How to create Sweet and Stylized Portraits using Procreate | Brenda Bakker | Skillshare

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How to create Sweet and Stylized Portraits using Procreate

teacher avatar Brenda Bakker, ♥️ Sharing my skills is sharing my joy ♥️

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12 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Importing everything you need for this class

    • 3. Explaining use of Template and Different Headshapes

    • 4. Checking out refferences and what to look at

    • 5. Creating the sketch from refference

    • 6. Creating final line art

    • 7. Watercolor face, body and clothings

    • 8. Adding lovely Freckles

    • 9. Creating luscious looking Watercolor Hair

    • 10. Adding the background and the last details

    • 11. Bonus Class; drawing glasses

    • 12. Bonus Class; drawing some different hairstyles

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About This Class

Hi and welome to my new Skillshare Class; Creating Stylized Portraits using Procreate


I just love to draw in procreate and how fun it is to draw some personalized portraits of your friends and family. 

In this class I will teach you my way of creating a simplified but fun watercolor portrait drawing made in Procreate. i will teach you on what to look for when you will create a simplyfied portrait based on a refference. And because I didn’t want to add real photo’s of real people in this class I will be using a sugarpaste doll I made a couple of years ago. But I will talk you through on what to look for. And that will be the same with humans. And I will have some more examples of me and my colleagues I drew last year. But I wanted the style to be more simple and sweet and that’s where my sugarpaste dolls came in. It’s so lovely to create these kind of portraits but be warned because it’s highly addictive. 

I will provide a brushset which contain a few brushes. If you done some previous classes you might already have a few of these but there are also new ones. I also added a watercolor procreate canvas. You can find them in the class project section. Make sure you are in your browser to download them and not in the skillshare app.

You also will be needing an Ipad with procreate and a pressure sensitive stylus for this class, but you can also draw this with markers or pencils on actual paper if you only want to follow the drawing process.

So join me in this class and let's have some fun!

