Easy Procreate® Watercolors - Create a Stylized Scientific Illustration | Sandra Bowers | Skillshare

Easy Procreate® Watercolors - Create a Stylized Scientific Illustration

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator + Surface + Creature Design

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12 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project and Supplies

    • 3. Hello Procreate

    • 4. Color Picker

    • 5. Split Screen Mode

    • 6. Canvas Symmetry

    • 7. Sketching

    • 8. Color Blocking

    • 9. Masks

    • 10. Details

    • 11. Background Sketch

    • 12. Final Details and Conclusions

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About This Class


In this class we'll create an easy watercolor effect in Procreate with just 4 brushes. I’ll give you a quick introduction to Procreate's gallery features, how to use the color picker and create color palettes, how to use the split screen mode to use reference pictures (I’ll provide you with mine), how to use the symmetry tool, I'll show you my secret tool to improve sketches without having to redraw everything constantly, and we’ll create our watercolor butterfly and our background flowers using only brushes that are provided by Procreate. I’ll even show you how to add a watercolor paper texture with a brush that is included with the class, and I’ll show you how to make different variations of it. This class is packed full of little tips and tricks and an insight to how I work, so join me, and let’s begin painting (digitally).

Since I go through every step required to follow the class, this class is suitable for beginners. Remember that you can reduce the speed at which you watch the class (by pressing where it says 1x besides the play button).


