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Find Your Digital Illustration Style in Procreate

teacher avatar The Artmother, Professional Art Teacher and Artist

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Lessons in This Class

18 Lessons (2h 10m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Class project + Resources

    • 3. The Idea

    • 4. The Core

    • 5. Character

    • 6. Scene

    • 7. Refining the Sketch

    • 8. Signature Color Palette

    • 9. Color Thumbnail

    • 10. Motifs

    • 11. Stamp Brush

    • 12. Element Brush

    • 13. Texture Brush

    • 14. Bonus Idea

    • 15. Final Illustration Part 1

    • 16. Final Illustration Part 2

    • 17. Upload Your Project

    • 18. Final Thoughts

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Find Your Illustration Style in Procreate! In this class you will be guided through a design process which will help you to find, strengthen and enhance your illustration style. We will challenge your drawing skills, add more life to your illustrations and create a toolkit that will help you to stay consistent and cohesive in your art on your digital illustration journey.


The class is perfect for beginner illustrators who would love to develop a consistent illustration style. The class can be taken by very beginners and more advanced illustrators as well. 

Mindfulness is important in every aspect of life and it is not different in illustration as well. Having conscious decisions in a thought through process mixed with your intuition will result in an original style you will be recognized for. This class will guide you through this process, will help you to make decisions, ask questions that you might have not thought of yet and create resources that will all add to your own original illustration style.

To take the class, it is recommended to have an iPad and Procreate installed on it, but it is possible to finish the class in another software or even traditionally.

In this class you will be guided to go from an idea to a full illustration...and even more:

  • We will make decisions on how to use lines, shapes and shading. 

  • We will do an easy character design with a dynamic gesture.

  • We will build a scene and decide on its depth, camera angle and composition.

  • We will create a signature color palette.

  • We will build a motif library and some personalized brushes.

By the end of this class you will have a better idea what fits you, what part of the way you are illustrating now will remain and what part will be changed by the decisions you make through this process. You will have a full toolkit as well - a signature color palette and a motif library with few brushes. The decisions and these tools will make your work look more consistent and cohesive and voila, you will have a fresh illustration style that you can upgrade in the future again going through this same process. 

So if you are ready to get your work recognizable, let's dive into it!

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The Artmother

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Autumn CHALLENGE! Win 1 YEAR SKILLSHARE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP by watching my latest class, "Learn Perspective in Procreate - Two Point Perspective". Upload your project to the Project Gallery until the 20th of October to be eligible to win! Good luck:) I am so excited to see your class projects!