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Brenda Bakker

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1. Intro: In this case, hi there and welcome to my new Skillshare class on how to create sweet and stylized portraits using Procreate. This can also be done on actual paper with Ben, but I'll be teaching in Procreate because that's my medium to go to. You can draw along with me. We'll be doing this step-by-step. I'll take you by the hand from a blank canvas into this, in this class, I will be teaching you how to look at shapes, sizes from the heads and the hair, and how you can create it all from scratch. I will be providing a small brushes, which will be all you need in class. And I also providing this watercolor paper canvas, which I think is essential for the real watercolor texture and Luke of the paper. And I will be also be giving away a lovely small swatch to use for class for skin and hair tones. So if you're just as excited as I am to be teaching you this. So let's hop in to class and I will see you there. 2. Importing everything you need for this class: So the first thing we want to do is to import everything we need for dense, we have to go to the Skillshare, skillshare class through your browser. So I'm not in the app. And you go to the class and you go to the Projects and Resources section and everything you will be needing, you can find right here. And all you've got to do is to download them. And it's easy because you go to the watercolor canvas. It will ask you to download it. You can see it here. Once it pops, it's downloaded. And now you can click on it. And it will import right way. And you can find it in your gallery all the way at the left upper corner. So that's for your canvas. And now let's go back. Let's erase this one. Let's go and import the brush set. Downloaded. It'll be very quick, it's a small one. So notes here, we just imported to your procreates and we can find it. Let me see. It's a BB portraits brush it. I've weighed too much baby portrait brushes importing it. And if you open any Canvas, you will see it in at the top of your brush library, all the way at the top. So that's nearly already have your canvas and your brushes. And let's go to the next one. What else do I have for you? Let's erase this one. I've got my portrait swatches also the same way. Download it. You can click on it. It will be coming portrait swatch. And your portrait sort of gear swatches you can find all the way at the top of your pellets. So it's just a small color, just skin colors and this I will use in for the hair and some black and white and for the clothing you can go and pick from your inspirational reference photo. And for the last one is our reference photo I've uploaded here, but it didn't quite catch the link. So I made some changes and we'll try to do it later. But if you press to see More button, this is the reference photo I'm going to be working from. So you can take a print screen and put this besides you if you want, or you can draw from your own reference photo. So let's get started. It's two class. I'm excited to get started. I hope you will be two. So let's hop in. 3. Explaining use of Template and Different Headshapes: So let's get started with our watercolor canvas. Once you've important to start with a duplicate. So you always have one in reserve. And when you open that, you see it's built up with texture layers and you have to keep that on top. For this kind of painting, when I'm using watercolor, I always use my canvas. It's very important because it also makes lovely blends for your color and making it looking more like real watercolor. So for the brush sets I provided, I giving you a portrait template. So once I've stamped it on the paper, I do it large size. So this is my Canvas, my whole canvas. And I put it just in the middle, maybe a little bit. I have to make some adjustments to that. Let me remind it. Something, some somewhere there's a false dots. So approximately in the middle, but low, just beneath the middle. And for the template, I will show you, you can make adjustments to it. So if someone has a larger head, you can make it more large. Someone has a little bit of a wider heads. You can make this with it's so dare you can make some adjustments for if you're doing a real portraits. What we're going to do, I'm going to explain these lines to you. I'm going to zoom in. So this will be the top of your heads, this will be the chin, and each will be asides. I've made a middle line. Animate a middle line here. This line is where the eyes and the ears will be. So I go to a new layer and I'm going to draw some simple eyes on it with my six B pencil. Bit larger. This is just to show you how we're going to work with. It's so approximately here, the eyes will be these line above it. It's for the eyebrows. So just a simple one. This line for the nose. And here my mouth will be. So that's about the same. We use every time. And also the ears is just a little like Hoff heart-shaped. So when you put them against each other, you have a heart. You can also choose to make round ears buds. You can, you can choose whatever you like. And also with your, and I guess you can choose different kind of eyes like Do you really want this? And your nose couldn't be like this. You can also add some more just to make it to your own liking. And you go, can go as wild as you want. What? I don't like that too much. I think for these kinds of portraits, even if you do something for another one. So let's say someone asks you to do a portrait of them, make it as simple as you can. The reason why I didn't do a full head for you just to templates is because I want you to design your own head and I do want to stimulate your creativity. So from above here, you can make around hat or you can choose if someone has a little bit of an extended cheek line hair. You can also have someone has his cheekbone here. So you can play with that. And this is my most used for male heads because male hits are more square. And also for this concurrent you can play with, It's someone has really square ahead or just around attempts. So you can play with deaths. And you see you already have a different faces just by looking at this. Because let me show you. When I erase this part, it's a total different face, which you've got here, then what you've got here. So that's how I want you to use this template and that's why I didn't provide you with just one hand stamp or a lot of hedge stamps. I want you to draw, I want to stimulate your creativity. So now I've explained this. Let's get started to create our own. 4. Checking out refferences and what to look at: So I will show you some things I've done lately. So this is a picture of me and my husband and our dog. Very funny. You see some similarities in faces. And that's not what we're going to do today. But then you can see what I've already done and I'm mix so much styles. This is a famous, famous Dutch opera singer and which I traced a bit and then with watercolor, I will fill it in. This is God and literary. She's a famous Dutch doodle artists. And you can see it's already in a little bit of