Acrylic Landscapes on the iPad in Procreate

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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9 Lessons (1h 33m)
    • 1. Acrylic Landscapes in Procreate + 32 Free Acrylic Brushes and Stamps

      3:00
    • 2. Downloads and Resources

      3:26
    • 3. Sketching and Blending

      12:29
    • 4. Shadow, Highlights, and Depth

      14:10
    • 5. Color and Composition Options

      10:20
    • 6. Strokes and Underlayers

      13:14
    • 7. Layering and Adjusting

      14:52
    • 8. Designing a Layered Landscape

      8:42
    • 9. Details and Variation

      12:53
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About This Class

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In this class you'll learn how to create Acrylic landscape paintings on your iPad in Procreate.  

When you watch the class you’ll get all of the acrylic brushes I created including 12 different types of acrylic strokes, textures, and some color changing brushes that will help add some realistic variation to your paintings.

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The set also includes 19 bird and plant stamps, so you can quickly add some layering and depth to your composition.  I’ll show you how I created the stamps, so you can make some of your own unique silhouettes that fit the location and mood of your landscape.

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First we’ll look at a few ways to create a fluid sky full of variation and acrylic streaks.  We’ll cover easy ways to add shadow and highlights to your landscape features, then look at how to use elements in the foreground to add depth to your paintings.

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Next we’ll use an impressionist painting style to build up a landscape with small strokes.  We’ll talk about ways to use light and shadow to create an abstract landscape that is full of color and variation.

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Last we’ll combine all the painting techniques into a varied composition with bold shapes and color.  We’ll look at how to adjust the colors of your painting so even if you’re working with a plain landscape, you can still create a vibrant painting.  I’ll show you how to get tons of beautiful acrylic paint strokes and textures so that your paintings have the lifelike feeling that is often missing in digital art.

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By the end of this class you’ll be able to turn any landscape into a beautiful painting.  Landscape painting is a great way to help you loosen up with your digital drawing and painting.  It’s also my go-to painting style when I get stuck in a creative rut. Even when I have no idea what to draw, I can always be inspired by a beautiful landscape and some simple paint strokes.

You could use the paintings you create in this class as gifts for friends and family, art prints to sell or give away, or upload them to print on demand sites like Society6 and Red Bubble.

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Painting in Procreate is also a great way to plan for your paintings on canvas.  If you like painting with acrylics on real canvas but tend to be disappointed by the results, you can use Procreate as a sketching tool for planning out the colors and composition, before putting brush to canvas.

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All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus or even your finger.  So let’s get started!

You can get the class downloads here (the password is shown at the beginning of the class).

Music in this class: Vacation Uke by ALBIS