color like a kindergartner basically.  Again, with my 6b pencil.  It really is my favorite.  I am literally going to go in and color in. I know you are thinking why not just fill it?  I know it would be simpler and far less time consuming but I find that this, and you can see, coloring it just gives it a way different texture.

Really it’s just a preference on the look that I am going for today.

I’ll use the dry brush to go in and give a couple more details on the coat and to start to create that fabric look.

Back to my 6b pencil I am going to give some stripes to the coat.  Actually, I am going to do it more like a plaid.  This just gives more detail which in turn adds more texture to the sketch.

I will pick another color and create another layer.  I love to use lots of layers so this gives me as much options as possible.  Again, that is what I love about Procreate is that I can change my mind a lot without having to redraw or color the whole thing.  I know I change my mind a lot!  Woman’s prerogative right!

It’s nice to explore and make decisions while drawing and not regret it. 

I’ll go in and define certain features that I want.  I like to keep everything having that really sketchy look to it.  The boots I am going to do a different technique.  I am going to outline them just by coloring in the edges of them.  Then I am going to use the free hand selection tool to go about in the middle of that line and then I am going to fill.

That way the outside line is more sketchy but the center is filled.  You are not going to get the background white showing through but it still looks good and gives a nice contrast in textures.  You can always add some texture overtop if you like also.

Shadowing to Add Texture

I will use some shadowing here and I will use my favorite for shadows which is the gouache paint brush.  I always like using the gouache brush for shadows.

Then I will change back over to my 6b pencil to do some more shadowing.  As you can see doing this really gives the image a lot of texture!

The Medium Nozzle Spray Paint

I do like using this in Procreate too especially when you are doing something that is furry and just giving little highlights.  On to the frog, I almost forgot to color him in.  He looks a little nervous.  We’ll give him a little highlights and shadow to really bring him to life.

I will also get bird colored in and give him some detail and some shadows.  And of course we will add some more furry details to our bear.

Digital Textures in Procreate

I am going to open a new document now and I’ll show you how to do some digital textures.  I’ll start by selecting the dry brush and in grayscale I am just going to put a bunch of lines on the page.  Basically I am going to repeat this process on different layers and use a different brush each time to give a different effect.

Next what I do is to select one layer at time and copy it.  Then I will go back into my project and paste that layer.  I will rotate it and shrink it down to cover only the portion of the sketch that I want it on.  Then I will clip it by using a clipping mask.  That will attach the layer to the layer below and give it a really cool texture.

It’s kind of the quick and dirty way of doing it!

You can play with the opacity to adjust how light or dark you want the layer to be.  And you can do this with as many of the texture layers that you created in the new document as you like.

I hope you enjoyed that and found some tips along the way!

PS if you are interested in watercolor flower clipart than watch this video on how to paint watercolor flower anemones.

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How To Paint Procreate Textures

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Procreate Textures – How to Create Paint Textures in Procreate

Create texture and paint effects in Procreate

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Hey Guys!  Kris here.  Welcome back! So glad you made it.

Today I am going to do a tutorial on how to create texture and paint effects in Procreate.  I am going to cover how to use paint brushes, patterns, digital and scanned overlays to create a really cool texture in an illustration.

It’s all about wedding dresses!  How fun could that be!  I hope you enjoy.

Getting Started

I start by pasting in a pattern that I had already drawn awhile ago.  It is a seamless pattern so I know that all the edges will repeat perfectly so that way I can scale my pattern in my lace pattern nicely.

So I am actually go in and create a new layer and then start tracing overtop to create a lace pattern.  So I will just quickly go through this.  I don’t have to worry tracing exactly because really this is just kind of a shortcut that I am making for myself.  Since I have already created it I can just go in and get the idea.

It’s a quick and easy way to make some lace.

Then I am going to take that pattern and make a fill layer and then create a clipping mask so that I have a nice white lace cause I had traced it in black.  Then I am going to copy that and past it into my new document with my lady here.  And I will just hide that layer for later use.