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1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome through easy procreate watercolors. I'm Sunder Bowers and I'm a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer, MSNBC Canada on I create different types of products for companies around the world, and I also create my own products. I create patterns administrations for fabrics, greeting cards, educational publishing and home decor amongst otters. I absolutely love using traditional watercolors, but having the ability to use procreate to create finished pieces of art that look a lot like watercolors has totally changed the way I work in this class. I'm gonna show you how I do everything. I'm going to explain to you the create gallery, how to use a color picker tool and how to create your own color palettes. How to use a split screen mode so you can have your referenced images. Besides what you're illustrating, I'll even provide you with my picture off Ma Thora Butterfly that I found in the garden. I don't know what it is that it's very pretty. I'll show you how to use the symmetry tool, and I'll leave it share with you my secret tools. That helps me modify my sketches so I don't have to keep redrawing them until I find their perfect and then the funds starts. We will radar butterfly. Using only war brushes, they're all provided by procreate. I'll also show you the way that I create watercolor paper textures. I use the brush that I have created on. I will provide it to you to download. I'll show you how to modify it so you can create a lot of different brushes with different paper textures to after your artwork. This last is packed with fun, little dips, intrigues and then inside to how I work on. But you see only the four brushes. I'm not a son of brushes. You won't have to be concentrating on that on. You can just focus on creating art, though. Just have fun on join me. 2. Class Project and Supplies: for this classy will need an iPod would procreate. Make sure you have the latest version, so you have access to the same brushes I do. All the precious are included in these new procreate, but there's one that you have to download, which is called the Candy Brush. At the moment of recording this class, they're still available to download for free from procreate. I'll leave the link in the class notes. This was part of a special care package that procreate made available to artist during the covert 19 situation, but they've decided to make it available, so at this time it's still available. Body. When you're watching this class, it's not just shoot me a message and I'll give you alternatives for it. And an apple pencil is useful but not required for the class project. Choose one insect or an animal that you want or a flower, and then one background plan to create a botanical print. You can use my butterfly on flowers if you want us. Credit me in your creations will provide the images in the class. Resource is area for you to download. Also provide the background being touch paper texture on the watercolor paper texture brush on my color palette. Remember to post your illustrations in the class project area so we can all see what you create. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write in the commentary of the class. You can also technically instagram at center powers. Arc on, Let's start a glass now. 3. Hello Procreate: in these first lesson, we are going to understand the gallery. This is the first thing you see when you come in to procreate. So here's a gallery and your my documents. You can rename your files by tapping on the name, and you can also stack them. So if you have several items of the same project, you might want to stock them. For example, if I drag these one into these, it will create a stack. You can rename that stock the same way on. If I want to add another thing to the stock, I can't just drag it in. You need to drag the stock onto the new artwork you want to add. So there is. If you go into your stock, you have your documents. This is a very good way to organize your documents. Here. You can select several items at once to perform the same action with several items. This is really great when you're going to export it, for example, to your computer, because you don't have to do it one by one so you can decide to stock them. That's another way to stock. You can preview them and then you top here any clothes if you can also share, So you're going to export to photo shop. You press this one you can create. Pdf J packs, PNG, Steve's or animated gifs you couldn't duplicate, so it just creates another exact copy of your ill, or you can delete it. You cannot unduly so much from your deleting what you already backed up or what you don't need. You can also import, and it will create a document with that file. You can also import a picture, and again it will create a document with that image. Or you can add a new document. So here you have some presets sizes, and you can also create your own size. Here, give it a name. I'm going to work at 11 by 15. Why? Because if I'm creating a five by seven card, I want this to be double Plus I give it one inch or the bleed so that will be penned by 14 . On. I add one inch for the bleed. Make that inches and 300 FBI so I can print it later. Here it can choose a color profile. Now you can work and see him like A on our GV c M I K and R G V. As I'm going to show you later changes the colors a lot. I usually work in RGB here. You can choose your time lapse settings into the quality, and I don't choose four K or anything because it takes up too much space. I don't need it, but you can choose it there on hearing the campus properties. You can choose a background color, and you can also choose to start with the background Heenan, so that would start with a transparent background. Let's click. Create on it creates a document with those specifications. The next time you need the same document, you just stop here at the end of your stock. You'll see it here. Vertical card. In the next lesson, we're going to talk about colors. 