doodling style, a very simplified, but you can totally see She is it right away? If you know where? This one I did last year? These are me and my colleagues. I'm here. My hair is a lot wider now because I'm embracing my gray. But these are totally different people. And I've looked at their eyes, I've looked at their hair, and I've looked at their closing and also the shape of their heads. Those are the most important things when you want to draw a portrait. But for this one, I can't really draw a portrait because I don't want to have any phases of anybody in here. So this was a Afro American woman. I like very much because yes, ferry, they always make me smile that huge curls and she's very lovely. And let me see this one. We all know her from the famous Siri on a platform which I really loved the Siri. I don't know if I could call the name of it. And of course, I tried Marilyn Monroe and I think she has some outstanding eyebrows, brows, some long lashes. Her perfect mole, and her hair shape, and of course, the white dress. And if you didn't recognize her, just putting a little words someone always says or is famous about will do the job for you. What can I show you some more? I think I want to show you what we're going to draw today. I will be using these ones. These ones I've made when I was, she'll still cake artist. I made these out of sugar-based totally. And I want to show you why I like it so much. I like it when their heads are a little bit bigger and they have shoulder shape like debt's not hanging down but just little bit perky. So it makes her yes, Here I am and I've, I've got the urge to do this. So I think this will be a lovely composition to start out from. And also here I made another one. She's very distinguished a little bit. We turn those up in the air a little bit snobby, but I think she's okay. And also this one, it's a little fairy I made on a tree trunk. So this one is also one I like. So I think I made a combination of those. I think let's start with this one. You see the head is approximately the same size as the shoulders. I think I did this a couple of years, like 67 years ago. So it's already gone. I've kept them for I think, to five years or so. And then the Schubert's all going to crumble in. So omega have sugar base, you can all eat it, but I won't recommend it. So I think this one is the one I'm going to to do today for you. 5. Creating the sketch from refference: So let's get started and let's do this one. But then in a cartoony style portrait kind of way. So for depth, we're going to duplicate to just import of confess. So you'll always have one ready there and I'm going to draw on this one. So all the drawing layer, I'm going to put down my stem. So I go to my stamp brush, the template. And approximately somewhere in the middle, I'm going to put her, I think this is maybe a little bit lower. So here it is. And then let's import the picture I just make. So I go to my Canvas, I go to my reference picture, go to images, import my image. I chose this one. I'm a little bit bigger and I'm going to up vote her here and maybe resize it. I have to get derived spot for that. And now I can make some adjustments. So it's not completely in the way. The only thing that bothers me is I can see the size of my in our shape here. So that's why I'm going to put it down here. Mostly I've called it your all the time, but it ignores me. It's irritating and annoys me maybe here. So I think that's probably what I like best. So she has a white hat, but let's make this a little bit wider. So I'm going to do this by clicking on the templates. Make some adjustments little bit wider. She has a per-key chin, so Let's get it hair and lower the opacity a bit. So it's not very in a way and let's get started sketching. So I'm doing a layer on top. I see CF, large eyes, but I'm going to do it more stylized because when I do this, each time, it will take so much time and I I'm very fond of the quick work. So I think I would give her big eyes, a lovely lips, and just create a cartoon style stylized version of her. So I go to my six B pencil and let's do some sketch. So here, step size, overheads. She has some outstanding cheeks and chin that's a little bit murky. And a very roundish shape of head. I think this was also be a nice shape for her. And you can make some adjustments if you like. You can play with your ago, liquefy and put it on push. Get your momentum low. Push, you can give her chin, just adds more sweetness. If you want. So, but I want to have It's likes more stylized here. And I'm going to play with this one, but you can make some adjustments if you want. So let's creates yes, I'm still in my pencil. Her eyes will be about here. And a little bit bigger, small, little smaller. Approximately somewhere in the middle of it, to the outside and the middle, I think. And my kind of ice will be to leisure. And she may have fairly large because she also have, if someone hasn't got as much makeup, you can give her small lashes like so. So you can also play with that. So what, when someone has a lot of makeup you can create like this? It's just a sketch right now. So we're going to prove that later on. And Lindell nose bright here. Yes, a sweetness, small. And she's having a great time, so she's laughing a lot. Some lips here. She has her hair parted right here. And Arish must be around here somewhere. In her eyebrows will she has a very thick eyebrows going up and down a little, so we can play with that. So I think she would already look lovely. And you can of course play with having such other eyebrows, but I like it like this. Thick and thin, maybe a little bit. I'm going to my dry ink brush so I can get thicker and thinner, thicker and center. And let's get some part of the hair. So the hair is always coming out of your head. So first, let it come out and then create a lovely movement in the hair. So the heirs, and I think she has her neck right here and her shoulders. Remember a little bit perky. Not as much as I have here, but just to show you what it would look like if you do it another way. You could also make them straight is just how you want. I think this is okay. It's a bit going upwards. This one is too much. But when you do this, she doesn't. She can, she has acquired and other attitudes, but my maybe she's lovely like this. So, so you can also play with that as someone's who's more self secured, you can give her a porch shoulders, a little bit shy. You can give her the shoulders. Maybe I want her to be more sweet. So I'm going to give her shoulders that are not so perky, but it's just my mood. So let's get it here. And the shoulders are approximately just outside the ear. So I think she already looks sweet like this. And then you'll have your bones right here. Just a touch. And is I might these out of rice paper and I colored it with color powder. So I think this will look lovely. Just a little Bobby. And I think we already got ourselves a lovely lady. Her hair is also going from up here. And with a little bit of curly. See these little bows here. So gifts to here're some phony folium. Here. Give some lovely locks like so. And I