The Right Brush For The Right Texture

Next with the 6 speed pencil brush I am just going to sketch out the base design of the dress.  I am just making some decisions here…I am going to give it more of a racerback style with a high neck.  Why not!  And I want to get sort of a basic outline of the shape of the skirt.

And then I am going to pick a watercolor brush from the 50 Procreate watercolor brushes by Kate.  I really like this pack.  It’s an awesome collection of watercolor brushes and I am going to use the watercolor wet edge PC4.

I’m going to use a neutral beige color.  This way it really helps with that translucent look and it also helps cover up what is happening underneath like her legs and everything.  This way I am just going to build layer by layer sort of a translucent effect with these watercolor brushes to create a white tulle look.

Colors Help Create Texture

Next I am going to use the blue and white and then I am also going to add a warm pink as well.  This way you get kind of a…it’s just better than having a stark white.  You get a bit more dimension.  I am going to adjust the opacity layer so I can get that translucent look and get this skirt to really look and feel like tulle.

Then I am going to start to define the dress by erasing the edges and to just sort of create the shape I want.  I am going to have to go layer by layer because I have all of these on separate layers.  I do this just so that when I am painting initially I have that really free flowing motion instead of being really confined to a shape.  This way I can make some decisions on the fly as well.

So now I have the basic shape of the skirt that I want.  Then I am going to go in with the same watercolor brush but just a smaller size and make sure that the opacity on my brush is all the way up and I am going to start to design the bodice detail.

I just like to make decisions on the fly when I am drawing.

Then I am going to bring in my lace layer and I am going to duplicate the layer and then put it together like a grid.  Again, because it is seamless the edges will match up perfectly and create a consistent seamless pattern.  And you can see I am duplicating again and merging as I go so I can make a bigger piece of fabric.

So I have put the lace layer up.  I am not going to make the skirt quite yet.  The reason why I wanted this lace layer on while I was doing the back of the dress was so that I could coordinate it and make it look cohesive.

Then I am going to draw in some details just making it up as I go.

After that I am going to fill in the bodice.  I would like a sheer sort of look with a lace overlay so I am going to use opacity on the layers to change that.

Use Erase To Create Dimension

Next I am going to go in and erase each layer of the tulle at the bottom of the skirt.  This is going to be really handy because it will end up looking like different layers of tulle in real life.  It is a little bit tedious.  It’d be nice if you could do it all at once but it doesn’t give you that look.  Just go in and make it all irregular.  You don’t want it to be uniform, you want it to be all varied and that will give it a sort of volume to it.

Now I will turn my lace layer back on and start to create the shape of the lace overlay and make some decisions here on how wide I want it and how stiff I want it to look.  I will do this by erasing what I don’t need.

Bring It All Together

With the very same watercolor brush I have been using in a very small size I am going to go and line all the edges.  That will give it a more realistic look of a stiffer lace overlay.

Moving back to the bodice again.  I really like to bounce back and forth between different parts of the dress, obviously, because I am not using a photo I am just making it up as I go.  It sort of evolves and I don’t like to commit too much to one part until the other part is ready.  It all kind of comes together naturally so it’s nice just to fluidly see where it goes.  That is why I don’t finish one part first and then move on.  It’s just a back and forth conversation between the top and the bottom.

Then I am going to bring in another piece of lace.  I’ve decided I would like that to match and blend in from the bottom so I am going to take that and erase a bunch of it and use some pieces of it to fill in the bottom bodice part.

Of course, we will add some more detail to the edges where the skirt meets the bodice.  This is how it would naturally make sense for the fabrics to join there.  You will want to fill it in where the bottom meets the top because the fabric would naturally be thicker there.

Procreate Textures Finished

And there we go! All finished!  A lovely finished wedding dress with tulle underlay and lace overlay all very uniquely designed.

