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Explore Style with Colorful Cats in Procreate

teacher avatar DK Ryland, Illustrator, Surface Designer

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:45
    • 2. Setup and Color Palette

      2:42
    • 3. Painterly Cat Part 1

      11:16
    • 4. Painterly Cat Part 2

      10:41
    • 5. Colored Pencil Cat Part 1

      11:24
    • 6. Colored Pencil Cat Part 2

      3:46
    • 7. Collage Cat Part 1

      10:01
    • 8. Collage Cat Part 2

      6:50
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In this course we will be exploring style through different rendering/coloring techniques. We will use a pre-made sketch (although you are welcome to use your own) to explore a painterly style, colored pencils, and cut-paper collage. 

You will need an iPad, apple pencil, and the app Procreate. 

Music: Springish by Gillicuddy

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DK Ryland

Illustrator, Surface Designer

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Hi! I'm DK Ryland and I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer who specializes in stylized, charming, and quirky pieces inspired by nature and animals. I work with a wide range of techniques and programs to create fresh and vibrant illustrations and am constantly exploring new techniques. I love showing people what I learn along the way and am so glad you are here! 

Check out my Website to see more of what I do and I would love to be Instagram friends! 

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1. Introduction: I'm doing Elkin Lee Ryland, an illustrator out of San Diego, California In today's course, we're gonna explore style through rendering or through coloring our illustrations. We're gonna explore three different techniques. One is colored pencil, the others painterly style, and the last is collage. Hopefully, exploring these different techniques influences your own style and inspires you to add something new and fresh to your own illustrations. This class is meant to be exploratory and fun, and I'm excited that you're here to join me. So if you're ready, grab your iPad your apple pencil and opened up, procreate and let's get started. 2. Setup and Color Palette: the first thing we're gonna do is open up, procreate and create a canvas. So, uh, we can just stick with keeping it simple on doing screen size, which should come standard with your procreate app. It's gonna open that up force and then go ahead and go to the downloadable section of this class and download the cat sketches and save it as a photo in your iPad. And then you can go. Once you do that, you can go to the wrench ad, insert a photo, and it should be there for you. And then now we have a sketch we can go off. I provided this just so that we don't spend a lot of time sketching a subject because this is more about discovering style with rendering and coloring as opposed to with actual sketching. But if you want to draw your own subject matter and make three copies of it, or even do three different things, then that's totally up to you. And that would be fun to see some different subject matter in the project gallery. So anyway, so once you do this, we're gonna set up our color palette, and I already chose um I created a palette here. I did that. We're going to pallets at a new palette, and then I need cat class. So I'm gonna set that as my default on Go back over to, uh, my classic view, and I chose this kind of mid tone purplish bluish color. Um, and I chose a mid tone because I want to be able to go lighter. And I wanted to be able to go darker with sheeting and then how I chose these other two colors here as I went to the Harmony Tool and I made sure that was on analogous. And then I chose the kind of teal ish color in the pinkish color because I wanted even though all these cats gonna be different colors, I wanted them Teoh be in harmony so you can choose really any color you want. You could do this with Let's say you really like orange. And you wanted that to be your main color. And then you also had yellow and pink, or you really like pink and, you know, same. You could do that all the way around the color wheel and find an analogous scheme that you that you like. All right, So, um, now that we're all set up, we're going to start, uh, playing with rendering styles, and we will start with a painterly style. 