think our sketch is nearly done like this. And I'll, she also has a band of flowers in her hair, so that's coming from behind her ears. Somewhere here. It will make her look more sweet. And I think I know already have her where I wanted. So I think I'm going to get rid of days because I don't want it to be exact copy. It's just my my starting points. So I'm going to delete this by clicking on it and reference gone away. So let's start from here. 6. Creating final line art: So now I've completed my sketch. I'm going to get rid of my template layer because it bothered, it will bother me too much. I'm going to lower the opacity. And I'm going to create a new layer on top of that. And for that, I'm going to my dry ink texture brush because I like it in a little bit of sketching, doodling style. If you've already done my sketchy do link loss, you already know what I'm talking about. I'm not going to dive in too deep on this, but I'm will be doing this with my dry ink texture brush. It has its pressure sensitivity. So when I press harder, the lines will be sick or I went up, press lower, I can produce a smaller lines and I can also vary with adjusting the pressure. So that's what I like a lot. Going to use it on a very small size. And I'm going to trace my my drawings. So let's get started. My light will be coming from up here, so here will be my shadow. So these could be thicker lines on the side and thinner lies on that side. So let's create a sketch layer on one layer. So pressing a little bit harder here. And I can also create some sketch marks. It's okay, I don't have to trace it all in once because it's hand-drawn so I can still play with that. And unlike for people to see when it's still hand-drawn, I don't want it to be too much digital, so that's why I always choose to work in watercolor style. So here my ears will be. And I always do my sketch of the face and the hair on different layers. So I can always make adjustments later or can erase parts of the face. So my nicole be about here. Then I have to dress who will come on top of that? You see the sides. I have more thickness in my lines. And I can also choose to every once in awhile, lift my pencil so we could have a lot of creative creativity in here. Still only razor. It's a little bit wrinkled down here. Slightly with a soft touch, just barely touching it. And you see if they are not the same or right angle. Let it be because it's a drawing. You don't have to be perfect. I don't like it to be perfect, so just leave it like this. If the sides of the face aren't straight, please leave it like that because it will give so much character to your drawing. I'm also going to erase this one because it annoys me. So and I think I'm going to give the side of the head a little bigger line. So I'll go over that again. I can always make adjustments later. I want promised myself to not to be too precise, but I'm still getting there. So I'm going to do the eyebrows. And you can also choose to do that. And brown, maybe I will later on. But let me check. I'm also going to draw this may be the Harish will be over it, but maybe it's a see-through of a thing. So let me check later on. I can always make adjustments later. I think this isn't correct. So thick and thin. Now she's looking angry. She has to be looking very lovely. So maybe twisting my paper to get the right shape approximately. You can also duplicate and turn into or flip it over, turn it around, but I don't like it. I don't want them to be similar. So two similar. No one is similar. So just let it be hand-drawn and not perfect. So the eyes, I would love the eyes. So they stay like this. Thick to thin, thick to thin. You see, are already changed it by not going too far. And 1 third to be sweet innocent girl. So that's what I like. Her nose just a little arrow here. And maybe the mouth. Not too hard. Little bit here in the middle. And I like it when she has a little drop of shadow here. And now I think the face is ready. Let's get over to the hair. And the hair I will be doing on a different layer. So I'm going to take this another barked up for the hair. So let's call this a, let me check. Phase line. Great. Rename phase line. And let's call this hair line. So I always know what my drawing will be. I could also go and check in here, but sometimes you'll get so many layers you don't see, it's probably well enough. And sometimes I worked a little bit messy, but I tried to do to do it as an area quite as good as I can for you. So on this hairline, I'm going to make some layer switch the dry ink texture but smaller. It's just an indication the part will be here. And then you have the volume of the hair. So let's create some lovely lines of hair strands. And these are mostly sketch softly, so no hard lines. And maybe I can change it later. That's why I do it on another layer. So also the volume here. So loose hairs and also air. So let's create another layer for the hair band on top that can be a little bit harder because I want that to be visible. And then I'm going to draw some lovely, strange stylized flowers. Just like some half-moon shape. And the paint later on we'll make it look like flowers. And I don't know how many I have, but I probably always choose for an uneven number, so not to even and don't put them exactly at the same high dates. Okay. This one is higher than here, so and there will be bits of the hair bands showing behind it. So I think she would look okay, like this for now. Just indicates some curls. And let's get rid of our sketch layer. And I think I will, I will not totally erase it because it's always good to have it here. Let's call this our sketch, or initial sketch. And now I'm going to erase the parts. I do not need an undo. I still yes, I need to erase this part of her parting of the hair. So therefore you go to the layer its own. I think this part of the air won't be visible. So I can go to my face and erase the upper part of the ear. And maybe you can do that later. But because some, sometimes you will need to shine through of the ear of perhaps the hair. So I think we can go on to our watercolor. 