4. Color Picker: in this lesson, we're going to talk about the color picker on the colors in procreate. This is an RGB document. I painted it with different colors, especially with this one's own here. Better, more neon like I'm going to show you the difference between RGB and see him like a I'm going to copy these layer and I'm going to go to the gallery and create a new document. Let's make it the same size 11 by 15 inches and in color profile. See, the last one we had was RGB 2014. We're going to choose C M y que here and you can import. You're seeing like a profile. It's also if you want, but let's tested with this generic profile are going to the document. I'm dragging tree finger sound on pace my layer. Now you can see how muted these scholars are going to. Just copy that layer. Let's go to the gallery, go back to these document on, so I'm treating her sound and paste them. I'm going to make them smaller so you can see. See now you can see how different they are. Let's put them here so they sort of touched the other ones on. You're going to see how it's Still. Colors have a slight variation here. The reds are the same, these purple god more muted here. This is where the problem comes. See? Enrique doesn't like Neon's. This is what you have to be really careful with. You seem like a and you think your colors are too muted. You can sort of fix it by going to hue saturation. Brightness on you can make them more saturated. Andi. I would sort of fixing the problem of it, but they don't match. Exactly. That's that. I always working RGB here in pro grade. On if I need a C M I K files with my client, I take it the photo shop and there I think, the colors to make them a bit brighter. I can touch this line up here and drag my palate out on that way. It's always there on my document. It's pretty handy of your choosing a lot of colors, and you like it there or you can just go sit on it goes back here. I'm so you stayed being talked the way that I still haven't gotten used to it. being out there, but I think it's pretty handy. So let's drag it out and I'll show you the different types of ballots here. We have the radio on where you just move these around and you'll see all the possibilities within that range of color or we have this square on. We have complementary colors here. You can change the brightness, too. Make it brighter or darker. If I touch here where it says complimentary, I can get split, complimentary and now logos or tree attic. I'm that tragic, which is four colors is can help you choose color palettes. If you're not sure here, it can work with coats. So if you know the hex code, you can write it down here. Or you can just use those lighters. And finally, the color palette. Here I have my favorite colors on auto pellets I have created. Let's close this so we can see that bigger, and here you can create a new color palette. You can present name and call it a butterfly, for example. You can have one per document or project, or you can have one with your favorite colors like mine. You considered the default so that way it will always be down here. Now we're going to add colors to the palate. You just touch here and it will add it. Then you go to the green and your thoughts here. If you don't knife one, just hold it on, then President Elite. When it appears or even want to change that green for that purple, for example, you just leave it pressed and press set, and it will change it to the color you have selected. You can also move them around and rearrange them. Just press them on once it selected just drug it around. This is also very useful. Let's say I have this purple selected here. You can see my previous color, which was a yellow if I press days imposed to yellow again, then if I press it again, it goes to my previous purple on that super handy to just go back and forth. People in two colors, finally a little deeper on how to choose perfect whites and blacks. You go to your color palette and you have the disc. Open your tap twice and it goes to a perfect white. You'll see it's a perfect white here because the code is F f f f f if six f and for the black, which is sold zeros in the hex code. You tap here in the dark area on double tap, and it goes to the perfect black sea all zeros in the Hexi Decimal. I'm for the gray. You can doubled up here in the gray area. On it takes you to a 50% gray, which I don't know the hex, but you can see here that it's 50% black, so that's pretty useful toe. I'm just going to create a color palette with you so you can see what I do. The way I create color palette is really intuitive. I have a color theory class of sculpture are leveling to it in the notes, its color theory without the theory. So you'll just have to try what you like. And don't think too much about what goes on, what us and just do it from your got. I'm selecting a hard airbrush, but use whatever brush you want. Think about what colors we're going to paint for this illustration. We're going to need some oranges and yellows. I don't know if I'm going to paint the leaves or not. So I'm going to start here with the yellow and choose whatever yellow I think looks best. Let's make this bigger and now we're going to need an orange. So I'm going to add an orange and probably a sort of red Ah, Brown And some deal. I went to use a color picker here, so I just leave it pressed on the color on it chooses that feel I had before, and we're going to create a more muted version of it. So just drag it the words degree. It's always ensures that it goes together now creamy yellow. I can't really explain what I'm doing because, like, really, I'm just playing around with colors I like on adding them, and this is something you're gonna have to experiment on your own. I am providing this color palette in case you want to use it, so it will be downloadable from the class. Please, please don't be constrained about color theory. This was something that used to bug me down a lot, and a lot of people said I had bad taste on. I just followed my instincts. If there is one compliment that I always get from art directors. It's my color palettes, so don't get bogged down on. Besides, just keep learning, keep improving. Keep trying. Would you like best on? You'll come out with something that's truly you and it's going to work if you have absolutely no idea what you're doing and your colors maybe don't match, I'm going to teach you a trick they will always always match. I can't assure you that they will look pretty, but I can assure you that they will go together on top of your colors. You create a new layer and you grab any color. I like using yellow, but this would work with any color. I just find that the yellow doesn't change my colors too much, but pride with different colors