3. Painterly Cat Part 1: So we're going to start out with a painterly style for our cats. Um, I think also all do a painterly, silent, this kind of pinkish purple color, and I'll start down here in the corner. So I'm just gonna enlarge this so I can see this cat a little bit better. I'm gonna add a layer on top and I'm gonna lower the a posse of the Sketch Lear, Uh, so that the sketch doesn't really bother me as in painting? No, if you are, um, if you like this style, there are a lot of brushes you can buy. That air are pretty awesome for a painterly style. For now, we're gonna use the procreate, preset brushes, and I would suggest that you use these. They're gonna be in, Um uh, painting just can be yet. Um, and and there are a lot of really good brushes, and I would get familiar with them first, decide what kind of brushes you like, and then there are a lot of different brush packs that you can purchase that air. Great. If this is a style that you're into, but you can also accomplish a lot with with what's preset So I'm gonna start with. Let me used to different brushes in here. A lot of these will accomplish what we want to accomplish. Uh, but I'm gonna choose white acrylic, and I'm gonna use the jagged brush. So I'm to start with what? Acrylic. And I'm going Teoh just kind of outline my entire cat here. And then, uh, just so I have it set up, I'm gonna click on this, um, eraser. And when I did that, sorry I'm left handed. So sometimes I blocked the view it as a race with current current brush. So now, if I go through and I want to touch things up, I'm doing that with the wet acrylic brush. So that looks a lot more natural than if I had, you know, a pen or something where I would have a straight line instead of something with with the same type of texture. So I'm gonna go in and just use, um, strokes toe to fill that in that shape in, Um uh, if this is too transparent for me, um, I can either keep rushing or I can always if I like the show oaks and everything, I can always just duplicate the layer we go, and it will make it more, uh, opaque. We're gonna do that. Now. I just want to show you just a little tick, uh, tricks along the way. So I'm just gonna go through and just kind of fill in this bottom layer with that mid, um, mid tone, Purplish pink looks more purple than pink. Now that it's being used. Another two. If you if you want there to be a little bit more transparency and see these do these press trips a little bit more. You can always use your your eraser lower the capacity of that, Um, and then, uh, work those breast shows through. Okay, so what's really nice about painting in procreate is that if you can't, I was gonna say, if you mess up, but the point is that you can't really mess up. It's very, um, forgiving, because you can always go over what you've done already. I'm gonna paint the tail like this instead of doing the outline like I did with the cat because, um, these strokes air just kind of following that. The natural shape of the cat's tail. All right, so now we've got, um, the outlined, filled in and, uh, it's pretty good. And we can play around forever, so we'll stop. Uh, and then what I'm gonna do now is at another layer on top, and I'm going to make this just a little bit darker. Now, I could continue to add these colors that I'm using to my palette, but I'm not, um I'm just gonna keep it a little bit more organic and just add, um, at black when I want to go darker in ad white when I want to go lighter on the classic view tends to be really nice for you to be able to see that. So I'm gonna start with, um, my shading here and just for the sake of ease, all of our light sources for all these cats are going to be up here so the lights gonna shine like that's the sun. Uh, the lights gonna shine on this part of the cat, and then this site is gonna be in darkness, one of the beauties about illustration and doing things that aren't super realistic like a purple cat. Is that the That, uh, lighting doesn't have to be perfect. It does enhance the illustration and give it more death. But you don't have to worry so much about every little, um, piece of light hitting perfectly, which I like. So I'm just going to start with some dark. Monsieur, It's OK if you out of the lines a little bit here and there. You can always go back in the race when you add a little bit more black here and just keep creating death with the shading and just kind of keep building out this, um, here we go. Just keep building out this shadow so that it just continues to get, um, deeper. Okay, so to start, um, now I'm gonna show to go through it race a little bit, too. It looks a little too uniform for me. So and a lot. What? You're kind of discovers you go. A lot of this painterly, streaky style has a lot to do with pressure sensitivity. So this is where pressing harder or lighter with your apple pencil is gonna really, um, make a difference. You're gonna really see that in your in your strokes, especially on a little bit of shading. Um, in other spots here, top of the head, the years and maybe down the sides. Cat and the tail. The reason I don't have Alfa walk on to do this, um, is because some of these spaces where there is actually white it won't really pick up the color when you when you use awful locks. So this is And honestly, these lines were just a little bit more messy and a little bit more organic and sometimes awful Luck takes away from that. Um, it's really beneficial