Fauxsaics in Procreate: Make A Typographic Mosaic

Molly Suber Thorpe, Calligrapher & Graphic Designer

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22 Lessons (1h 54m)
    • 1. Let's Make Fauxsaics!

      2:13
    • 2. Mosaic Brushes

      5:37
    • 3. File Setup

      2:42
    • 4. Adding Typography

      2:58
    • 5. Tile Cutting

      7:14
    • 6. Second Row of Tiles

      8:57
    • 7. Background Tiles

      7:43
    • 8. Tile Shaping

      2:41
    • 9. Recoloring Whole Layers

      4:24
    • 10. Coloring Individual Tiles

      12:04
    • 11. Adding Dimension

      8:58
    • 12. Even More Dimension

      4:53
    • 13. Create Irregular Tile Colors

      7:29
    • 14. Adding Light & Shadow

      1:58
    • 15. Cropping

      0:55
    • 16. Hand-Painted Effect

      7:39
    • 17. Method 2: Using A Grid Brush

      2:07
    • 18. Method 3: Draw Entirely by Hand

      2:15
    • 19. Adding Feet

      9:04
    • 20. Share Your Class Project

      0:44
    • 21. BONUS: My Touchscreen Glove

      1:06
    • 22. BONUS: Start to Finish Time Lapse

      10:07
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About This Class

➤  Class Description

Learn how to make digital mosaics (aka "fauxsaics") on the iPad Pro with Procreate. This is an incredibly fun illustration technique that has soared in popularity in recent years – and for good reason. Not only are fauxsaics really fun to make, but the end result is extremely eye-catching and rewarding.

You don't have to be a lettering artist to take this class, but if you are,  you will love turning your hand-lettered design into mosaic art. If you're not a lettering artist, don't worry because I also show you how to make a design using a digital font.

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➤  Prerequisites

This class is for students who already have some experience with Procreate for iPad Pro. If you need to learn the ropes first, start with my comprehensive beginner's class: Mastering iPad Lettering with Procreate 4. You do not need to be a lettering artist to take this class. If you are, you will enjoy incorporating your lettering into the design. If you're not, I show you how to make art based on fonts.

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➤  Downloadables

I've included my very own Procreate Mosaic Brush Pack for free to students in this class. ("Mollys_Mosaic_Brushes.brushset"). There are 50 brushes for tile patterns, drawing tiles, grout, and textures. There is also a PDF showing samples of each brush which is a helpful reference while you work. All these are available to students as free downloads in the "Projects & Resources" section.

➤  My font

In this class I create a project using my own hand lettering font, Cantaloupe. You can purchase it here, if you'd like, however it is not a requirement for the class.

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➤  More Procreate brushes:

  • For painting: Ben Lew's Procreate Paint Box
  • For flourishing: My own Calligraphy Flourishing brush, which is available for free in the Resources section of my Flourish Calligraphy Layouts class, here

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➤  Other useful links:

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➤  My 3 calligraphy books:

  1. *NEW* Mastering Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics: 2,700+ Pointed Pen Exemplars and Exercises for Developing Your Style
  2. Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy
  3. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing & Policies for Lettering Artists

 Follow my Instagram and tag me in your projects: @mollysuberthorpe

 Sign up for my Workshop News Bulletin to stay informed about my upcoming, in-person classes.

 Visit Calligrafile.com, a massive online resource guide that I founded for lettering artists and creative freelancers, with 1,000+ recommended supplies, books, online classes, and helpful links.

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