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1. Introduction: Welcome to the Final Illustration Style in Procreate Scarcer class. In this class, you will be guided through a design process that will help you to find, strengthen, and enhance your Illustration Style. We will challenge your drawing skills, add life to your illustrations, and create a toolkit that will help you to stay consistent and cohesive on your digital illustration journey. My name is Alexandra, aka, The Artmother. I'm an artist, illustrator, and online educator. I have chosen this topic for this class because I have asked my students what they are struggling with the most. More than half of the asked students answered that their biggest struggle is to find their Illustration Style and so do I. Even though my clients and friends say, "Why? I immediately knew this was done by you," I am illustrating and doing my job from my intuition, which is not the best choice. It is not my biggest skill. My biggest skill lies in me being a teacher at heart and I am really good at analyzing processes and making easy steps from them. I decided to address this topic and this issue, and I have designed a process to help you to find a style that lies within you in your intuition, but it is mixed with mindful and conscious decisions. The class is perfect for beginner illustrators who would love to get divert, more recognizable, and cohesive. It can be taken by very beginners and more advanced artists as well, because the process, if will go through, will help anyone to get a little refresh on the Illustration Style. To take the class, it is recommended to have an iPad and Procreate installed on it and a working knowledge of Procreate. But it can be taken in any other software or even traditionally. In this class, you will be guided from an initial idea into a full illustration, and so much more. We will make decisions on how to use lines, shapes, and shading. Revealed is an easy character design with a dynamic gesture. We will build this theme and decide on its depth, camera angle, and composition. We will create a Signature Color Palette, and we will build a Motif Library and create some personalized brushes. By the end of this class, you will have a better understanding what fits you, how do you like to do things, what part of the way you are illustrating now will remain, and what decisions you will apply to your style. You will have a full toolkit as well. You will have great decisions, you will have a Signature Color Palette and some personalized brushes. The decisions and these tools will help you to stay consistent and cohesive in your work. [inaudible] , if you will have a fresh Illustration Style that you can upgrade anytime following this exact same process. Mindfulness is important in every aspect of life, and it is not different in illustration as well. Having conscious decisions in a thoughtful process mixed with intuition will result in an original style that you can be recognized for. This class will guide you through this process. It will help you to make the decisions, ask the questions that you might have not thought of yet, and create the resources that will be your left hand in your future outbreaks. If you are ready to hit "Refresh" on your style, let's get started. 2. The Class project + Resources: The project for this class is to create a full illustration created in your refreshed style. We are going to go through a design process that will help you with this. I have designed nine worksheets that you can find under resources and you will be guided with them. You can find the resources below the videos only when you are in a browser. Then you will have a tab called Projects and Resources and here you can find the project description. It will show you like this. You need to click on the ''See More'' to see more. Here is the detailed description of how to progress in the project. Here you can find the resources at this part. There are 13 resources, this is a witchy number. Here you can find the first 10 are the worksheets, then you can find the final illustration worksheet which is actually my illustration file. Then here is the witch brush set, the signature color palette I have created for myself and a sketch PNG. You just click on them, click on the worksheet, download and when you go to your files, it will download. You just click on it, it will automatically import into procreate so when you go to your gallery it will be right here. The process is the same for all the worksheets and also actually for everything. You download it, find in the files, click on it and they will automatically import into procreate. These worksheets are compatible with procreate. If you are working in a different software or traditionally, you don't really need this worksheets. You can totally do the class. These worksheets will just help you to know where you are in the process. You will also find in the resources my own sketch, my signature color palette, my personalized brushes and the original file of my illustration so that you can practice because at the end of this class there will be a step-by-step tutorial how I have done my illustration. It is good for very beginners for practice but I really recommend you to go through this process, make your own decisions on resources, on color palette, follow your own intuition and own ideas to find your style because that's the point of this class. In this video, I will love to just show you the process that we are going to go through and I'm just going to explain what we are going to do. We're going to start with the idea. You are going to be guided to find a topic that you are going to illustrate that contains a subject with an objective and an action so that the subject does something because illustration is to tell stories. Then we will discuss the core, so how illustrations are built up from line, shape and shading and you will make the decisions and think about how you are doing your thing, how the illustrators and artists that you admire are doing their thing and what would you love to implement to your own work. Then we're going to create an easy character from your intuition. You will create an intuitive sketch that we are going to change based on the things you are into with exaggeration and gesture. Then we are going to build a scene. Well, this part of the class could have been more in depth because we are going to discuss perspective camera angle and depth, but as it really depends on your drawing skills. I just wanted to talk about the possibilities that you have, but I'm going to keep this simple, total of simple so that this class is suitable for beginners. If you're more advanced in your drawing, you can apply any type of perspective into your illustration. But again, it will make you think about your possibilities which is amazing. Then we are going to create our sketch and refine it and then create the signature color palette following my algorithm or system, how do I love to create my color palettes so that I have colors for light, shadows, so that I have my version of every hue. I have my colors for every color that might be needed in an illustration. It is recognizable and you'll see what I'm talking about. Then we will create color thumbnails. We are going to discuss on how you can choose your colors and get the best color combinations for your illustration. Then we are going to talk about motifs that you can implement in your illustrations and will also enhance your style. These are the things that you are using over and over again, so the plans you are drawing over and over again, decorative elements you are drawing over and over again or tribal elements or glowing things, etc,. We are going to discuss this. We are going to choose one element that you can free handily draw 100 times, then we are going to create a stem branch for elements that are more complicated. We're going to create an element brush and we are going to create a texture brush from your environment and it will point out that procreate is amazing because you can create brushes from basically anything and it can be really personal if you have your personal brushes. Then we will finally arrive to the final illustration. There again, you can follow my tutorial using my resources or just do your job. Use everything you have decided and created throughout this process and apply it to a final illustration. I'm extremely excited about your projects so don't forget to post them into the project gallery. In the project, I would love you to include your process as well, so your intuitive sketch. The sketch or final sketch so that we can see that before and after image then the color palette, the color thumbnails and the final illustration as well. I would love you to comment on these things. There will be a bonus as well, but I will give you a suggestion to create your own font. I am not going to include it in the illustration, but you can include it or use it if you decide to do your own font in the project cover image. By sharing your artwork in the project gallery, you are contributing to the class and you are making the class a full thing. I want you to be part of it and I would also love if you would comment and just check out the work, what others are doing so that you can get a little bit more of motivation and inspiration. You can also share your projects, your work in progress photos and your final illustration in the Artmother's Online Artroom which is an exclusive community on Facebook for my students. You can just get some extra feedback from your fellow students and I also comment on every project that is rolling in on Skillshare and to this Facebook group as well. To stay updated, follow me here on Skillshare, follow me on social media as well, on Instagram and Facebook so that you get updates on my latest classes, challenges and announcements. One more thing, please leave me a review. It is really important to me to know what you think about the class and for other students as well so that they know what they can get from this class. If you are ready to move on, see you in the next video. 