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Create your own unique illustration on Procreate

teacher avatar Aristravelsphere, Illustrator

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Ideas

    • 3. Sketching

    • 4. Coloring

    • 5. Animating

    • 6. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Ariana is a Graphic designer and freelance illustrator from Hawaii. She found her style by working remotely and traveling solo around the world. In this class, she'll go through her process of creating each of her illustrations.

In this class, I'll be going over the steps I go through to

• Come up with ideas on what to draw

• Basics on using Procreate as beginner

• Animating your illustration on Procreate

This class is perfect for anyone starting to draw and they need some ideas or inspiration. This class is also great for anyone curious about using procreate for the first time.

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1. Intro: Hey, everyone, my name is Arianna and I have been an illustrator for the past two years. During that time, I have been lucky enough to travel on my own. I've been to about 10 countries by myself, and I really learned to hone my own unique style as an illustrator and just kind of combined like my ideas with my experiences in the world. And I just really wanted to share my experience. And just like my knowledge of how I sort of figured out my own style and kind of how to create your own unique illustration, this is a great class if you need help. Coming up with ideas are kind of just figuring out what to draw first and how to make it kind of your own unique style. This is also really good if you have never used procreate before, and you're completely new to it, so I can show you the techniques that I use as an illustrator, and it's really not that much. I feel like every artist has their own thing that they specifically do, and I would gladly show you my process that I use. I'm hoping at the end of this class, you'll be able to create your own illustration from scratch, and you'll continue to make many more in the future. So let's begin with the first lesson. 2. Ideas: So for the first part, this is basically sketching out your ideas. And in my opinion, this is the part that has requires the most creativity. This is coming up with the composition, the style, what you're drawing in particular. And I think for me this probably takes the longest, maybe equal to coloring. That's also pretty long, but it's really fun. So I think give you an example. I'm originally from Hawaii, so I feel like I do like a lot of water themes. I'm also always been really intrigued by the moon and stars, So if you look at my work, I tend to use a lot of stars and moon in a lot of my drawings. Another thing that I realized really homes. My style was growing up. I watched a lot of enemy, and I would draw a lot of anime characters. And when I went to college, I started drawing human live figures, and it's sort of at this point, I kind of feel like my drawings are a mixture between live human drawings and enemy drawings together. So I feel like that's something that you can really think about think about the things that make you as a person. Like what shows did you watch growing up? What are your favorite foods? What are your favorite brands? And I think those are the things that you can start putting together and compiling a list of another great thing to think about is what types of music or aren't. Do you like for me? I love my music. Taste is so wide, it's kind of insane. I can't really say that I like ones of a music because I almost like every type of music possible at this point. And it's funny, cause al trouble things, and it will look differently based on the type of music. But I'm listening, Teoh. So for me, music is one of the biggest inspirations as an artist. So I'll name another technique that, to be completely honest, the sickening helped me so, so much to grow as an illustrator is basically I was going through kind of a tough time in my life. My grandmother passed away and I went through, but break up and I just needed some sort of therapy. And for me, what I did for therapy was I just drew every single day and I gave myself a challenge to draw every single day for 100 days, and I did manage to do it. And it's insane the amount of growth because I looked at my drawings from when I first for my first sketch to my final one, and that is like insane amount of Gruebel's. I mean, if you can draw every single day if you can really challenge yourself, maybe not 100 days of drawing, but if you could do, like 30 days of drawing, that would really help you girls and artists. And it's something that I really need to do again, because I love doing it and it was really fun. But you just have to make the time to do it, which I know can be an issue for a lot of people. Lastly, I'll give you another really huge inspiration that I use. And there's probably the biggest one that I use is I use inspiration boards and the number one board that I uses Pinterest. I am obsessed with Pinterest like honestly, I spent hours on Pinterest like if I'm bored, if I'm waiting for something, if I just want to look at my phone Pinterest Pinterest is like the fast. But you know, there are so many other outlets you can obviously use. Instagram you can save, create