7. Watercolor face, body and clothings: Let me explain. These are my skin tones. This is for someone with darker skin. So if you've seen what I've already made, I made it Afro-American woman. She has this kind of skin color for me and the lighter ones I'm going to create like so. So I'm going to my watercolor or rounder brush. It's actually the same as my botanical class, watercolor leaf brush. But I made some adjustments to it and you can use it the same way. Because when I did a eucalyptus, remember some grayish green you can do with push. And there it has some slight color variation. So if you press less hard, it will be darker and pushing it will gets some more lightness to it. And that's also with my brush here. So it's the same brush, but not only using four leaves. So that's why it changed the name. So I go to my lightest skin skin tone and I'm going to do the face and the neck and the arms on the same layer. Because I wanted to do it as authentic as possible and less digital. I could also do it on all the layers, but I don't want it to be perfect. So this why I've chosen to do all of these on the same layer, but make sure you group these ones. These are all your line drawings. So renamed them line drawings. Line. And let's merge them together. So I'm going to draw on the niece or my line drawings. So what's my size? I think that could be bigger. Yes, because I like to do quickly. I start from this part and I will end here also because I want to have a little bit more shadow on the side. So I also want to have some shadow underneath the hair. So also the ears will be done in the same way. So let's get that color in here. And you can change some thickness and play with your pressure. Because then you can see some color changing, just like real watercolor. I wanted, I wanted to look at authentically as possible. So I also, you see, I also go underneath here because some, sometimes we can see the face shine through and we can always delete later on like real watercolor. So I'm going to lift my pencil little bit, not, but let it touch the screen so less pressure, I have to say less pressure. And you see it already gets darker here. And if I want to have more darkness, I can lift my pencil and put one down again, and then it will be probably too dark. But you can play with that By go to your smudge tool. And then going to smudge a little bit but just end up here what I'm doing, because I don't want to smudge all the textures gone. So let me just keep a little bit of our texture here. And don't bother if you go outside the lines, it's okay. You see it has a real authentic paper kind of look to it and that's what I like. I'm also going to create a little bit of shadow here underneath the hair lines. And Smartsheet again. Perhaps also a little bit of shadow indicate it's like here. So it's a see-through. We can always see some lovely darker skin. I think that's okay for now. And let's go to the neck line. Mostly I do the outside first but don't lift your pencil, just leave the pencil on your tablets. So now I'm going to give it less, less pressure. Still leave it on a tablet. Now I'm going to lift it and put it down again. So here's a little bit more shadow and make small movements. And I'm going to blend it just loosely. Just to my liking. I already think she will look cute. So go to the arms. Don't mind how it's ending here. Just don't let it go to straight. And the shadows will be behind her dress this way. And a little bit here. Here, the arms will go round and little bit at the bottom. So dare we could also smudge a little, but not too much. Just leave it a little bit like so. And every once in awhile you have to zoom out to check if you think it's okay. I think this will be too dark here so I can smudge a little bit here, more, giving more pressure. And then I'm going to erase the part. I didn't do so well. Think outside the box but draw between the lines. And not too precise if it's okay, if it's a little bit outside of the lines, just get rid of the ignoring of the most annoying part. So I like this. I think she would look lovely. What color did her dress had? I think it was something pinkish. Yes, pinkish and goals. I think I go for the nice pink, like picking color and I see one I like It's a little bit of tilt. Yeah. I don't like I don't like I like pink. Well, perhaps this one a bits here. Yes, this one. Let me check. Get rid of it again. Not on the eraser. Yes, I think this would look like a sweet Princess. So let's make this color. I'm going to do that on a new layer. And because the clothes are on top of the skin, I also will draw on top of the clothing and pick and lifts the pencil. So leave it on tablets, pick it up. And just one stripe on top of it. And also, I want to draw this and create some shadow here and perhaps some folding around the breasts here. It can also be a little bit shadow. Just play with that and give it a lovely blend. By smashing it. It would have more movement and more authentic and more of an authentic loop. You can smudge this by dragging it so you can get a little bit, well folds in it. Maybe I'm going to give this some lines with some black later. I would love to leave a little bit of y's in here, so not just too much. And maybe I'm going to add some highlights later. And I want the bend of the hair, the same look, but I'm going to do it on a different layer. Go to my brush again. And behind the flowers, I'm going to create a little bit of darkness of shadow. And I think I'm not going to smudge that because it will be not feasible anymore because it's too small. So I think I'm going to leave that for now. And I'm going to give her some lovely lips and some rosy cheeks. I'm going to do that on top of the face on a different layer. I'm going to lower the opacity for my cheeks, my brushes. So approximately the same size. And then I'm going to go Schindler and create a soft tone for debts and maybe less opaque to make it just a soft brush. And you see because she's in a darker area here, I can go into make this a little bit darker for debts. I'm going to my selection tool, sorry here my selection tool, freehand. I select this part and I'm going to further, It's just too big. Sure I have a bigger part. So if my Gaussian blur is wider than it will take it with me, then I go to my use saturation and brightness choose layer because it will only take this part, but that is the whole layer. In this case, I'm going to choose for more saturation. And sometimes a little bit darker, just an inch. I think it's too dark now. Sometimes it's hard to see because this one is in those lines TO selection marks. But let me see. I think it looks good for now. Yes, I can always make the opacity a little bit less. So. So now I've solved that problem. I'm going to create lips on this way. Also with the same small watercolor or rounder brush, but make it smaller opacity on max. Then let's go and create some lines like this play with pressure, so it doesn't have to be precise. Thick, thin, thick, thin. Keep it on the paper. Do not lift it. Is what it would look lovely. I think the color is also fine. And now I make them even thinner. And I go a few times with the same color. Just to create this also around the lips. So the lips won't have all flagged line in it. So that's how I do that. And I'm going to do some highlights later also on the eye. Well, I can also do that now. Let me do that now because maybe I will forget and it's horrible for in-class for doing the highlights on the I, I have to be on top of the of the line work because otherwise you can see it. So I go to my line drawings, making you layer on top of deaths, and I call that highlights. So because highlights, we're barely feasible if you don't name them. So let's go to the whites and let's go to my dry ink texture brush, small size. And I always do. I did also on my sugar-based doors, two dots, a bigger one, and it's in a one. And the most common mistake I see people do is that they do this in one piece and then flip your eye around, but then you will have the lighting coming from here and on that I'd lightened will become a from here and that's not good. That's not how I wanted. At least there's no right or Roman art, but I think these would look lovely. And I can also give the highlights two lips, a little bit here, and a glossy one there. So now she instantly has some lip gloss. I think she would look already lovey right now. And I think we're almost there, but just have to get to her part and deaths, I think as a hairdresser for 35 years now, I think that's one of the hardest part for me, but I will show you how I got to manage it. So let's go to the next chapter. 