3. The Idea: All right, so in this video we are going to find inspiration and the idea that we are going to work on and then create an illustration from it. So as you can see, I have written free things you're into here and what does this mean? It means that I'm sure that nowadays you are browsing the Internet, you are scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. You have your favorite Illustrators, are this or topics you are really into and I want you to find three things that interests you nowadays. Here you have the worksheet and here you have to write here, I will just choose this color from the pallet. Actually, you can use any color. This is just for brainstorming, all right? So three things I'm into nowadays are tattoos. Tattoos and not just like real tattoos, but I love illustrators who incorporate tattoos into their artifacts and characters. Now, the second thing I'm really into nowadays are witches and all magic and witches stuff. I was into this when I was 16, so 14 years ago and nowadays it has an own trend thing and topic as well and I just got back to my teenage years. So allow tattoos, witches and plants and this is the third thing I'm really into. So tattoos, witches and plants. Now as you can see, we have three ellipses here and we're going to answer at first the question, what you are going to illustrate in this class? I don't really want you to copy my process and ideas. I want you to work on your because we are now exploring your illustration style. So what I can choose from this things. I could write plants, but no, I will choose witches. So I'm going to create a character who will be a witch, it will be a witch and now let's go to adjective, what kind of which will it be? Well, I'm lucky that I had tattoos here because it will be a tattooed witch. But if you don't have anything you can use as an adjective to the topic you've chosen you can be creative. You are not restricted to these three things you're into. You can think of anything. So I can write like, what kind of witch. It can be a green witch who loves plants or it can be funny witch. So just be creative and find a topic that can connect with the main idea that you have written here and as a third step, I would love you to find an action what this character will do. So I have plants here and I want to incorporate that as well. So I will use watering plants. So I already have a great topic that I can use. It will be a tattooed witch who is watering plants. So the function of illustration is to tell a story. So what is a story without an action? So I don't want only to illustrate a tattooed witch, I want this witch to do something. You should always think about things what your characters are doing that can tell a story and this is the sprinkle that will make your illustrations more lifelike because things are always like happening. So I don't want you to miss this step and this action thing here. All right, so now we have an idea and now you have an idea, what you are going to illustrate and now let's move on to the next video where we are going to decide how we are going to illustrate this topic. 4. The Core: In this video, we are going to explore what is this core mean. It means that every illustration is consisting of lines, shapes, and shading. I'll just talk about all these things. At first lines, not all illustrations have clean out lines, but some illustrations have lines or before decorative elements or enhancing some part of the illustration. Shapes, if you have taken the character design class of mine, you know now that shape language is a thing and what does that mean? It means that the types of shapes you are using in your illustration defines its mood so if you are using curves and circular shapes, your illustrations are cute. If you use pointed shapes, it may suggest some different feelings like anger or fear or something unknown and its shape language can be mindful and intuitive. As in this class, I will allow you to explore what you have as an intuition mixed with mindful decisions. I now will allow you to go to your gallery and go through the illustrations you have done and see what shapes or you're using. I'm going to take a look on this illustration of mine. As you can see, I love curves, I don't really love to draw really pointed things, but these two things don't exclude each other so you can use curved and pointed things as well. As if you take a look on his hair, it has curve, but it ends in a point. Now your task is to go to your illustrations, take a look on at least one and see how you did that. Did you use curves? Did you use pointed things? Just think about it and now shading. Not everything is fully shaded in, like in the 3D render. It can be noted shadow, it can be just a little shading, and it can be a full render as well. Again, go to your illustration and just think about it. How are you using it? I love to just know the shadows, I don't like this fully rendered effect, and I also don't like just really noted shadows, but something in between so think about that as well. Now what we are going to do is to find free illustrations on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook anywhere that you like and we are going to analyze it. The first artist I would love to show you is Diana Renjina, she is from a Riga and let me just take a look on this. All took off huts so let's analyze it and as free topics, lines, shapes, and shading. As for lines, she doesn't really use any lines for outlining. She only uses shapes without outlines and she's just lies only for decorations or decorative elements, you can see she uses lots off these folk motifs, then as for shapes, she uses really pointy shape so redder, triangular, who's up here at the nose. It has really like pointy and edgy and the moon is also edgy etc. As for shading, she uses similar shading as I do so not really fully 3D rendered shading but above denoted shadows. She has flat designs, but even though flat, it has dimension. Next one is Pencollines, if I'm pronouncing that right, there she is and I would take a look on this artwork of hers. What's the different of her style is that she uses outlines. If you take a look, she's using lines here to define her face, to define the eye and the shoulders as well. Somehow, she doesn't use any lines. For example, at the cloths, I don't really see lines. As for shapes, she's not that pointy and not curvy as well. As you can see, there are edges also in her hair, which is really nicely seen here. There are edges but know that pointy, it is like mid curved a bit, also at her nose, it is not that pointy but there's a curve in it so I would say it is a combination of curves and edges and as for shading it is similar so it is not that shaded to be like fully rendered, but you can still see shadows Don mainly Vic texture. The third one is Beatrice Blue, one of my favorite illustrators and let's take a look on her character here. As you can see, she also doesn't use any lines for outlining just a little bit on her clothes and she also uses it for decorative elements. As for shapes, it is the already obvious that she uses more curved shapes, even in her eyes and hands and the whole position of the character is like based on curves even the backpack is like curved and as for shading, she uses a really noted shadows so this can be seen at her hands, so it is not even like blended or things like that, but really simply done on beautifully and I love her style so much. Now I've got back to the worksheet and make decisions. We need to think about these three things, how we are doing it now, and how would we want to change that in order to have some similarities with those illustrators so with lines, actually, I am pretty okay, we'd how I'm doing lines so I will just write here, so no outlines and only for decoration. What about shapes? I use lots of curvy shapes, but I really allow this pointy shapes as well. What I am going to do is to mix this two, so mix curvy shapes with sharp edges and shading, I also love to shade with texture so a bit more than noted shadows, I would say that shade with texture. Now I made some decisions that I'm going to apply in my illustration. Now we need to put this aside as the next topic is going to be the character. I'll see you in the next video where we are going to create our character. 5. Character : In this video, we are going to create a character for illustration. Now don't look at this, but at this part, intuitives catch and as I really want to mix your intuition with the decisions, I want you now to just draw the topic you have chosen as you would do it right now. We have a layer to draw here just choose black and choose the 6B pencil and create this catch as you would do it without any distinctions and things like that. After you have the intuitive sketch, let's take a look on these three points I have written here. The first is apply and what does apply it mean? It means that at the beginning, you have chosen three things you are into. My three things are tattoos, witch, plants. Now if I take a look on this sketch, have I applied all these things? Maybe not enough. Tattoos, she has tattoos here, that's all right. The second thing is that she is a witch. Now, the only thing that I'll notes that she is a witch is her hat, and I don't really like this hat. What I thought she could have or had to also apply the plants thing because I only have one plant here, is to give her this bouquet head banned to her hat. What I'm going to do is to just double click this sketch and insert it here so that I can work on it. Yeah, so I have a pencil in black and I will just erase this hat and somehow draw her head here, and she will have this flower bouquet around her head as witches have. Then that could look like pretty amazing, I will have more plans in the illustration. But now I cannot really see that she is a witch. What I thought she could do something more. Maybe she doesn't have a head here because I didn't know how to place it. Maybe she would do something to meet her head. She will have a magic globe here or a crystal I'm not sure yet. But what I want to do is to just know that plus magic, something to do with her another hand. Yeah, plants. Now I have the third thing as well, I have the plant and I have the hand bad. The second thing is exaggeration, and what does exaggeration great for? Exaggeration is a wonderful tool to make things more appealing to the view bar. Your task now is to find one thing that you can exaggerate and make too much. It means that you make something bigger like she is too real or life-like this. If you add something or some exaggeration to it, she'll look more appealing and let just take a look on this ones. As you can see, Beatrice made her head bigger, and yes it helps that she is a kid, but even though look at her hands, they're are too big and this exaggeration is just incredible. Now, look at her. She is actually pretty nice, but look at her eyes. Her eyes are exaggerated and she looks really great with them, and this illustration, her hair is just too big and her neck is too long. Make it something too big, or long, or I don't know, too small, will make your illustration look more interesting. What I thought of is this hair idea. I will make her hair just pick something like this, and she will look so cool with it. I will just erase