Hope you enjoyed and found today’s tutorial useful.  That girl is actually part of a larger pack that I made.  It’s called The Stunning Wedding and Celebration Creator.

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How I Draw With Procreate

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How I Draw With Procreate On The Ipad Pro

Some of you have been asking how Kris Lauren draws with Procreate on the Ipad Pro.  Well awhile ago she put together a video that gives you a bit of a behind the scenes look as to how she creates a lot of her art.

As you can see, and we think it’s funny, that she draws while sitting on her bed! 🙂  However, we have seen from her instagram feed that she has since moved into an office.  But hey, wherever the creative juices flow, that’s where you go! (That just sounds wrong!)

Draw With Procreate

It’s kind of neat to get a glimpse of how Kris comes up with her ideas for drawing.  We especially liked seeing some of the finishing details that are done in Illustrator after the drawing part is finished.

Check out the video below or watch it here.

Hey Guys It’s Kris Here

Welcome to the channel.  Hope you are having a great day so far!

Today I’m going to be working on my next project which is sort of a spring theme with a little girl and some bunnies, birds and a picnic.  Today’s project though is specifically working on some bunnies.

For this project I am going to be working in Procreate on my Ipad Pro with my Apple pencil.  Actually normally when I am working on my Ipad I like to work on my bed so let’s hop on over there and get started.

Illustrate With Procreate

Getting Inspiration

I need some inspiration so I am off to Pinterest.  I need to get some shapes and sort of body positions and I am trying to think of what I would like my bunnies to do!  Usually searching for kids is a good plan or kids at play.

Use A Previous Drawing For Reference

I am actually going to start with a reference that I have already drawn.  I have already drawn a bunny and I kind of want all the bunnies to look similar.  So I am going to just copy my canvas of the bunny I already drew and put it into my new canvas so I can have similar proportions, look and line weight.

It will help me keep it more consistent throughout the whole project.

If At First You Don’t Succeed Try Again!

Okay, so I wasn’t really loving my initial attempt.  It wasn’t really working at all so I am going to start again and try to make the body a little different position.

From Procreate to Illustrator

Now what I am going to do to achieve the look I want is I am going to transfer my illustration to dropbox and send it to my computer.  This way I can put it into illustrator so I can make the lines into a vector so I can do an image trace.

Having vector lines is going to make it just a little rougher, just a certain look that I want.  So I am going to transfer it and I will see you at the computer.

Okay so I am just going to select the little bunny and I am going to ignore…I guess I should show you how to bring up the image trace.  You go to your window and go to image trace it will bring up the panel.  And you just want to click on it and I am going to say ignore white cause I just want the lines.

And then I am going to play with my threshold and the pad.  So I am just going to up the threshold a little bit.  I just know roughly where my settings are going to be.  It kind of looks like that…just a little diagonal line.  I am going to preview it and it’s going to say it’s going to be a big file but yes we know!

Okay, so that is what I have so far and then I am just going to see where I want it.  I want it kind of rough like that, not too perfect at all.  And I think I can probably go a bit more pads.  You know that is probably pretty good!

So then I am going to expand it and then I am going to send it as a PNG back to Procreate.

From Illustrator Back To Drawing With Procreate

Now I am going to add my file that I just made in illustrator, bring it in and overlay what I already have.  It doesn’t really need to be perfect.  Now we are ready to color!

Adding Details

Now I am going to go and do some more details so I am going to select the bunny, the solid shape that I created so that I don’t color outside the lines.  You just do automatic and select quickly and there it goes.  And then I will go on a different layer so if I mess up I can come back and fix it.

That’s it!  Thanks so much for watching.  That’s bunny number two done in the series and I’ll have lots more so stay tuned.  Make sure to check back to see the progress of the whole package that I am doing.

If You Want To See The Finished Collection…

Click below to see the Spring Illustration Collection!

Happy creating!