and you'll see the difference. Drag this and drop it here and it will feel your whole layer. I'm then going to that layer and press D n on changed the blending mode to multiply, and I will reduce the capacity. What this does is that it adds this same color to all the previous colors, so it makes them all go together. This is a trait that you can try with any material. I use it in my clay creations in my watercolors, in my acrylics, if you always makes all the colors with watercolor, then they will always vote together. So what we do now is we feel our color palette with this colors, so I will leave expressed to access the color picker and add these yellow to my palette and add every color the same way. I also like to create a darker shade of each color. So I go to the classic view and choose that yellow on here. I'm going to reduce the brightness. Some I might bring down more, but usually just around here and add every color the same way. This way, you're ensuring that all your colors work well together. On you have colors to create your shadows. If you want, you can create the same thing but a brighter version and use it for highlights. So, also, like the original color, Unjust moved these here for highlights, and I would do that with all the colors. So there. Now we have a super complementary color palette that actually works in the next lesson. I'm going to talk to you about using the split screen for reference images on. Then we can start drawing 5. Split Screen Mode: in this lesson, I'm going to go over the split screen mode, which is really useful for using reference pictures. Make sure that when you're using pictures, you either take them or you own the rights to them because the photographer owns the rights to the pictures, so you cannot just copy any picture. You find a line drive up slowly on. I want to access my images, but it's not here in my stock, so I just have to go out of procreate. I'm going to access my photos, and that way it will be here on my recently used up. So I going to procreate again. I'm now it's here. Hold it for a second and I drug it up. And here you have it. Here's a midge and see that you can move these around, but it's covering up the menus, so you want to drag it out from the top and make it a split screen. So now you can change the size of that screen. You can change the size here on these way. You can pain here and use your reference picture there. You can also use safari, for example, on look up things online while you're in the up. Once you want to get rid of these, just there's a line up there just separated and drag to the right. Now you know how to split your screen and put your reference images there on. Now we're going to talk about the symmetry tool in procreate. 6. Canvas Symmetry: in this lesson. We're going to talk about campus symmetry. We have our campus here on. We go here to actions on in canvas you have drawing guy. So he turned a drawing guide on and you can see it here. We're going to go toe at it drawing guide because we have different options. That dude agreed isometric perspective on the one we're going to use, which is the symmetry. What the symmetry does is that whatever you draw on these side, for example will be reflected on these side. So there's different options. Vertical reflects to decide. Horizontal reflects toe the bottle murder thought quadrant reflects in four quadrants on a rainy elite rotates in a circle, so radial symmetry Just make sure that assisted drawing is turned on on vertical. If you're creating a butterfly, you can also move these If you don't want it to be centered or you can click here on this dog press reset. It goes to the middle. You can also use this green dot Change the position on again, Recep. It goes to the middle, so we're going to keep it this way. And here you can change the opacity of your line. If you don't like seeing it so much, I usually like having it very low. But so you see what's happening. I'm going to keep it high. Same with the thickness. And here you can change the color of your guides. Oh, okay, I'm going to leave it there, Empress Don. So now, if you go into your layers, you'll see the real layer is assisted. See if you click on and you see it says drawing assist. Now, everything you draw here gets reflect that here. And you can also draw on the side, too, which is really handy because some things are easier to draw on the side. So I just keep going back and forth between sides. If you create a new layer, that layer won't have they assisted. So what I draw here is not going to be reflected. If I want is Layer to have the assistance toe, I just have to click here and select drawing assist, and then you can see it's an assisted layer on again. I have my symmetry. Let's say you're done with your symmetry and now you want to create different patterns. You need chewing. You just take your in your layer. These elect drawing assist, and now you can go back on that different elements to each side off the wings. And if you don't want to see that line anymore, you just go back to actions and you turn your drawing guide off on. That's it. So now you know how to do these. It's super easy. It's great for creating geometrical designs, reflected designs or even creating mandalas and things for your backgrounds. I use it like that a lot. In our next lesson, we're going to start sketching or butterfly for real. Not, um, ugly. Sketched like these. Well, im on ugly sketcher, but we're going to start sketching or butterfly and using some rushes. 