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IPad Art: Make Gorgeous Custom Brushes for Procreate

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator

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10 Videos (49m)
    • Procreate Brushes Introduction

    • Brush Anatomy: Stroke and Shape

    • Brush Anatomy: Grain and Dynamics

    • Brush Anatomy: Pencil and General

    • Make a Brush Using Procreate's Assets

    • Make a Brush from Real Paint

    • Make a Unique Brush Within Procreate

    • Make a Stamp Brush (updated)

    • Sharing Your Brushes

    • Procreate Brushes Final thoughts


About This Class

Procreate is one of my favourite iPad apps, and one of the reasons I love it is that it has such wonderful brushes.  

It's easy to make your own brushes, and in this class I will show you how.

We will look at all the brush settings and what they mean, then we will create our own brushes four different ways.

We will make brushes using the assets already available within Procreate, using real ink or paint, using Procreate to draw a brush from scratch, and making a stamp brush.

By the time we have finished you will be a brush-making Ninja.

This class is for anyone with an iPad (regular or Pro), at any level of experience.

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68 of 69 students recommendSee All

This course is clear and easy to follow. I’m not sure if my Procreate is different because it’s the latest because in settings + canvas there was no ‘copy canvas to clipboard’ option so instead I made the background clear and saved it as a PNG to my photos and worked that way instead.not sure why this is different. In case this helps anyone else. The course was a reasonable length and clearly explained what is set out to teach
Another great class!
Suzy Taylor

Artist and Illustrator

Great class to learn about Procreate brushes. Learned about cool free app.





Nic Squirrell

Artist and illustrator

Nic is an artist and illustrator living in Kent, England.

She studied Creative Visual Art & 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

Her illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

She loves drawing on her iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, Nic will draw on it.

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