this so that we can see her hair, and this looks so amazing. Now the second thing that is her anatomy, it is good if you do something with the anatomy as well. So make something too big, or too long. I think I will make her legs longer, so that she's like the way it is tall witch with the long hair. Now our task is, again, find something, one or two things that you can exaggerate to make care illustration look like better. Now let's move on to the third thing, which is gesture. What is gesture? Now, can you see her pose? This is again too life-like. I would water my plants like this. So I like stand and hold the water can. But it is really interesting. Adding some gesture to her pose to make it like not that real will make her illustration look more interesting. The easiest way is to draw a line, one line and not too complicated line. I will build this whole character around this line. I'm going to work with basic geometric shapes, so here her head will be then her neck, then her body, and somehow her legs. Now I can work on it a bit more maybe, and I as I love how this like looks like I will just add it back here. I will add this plant back here because I love how it looks. But somehow I will work around this witch how she's going to water this plant something like this. I already done this and I don't want to do it again. I will just show you my final piece. As you can see, this is a big difference. I hope you can see well. From this static illustration, I've come to this beautiful, gestured, illustration where I decided that, her eyes will be closed, as she's listening to music, and actually as if she was dancing and what this really ease the movements, she's watering the plant, and she has the tattoos, she has the flowery hand band and giant hair. Also this is a time to revisit your decisions you made on using shapes. If you have decided to do some changes, apply them to our sketch. Now I suggest you take your time really to think about how you like to illustrate. This is your intuitive sketch, this is absolutely not copied from anywhere this is from your heart and you love to draw things. It is a bit childlike. Yeah, this is how I draw Elsa to my daughter. This is how I draw from the symbol set off my head without any decisions and workarounds. Now you make decisions to apply things that you are into illustrations to visually represent it, what the character will do, then you'll exaggerate, so find things that will be too much or too big to make your illustration more interesting and add gesture. Not a simple post, but draw an easy line and build all the illustration around that line. Yeah, this will be a big job and if you are stuck anywhere, feel free to ask me in the process. You can share your initial sketches, and I can give you suggestions. You can share your initial sketches in the Facebook group, so that others can give you suggestions how to build your sketches a bit more. Because this stage is very important, because all the other things we have just decided in the previous videos aren't just technical things. I'm really excited to see what you get at and see you in the next video where we're going to talk about the same. Yes, because the same is not yet set on the character. 6. Scene: In this video we are going to build this scene, but at first what we are going to do is to select this rough sketch you have. I'm at that layer, I will just select around it freehandly, just like that, three fingers slide, cut and paste. So this is on a separate layer, and then just hold down the checkbox so that only that layer is showing. Turn off the background, select and make it bigger. Yes, that's right. Now you can save it, share as a PNG on save image, so that you can now import this to the next file. I will go to the scene part where we are going to talk about everything that's around the character you have created. Now I will just go here and insert a photo, and I am just inserting this cutie here. Great. Now there are three things again that we need to talk about. The first one is depth, then there is the camera angle, and then composition. When we are talking about depth, we are actually talking about perspective, if you have any perspective in your drawing. Now, I can tell four perspective types. First is a linear perspective, that actually I have at this catch, where you basically only have a horizon line that is close to the subject, and that actually notes that there is some space. Like if I put this line here, like straighter line, but it knows that this is the floor and this is the wall. Now this is recommended for every beginners as it is totally easy and you don't need to adjust anything. Linear, not liner, linear. I'm sorry. Then there is a one-point perspective where you have the horizon line and you have a dot on it, which is called the vanishing point. Everything below and about this horizon line, every line is connecting at this part. Another thing is that, for example, I draw a tree at the beginning and it is closer, so it is bigger, and everything closer to the vanishing point gets smaller. Now I'm not really explaining it in depth just to give you a sense of what I mean under perspective if you don't have any clue. There is the two point perspective, when you have two dots and a line, and every line that is horizontal meets at this point. Let's say I want to draw a building, for example. It's sides will follow these lines, for example. That's two point perspective and there's also three point perspective. Now, these are really advanced and actually I am not really good at the three point perspective and I don't really care about it because my illustrations are rather linear or at a one-point perspective, and I don't really mess with things that I'm not good at. If you have your drawing skills at the level that you understand these things, implement it into your illustration but it is not necessary. There is a great tool to help you with one point, two point, and three-point perspective, and that is when you go to Canvas, hit Drawing Guide and Edit Drawing Guide, and you have perspective here, and if you tap, you will get vanishing points. I will just get closer, and if I put this vanishing point onto this horizon line, I can see where to draw my lines. If I add another vanishing point, you cannot really see that, but I tried to make it darker so that you can see, can you see that? Can you see these lines? You can now draw things in space with two vanishing points, but I am not going to use depth at this illustration. I just wanted to show you that it is a possibility in procreate to help you to build space, but that is actually a topic for a different class. Let's talk about camera angles. Now, this is again, something more advanced. If you imagine this scene that here was this little witch who was watering the plant, you can take a camera and look at this exact same scene from different camera angles. This, again, depends on your drawing skills. If you can imagine, for example, looking from behind the leaves of this plant how this witch is looking while doing this exact same thing. You can do it from below, from different angles. Another thing I think might help you with changing a little bit of camera angle is selecting it and hit distort. If you distort it, you can just change the angle you are looking at this scene a little bit. Now, as if I was from below maybe as if I am a cat looking at the scene from below, let's say, or maybe if I change this. Yes. Then as if I was somehow above, but then I need to adjust the drawing so that it doesn't look flat but maybe add dimension. Let's try it. I will just keep this here and make it a bit lighter, create a new layer above it. If I look at the pots, I can see it stops. So maybe I can just change these angles, so not looking straight at it. These are things that you can add or you can experiment with, or you can decide that you need to learn, because maybe that's what you need in order to get a new perspective on your illustrations, and maybe that will add to your style. So maybe maybe the rock will have different angle, so something like this. Looking at the same from a different angle, I am not going to implement this because what I love is to do this straight look. What the third thing is, that we need to think about is composition. Let's first decide on it is a landscape oriented, illustration or a portrait oriented illustration, or if you are doing something for Instagram, then square format, you can just add it into it. There is a rule of that, which means that you do divide the canvas to three even parts, and these crossing points will give you guides where to put elements in your illustration, because placing elements to these crossing points will make your illustrations look more interesting to the viewer than placing everything to the center. Now I will again, copy paste, select my little illustration, and I can play with placing it here and there onto the Canvas. Let's say maybe I will place her here or maybe to the center, and every action is actually happening at a crossing point. That is also an interesting way, or if I make it like this portrait oriented, and if you can see her body and the main curve is again at these crossing points so it is great. Or I can decide that I don't want the whole, I want only a detail from my illustration. Maybe I don't want her legs to be seen. You can just play with it. You can just draw these grids by your hand, or you can actually download the grid and apply it, and decide how you will place your sketch onto the paper. When you are ready, so when you thought about the depth and adjusted things to it, or thought about camera angle and you just maybe twisted the illustration a bit so that it is in a different angle, and when you decided in the composition, the orientation of the artwork etc., you can actually move on to the next where we are going to refine the sketch. 7. Refining the Sketch: In this video, I'm going to refine the sketch. I will add, insert a photo and insert my sketch. I really like it to the middle. When I mean, I refine the sketch, I will go over details and make the line look nicer. I will just speed this up. What you need to do is to work on your sketch to have it definite. At this stage you can just lower the opacity, maybe make it to multiply. Where is multiply? Create a new layer below it where you can just refine everything. I have the sketch, but what I want to show you is how to get rid of some distortions that you might not notice when you are looking at it. It is as simple as selecting the layer and flipping horizontally and you can actually see immediately that something is wrong. I can see that this is just a little bit too much, so I'm going to work a bit more on the sketch so that it looks even better. When you feel that everything is better, then you can turn it back and the sketch is refined. Now, I say you hold down again only the layer of the sketch, turn off the background and share as a PNG and save image. See you in the next video where we are going to talk about the signature color palette. 