7. Sketching: in this lesson. We're going to create the sketch of our illustration where we have our colors chosen are now any brushes for grade Has amazing brushes. There's a lot So I like to organize them. See mine here I have a bunch of thes folders where I put the brushes I use for each type of illustration I create. Now we're going to do the same thing. So every project needs a different type of brushes. Depending on what you want to achieve here, we want to achieve a sort of botanical illustration. It's not going to be totally scientific. It's very stylized so we can make creative choices. Don't like working with too many brushes at a time so will only choose for for these type of illustration. First of all, I want a pencil here is catching. There's this one Peppermint. I really like this pencil. It comes in the news broke grade up there. So make sure you have the latest update, but I like to do is swipe left on duplicated. And then I'll go into the brush goto about this brush touch the name and I always had my initials s me so I know I've modified it, but I'm going to change. Is hearing stroke extremely. What's the streamline? I have a highest streamline. I can create very smooth lines. Did you see when I was sketching the butterfly there that my lands were really, really ugly? It's because the streamlining of this brush comes at zero, so it's harder to create smoke lines. You see, it's modifying my strokes. It makes my lines way smoother. You don't want to have it at 100% because you lose precision. But I do like to have it at a high point. So that's the only thing I'm going to change for my brush. And I want it all to be in one set. So I'm going to Swipe is down. And when I see this plus sign, I'm going to create a set that says Botanical. And again I had my initial, so I know I created it. I'm going to go back to that sketching folder. So, like the peppermint I created, I'm going to press the brush and bring it here to my botanical set. Just rocket on top until it opens on. Drop it there. I'm also going to use a water brush here in water. There's this brush called wash that I like. So I'm going to duplicate it. I'm going to put it there. Just go up until you see your set and drop it there. I duplicate the brushes before I moved them because I don't want to disorganize my original folders. And finally, this is from the set called Sweet Treats. As I said in the class Project Video, If these brushes not available at the time, you're watching the class Joes write a comment or contact me and I will suggest something different Anyway, I don't know that them and I really like this county brush. See, this is very watery, and it gives a really nice watercolor effect. You're impressing harder and you can see what it does. We're going to duplicate, is 12 and added to the set. Never like having the brush it that I'm working on at the beginning, because it's hard to drop things on there, so I'm going to move it down here. So I conducting, saying Ace here from the drawing, said, I really like this over and brush to create solid shapes. I'm going to duplicate it and live in our cities on just drop it here. You can also share your sets by tapping on the name of the folder. Okay, that's all the brushes were using. Will start. So sketch with this pepper meat. Just choose whichever color you want. It doesn't matter. It's just for the based catch. We're going to bring up our butterfly drug it up, please it here. Let's make it a bit smaller. Open the butterfly and make it bigger. Right now, I only want to concentrate here in these half because I'm only going to draw half off the butterfly. I'm making very loose strokes. I'm not overthinking it. What I do is look at the image and look for basic shapes and isn't breaks up. They images here. It's like a triangle here. I'm a very messing sketcher, and I usually don't even show this part. But here it goes. Once you have a very basic shape like that, you can start making decisions to other angles. And that part. I'm not trying to create a super, super anatomically correct illustration because I want this to be very stylized. I don't even know if this is a butterfly or mouth. I just found it flying around my card and I thought it was pretty so that's sort of the basic shape. And now for some more things, I'm being pretty liberal with my marking interpretation. So that's my very rough sketch on now. You've seen how I actually sketch in real life. Now let me introduce you to the super useful liquefy tool. Go here to the adjustments on Grab your liquefy tool on here. You can change the size. That's basically the only thing I ever change. I just want to get this size right, so I'm not moving the whole thing for just little areas of my drawing. I don't start using these to modify things. Joe's dropped my pencil around and modify it until I think it looks nice. Is a super useful tool because it will make your sketch look better without having to redraw things a 1,000,000 times. I've close my reference image now because I don't want to depend on it anymore. Now those follow my instincts on what I think looks best. You couldn't do these, obviously, if it was a really scientifically illustration and you would have to be super accurate with what you're seeing, but this is not it. So I like the stylised drawings on. I get to make all the choices defending. What suits my face Still carry on. Okay, I like that much better. Someone to president. Still again. And now we're out of there. What I would do now is create any layer, make it assisted, and reduce the capacity of these one by clicking on it and tapping on the end and reduced capacity. Then go back to my assistant one on. I'll create a better sketch. I'm not even going to draw the markings right now. I'll just forget about them. I can delete these and turn off my drawing a seasonal. Go to campus on Turn off my drawing guy on now I can resize thes. I chose a selectable and make sure uniforms selected until they make it smaller. And then I can move it around. Okay, Now I'm going to bring up my flowers, and I'm just going to create another layer. And again, we're going to create another messy sketch. Let's say here we're going to add some text. You can also reduce your transparency here. That's like basically where I want things to go. Just because I say in my mind I have to square and I want to feel it up nicely. So that's what I will try to do. And I want to at some of these flowers, remember, this is going to be behind the butterfly. I want the flower here and maybe another one coming up here. Maybe one here and then just leaves or little bots here. You can see a little bought back there, so maybe there will be a little body here and maybe one here. Turn up the capacity under our flower Like these again. This is a very stylised illustration on. I'll start with very simple shapes. A circle here for the yellow part of the flower. See, here it's weird. It's just like flat. Don't even think that their pedals or anything just think about the simple shapes on whatever doesn't make sense to you. When you're drawing, just change it. You can draw the base if you want, or you can just do it as a final part of your sketch. I'm not being to be, but you can always some black chills freehand. So like that area, modify the size and move it around. That's