Digital Painting with Procreate | Grayscale to Color

K Michael Russell, pro colorist & instructor

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15 Lessons (2h 18m)
    • 1. Preview

      1:38
    • 2. Introduction

      2:28
    • 3. About the instructor

      3:50
    • 4. Drawing thumbnail sketches

      13:05
    • 5. Prepare your sketch for painting

      13:33
    • 6. Painting shadow values

      13:27
    • 7. Painting deep shadows

      10:16
    • 8. Painting light

      13:26
    • 9. Painting more light

      7:17
    • 10. Adding your base colors

      14:57
    • 11. Make your colors look alive

      13:44
    • 12. Adding color details

      10:48
    • 13. Color correcting

      13:45
    • 14. Making Adjustments

      5:27
    • 15. Conclusion

      0:35
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About This Class

Procreate is an amazing digital art app on iPad for sketching, drawing, finished illustrations, and painting that total beginners or seasoned professionals can use to make digital art! Procreate is a bit like a piano. If you know the basics, you can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or, with a little practice, you might play some Beethoven!

The course is designed to show you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method of digital painting from grayscale to color. It's a great way for beginner's to learn how to focus on the important parts (value and contrast) without having to worry as much about color at first. This method will make it easier for you to select colors that work well together. You'll also learn how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls beginners make - like flat looking colors.

We'll go through the entire process together - from sketch to finished product! In each section, we'll focus on a specific aspect of the process.

  • We'll start with a basic thumbnail sketch, but feel free to create your own. 

  • We'll tighten it up and start adding the light and shading.

  • We'll learn how to apply colors in a simple, but effective way that works for almost any type of digital painting.

  • Lastly, we'll polish up the fine details.

My name is Kurt, and I use Procreate in my professional work Image Comics as well as my own digital paintings. I've been creating tutorials and online courses since 2013 teaching thousands of students worldwide about digital art. 

Procreate is MUCH more powerful than most users realize. You'll learn tons of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that I had to learn the hard way! :)

I'll also include: 

  • the Procreate file I work on throughout the course, so you can see how the layers work from the inside!

  • several stages of our exercise, so you can pick it up at almost any point in the process.

So join me! If you'd like a Bob Ross-style walkthrough with my favorite digital art app for iPad, check it out. See you inside! :)

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-KMR