8. Adding lovely Freckles: And now I see, I also forgotten to do the eyes. So I go back to my face layer and color of the face and go back to my first layer. Do I have my watercolor or rounded brush? And let's fill in some ears. They could be a little bit darker because they are in the back of the head. So I did them twice because the brush is on multiply. These could do twice the color. And even on this side, I now did it four times. So I think that would look lovely right now. And also we can manage on top of the skin layer some freckles. So I'm going to create a new layer on top of the face, underneath the blushes. And I'm going to rename it again because those freckles are hard to see for girls. And I'm using a slightly darker color, so I'm going to use one skin tone darker and go to my freckles brush. And because this is a large brush, it will go outside of the lines. But don't worry, let me check first. I'm going to zoom in. You can make this as much as you like. I hope you can see this on camera. But you also see it went out out of the lines. No worries about that. Because I included this brush, the soft brush, and I'm only going to use that in Eraser tool. So I go outside these lines all the way outside of the head with the eraser brush. So and if you think you've done too hard, you can also tap on it. Yes, a little bit to make them a little less feasible, but it will give so much texture to your painting as in watercolor. So I think that would look lovely if she has some little freckles. And you can also do with the pencil brush, same color. Some larger ones on her rosy cheek. So you can play with that. I don't like it for this one, but it's also a possibility. So That's what I like. And for now, let's go over it to do her hair. 9. Creating luscious looking Watercolor Hair: Let me edit to your benefit. This is also my hair color, so let me check if this will be an okay color for the hair. Let's go back to my watercolor all rounder brush again. In a bigger guys. Yes. And this one is a little more a sheep brown, I think darker brown. Do I want her warm round or 12 ish, I think two next to the pink color of the more beautiful. Let me see. Yes, I think that would look better. What I'm going to do is I work different way around. I'm going to go on top of her face. Yes. And B load bandage? Yes. Because they are the hair bandage and the flowers must be on top of the hair. So that's why I chose this position. I'm also now on top of the clothing, but I can also erase if someone some hair is falling behind it or someone some strokes are on top of the dress, it will be okay like this. What I'm going to do is a little bit on conventional, I think, because always you start out with lighter color and a darker color with watercolor. I'm also going to do debt, but I have to do some highlights on top of it. And I can't do that with watercolor, so I'm going to show you how I do that. So for now, I'm going to make big strengths like so. And when I go over it, a darkens. So again, gets different colors. I think I don't have to write color after all for this one. Now, what color do I have? I want to darker one. Yes. You see and then it darkens and then you get all kinds of loose hairs and that's what I want. But at first of all, I'm going to fill it a little bit with the bigger size. So I'm good. Just don't mind this one. I'm going to be drawing so and fill it a little bit like so. Going underneath it. Don't bother that you can see the face still here. I'm just leaving my pencil for now. Own on the Canvas. Don't lift it. Now I'm going to do let a little less pressure, not lifting it, just less and less pressure and give it a more shadow. And now I'm going to lift it and give it a little bit of a second layer here, because that will be darker. And I'm going to do this at the same way too. Don't bother if you go behind the flowers, you can always erase that because you're on a different layer. So not lifting it. Now I'm little less pressure, making it darker. And now I'm going to lift it and creates a little bit more darkness here. And now I'm going to smudge this little bit bigger, just to give it some color variation. Leave it darker. Just where the head is in front of the hair. And now I will clean it up a little bit for you. So now I'm going to erase the part with my dry ink texture brush. I'm going to erase it behind the face. Like so. So here you see the dress. I like when it's little bit wide here. That's also with real watercolor, so I don't mind it. Perhaps I'm going to create a little bit here also just erasing a little bit more just to create some funny light here. And it's not too boring because when it's too dark, there's no light at all. It will be too boring here, so I think that would look nice. And also here I'm going to erase within the flower a little bit bigger. And what I'm also will be needing to do is to get rid of this piece of the face. But maybe I don't like it when it's actually gone. So I'm not going to erase that. I'm going to my face layer. And for that, I'm going to do a mosque and mask will be boldly explained like a temporary erased. So I'm going to make it not feasible, but it's still there so I can get it back every time I want. So what will I do? I go to this mask layer, my color automatically changed to black. And if it didn't, you will have to go to black because black will make it more invisible. So now I'm on that layer, that layer mask. I'm going to temporary. You see what I'm doing? Erase my face. It's still there but not feasible anymore. So this very weird. But that's how I could explain it the easy way. And now, if I, for example, wanted to go get it back. If you see the layers, you can only see this part. So you can also see I skipped apart but it's not visible in the hair, so I don't bother if I go one to have the face back again and go to change to white because white, we'll get it back again. So if I go with my white on my dry ink texture, it automatically gets defaced back and I will show you what I just did here. So if I make only this layer feasible, you see what I just did. So when I turn to black, I have to be on my Layer Mask to let it says Show. So white would get it back. And it doesn't work here because here's interface. So here was shaped face. When it turned to black. I can make it remove again. So it's just a temporary erasure. Just the most clean way to explain that. So I also erase now down the texture of the canvas. You see how, how, how it looks without the canvas texture on it. So let's get it all back. So I think she already looks lovely now. And I think we're almost getting there, but we have to get more