the cool thing about digital illustration. Let's make a circle here on in the yellow thing. You can also use the liquefy tool here. Now, I don't want to look at my reference anymore. I want to create the stamps and some leaves. I also want to fill this space in my mind. I'm thinking how the eye of the viewer will be moving through my illustration So the main elements make a flowing line like that on. Now I just want to add a bit of balance here and here. But I want things that are subtle and won't destruct the person too much. Because if I make it too busy, then they I doesn't have a place to rest on. The illustration will be too saturated. And I still want my butterfly to be the main focal point. I'm just making up leaves. Leaves are one of my favorite things to paint in the world. See what happened here. Now I have these white area that I really don't like, So I'm going to raise that on. Think about adding something like these, then maybe the flower bots will be here. I think I want to make the background. Feels like a pencil sketch. Yeah, so now I will look at it very small, so soon out a lot and see if it's working or not. I can see it's still heavy on these side, so I just want to add a bit more things here to balance it out. I should probably clean this sketch up a beat. I wouldn't do it in my real working life and waste our money because I'm not going to use it. But I'll probably clean it up a bit for your sake on. I'll see you in the next lesson where we'll start color blocking. 8. Color Blocking: in this lesson, we're going to start coloring our illustrations. I have my cleaned up sketch. Here. I am going to turn off the back room flowers because we're going to concentrate in the butterfly. If you want to use your line, work the color things in there. Still options you can just use a color on dropped the color in. If it overflows like this, move your pencil to the left or to the right to change the amount of color that feels in. So just move it the left until it just feels selling. Okay, that's what I want, so I release. But if later you want who edits something, you're going to have your outlines on colors in the same layer, so that's going to become a problem. The best thing to do is to make this a reference layer. What this does is that it else procreate to use these guidelines as a reference as if I was feeling in this layer, but in a new layer. So I'm going to create a new layer and drag it down, and then I can do exactly the same thing about everything isn't its own layer. The outlines everyone layer on the colors aren't in another layer. This gives me the ability to add it them later, way easier. Or there's another way. If you don't want to use the outlines, you can just use these as a guide on redraw everything going toe touch here and set this to multiply. Make it a lower pass it easily. It's transparent. I'm going to create a new layer and drug it underneath. I'm going to rename it Butterfly, and I'm going to start painting there. Since I want both sides to be painted at the same time, I'm going to touch on it on Turn on drawing assist. I will choose my over and brush. I sure hope I'm pronouncing that right, cause I'm saying it many times before I colored the wings. I'm going to set my background, so I'm going to insert an image. Here. You add insert a file. I'm going to use my old paper texture. I have provided these in the class downloads. I created it so you can use it and it's a bit dark, so I'm going to go here and go toe curves and play around with this until I find something I like. I think that's better. So just touch there again twice. And now we can really start painting our butterfly. They're in drawing a say stuff there, and I am going to rename it through backroom paper, then renamed these Want the Butterfly and turn a drawing a ceased on. I like the juice allied color, so the reason I don't just draw the outline on then dropping some color is because here you can see the clear difference. This is solid, and these has a bit of a texture. That's why I like this brush. If you're going for these solid ill, just use that on its way faster. But if you want the texture, you're going to have the color it in. I'm going to create another layer underneath this one on. I'm going to rename that to bottom wings and again I'm going to do the same thing. You can use the same color. Just use another light color. Why did I start with light colors? It's because, as in in watercolors, you want to start from life too dark because it's going toe overlay color. Wanna pop off another? So if you start with a very dark ground. It's not going to work. And then on top of everything, drug out there, the body, make sure it's assisted. I'm going to use my peppermint brush, choose a darker color on draw the antennas. Now we have our base colors, and in the next lesson, we're going to learn how to shape is by using sleeping masks and Alfa locks. 9. Masks: in this. Listen, we're going to start shading these on. We're going to use masks and alpha locks first. I'm going to delete my sketch. We're going to start color in these wings. If you swipe to the right with the fingers, you get that checkerboard in the back. That means Alfa Lock. What that means is that everything I paint stays within that boundary. But it seemed that same layer. So if then I want to edit the background, it's going to be very hard. So I'm going to undo that and show you a nondestructive way to do it is uses more layers. But I'm going to show you a trait later, so it doesn't really matter. But if you're really, really pressed for layers, you would use this awful lock technique. Just go ahead and swipe right again to eliminate the L Flock. I don't We're going to create a new layer on top of it. Maybe you click here. You can see there's clipping mask. So again, everything I paint stays within the boundaries. See, he doesn't go to any other place, but now it's in a different layer. So if I wanted to change the color off my wings in the background. It would be super easy, and it wouldn't affect the details on the other layer. These is how you like the work. If I think I might have to edit things later, I'm going to paint the color here, and this is going to be the base color. I'm going to go to the base color touch here and said it. The multiply. These are blending molt, so if you just look up, you'll see. The difference is that they create here. We're