8. Signature Color Palette: Welcome to the signature color palette part. As you can see in this video, we are going to create a color palette of different types of colors that will be recommended to use in your future outlooks for at least a period of time. If you take a look on the Instagram feeds of your favorite artists, you can really see that they are usually using the same color palette that all ready gives them cohesive series of artworks. I'm sure that you have all ready your favorite colors, but maybe you have used them intuitively. But if you want to find your style and present it so that you have a style that is recognizable, it is recommended to use same colors or similar hues over and over. Of course, you can change them later but what I suggest it's that you creates a color palette for yourself with my instruction and use that for at least the next five artworks you will create. You will see how that works and then you can use this video, again, to create another one and then change your palette in the future. I will just undo the palette I have created here and I will create another one, but I will use this one. Maybe I will not be able to replicate it now the same way, but yeah. I have a paint here layer here. I will go to the paint here layer and go to the worksheets so that I can explain. In procreate, you have like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 colors in a row and you have free rows. As you can see, I have written light, base, and shadow here. We will start with filling this middle line with the base colors, which will give you the basic colors you will use, then we will also do the lighter versions for light in some light, a version to some of these colors that you can use here and there. Then we are going to create colors for shadows. Now, what we are going to use here is the worksheet that I have created for a different class. The learn shading with procreate. You can find this worksheet at that class resources. But basically what we are going to do is that we are going to not use the darker version of the same color to create its shadow, but use the darker version of the color next to it to create shadows. You will see what this means in a second. I will go back here. Let's just start with filling the base. Now you can see I also created parts here like reds, blues, yellows, and some extra. Within reds, we have red, brown, and pink, within blues, we have blue, purple, and dark green, within yellows, we have yellow, orange, and light green and at extra we have skin colors black and gray and actually any color that you prefer. Let's start with the base and I will open up this part. What you need to do is to go to reds and try to find a saturated red that you like a lot. What I like is not exactly the fully reddish red, but I allow it to be a bit like this darker. Don't go to too light and too dark versions because that will be this rows. Stay within the saturated part and try to find a version. I will now choose a brush. I don't have to use my liner brush. You can get it from my website. These are free illustration brushes I am using in my other classes as well. I will just lay down a color here. This will be my red. Now I will try to find a brown. The brown I love is orangey and a bit darker and will be my brown. Let's find a pink. What I love at pink is this magenta and I will just add that magenta here. Now let's move to blues, blue. What I love is this a bit turquoise blue. I will add that here. For purple, I love this purple. Maybe its darker version or lighter. This more saturated and darker version of the purple and dark green. When I'm talking about green, I'm not really talking about grass green. I loved his aqua more. I will choose green from there. Yellow, I will choose a yellow and what I love is rather ocher. I will choose an ocher here. For an orange, I love this yellowish light orange and for light green, I love this yellowish lime green, actually. The darker version? Yeah. That will be my green. Now what we are going to do is to pick up the same color by holding down, go to this and choose a lighter version of it so that you have a light version. Now as you can see, I can, in the future, use this as a skin color, for example, as well. I will go for my brown and choose a really light version of it. Oh, it's cute. Then I will go to this pink and choose a light pink for it and then go to this aqua. This process is really systematic choosing of colors and it will work pretty well. For purple, I will choose this light lavender, where it is green, I will choose a light mint color that I love, then for this ocher, I will choose this little light yellow for orange. This will be like pastels. For green, this really light one. Now let's go and fill the shadows. Again, pick the base colors. Now go to the disk and in the disk, go upwards or downwards with the hue. I will go a little bit for pinkish color and also make it darker. That will be the shadow for this red. Now I choose this brown and again, I will go down and down. This will be my dark brown. Go for the pink. I will go again, dark as this. Go for the blue. I will go dark. With the blue, I will not go into the green, but rather introduce a purplish blue. Actually I will get an indigo here. Go for the purple. I will go again for a darker hue and for the green. I will go again darker. You might end up with some similar hues, but it doesn't really matter because this is just a system you can follow to create a basic color palette and then change it later on and remove colors as you wish. In just a second, this will, again, be darker orange here, add this lime, yeah, like this and what I love to use is black and I will add some gray. What I love is this saturated lavender color. I will just add it here. This is my extra. Having a version of a color on your palate did you recognize for using, is a pretty great tool to get your style cohesive. Actually I really love this part of this color palette. Now you can just adjust them. You don't need to stick that much today hues. What I don't really like is this color and this green for some reason. I'm just going to get another green. I don't want to choose from classy. I don't realign this green. I don't know. Some kind of a dark green I will love. Grass green? Wider one. But I love the mints, so it will stay. Maybe I will choose a color for this. Looks great. I also love this part of it. Now your task is to follow this process. Choose the base colors for every color: red, brown, pink, blue, purple, dark green, yellow, orange, light green, and some extra colors that you like and get the lighter versions of them and then the shadows by choosing a hue that is darker and it's darker version. I hope that it is understandable, what I want to hear from you. What I wanted to show you again and then I forgot is that, as you can see, I have these colors here and shaded with the darker versions. Here I've just chosen red and it's darker version and shaded with that. But when you choose a hue and it's darker version and shade with that, it will be more vibrant as you can see. Can you see that? For example, this yellow, this is dull, but this is vibrant. It is true for all of these colors. This is a system that is pretty great to follow. All right, so let's get back and have your signature color palette. When you have it like this, go to palettes, create a new palette and just pick them up. Pick, put. It is quite similar to the one that I have done previously. As you can see, these are the two ones. These are the colors that I love to use. I'll see you in the next video where we are going to create color thumbnails. 9. Color Thumbnail: Welcome. In this video, we are going to create color thumbnails for our sketch and now what you need to do is to add insert a photo and insert your sketch 6 times, so insert duplicate. Color thumbnails are good to have an idea how you will color your illustration. It will work and speed up your process. You can really spend time illustrating and not thinking about color choices at that stage. Let's have the stage done. What I wanted to say about your color palette, that if you go to palettes, name it, I have signature here and I will set as default and now when I go to Classic, I have this color palette here. Now, procreate 5 has a really nice color companion that you can like sat here and have the color palettes at hand. But also what I wanted to say is that you don't need to use all of the colors all the time. I love to take a look on this pallet. At this palette, I allow this part of it. Maybe I will use only that or maybe I love this part of it and maybe use only that. Only the blues or I will just mix these two parts or mix all of them so you don't need to be restrictive with yourself. This is just a guideline. Also, if you think that in the process that this color looks better, so you don't even need to add it into your signature palette. Just add it to our illustration. Now what we need to do is to create a new layer below all of these catching layers that I am actually going to select and group so that it is not that confusing. I have this layer, I have the color palette and now just check out how I am going to create my color thumbnails. Maybe you can get some ideas for yours. Really get this like this. Maybe I will use this for her hair, she will be a ginger. I'm going to create six color versions. I have a color for her skin here, so I will just add it. I will use black for this thing and maybe for the watering can. Here is going to be the water. Maybe I will add this teal to the rug. I forgot her face. Maybe these things will be more ready. You can only choose dominant colors. You don't need to go into detail now, just really just big colors. Maybe I will just use this gray for her trousers and this thing for the background. I think this is too dark. Let's move on to the next one. Maybe her hair will be brown. I will just add it like this. Also the skin. Maybe the background will be this light lavender. While your progress, you might have an idea what colors you know where you want to use. Now what I know is that I want this color that we have at the worksheet at the background of the illustration so that it fits the class. I am going to use this color and find our colors to work with it. It looks actually pretty good. I will move on and try something different. Maybe I will try a light background. It is really female color. Maybe this gray will be her hair. The fifth one, I don't even know. Maybe her hair will be this pink, why not? I love this color combination. This looks great, but what I don't like is that the skin color is really blending into the hair background that I can later work on with the shading, so that is not actually that bad. But let's just work on the last one. I actually love better when the background is darker. But now I will choose a different hue for that. When you have the six versions, chose one. Keep in mind you can always change anything while illustrating. What I think I will choose this one but change to colors. I want her hair to be this color because it has a better contrast. Maybe I will combine these two colors together to have her hair like that and I love this color batter for the rag. I will make this watering thing black and as black as well. This is going to be the color combo that I'm going to use. I will try to make her flowers pretty even with yellow like that. Oh looks great. We need to flatten the sketches and merge them down to the this and now select freehandly. Select three fingers slide, Copy, Paste, hold down this new one, turn off the background, and now Save as a PNG and Save Image. See you in the next video where we are going to prepare some motifs and create some brushes for the final illustration. 