boards on instagram. Um, you can use Tumbler. Um, longer. Um, dribble be hance. A lot of these sites were really great for finding inspiration, finding other artists that inspire you. And, I mean, obviously don't copy them, but like, there are so many artists that I'll just like, I like this artist. I like this artist for this and that, and then you just kind of put it together. And you, eventually you make it your own and you know you if you do it the right way, then it's good. 3. Sketching: So let's get started with the whole sketching process. So I usually go through Pinterest and I find some images that I'm really inspired by. Um, let's see. Okay, so I really like these three images for different reasons, and I have decided that I'm gonna sort of grab different things from each of these images that I found on Pinterest. And these are all by different artists. I feel like they kind of have a similar vibe to them. They're very kind of girly, pastoral. Ah, very flowing with lots of soft lines. So I think what I'm gonna do here is I'm gonna do all that cat and then I think I'm gonna draw the girl's face on the other side of the cat. And in this last image, I really like that their eyeballs all over this monster, and I'm gonna try to incorporate that into my sketch. So let's see what we come up with. - So I think this is good enough. I feel like I mean, it's it's very rough, but you get the general idea. You have the you know, the basis of lines that show where everything goes. Um and I mean, I so I just kind of combine those three images on and you know, I love drove add stars into everything. So I just kind of thought of putting some stores in her hair. That would be kind of cute. Hopefully, this gives you a better idea of how to approach, what to draw and how toe make it in your own style. So I guess we can start moving over to digitizing the image. 4. Coloring: So before I fill in my drawing, I just wanted to go over a couple of techniques that I use in almost all of my drawings. Procreate is a pretty amazing tool, and there's a lot of really cool things that you can do with this software, which is probably why it's so popular among illustrators. But these are just the things that I use when I do my drawings. Um, so, yeah, let's go over him. So the first thing that I'll talk about, which is, I think, a really cool tool. I don't use it all the time, but I think it's something good to know. It's like as a beginner. So it's basically creating, like straight lines and perfect circles for people that are perfectionists or there doing buildings or like architecture. Um, you can. Basically, what you'll do is and just make any circle like this. Hold two fingers down like that, and it's a perfect circle, and I think if you do it with one finger, it also changes. Yeah, so one or two fingers and then you can also do that with a straight line so you can kind of go like this. Hold it down straight line. So if you're doing, like a building, go like this going that this then you have your perfect looking building are square or whatever health, whatever you're creating. The next thing is Alfa Lock, and I absolutely love this tool. I think this is my favorite part of procreate. Basically, what you can do is create a shape just like the circle here, and you can fill it in. There's another thing that I like is do this, that you can do that to fill in, which is really useful when you're coloring and doesn't take his long, and you will just go to this layer and this is all one layer right here. So you press on it, click on Alfa Lock. And now if you want to color in, maybe this pink can. I can use this brush here, I guess. Um, just it only stays within the shape. And I love this for shading. For Grady INTs for texturizing. There's a lot of really cool things that you can do with this type of tool, and it makes everything just so easy and it just looks so cool, so I can't all right, now because it's locked. But if I pressed Alfa Walk again, then I am able to draw, and I've had that happen sometimes where I was like trying to color. I'm like what is going on? And basically the screen is lost, so just keep that in line. But yeah, Alfa Log is amazing. It's definitely the best. If there's one thing I would tell designers Teoh remember, it would be Alfa Lock here. Yeah, we'll just do this and then kind of smudge it. I also love the smudge tool very much. And then another tool for picking the colors is just kind of. Hold this down this square looking button down, and then you can just grab your color right there are. Let's see. There we go. So there's the drop it. That means it's grabbing, pulling this purple color, it can pull the black. That means grabbing the black There. It's grabbing this purple now, and you have a bad color right there. And yeah, that's about it. So those were some techniques that I like to use. There's a lot you can learn, but I think these air some really good basics to begin with. Cool Now let's get into the coloring. What I always do is I'll just take a picture of my drawing with my iPhone, and then I'll upload the image onto my phone and then put it up on procreate, and then I just trace over the drawing. Okay, so before I begin, I just wanted Teoh talk about this glove that I'm wearing on my hand. It's basically something that I use when I draw just so that it's a lot smoother when