with other styles, but I tend to like, uh, this being a little bit more loose. All right, so we're just adding in these shadows here, we can erase little marks stream marks as we go, um, or groups. Or we can just wait till the end and do it all at once. Okay. I'm gonna go back to that. Um, I need to do that. I'm gonna go back, Teoh that original color and just that is not three color. There we go, Um, and just lay in a couple just a little bit doctor here. So we're not a strict parent, and then I'm gonna go for something lighter for highlights and just paying him in the same way that I did the shadows, Okay. And then same thing on the tail with and then let's go almost white. So for the highlights of I'm never gonna go to pure white. But I'm gonna, um I just have this tint of, uh, purple still in there, but it's gonna appear pretty white be, you know, in relation to other colors that it's up against. Okay. All right. And this is a little bit too drastic here. So we could do one of two things. We can grab colors from nearby and just keep working until we get the rate. Um, highlight that we want where we can use a smudge tool with who with the same brush and kind of blend everything together as well. So there's a couple different, um, ways to go about that. Okay, so we have a good base here. We can always go back and, um, and mess with it. Actually, I like her guys go back later, but I can't have toe mess with that now. Okay. Goodness. So we've got the base, and now let's turn down the capacity so we can see the sketch underneath, and then we can work on the other details. 4. Painterly Cat Part 2: details. So the other details we're looking at are obviously the, um ah, the legs and the feet and the, uh, features on the face. And so let's start with our original color. And let's just go a little bit darker here, and I'm just let's see him on the right layer. Yes, I am. Okay, Sometimes I'm not. All right. So I'm just gonna create the strokes, kind of going up, uh, into the direction of the legs and into the body. And then these guys, I'll just follow that out, another feet hair, and we'll do the same thing here with the shading your smaller pieces. So it's a little quicker. Okay, so there's air in. Um, let's Yeah, let's do this shading on those now before we do the the face details. So let's go back to that original color unless just kind of it was just kind of work that in on the highlight side of things a little bit. And then let's grab. I really like color and work those highlights and okay and then highlights here on the feet on. Then let's work in. Some summed her highlights to around the bottom in the feed and on that Hench here and these shorter strokes are going to give you more of that painter. We, um, that pan anyway feel so let's start with that. And let's just see when we turn the capacity up, how that's how that's looking. I think I want to just clean up just a couple things here. But overall, um, that's getting there. Um, I also think this highlights just a little bit Teoh Dramatic. So we're gonna just kind of maintain it a little bit. So this is what I love so much about this style. Is that how you go? You really can make these, um, these adjustments and it actually almost makes the piece more dynamic because you can see that there so many, um, so many layers happening here on there. So much paint. Okay, so and then these I want to make a little less dramatic as well. Highlights. Okay, so that's it's right. Let's from the capacity back down on the cat, and then let's get. And I color that, um, like, almost a black purple and add a new layer, and then we'll work on the details, so I'm gonna use that jagged brush now in my painting section and I'm gonna turn it way down and I'm gonna use it pretty much as further Pretty much as a pen. Uh, but it's got a nice texture to it. Which makes it, um, even though I'm using it, kind of like a pen. Uh, it still looks pain. Okay, so I'm gonna call you the I first, uh, and then I'm going Teoh do the whiskers. And these are doing these first on one side because there is symmetry happening here. So just a simple trick here is selecting them, swiping with three fingers and then copy and pasting them so that will put him on top. And then I'm gonna foot thes vertical and move them over into, um the next spot, bit of a space saver or a time saver. I'm gonna finished the futures here, and, um and let's see, Maybe, maybe, like, a lion in here for the years sold detail and what's also you put on some like toes from the feet. You just add some character here, some little Klaus here. Why not? Uh and then, um, his nose, a little cricket. That's all right. I'll combine those. And then I'm gonna, um, duplicate this layer, and that's just gonna dark in those features. And that looks nice. I'm gonna create a layer underneath the layer that I just made grab my almost white, but still just attentive purple I'll keep