10. Motifs : Hello and welcome in this video where we are going to discuss motifs. So what motifs are. By motifs I mean elements that are decorative elements that are reoccurring in your illustrations. These motifs make your illustrations more personalized and can be like some flowers or simple geometric shapes or folk motifs of your country and they can really add to your illustration style. Let's take a look on the Diana Renjina again. I really admire her work. If you take a look on her illustrations, she is reusing elements like flowers and simple geometric shapes and also some folk motifs of her country like here and she incorporates it inner illustrations so delicately. It looks incredible. What I want you, in this video, to do is to find the motifs that will make your illustrations look your illustrations. We're going to find four things. I will just explain what we are going to do. There are several ways you can incorporate this and decorative elements in your illustrations, and one way is to do it free-handly. For example, you find an element that can be easily drawn and the redrawn several or 1,000 times and you don't get bored of it. The first thing is going to be you finding a really easy motif that you simply love to draw. This is one what I love to draw and there is another that is totally is this floral element. So where you can find an inspiration for it. Just go to Pinterest and write "floral element" or "simple motifs". So anything you think you can draw easily and over and over again. This is one way and this is your first task. The second will be a motif that is a bit more complex and we are going to create a stamp brush from it. Now a stamp brush is really easy to create and procreate, and it is really great. I just have a stamp branch here. I will just show you from a geometric shape so I can just hit "Click" and create some variations with it and it can really add to your illustration as well. This is going to be your second task, to find an element that you would love to create a stamp brush from. Again you can just find any line bag on Pinterest. Again, I recommend to customize, so do not copy anything 100 percent, make it your own. Then the third thing we are going to do is to create a simple brush with a simple element. I will just show you one I just made. This is a floral element that can reoccur and it can be a pattern brush. There will be the fourth brush. I think we are going to do texture brush. Now what this is? This is dust from sunflower. Actually I'm going to show you that it is really great if you create a brush set in procreate for your illustrations or illustration, series, or commission because it can really add a personalized touch to your illustration. Now, I have some flower here and I'm just going to show you that the shape source here is this dust from the sunflower. Then, for example, in this salt smooth texture, you can guess salt I have here. In the Shape Builder brush, I have this candle. So I made a photo and created a brush from it. So the fourth thing here will be for you to find something you will make a photo of and we will create a brush from it and it can be connected to the topic you have chosen. This first freehand motive is connected to the tattoos and I want to her to have tattoos with this flowers. Then this stamp brush is connected to her hard band we are going to create or I'm going to create. Then this brush is connected to simple folk elements that I want to incorporate as which is connected to folk tales and this salt and this sunflower dust is connected to the which craft itself. If I would have to create an illustration connected to Danube, I would call it things from the river and make brushes from that. So I hope you understand what I want from you. The first step for you now is to find an element that you can redraw. That's the first step and let's continue with the second stamp and I will show you how to create a stamp brush. 11. Stamp Brush: All right. In this video I'm going to show you how to create a stamp brush. I went to Pinterest, screenshot it in Linework and created a new layer above it and redrawn it. I will actually add to it a bit more because I want it to be more customized. I will go back to technical pen and just make it smaller, and I will add few more petals around it just like that. I will select Layer, select White and hit "Fill Layer". Now I will turn everything off by just holding down the layer, I will turn off the background and I will just share it as a PNG and save image. Now to have this shape not distorted, go to Gallery and create a new canvas that is square. Okay? Now we are at a square canvas and you can turn off the background and add Insert a Photo. Insert this Linework. Make it bigger and make it add to the center. Now, it can be okay, but I think it is really bad resolution because I have drawn it like in a smaller version. If you want it to be higher resolution so that it looks great in bigger images, just create a new layer and redraw it. This is what I'm going to do. I will speed this up. Now, I have it in a higher resolution and I'm going to just share it as a PNG again and save Image. Now, I go to the brushes. I have the witch brush set here and I will hit the plus sign and go to the Shape Source, edit the Shape Source, import a photo, all photos. I have it here now and hit "Done". Now, I have it here. Now, I will go to the Stroke Path and increase spacing to the highest. Now, I have it already. I will just increase the preview size. As you can see, I have it here. Now, I want it to have a bit of randomization so that it is not like always at the same position. I will hit "Randomized", and every time I just click, it will just randomly select side it is on. I will hit "Done". I will go back to my motif gallery which is here. I will choose a color. Let's see this dark burgundy, and choose a new layer, and I just hit it. I can increase the size of this brush. I will go to the Brush settings, hit "Properties" and "Maximum Size", and you can change it. I will just hit here and I have a nice stamp brush. Amazing. You can also set the sensitivity of pressure. If you go to Apple pencil and you have Opacity here set, so just get it down. Then it will not wary with your opacity based on pressure. just go to the About this brush, rename it. I will add Floral Stamp. I will name myself and I will sign it and create a new reset point. When you adjust the brush, you can just return to the origin of settings anytime. Yeah, let's move on to the next video and create this element brush. 12. Element Brush: To create an element brush, you need to choose a simple element that will create a nice pattern, when it appears repeatedly. To find inspiration, you can go and checkout tribal or folk motifs. I have chosen a simple reshape and I'm going to create a brush from it. Now, I want to return to this square Canvas, because it is great to create your base for the brushes at this Canvas, so that it doesn't get distorted. This is the new thing I have learned. So I will choose white color, because it is important to have things in white, when you export then. Turn off the background, I will choose now my shape builder brush. I will copy and paste. You flip horizon here and put it right here. This looks great. So this is going to be one element of my brush. You will see. I will merge this down so I have a shape like this, and I will save it as a PNG. I'll save image. Now, I will go back to my brushes hits ''New Brush'', ''Shape'', and that ''Import'', ''Import a Photo''. Yeah, it looks great. Now, I will go to Stroke Path and increase pacing. Wow! this looks amazing I think. I will increase the previous size and this will be an amazing element to my illustration. I will now hit ''Done'' and actually I will save it as the Element Brush, I really created today. See you in the next video, where we are going to create the texture brush. 