going to use multiply our butterfly wings Air said the multiply, but our top layer is set to normal. I'm using the wash first. Let's bring up our reference layer. So it's darker here and lighter here and then It has darker outlines here, so I'm just going to be very free with my coloring. So I'm going to add some yellow first, make sure that my transparency is not do. Hi. Those watercolors are very transparent, and I'm just going to tap and I'm going to go darker with a red here, maybe grab a brown. See, I'm not even stopping here because if I tap there in the center of my brushes there it could make it smaller and I'm topping out here. So these I just start becoming like burned. Sometimes I drag it. Sometimes I tap in some places to make those darker. I want to go in with the candy brush and maybe some orange. This creates a totally different effect. I like to mix both. I'm not lifting. And then if I leave, I can make like thoughts and extra areas. And I like to go back and forth between colors because that's like a really nice thing about watercolors. If I wanted to choose a very light color and go lighter here, it won't work. It would just start like moving the colors that are there around. So I'm going to create a new brush, going to duplicate the candy, go into it. I'm here in color dynamics. I'm going to bring the lightness to like 41 going to go here and renamed He's Candy Light President, and now it will actually work the light in areas up and I can make it this transparent. See, you don't lighting up areas and then I go back with this one. I'm just playing around. I'm not. I don't have anything planned beforehand. I think that looks nice. And this just happened. I didn't have a reference layer turned on for my color layer. So if that happened to you, just go ahead and select this. Dragged down with true fingers, copy and paste. Go here to turn it over to the other side, Move it to the other side on heat. Here, I'm going to select that layer and select clipping mask. Because this way, I can select here and move it around on. Position it perfectly where I want. Yeah, And now I can merge those two. Now we're going to paint the rest. But we have some overlapping areas here. I want to fix that. Before I start painting, I will select the butterfly wings and that selects those. So if I going to my bottom wings now on, I erase. I will just be raising the area that is overlapping. Now you, president to de select give you said the body to multiply. You see that there's also areas that are overlapping from both wings. So I'm going to select and then going to the top wings. And he raised that area. I'm the same with the bottom wings. So now nothing is overlapping. I'm going to set my bottom wings to multiply. Create a layer on top sleeping mask on this time, make sure that drawing assistance on and now I can start painting. So I want these wings to be a read read. And I want this area to be much darker so you can see like a shadow between the wings. I'm here. I'm going to reduce the size of the brush. Another darker color. Because this is what traditional watercolors do. They sometimes leave a darker edge, so these makes it more realistic. - I like that song now. The body again create a layer and thought, said the clipping mask. Sit the drawing a ceased and start coloring. It's quite dark in the middle, the lighter on the site. So I'm having a bit of yellow and then some dark red in the middle. - Okay , that's great. So now we have our butterfly painted, and in the next lesson, we're going to add some details 10. Details: in this lesson, we're going to add a little store butterfly because details are what bring things to life on. This is my favorite part. So I'm just going to make this very big because we're going to focus on these wing, go to my layers and create a new one on Pop Off my butterfly wing. I'm going to set again the clipping mask and throwing us east, and I'm going to select candy and at my details with it. You can get really creative here. You won't have to follow the picture. I'm just going to use it as a basic guide. I'm not really like trying to copy it exactly the same. And then I'm going to use my peppermint brush. The create smaller details, and I cannot somewhere details. I like this because it looks like color pencil with water colors, which I absolutely law. But you can create the details however you want. At this point, I'm not following the reference much, but you can follow it as much as you want. It's your style, your illustration. So just do whatever makes you happy. An experiment also try to make it super realistic and make it. Very stylized, making childish. See whatever you like best. It has this little white things there I think are cool. So I will have them here. Our colors are not painting exactly the way they are here. Like CDs is a very wide and here it doesn't look white because it's multiplied. - I just reached my limit for the layers. So what I do now is go to gallery, swipe to the left duplicate. And now I have water. If I called his butterfly too, I go in there and now here I will merge Eastport! And that way I have more layers now. But if I ever want to go back into that layer here, I still have all my layers impact. What I do usually is just take all those files and put them into one filing photo shop. So I have everything together on I'm going to spit the rest of the thing up. But it's basically the same process, - just like how does seem. It recreates the school fixtures without even thinking about it. - And we're done. I'm super happy with how my butterfly turned out. I hope you're happy till Eve. You're not just keep trying. The cool thing about this is you can just delete it or duplicated and try again. I mean, the next lesson word just going to create our backgrounds touches. 