it on my jagged brush and I'll just lay in the eye color here, okay? Under each other, these eyes. And then maybe we'll add a little bit darker and just create a bit of ah ah Highlight here . Yeah, of course. Um great. So now let's turn a view Passy to our body, and this is starting to come together. And so now that I see the eye placement, I can play around again with that without highlight groups on the head, and I and I can use dragged rush to It's actually I got a really nice texture to it. And I think I just wanted a little bit more on the head here and maybe a little bit less down below the eye. So, um, you just keep playing with that until until you get it right. Um, we're getting there. So I think that, um, the next thing we're gonna want to Dio, she smiled. I could play around with this forever. Some shows that so the next thing we're gonna do is add in some, um, some more character, some spots here. So let's grab like a dark purple and I'm gonna turn, uh, I'm gonna add a layer above, uh, actually, you know, I'm gonna combine these two because I like how they look together. They're fine. I'm gonna add a layer above it and create a clipping mask. Okay. And this is how I'm gonna put this spots on the cat. We're gonna use jagged brush. It's got really nice texture on the outside, and we're gonna make sure it's turned up enough to be able to see that texture on the outside. So, um, let's do some spots here and just kinda paint those in on and you can do those anywhere we want. Just have fun with this. And we could do this with stripes or, um, any type of future, maybe like a little weight. Chester, I don't know something like that. Let's turn it down and dress him on the legs and try to be okay with things not being perfect on this. Sometimes that's hard. If you're if you're a perfectionist, are not used to this style. Um, texture is good and a little bit of messiness is good. Okay, so let's turn off that sketch later or so. We can really see what we have going on here, and, um, it looks good, but there's obviously a really messy. So when you go in and kind of clean things up, obviously this needs cleaning up here. But also, like just the like, little texture pieces try to leave. Uh, those were where you can, because those do add add character, but clean upwards just too messy. So go around right now and do that, all right. And once you clean up those edges, you have your first cat. And, uh, next we're gonna work on a colored pencil katten 5. Colored Pencil Cat Part 1: So now we have our schedule, your back on, and we're going to do this cat in colored pencil. Someone add a new layer. And I think I'll do, uh, blue for this cat. And I'm gonna go over to my brush library and going to sketching and pick the six b pencil . So I'm just gonna trace, um, the outline of the cat with my coat, a pencil. And once I'm done chasing just the outer outline, I'm gonna color the whole thing in. So now that I have the whole outline colored in, I'm just going to start on the shading of role of the body. So I'm gonna turn on Al Flock on this one, and I'm gonna grab, um, a darker color. And I'm gonna start with shading the same way I kind of did with the painterly cat by starting with the shadow side and then the same way that I built up that shading by just going a little bit darker. The closer we are to the edge. Onda, um, that bottom here, um, it's gonna be kind of the same concept. Okay. And then, to kind of smooth out this transition here, we can go. Let's go back to that original color. We can go a little bit lighter than, um, the shading colors, but a little bit darker than the original. Um, And then if we want to make that even blended will grab the original color and kind of mix it in, So that all just kind of blends. So we'll do the same thing we just did there with the tail. Um, I'm obviously not being very exact about thes thes colors. You can if you want to put them into your into your palates. Um, but sometimes it's fun just to be a little bit more more loose about it. But if that stresses you out, you don't have to dio okay, and then something a little bit darker, and I'm going pretty pretty quickly here. Um, if this takes you ah, little bit longer, that's obviously okay, just positive video and, um, catch up. Uh, And then let's go ahead and add some highlights now, so we'll start with really light. And what we remembered before is that were the eyes land. We're just gonna get that highlight kind of on the cat's forehead a little bit in the years here, tail down the tail a little bit more, Okay. And then I'm gonna grab. I kind of do the same thing and helps build out that highlight just a little bit. So what I like with my, um, color pencils is tohave um, everything have colored pencil texture. So I'm gonna start with the, um, shadows and the outlines and all that. But this part right here that doesn't have a lot of texture. I'm gonna want to make sure