13. Texture Brush: To create the texture brush, you need to create a photo of something you can use as a shape base. Let it be some spice, sand, small rocks, so something that consists of several elements. I will use a photo of salt to demonstrate how I create a texture brush. Now what is tricky is that you need to select the salt. It is tricky and it will take a lot of time, so go to Automatic and select the middle. You can increase the threshold. But if you increase it too much, it will select from the background as well. I will just increase the threshold for an extent. Now what I'm going to do is to click a round and make sure I'm not selecting anything from the background, only the salt itself. It will take like five minutes. I will speed this up. I don't want to overdo this, you can spend a lot more time in selecting everything around, I wanted to just show you how would it work. What I selected now, I hit invert three fingers slide and cut. What is remaining is the salt. If you have selected something extra, you can just go ahead and select. I want to select this and just cut it. I'm here with this selection. I will just turn off the background again, share as a PNG, save image. Now I can go create a new brush, go to Shape, Edit, Import a Photo, select it and you will have it here and you can hit "Done". You have it right here. Now, you can go to Grain and edit the grain source as well and you can again take a photo of things. I took a photo of my carpet right here. I'm importing it. I can hit "Auto Repeat" here to make sure that the texture looks better. I will increase the grain scale and hit "Done", and it will create texture for my brush. I have a nice texture now. I will increase the previous size so that we can see what we're doing. I will decrease spacing and increase Jitter and now go to the shape and hit "Scatter" and it will rotate. You can hit "Rotation" to follow stroke as well. Yeah. This already looks pretty great. Now the texture brushes are good for shading, so what I need to do is the pressure sensitivity. When I go to Apple pencil, I can set the pressure. When it is pressed harder, I mean the Apple pencil, it can change the size and can change the opacity. When I tilt it, here you can set the tilting angle, I will increase it to 25 and it will change the opacity, the gradation, not the bleed but the size, so I can shade with it better. Now, I will hit "Done". I will go back to the Motif thing, and here is my texture brush from my salt and it looks pretty great. Now I will choose a color to try shading with it. It looks pretty great. I can add darker piles and nice gradations. Amazing. You can play with the settings more. I'm not going to dive deep into what you can start in the brushes. What I wanted to make a point off that, customized brushes, customized elements, the decision of motifs, and actually building a motif gallery will really add to your illustration style and your personal illustration style. After you have these four things, the element that you are free-handly drawing, the element that you have made a stamp brush from, the element that you created a brush from, and the brush you have created from something in your environment, now you are set, you already have four things that you can be recognized for. By time, you will build a gallery full of your brushes and your textures, and your elements. If you are working on a topic, for example, me and a witchcraft, research the topic and look for the motifs and elements that are related to that topic so that you can incorporate it into your illustration. Now I am going to work with these brushes I have created for this illustration. I have a shape builder brush, which is important for me because I'm going to build my shapes with it. Then I have some textures created from salt and this sunflower dust. I have some elements brushes and I have stem brushes. This is what I'm going to work with. You will see that the final illustration will be really personal. I want to just encourage you to make your own stuff. See you in the final illustration and let's create something pretty cool. 14. Bonus Idea: I just want to add a bonus idea here before we start the final illustration. What is extremely cool to have your own font? As you can see, this is the first font I have ever created. I'm not going to go deep into how to create your own font. I will show you how I did mine. So there is an app called iFontMaker. You can download it from the app store. It costs a little bit of money, but it is really user-friendly and it is pretty amazing. I will show you this Witchy Font I have created for my illustration. You can choose a font that you are copying. I didn't copy anything but I had it in the background. This big A letter, as you can see it here. I created my own letters over these letters and incorporated some elements you have already seen. I want to incorporate in my illustration. These are dots and this, I don't know how to call this, this element. So I have incorporated it into letters as well and I'm going to add some lettering to my illustration. I'm not sure where exactly, but I will. I think it is totally cool to have your fonts. So when you fill, I think like this, with your own fonts, so I, caps. I can choose brushes here as well. I've used this. So you can just simply write with your hand writing a letter like this. When you see that oops this is not really carried, you can hit this and you can adjust these lines. You will have a vector based font which is extremely amazing. Oh my God. So I played a few days with it to create this font. I just love it. So this is a bonus idea. How to make your work even more personal, you can export from here and go to the Procreate. You can hit Add Text, Edit Style and you can Import Font. You import your font. I have the Witchy here. I will make it white and I can write something here, like, Make Your Own Font. So this was the bonus. Now, really let's go to the final illustration. 15. Final Illustration Part 1: Here we are at the final illustration, let's just get into it. Go to the gallery and create a new canvas. What I love to use is the screen size canvas and I'm going to do a horizontal or landscape oriented canvas, but you can do as you wish. Now, I will go to my sketch that I have refined. I will hold down the layer off the refine sketch, and share it as a PNG and save image. Now I go back to this canvas and add insert photo, and insert the sketch. Another thing I want to insert is the color thumbnail. Insert a photo and I will look for my color thumbnail, and I will just place it up here so that I know what I'm working on. Also get to the palettes and change it the signature palette as the default, I have it here. When I go back to classic, I have it here. I go to the background and change the background color to this color, yeah. I will free-handly select around this and invert selection and cut this part so that I have the color thumbnail here. I'm going to create a new layer below the sketch. I will lower the opacity of the sketch and choose my shape builder brush to build the shapes, and I'm going to start with the face. I choose my skin color that I have here, and I will just start working on it. We'll make it smaller, and I'm going to start painting. I will add another layer below to have for the neck. You can always get back from the shape with an eraser to get it right. I will add actually the hands as well here, and I will put the fingers on a new layer. I will just turn this off so that I can see what I'm doing. Turn off the sketch to see my shapes, how well they are looking. I will just adjust it. Let's give her clothes. I will create a new layer and I can actually pick up a color from this colored thumbnail. Let's give her a black shirt. This is the color I have chosen for the hair. I will just put it at the back and turn down the sketch on and just work on it. On another layer, I will add the front hair and put it above the head, obviously. Looks pretty great. Now, I will add some shadows and thanks to her and then work on other parts of the illustration. Now the first thing I want to do is to add her a face. I'm going to have this really basically. I will create a new layer for the face and I will put this below the hair. I will add an eyebrow, the eyes get smaller, yeah, like this. Now I will start with the hair and what I love to shade this color with is this darker brown, and I will just try a texture that will work on it. I will alpha lock the layer, I will go to the switch brush set and take a look on the sunflower and make it a bit less opaque, and make it this big, and let's try to shade it. You always need to find a way, it is the best to work with a brush and how it is reacting to brusher, for example. You can always get back to its color with the original color, but the texture will still remain there a bit. It is also good to define the light sources, so I thought that this would glow a bit. It will add a little bit of light down here. I will just change the color back to this orange and add back to hair. This will be light up here, she will have this little shadow of herself on her hair. Nice. Also lets do something to her front hair. Alpha lock the layer that you want to shade. I will add a little bit of this shadow to her hair as well, and also texture. Remember the things you have decided on. That how much you are going to shade. I'm going to implement that. I think I need to add a bit more of the shadow behind her head. Now what I want is to add little shading to her body. I will Alpha lock everything, go back to this darker brown, this one. I may use this sunflower shade for everything. One layer on the face. I will add just a little texture. I will add some shadows below this hair. I will make it smoother again like this. I will go down to her neck and add the darker shadow below it. She has her hands as well here, so I will add some shadows. What I can see is that I need to add more shadows to her curve back hair, so I'm going to play with that. What I'm going to do now is to continue with the legs. I'm going to Alpha lock at that layer and choose this darker color and just make it a bit bigger. Like this and I will add the shadows here, and get back from the skin color to make a smoother transition. What you can do with this thing that I can make it smaller and actually use it as a liner to add the lines I'm missing. For example, from the legs, I can add the nails. It is getting better and better, I'll make it bigger. I will add a bit of a shadow, here. There is a thing called inclusion, which means that there is a little shadow where things touch, and you can already added here. You can add it on a separate layer as well but I love to include it in the texturizing and shading part. It is more precisely done that way. I will add a little bit of inclusion here at legs as well. Where these trousers are creating a little shadow, I'll make it a bit smoother and I have to paint back like that. I'm missing the back of this shirt so I will create a new layer below the body and choose black and the shape builder brush and add back, like this. I will Alpha lock it, choose the sunflower and choose a middle gray. I can add a bit of a grayish tone here and go to the T-shirt, Alpha lock it and actually make a texture on it with this. Great, also the trousers so I will choose this, a darker indigo, then I will add texture on the trousers. I'll get the original color, which was this if I'm right, and choose an even darker to add even deeper shadows. I try to follow the shape of this shirt. This is the shadow it makes on the trousers, and I can add details. I will take this grayish color, I will take the shape builder, make it small and I will add some things here, like that. Yes. On another layer, I will make it even white and add these little. These trousers used to have stripes or how are they called? This can be like intuitive and messy. They are [inaudible] Now I will add texture to the hair and also work a bit more on the shadow of the person. I will choose this dark blue and choose the sunflower shader and add the shadow of the head of the hands. Actually the whole silhouette it will look good to have there like that. Looks pretty amazing, maybe I will darken it a bit more. To the hair I created a brush called salt lights, and it's looks so great. Now I will choose original color of the hair and I will add this to it, and it will create an amazing texture. Wow, looks so great, and I will do this up here as well. I think this looks incredible. I would say I am done with most of the shading, so let's move to the next video where we will work on other elements and details. 