11. Background Sketch: in this lesson, We're going to create the background sketch. I am going to swipe to the right in all my layers that make up the butterfly and click group. And then I'm going to rename these groups. Butterfly, I'm Since I don't have many more layers, I'm going to go out to the gallery. So I'm to the left duplicate and open that up and I'm going to glad them his layers. That means that my butterfly is all in one layer. Now I'll move my sketch of here. Okay, so now I want to create a layer on pop of the background under my sketch. I'm going to make my sketch multiply reduced capacity and I'm going to draw here. So these ones going to be called Sketch, I'm gonna use my peppermint brush because it's a lot like a pencil, and I like that extra, but feel free to use anything you life on. The great news is Brown and I might change it. Leader. See, Yeah, that's a good week. And I'm just going to start creating the background illustrations following my sketch. I want the background to the details. Thought I wanted to look very hard drawn and you can open up the reference if you need to. Just not usually looking at reference a lot. So makes me worry about what I'm painting his way. It's much more fun for me, and I can create millions stuff. I'm not following my sketch. Exactly. I rarely do. It doesn't matter that I'm going over my butterfly because we will leave. Raise that area later. So I'm just going to continue doing that. And I'm going to speed it up because I'm basically just tracing on drawing here. So you get the idea. - I'm going to make it up. It occur. I'm darker for these details here. - Not over thinking these too much. I'm just feeling in the space in a way that seems or Yanni not gonna go in with your razor on the res areas that overlapped gave you want throughout next here with the text tool, You go here and at next on you choose your font here on day, or you can important fund if it's not there on the size and then here you can write, and then you can just move it with this, make it figure or smaller, and there you have it, or you can just write it to make it look more like a botanical illustration. So we'll create another layer for dot. So now I'm going to write down some scientific information I Googled, which is frilly, not scientifically accurate. I'm going to hide my sketch and I am going to organize these. Make sure Freehand is selected. You can use these line down here to make sure things were straight. So now that it's straight, you just move it up. Now again, Selectees, Grab it. Bring it here. Make it straight on. Center it there with the line and finally this one. Then I went through the whole thing down. It's part here is kind of crooked, so I will just select that part, rotated Avi's and then that the looks really cooker. So select that rotated of it and that looks better. You can also create a frame if you make a line and hold that line is going to be straight. Many of you please your finger down. It snaps to an angle. I'm going to do that up here, though. Think I want to make that smaller soldiers grab it here, Transform it. This is to show you that you can transform everything you're doing. That's the cool thing about digital. Don't be scared to make mistakes. I really like how that looks, but I don't like that. It's going over my flowers, so I'm probably just going toe. Erase the's far. Don't just leave the lines there. Yeah, that's better. I'm going to rename these next, and the only thing I'm going to do now is the late my sketch layer, the ugly sketch layer, not the good one. And then I'm going to create another layer on top of my sketch, and I'm going to add details to the flowers. So I'm basically just going around, adding details you can shade of you want with your pencil on the side and these. I'm just going to time lapse speakers. It's just going around and creating little details. Lines lead a line, slides, slides, lies in the next lesson. We're going to add one finishing touch, which is our water colored extra, and that's it. 12. Final Details and Conclusions: India's Listen, we're just going to add some finishing touches on Say goodbye. I have finished my background illustration on What I'm going to do now is just at something , so it looks more like a watercolor. I'm going to go to the top of my stock, and I'm going to choose a brush that I'm going to add to the download area off the class. Is this crunchy paper as B. It's a brush that uses procreate grains to create different types of paper. What you can do is duplicated, ongoing and go through grain. Here, you can edit, import and go to the source. Library is procreate source library, and it has a bunch of extras that work really great as background papers. So passel paper sketch paper? Sure cool. There's more papers here, like wet paper recycled munch so you can set any of those. It's choose ease the stress campus, for example, on just goto there about this brush, rename it so you know what it is. And then you have all these textures that you can apply on top of your illustrations with just a brush for these when we're going to use a crunchy papers be that I including the class downloads on the top layer. I'm going to select his yellow. Try to use light colors that go with your illustrations. I always like using yellows because it gives it sort of a vintage effect. I'm going to select that brush, make sure that the capacity is set to maximum on the size and I'm going to start painting with it. And I'm not lifting my finger. So there I have failed the whole campus with that extra on. What I do is use these blending modes to make it look more realistic. I'm going to use screen here sometimes in your burn, color, burn, multiply, work really well, when do you screen? Because what I have here is very dark. So I wanted to show sort of the grain on top, and I'm going to reduce the opacity a bit. I think that's enough. You see it there. It's sorrow. I wanted to be less saddle on the background, so what I'm going to do is just duplicate this layer. I'm going to bring it down under my butterfly. Let's make it bigger so you can see what I'm doing, and I'm going to touch here and modify the opacity a bead So it shows a bit more in the background, rename my layers and that Satan, our illustration is ready. I hope you enjoyed this class. I hope you learned a lot. We looked at pro grades Calorie the color picker. How to create color palettes. We learned how to use the symmetry tool and prepare our campus. We learned about seem like a an rgb colors and we learned how to use pro creates water brushes on how to use the overly moat. So I hope this gives you the tools to create your own illustrations and you feel more comfortable with procreate Now on everything that it has to offer. You can follow me and tag me on Instagram at Sandra Bowers Art And remember to follow me here and skill. Sure, So you get notified when I pose new classes on If you like the class, please leave Arabia and shared with your friends. I'll see you soon. Bye