that I feel that in with textures. So that's this color. So I'm just gonna go a little bit dark or darker or lighter than that color and just run some texture through it, and it's it's almost barely visible. Um, but if you get in close, you can see that I'm adding texture throughout, okay? And I'm laying this in pretty quickly. And, um, once we have the details, and then we can revisit exact placements and, uh, rework some things if we if we need Teoh. OK, so that's our initial initial sketch with that. So let's add another layer, where the opacity of the cat and let's go to our original color here and Let's just go. A tiny, tiny, tiny, bit darker, um, on Dr New Layer gets to do and I'm gonna, um, color in those legs and those on those feet kind of the same way I did with the pain Early style. It's just a different tool. Um, the process is very similar, and the look is, um, a bit different. So then you just kind of decided, like, what fits more style. And what do you enjoy doing, Mark? Um, I personally use colored pencils and paint and, well, procreate paint and, um, collage throughout. Most of my illustrations have an element of all of those things. So learning different techniques can be really, uh, fun and very informative of, um, of your style, Right? Like not a lot of people do on Lee. One thing, um, and they're illustrations. So learning a bunch of techniques can can inform you of of what your style actually looks like. It doesn't have to be just one thing, Okay. And right here, I'm just adding, but she eating and building it up a little bit, I'm gonna grab something that's a little bit lighter now and just kind of go the other way here, Um, and on and some highlights as well. It's good. Really light here. Ah, not in some highlights. Okay. And then we thought that was done. So let's add a new layer. And then let's let's tackle these, um, features. So we're that pencil down. You're so little bit bigger. Cough. Okay, call you that end. I will do the same thing here with the whiskers and select it three fingers white copy and paste, and then flip vertical and put that on the other side. Oh, and then we will finished the other features here. Okay, Cool. So maybe on the years this time we'll just do like a a little tuft. Something like that. Continues. Mix it up. Um, no. Underneath, combine those. And underneath the eyes, we're gonna put that almost white, Still a little bit blue color on les that in as well. And you could dio you know, yellow are green or something like that to cause cat eyes tend to be those colors, but we're gonna keep this kind of monochromatic and okay, so let's turn up the a pass ity of the body here. Okay, so now we've got our color pencil cat. And what I'd like to dio is, um, combine uh, these layers here. And actually, I'm gonna do that. Oops. And I'm gonna add a little bit of shadow, um, behind the cats feet here because there would be just a little bit of shadows. I'm during this directly on, uh, the cat's body and maybe a little bit more in between his legs or her legs and behind this leg, just to make those legs and feet just pop out a little bit more and then to blend that together a little bit, I'm gonna use that original color. It's kind of blended a little bit better, okay? And I'm also gonna blend this a little bit better, okay? 6. Colored Pencil Cat Part 2: All right. So now above are now I'm gonna combine them above the cat body. I'm going to create a clipping mask, and we're going to dio this cat's design. So, um, grab a dark, almost black tape blue, and I'm just gonna use the side of my pencil here to create streams. Okay, So we could use this side like this, Or we could draw Jer, actually, and kind of make them, um, diaper. Maybe we would do that with a a smaller pencil here on more patients. So whatever you you know, I think so. I think looks better is fine. And I like the more smudgy look, okay, do the same thing on the side. Maybe some on her head and on the tail. I either too. Strengths where it could dio the same thing all the way through there. I think I'm gonna do strips just for some variance. Okay, so there's my color pencil cat. Now, if I'm losing some of my, um, highlights here, I can also run through and and add some highlights on top of that black, um, Oren here, if it just kind of fades a little bit too much for me for my liking, Uh, and and shade over that as well. But, um, overall, I think are colored pencil Catholics. Great. Cool. So let's take off that sketch layer and just see what we think. All right? So I think to I might want to just add just a little bit of a little bit more interest. In the years here, something about that feels like it should be shaded, and I'm gonna delete them. There's a lot. You're toughs. They weren't working for me. And that's OK. Okay, great. So there is colored pencil cat. And next, we're going to dio Turner schedule around, and we will do, um, plush yet. 