depth into hair. So I go back to the hair layer, go on top of debts. And with the same brush I was working with, and the darkest color in watercolor or rounder, I'm going to make some more strokes. There's a thickness of your hair and just leave one every now one didn't go out of out of the lines because your hair is normally not doing what you want. So at least minor reasons. So let's play a lot with it. And the more you go over it, the darker it will get. Because these watercolor brushes, like a real watercolor brush on multiplying. So let's play with it. And if it's too dark, Don't Bother. You can do your highlights later. And I will show you how. But I think we're getting there just dark in its round here because that's the darkest part where the air comes out of the head. Just insane lines just to make it look lovely and bright. And so some lovely shapes. And you can go over them again and again. Don't worry, we'll get darker. Nothing fancy is going to happen. Thicker and thinner strokes will for Ry, That's lovely. I think we're almost there. So after strokes, very thin strokes here. We'll make it look more funny to me. Because our hair always is not on-point. At least mine isn't even for a hairdresser. Just some lovely strands right here and someone picking a little bit there. And what color do we get? The lovely flowers in her hair? I think. Let's choose some funny orangey perhaps. Let me check. I'm going on top of the bends and only new layer so I can always change my colors later. I think orangey would look lovely. Origin may be orangey pink, watercolor around some scribble and dibble and tap and depth to get some color variety in it. And I'm going back to the highlight layer because I want to do some highlights on top of that as well. And it's going to my dry ink texture because it's a little bit bigger than my pencil. And I want some highlights in there because it will make it look more cheerful and bride's, otherwise it will get too dark. Maybe a change it later, but we can always do that. And I've been talking to you about the highlights of the hair. I can still do deaths. And for that, I'm going to the top of her hair. This was the basic layer. These are the darker strengths. And I'm going to create a new tab on that. And I'm going to very light color of the eyes. She brown hair. Grayish brown, fairly light. Would that look? Yes. I think it's okay. So I'm on my dry ink texture brush, very small, and I'm going to do some lovely strengths on top. Just to create some color differentiations in her hair. Just a few. Don't go all the way in the back because that has to be darker. And in our hairdressing we have to face frame. So it will be more lights around the face and perhaps even some more almost whitish. Make sure you follow that waves in the hair. And the hair will now be more alive, at least I think so. And we can also play with that. So if you think it will look too much like a pencil, I like it like this, but you can also, with these two highlights in the heroine. So let's rename it because it won't be feasible again. Hi, tear her lights, return. And then we can also play with a bit of coercion blur. Very, very little, just a few percentage. Just let me check what I like. Just a little bit. So it's not, especially as it were also 2.8%. And let me check when I zoom out, is I think this will do the deed for me. And I think we're finished with this girl. And perhaps we can create a lovely background forums. So let's go to the brushes. 10. Adding the background and the last details: So for the background, we go to the big round splash and create the very lightest color like here. And always remember, our canvas is darkening our Carlos a little bit. So always choose lighter color or play with the opacity. I'm going to create a large stamp behind her. It's not as large as I want it to be. So I'm going to resize that and I'm on the different among the wrong layer. You see, I also make mistake. I'm on the hair light layers. I have to go, of course, all the way at the bottom, at the background. I was already seeing it was too hard of a color. So this one, I'm going to enlarge its uniformity. And you now also see It's also within the face. And I don't want that. So I could also do this with a mask. But I don't want to, I'm going to erase it because I can easily stamp it away if stamp it again, if I made a mistake. So I'm not going to do the border of layering mask, so I'm going to select it free handedly. And I'm going to select approximately where the color is. I don't want to have it visible in one painting. And also these at the bottom are bothering me. So I'm going to three finger swipe down and cut and it's gone behind her. And then I can play with the opacity again, make it a little lighter. And yes, I like it like this. And then create a new layer on top of debts with the same color. I go to my fine dots brush. And probably you already have that. And play with the opacity a little bit. It's just like what I want here. Well, it doesn't have to be precise. When you draw when the portraits, I will get her reference photo here. Enlarge this a little bit. I think that if she was a real person and your new word, you could you could easily people recognize her. So you'd have to look at the hair color, you have to look at the shape of the face and then go your own way. And I think I forgotten something about my eye. Because when I want to have her lovely smiling eyes, I go to my line drawing. And I think that's very important because it's what I want with my eyes. I go to my phase line. I go to my pencil. Portraits. Dry ink. Like this piece, because she's instantly quite cuter. That's what I've been working on to make it more my ISO, that's what I like and I hope you like it too. As always, when I'm looking a little bit later on my work, I can see I'm making some mistakes. Well, I've seen I've missed some things so I can show you my mistakes. Well, not mistakes, but I can recover it. So I go to the layer where my hair, where the strengths are because I think my strands weren't long enough on the bottom. So I go to that layer. I go to my liquefy, going to push and just drag them a little bit down. And if it's on top of the dress, I don't mind. I could easily erase that. So I'll go to my Lagrange apart, still on dry ink. Sometimes perhaps it's funny if you let leave a little bit strengths there, so just a few, not all of it. So leave a few there, just a little smaller. I think this bothers me. So I'll leave it there. And I also have to add a little highlight on her nose. I forgotten that also. So we go to my highlight area and go to my white. Yes, just pure whites and my own my dry ink brush. Know, I want my dry ink brush. Small size, I'm going to draw a little dot on top of her nose, but that's way too hard. So now I'm going to my smudge tool with the same driving and going to smudge it a little bit. Just so I have a little highlights on my nose. And also create in the highlights section. Just little highlights for bones right here. And some lovely color on the clothing. You can play with this for hours, you know. Like this one. This