I'm moving my hand across the pad. You don't need to use it. But I really love this glove, and I basically have used it ever since I've owned this iPad. So something useful? Um, I think I bought this one on Amazon for, like, $6. They saw him all over. It's pretty easy. Little things get. Yeah, that's what this black thing is on my hand, if you're wondering, no, they're different techniques. I've seen a lot of illustrators do different things. This is just what I personally do. So I just like lower the opacity on here, and then I have another layer and I just go to my brushes so I'll talk a little bit about the brushes here. This is my go to these air brushes that I basically use all the time. There's some new brushes that I just found recently, like about a week ago that I'm in love with. Um, you know, just just play around with it, see which ones that you like The one that I use the most is the one that I used for outlining, which is the technical pen. And I think you can find that right here in the inking and you can edit, you know, you're you can add it. How you want. It's a look. And what how it works. I've already done this, so you know, you can play around with it eventually, but yeah, So I have had two different sizes of this one. I'm gonna go to this one right here and basically just outline it. So let's do that. We're okay . So I'm just about done. I would say, Here's kind of what I came up with. I playing around with the great ends and textures. This one, I didn't really have too much texture. The only texture I really added was in the background, and I use uh, this brush right here and they go roll. And I think just a little tip that I would give is I always imagine there is light from a certain point. So in this image, there's light on her face. So whenever I'm coloring anything in, I will just like her hair here. I'll grab this color and then make it darker like this. Use this brush and then just oh, basically make this part darker like that just so you can kind of see some depth. And as you can see, I've done it all over her face, like on her cheeks, on her eyebrows, her mouth on the cat's body on our hair. So just kind of imagine like there's some light on her face. And how would that look? So, you know, brighter here, darker here. 5. Animating: so just doesn't added bonus. I wanted to talk a little bit about animating your image, and I just do basic things, kind of like stars twinkling a little bit or their eyes closing. I'll probably play around with this feature a little bit more in the future, but it's really easy, and it's just something that's kind of hidden and procreate. That is really fun. So basically what I did is, as you can see, I have each layer separated here, and what I would do is go to my gallery and I will duplicate this image and I duplicated it right here. And I have labeled an enemy, and what I did is I combined. Remember how there were layers? Separate layers? I combine them all, and you can basically just combine your whole image like this. So that's all one image. So I combined my main image and I drew over her. I, as you can see in each frame and you can see right here how it's moving, its just like that. I I like to think of it as a movie riel or like a flip book, as it's like you're flipping through each screen of the image and you just edit each screen . And I made it like her eyes opening, and then her eyes were twinkling here. So you just have each separate layer and you can also have a layer nested and a folder like this, and this would be considered a layer also. And the way that I got this bottom screen is I just want to actions, canvas and then animation assist. So once it's off, it's just back to normal, where you're just drawing and then you can turn it back on right there. And then just another little thing to think about is right here in the settings. This is where you can edit the speed so you can have it like that, which I don't think many people would do this and then you can bring it down. I usually have it around 2 to 5, just like really cute. Simple like that. And then one shot just It's still it doesn't really do anything loop. That is when it will start from the beginning. Go to the end and start from the beginning. Go to the end, and then ping pong is just like a ping pong going back and forth, and I feel like I use Ping Pong the most, but that's just something to think about when you're animating your image. 6. Final Thoughts: so that's the end of the class. I really, really hope that you enjoyed it. I hope that you learned something. And, um, I really just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for, like, watching this video, because this is my first time filming a video, my own class. And I can tell you that I have spent a lot of time going in and out. Should I do this? I'm too scared. I'm But you know what? This is something I'm very passionate about. And I honestly want everyone to create art If it's something that they're passionate about , I want people learn and grow as an artist, and, um, I would just love to see all of your work. I mean, if you feel free to just upload your work on the bottom, and I'll gladly take a look at it and just give you my opinion or some just thoughts on it . Um, I guess that's it. Uh, hopefully I'll see you guys in the next video. Thank you so much for watching this by