Create Soft Pastel Drawings on Your iPad in Procreate + 12 Free Brushes and Templates

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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9 Lessons (1h 14m)
    • 1. Create Soft Pastel Drawings on Your iPad in Procreate

    • 2. Downloads & Inspiration

    • 3. Paper Texture & Drawing

    • 4. Adding Color & Variation

    • 5. Preparing Your Reference Image

    • 6. Creating a Pastel Portrait

    • 7. Masking Out Lights and Darks

    • 8. Color Gradiation

    • 9. Filling & Blending

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About This Class


In this class, you'll learn how to create soft pastel drawings on your iPad in Procreate.  When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the pastel brushes I created plus a blending brush, paper texture brushes, and some drawing templates.

You'll learn how to:

  • create textured backgrounds, and how to control the amount of texture, vibrancy, and color in your background.
  • create wispy feathers using the pastel brushes, and how to apply blended colors to the shape.  I’ll show you how use the feathers as a single image, how to turn them into a pattern, and how to weave them in and out of a quote.
  • create a portrait on a roughly textured brown paper.
  • work from a photograph, plus some tips for getting a good portrait photo of yourself or someone else.
  • turn a picture of an animal into a colorful pastel drawing. 

I’ll show you how to use light and color to make your pastel drawings stand out on the page, and how to use blending to bring a real pastel look to your digital drawing.  In this class, you’ll see how working with digital pastels allows you to turn any sketch or photograph into a beautifully textured and layered drawing!

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

You can get the class downloads and resources here (you'll see the password in the first lesson)