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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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Music: Quasi Motion Kevin MacLeod (

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62 of 63 students recommendSee All

Easy to follow. Great class.
Another excellent and fun class from Nic! I love how she explains what appears at first glance to be complex processes into really simple, step-by-step recipes all while keeping it fun and light. I'm really looking forward to getting creative and making my own Procreate brushes! I am relatively new to Procreate, when I first got it I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to start. I actually thought it wasn't going to be of any use to me. After finding some courses on Skillshare though I'm using it and loving it. But I really thought it was going to be quite some time before I got to the point where i could make my own brushes. This course has totally fast-tracked me to the point where it doesn't seem hard at all. Thanks again for an excellent course Nic!
Thank you Nik, Great class:-) I would love to see more Procreate classes.





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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