7. Collage Cat Part 1 : So our final cat is going to be our collage cat. So our final color is this, um, in between, I guess. Bluish purple color. So that's what we're gonna use for this cat? Uh, just gonna combine those. So they're on the same layer, and I'm gonna grab, um, I'm gonna create a new layer, and I'm gonna use my selection tool for, uh, illustrating the collage elements. So I'm gonna trace the outline of my cat. I'm gonna be careful here, but also, it doesn't have to be perfect, because if you were cutting out paper, it likely will not be perfect. And it would give it, um a bit of checked her. So, um, from there, I'm gonna hit my brush tool. And this space that I cut out is now available to John. If you've taken my other collage class, do it differently in that class on create papers, this is kind of a cheat. It's a little bit faster on. If you know the coverage of the news and all that, it is a little bit just quicker. You just don't have those papers to go back to later, which can be nice if you do a lot of clash if you haven't seen anything you don't know I'm talking about and just bear with me. So I'm gonna go brush, and I'm gonna, um, hang out in the painting area again and maybe grab just that basically or so just gonna wash it so it has a color on. Then I'm going to go back, and I'm gonna use my, uh, Negro role and just kind of give it a little bit of texture and media one that should go a couple of ways. Uh, something that's great about the palette that we created is that these other colors that we picked our complementary colors so we can use those to have a little bit more visual interest within our clash. So I'm gonna grab this pink, and just so, um, it stands out a bit more, I'm gonna add add some white to it, and I'm gonna grab this, uh, in the spray paint. I'm gonna grab flicks and just kind of add those in, and I can make them different sizes. And that's and that's a lot of fun. And I can do that too, with my blue, and you can see these colors just go really, really nicely together. So, um, we'll start with that. Turn off our selection tools and we'll create another layer. Doing collage creates quite a few layers because they're all kind of acting as tough paper . So with my selection tool, I will now make the tail okay on, then hit my brush tool and I will once again go back to maybe it's color and grab and painting. Um, I was gonna do a base of Gloucester's. So I get full coverage there and then go back to me, Nico mostly going to use the same types of, um, brushes throughout just for consistency. Sick. Uh, let's go back, Teoh that pink color. And let's list You kind of like, um, like an ombre effect here. Caiso that. And then let's meet Isam flicks in there, too. Let's grab that spray pain. Oh, that might be a little much. Yeah, maybe in there and then blue, um, and back to painting many go roll. Now, if you know the brushes that you're gonna use, uh, in this, it's nice to just put them all in one folder as well. It's a good trick. Instead of having to go back and forth, back and forth. Um, and just not He has much of a pain in the butt. It maybe so, um, selection off and we will add a layer on top of our cat. We're the capacity of our cats. We can see what we're doing and use your selection tool to cut out these elements. So now we're on top of her cat and we're cutting out all the legs and the feet. Let's grab that original color. And I'm just going to get a little bit Duggar and, um, group's pictures painting, and we'll stick with that Negro rule. And I'm just gonna No, uh, yeah, I think I'm just gonna keep those without the without the flicks it just doesn't get it. Said stands out a little bit more, Um, and keep all the colors just a little bit darker. So it stands out against its background. So use the selection tool again. I'm gonna keep all these elements on the same layer and do the same thing here. Maybe I'll start to think this time and add some purple and add some purple in, and maybe even a little bit of blues here and selection tool again. And, um, use my brush service blue and just a little bit. So a little bit of pink medium aside there. Okay. And selection toe. One more time for this from poor and ransom colors in there. Okay, awesome. Now, let's, um I didn't layer on top, and we can move on to our elements here, so there's a couple ways to do this, but I'm gonna go into back into my purple and grabbing almost black, use my selection tool and cut out the shape of an eye here. Uh, and then I will just clear that in solid, um, selection tool on the other side here and color that in solid. Now, I could do the same thing I did previously, where I used this, um, copy and paste feature, because thes air symmetrical pieces, but, um, because we're imitating cut paper. Those elements would not be exactly the same. And really, the more variants, the better. And so you could do that. But this is just gonna give it a