16. Final Illustration Part 2: Now I will work on the head band itself and the headphones. The first one will be the head phone. I will create a new layer. Choose black choose to Shape Builder Brush and just draw it. Okay. I'm going to work on his head band and I'm going to choose this yellow and add the middle of these flowers I will choose, white as well, okay, so this is the part where you can apply the shape. I mean the Stamp Brush. I'm not going to do that because I loved this hand painted flowers now, and I'm going to continue doing this with my hand. I will add a new layer and choose dark green for this big, put this below, leaves and I will choose these dark blue to add in another layer this. I will choose black as well and on another layer, I may just add this. Okay, how does that look like? Looks pretty good, amazing. It misses some texture. I will Alpha Lock it. I will choose a bit of Grey. Maybe with the soft smooth texture. I will add that. I will choose this light Grey and go to the leafs, and Alpha lock them obviously and with, the shape builder, I will makes small lines. Okay. This is how the head band ended up and I love it pretty much, next thing I want to do is to do is to do the ball and the watering can. Let's start with the ball, okay I will Alpha Lock it and add some shading and now let's make the can. It is black again. Again Alpha Lock and add some texture. Let me make it bigger and let's make the plant, I will create a new layer. It was black again. I will just make the same exact things over and over again. I will Alpha Lock it, and to the side, I will add, something like this. This will be the side effect to some whites to the side as if it was like glowing, had some reflections. I will choose this orange to make this I think it will fit the illustration and choose a dark brown for the layer below. I need to add some texture here. I will choose this dark brown. Again, the sun flower looks cool. I will add the plant here. Again, a new layer. I will choose this green, is it this? Yes. Then I will just, choose the shape builder, again, and just build shapes. I will Alpha Lock it choose the dark version and sunflower and shade off and I will choose this lighter color and choose a shape builder and just add some lights. Wonderful and now let's add the water. I will click here. Choose this blue and maybe this Salt Light will be great for the water. Alpha Lock it. Choose the lighter version and I will add white to it. Wow, this looks great. Actually, I love it. Maybe I will place this below the plants I'm not sure now. But I will erase from it a bit. I will go here and erase a bit. Let's just do the rag quickly and then add the final decorative elements and I have this color here, and let's do this. I choose a darker version of this coloring may be these dark purple, and I will do the same again. The picture it. Okay To make it smaller, I will add shadows here below to the leg. I will make a layer below the rag. I will add these things. Looks great. I need to add the cast shadow below the plant holder, create a new layer below it. I will choose a darker color. Maybe this black. I will Gaussian blur in. I will put it this way. Nice. Another element on the rag will be maybe this light. I will again choose this salt light brush because it looks pretty great. I will choose even lighter color, and I will add this pentagram here. What is also missing are the tattoos. I will create a new layer above the legs and make it a clipping mask and choose this dark blue and a shape builder brush. What's left are these yellow dots and some elements. More elements like these eyes that I just simply want to draw. I will choose these triangles and make them smaller. A bit bigger, and I can add them here and there, like this, and I also wanted some yellow dots. One more thing that I love to do is to create a value check layer to check if my values are right and then change it accordingly. I will create a layer above everything, select Grey and fill it, and then change the Blending Mode to Color. As far as I can see, everything's right. It does integrate contrast. Maybe the background could be a bit darker. Let's just try it. I will go to background color and I will try to make it a bit darker, and it looks quite pretty amazing. I'm checking the values now that the background is a bit darker and it is perfect, because your illustration has to work in black and white as well and then it is going to look pretty amazing. I realize that her fingers and hand and this part is off so, I have corrected it. It just happens mainly if you do things mostly by your intelligent, but that's just not a problem, you can always correct things. Let us do a little recap on what decisions I have made in the process and how I got here. The first thing was that, I decided on the idea. I decided that it is going to be a tattooed witch watering plants. Then, in the core I decided that there will be no outlines only for decoration. The shapes will be mixed with curvy shapes with sharp edges, and I will shade with texture in a middle range, so not with the fully free de-render and not with a noted shadows. Then I have created a character with an intuitives catch and then did three things. I applied the three things I have chosen in the first video. That it is a tattooed, it is a witch, and it is watering plants. Then I exaggerated. I had chosen two things to make too much. Her hair and her legs. Then I added gestures. I built her pose and the whole illustration around one dynamic line. Then, I have worked in this honest scene. I decided on the depth and the camera angle, which as I love to do as the linear perspective so that I don't go too much into depth, the camera angle is straight, and the composition, I decided actually that it will be like vertical. But as I want this illustration to work on my Instagram, this is the reason I have placed it into the center of this Canvas and then I can just crop it and post it onto Instagram. This is the reason. Then I created a signature color palette from base colors, their lighter version, chosen colors for the shadows, and then there was an inversion of all the colors so that I have a version for everything. Then created color thumbnails to see what will work the best, and then created some motifs brushes and collected some motifs that I have implemented into the final illustration. I think we have done an incredible job and I hope that now you have a better understanding how you can think about the things you like to do, the things you like in the work of other people that you can implement into our own and still own it. Do not copy anyone else's thing, but do your thing with noticing how they are doing their thing if that makes sense. Meet you at the final video where we're going to recap what we have learned. See you there. 17. Upload Your Project: Regarding the class project, you can hit Create project right here. Here you can upload a cover image, you can add a title for your project. I will name it Witchy Witch. That's fun. You can add an image. To do so, go to Procreate, find your illustration, share it as a JPEG, save image. Then go back, hit "Image Photo Library" and it will just show up right here. Let's create a different cover image up here. For this, I would love to turn off the background color of my illustration and share it as a PNG and save image. When I go to the gallery, I will create a new screen sized canvas. I will set the background color for my signature color palette to the same. I will add insert a photo, I will add this illustration to the side, and as I have created a font for this illustration in this course, I will add text and Witchy Witch project. I will edit style, I will choose my font which is Witchy. I will choose a color, and my text was this color. I will edit text and put this like this. I will make it bigger, Witchy Witch project. I will save this, share as a JPEG, save image. I will go back and upload a color image right here. Upload image, photo library, take this, done. I can crop it if I wish but I don't wish I will just hit Submit and I will have a nice cover photo. You can add work-in-progress photos, you can add a sketch before and after photos and everything. This can complete this project not just the final illustration, but the process and most importantly, how you felt during the class. So I will love you too write some sentences, I loved the class. Obviously you can write, I didn't like the class. It would be great if you would describe your experiences during the class. What was a eureka moment? What was something new that you learned during the class? It would be amazing to read about it. Then you hit Publish and then you will have a finished project. 18. Final Thoughts: Congratulations, you did it. You have finished the class, and I am sure you can be proud of yourself. I hope that you've found this class beneficial, and that it helped you to improve. I am really excited to see what you create. Again, don't forget to post your artworks into the project gallery. You have learned so much in this class. Let's just do a recap on what we have covered. You have learned that illustrations tell a story. So to do so, you need to add action to the subject you would like to illustrate. You have learned that it is okay to analyze how your favorite artists do their thing, and implement some of their tricks to your own work. You have learned how exaggeration and gesture add life to your illustrations. You have learned that the way you love to do the things is totally okay, but you can improve your intuitive approaches with mindful decisions. You have learned that using a signature color palette for a period of time, will create cohesion in your birth. You've learned that creating colors thumbnails will help you to choose the best color combinations. You've learned that using the same motifs, also create cohesion in your work. You've learned that creating personalized brushes also enhances your style. Finally, you applied all this to the final illustration, that I bet is gorgeous. Congrats. I am excited to see what you create. Follow me on Skillshare, leave me a review, and see you in my other classes. I wish you happy creating. See you.