one, I do like this one. Just don't think too much. Can play with it easily. So down the cheeks. And just the, this is the darker space. So here one, you won't get any light here. But just to make it more exciting, can easily a little bit sometimes. Just to play. Very thin. Sometimes that'll do the trick and make it more brides. And I think here, so we can also add some lines, very light. And I promised to make some more black room there. Go to my line, our line drawings of the dress. Yes. I think this looks lovely. And after done the highlight on the nose, I see I also missing some shadows. Well, that's for taping everything. So I go to my face layer again, and I go to my lightest skin tone and my watercolor all-rounder. And I'm going to do a little shadow underneath denials and underneath day slips. And if it's too dark, you can eat, even smudge them. I think on the dynodes is just about fine, just a little smudge like so. Just a hint of a shadow also underneath these lips. Just a hint of a shadow, not too much. Just barely there. And that's why I missed it. So I think now it's now it's fine. So now this is the end of the class. I hope you liked it so far, and I hope I get you on your way to draw your own little stylized portraits in procreates using watercolor. And well, there are numerous watercolor brushes you can use. This is just mine provided for free for you. I hope you don't mind me just adding only a template for the face I use because I do want to encourage you to draw your own faces, your own shapes. And I hope you show your work in the Projects and Resources section. Upload, upload your projects, and please let me know what you find. So give me a review on the class and show me what you've created. I'm on Instagram also, and I would love to see your creations and I hope to see you in the next class and I hope you had fun so far because that's what it was all about. So I hope you learn something and you can go on your own way from here. Thanks for watching. Bye, bye, see you in the next one. 11. Bonus Class; drawing glasses: So for bonus class, I will be showing you how to, how we can draw some glosses. So I'm going to do draw one circle for the glass on the top layer. Let it snap perfectly round in my case, and perhaps make it a little bit bigger. Like so, I think this would look lovely. And this I'm going to duplicate because this way I want, I do want to have a similar one and I'm going to change it over here, move it over here. And I think it looks cute like that approximately here. And then I'm going to draw little piece around the nose. And also going to create, I'm going to merge these two together and perhaps just resize it a little bit. And maybe it was too big after all. So I think this would look lovely on here. And I'm going to create a little bit of highlights on top of that. I'm going to create our little highlight on this part of the glosses and here on the inside because light will be coming from up here. And I think that would look lovely already. And I'm going to merge these together. And what we're going to do now is I'm going to, because I want to do some glosses in it with whites. So I'm going to select, I'm going to choose automatic because I want to select an area. So within the glasses, I'm going, while selected, I'm going to a layer underneath, create a new layer. And then I'm going to drop and fill the whites. So I can also do this with sunglasses, but now I'm going to do this with clear glosses. And now because it's on a different layer, I can choose to play with the opacity a bit, so I can choose to have a little bit of color. So when I remove the lines, I can see it still has a little bit of lighter area in it. And maybe on top of that, I can do some ladle scratching like it's glass so it's barely visible. But just give you the idea of being, there will be losses in it. So this is for the white glosses. And if you want to have sunglasses, It's the same. So selection on automatic creates up, well, I have to be in the right layer. Select Automatic. Hit this one, create a new layer underneath and fill it with some brown, in this case for sunglasses. And it's way too dark now, but we can change the opacity. And now you instantly have some sunglasses. So that's how you can easily create your glosses on your piece of art. So I hope you find this helpful. So I hope you like this small bonus gloss for this, for this piece here. And now you can draw some glasses. 12. Bonus Class; drawing some different hairstyles: So for these bonus class, I will be teaching you on how to draw EC hairstyles. Something I had a little trouble with myself and maybe it's because I'm a hairdresser for profession, so I know how real hair looks. So I must learn to swap that all away and try something else. So I've gone back to my layer with only to sketch and I erased the hair and looked at peace. So we can go on a layer above and do some different hairstyles. So for debt, I like to use with my like to work with my dry ink brush so I can write on the pressure sensitivity. So if you've got a girly curry woman, so let's for instance, say she has a middle part and then she has some curls coming out. And you can create around like that. So some simple lines. And I think this one is nice. But let's erase that part. That's the fun thing about Procreate. So you can always make some changes if you don't like. And maybe I twists so I can create a lot of more query here, like so. And perhaps she does have some wavy hair, not to curry, but a little bit wave, That's what we did in class. So let's create long hair with waves are part is light here. So I'm going to create a lovely Small, we've some of those hairs and maybe she has some style hair. So smooth hair straight down. So let's clear. Let's do the middle part again. So let's go to our ears. And her hips. Go all the way down. That's style hair. And you can create a lot of loose things like banks. Or maybe she doesn't have banks, or maybe she does have side banks just going over there. It's also lovely with a little curl. So you can do everything with hair. And perhaps do we outline a short bulb and we can use this. What we did because mostly above is straight. I like the ones who are not all the way low but little bit more volume in the hair. So that will be above line. We can also do some things I did. We can also create like a bun. So she has a part here. So from there. And then the hair has an AP2 from the neck to the top. The neck to the top. And she has some large just make it a little bit messy. And from there it will go to the top. You can make this as loose as you want and then you can leave some curls in her neck and some from the side. So you can play a lot with that. It can be a little bit messy but also not too straight what I just did. So that's how you can play with different hairstyles. And you can also create a messy bone in the neck or a braid or will choose whatever you like and take a good look at your reference pic of what hair style the person has on your picture. So I hope you liked it bonus class and it will give you some ideas on how to draw some different hairstyles.