little bit more. Um, I guess character and look a little bit more genuine. A realistic. Okay, so I'm just going through and during all the elements groups that are black. And then I will do the nose and, uh, little smile here. And I found that the selection tool. Um oops. Wow. It has its limitations. Um, like, sometimes it'll give you weird edges and stuff. It mimics cut paper pretty well. And then, um, what's out? Another layer on top and grab a white ish color and selection tool. And we will create a to the inside of the eye here. Okay. Okay. And do the same thing on the other side. Now, we could draw, um inside. Or we could create another layer and select the, um, pupils should I'll do like that and do the other side a good way to get the eyes to look right is to make sure that you realize that people's air are a noble or circle, right. So it's not just cut out from the eye, but it's actual circle. Um, okay. And there is our features, so 8. Collage Cat Part 2 : there's so we can increase the capacity here. Okay, Cool. So I'm going, Teoh, leave the opacity down to about what's going 85%. Because I do like, um, having it be a little bit later in the background for the other elements. And let's, um we're kind of on a blackish color. Let's go Are sketching pencil and let's go on the actual cat body here, uh, we can draw directly on it or create a clipping mosque. I'm just gonna draw directly on it. I'm gonna make sure Alfa Walk is on, and I'm just gonna create, um, tell me opacity down. Or I could just use gray. But, um, you can always turn If this is too dark, which it is, I can turn down the opacity of the layer late or two. So, um, I'm just going Teoh create outlines here so that we can see that, uh, these are pieces of paper that are up off of, um, this piece of paper that's lower, and we can go around and do this too. All that. All of the papers. This is creating kind of a, um a shadow effect here. And if these lines air too thick. Oh, cause I'm drawing directly on it. Never mind. That's where clipping mask would be. Um, smart, actually. You know what? I'm gonna go back and make a clipping mask, because that is a really good point. Whoops. Sorry. So, um, above this, I'm going to create a clipping mask. I want to be able to lower the a posse of the entire layer, and I can't do that. Um, on the way, I was doing it. So that wasn't the best. That was not the best furch. So anyway, I'm gonna speed through this. I'm just gonna outline all of the, um, elements here so that it's creating a shadow and they're kind of lifted off of the cap, honey. Okay, great. So now we've got all those elements outlined, and I'm just gonna go in and lower the opacity of that layer until I feel like it looks like a shadow and that you barely honestly barely notice it. Okay. Okay. So last thing we're gonna do is add, um, some extra extra elements, and I think, Let's yes. So let's add elements on top of the cat. Okay? We'll use our selection tool again. and we can do the spots like we did before, And I'm just gonna outline right outside of the shape here that already have, and I'm gonna color inside of it with, um, let's go with, like, a light purple here. And, uh, let's go back, Teoh. Yeah, let me go roll. And then let's add something like fun and out of control. So let's go with, um, textures on these decimals here on. We'll go with, like, a dark purple and run those through, Uh, yeah, like a pattern paper here. Uh, that's fun. So now we will, um, at those where we want maybe Teoh the biopsies selection tool, maybe to the tail. So you think that part of the tailings to be a little bit fatter, So that's kind of useful. And let's grab our previous color with our Nico role in the under painting. And then let's that in those decimals under textures Thes, maybe too big for the tail. Okay. I have to change the color. Um, no, that's cool. That's fine. Um, steel armor. Okay. I'm sure you get the idea. Ah, Selection tool. Create another like that. I'm creating other spot gripped the Nico rule and a lighter color here and a darker color. Obviously, I'm not being exact about this. This is where would be nice to just have Ah, a pallet. All ready for you. Okay. And you know these Isar? Not quite the color. I want them to be on time to be a little bit more weight. So, um, now is the time to go back in and, yeah, Alfa lock on and fix little things, and it doesn't make a huge difference, but I notice it. So, uh, now, um, midterm a sketch layer off, See what I think. I think it's pretty cool. Uh, it's fun and a little out there. It's like a like a cosmic cat. Um, and so I'll combine those. And now I have three different cats in three very different styles. I hope you have a lot of fun. I know I did. This is always fun to mess around with different techniques. And, um, it hopefully helps you really find what speaks to you and maybe how you can add some of these techniques into your own work.