Create a Paper Cut Light Box in Procreate: From Sketch to Final Piece (Free Brushes & Color Palette)

Lettie Blue, Architect & Digital Illustrator

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9 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction


    • 3. Sketching

    • 4. Exercise 1: Layered Landscape

    • 5. Exercise 2: Texture, Light & Shadow

    • 6. Exercise 3: Adding Color

    • 7. Exercise 4: Making an Animation

    • 8. Bonus Animation

    • 9. You made it!

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About This Class

Hi! My name is Lettie. I am a freelance illustrator and co-founder of INobice Design and Software. 

I love to create all kind of illustrations in Procreate, especially realistic paintings, watercolors, animations and paper cuts. You already know how I create my paper-cut style portraits so, in this class, I will show you step-by-step how to turn your iPad into a layered paper cut light box.


This time, I don’t want you guys to worry about how to draw trees, the sky, mountains or any other element of the composition. I want you to be focused on making the illustration glow and cast rich shadows to get a enchanting scene. So, I’ve put together a set of brushes and two color palettes for you. You can find them on the “Project and Resources” section.

We are going to make together three fun and easy exercises and I will share with you lots of useful tips along the way.

For starters, I will walk you through my process to create a nice (paper cut) landscape. Then, we will add texture, light and shadows to our landscape and turn it into a paper cut light box. And finally, we will create a magical multicolored animation of our wonderful light box.

Whether you are a Procreate beginner or expert, this class is for anyone looking for improving their skills and learning new techniques when drawing digitally.

Ready to have fun creating a paper-cut light box? Let’s get started!

Basic knowledge of Procreate is recommended but not required to take this class. Having said that, let’s get started!