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Leaf Shape Brushes And House Plants In Procreate

teacher avatar Vinita Upadhya, Illustrator & Pattern Designer

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Lessons in This Class

15 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction & What You’ll Learn

      0:48
    • 2. Canvas & Brush Setup

      2:40
    • 3. Fern Leaf Brush

      5:14
    • 4. Fern Plant Pot

      5:08
    • 5. Palm Leaf Brush

      2:54
    • 6. Palm Plant Pot

      4:37
    • 7. ZZ Leaf Brush

      2:42
    • 8. ZZ Plant Pot

      2:43
    • 9. String Of Pearls Leaf Brush

      2:10
    • 10. String Of Pearls Plant Pot

      4:37
    • 11. Tetrasperma Leaf Brush

      3:14
    • 12. Tetrasperma Plant Pot

      2:18
    • 13. Pepromia Ruby Leaf Brush

      2:39
    • 14. Pepromia Ruby Plant Pot

      4:13
    • 15. Composition & Project

      2:48
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About This Class

In the class, you'll learn how to:

- To create your own & 6 Leaf Shape Brushes in Procreate

- Tips for Drawing, Coloring & Texturizing in Procreate

- Use Guideline for Symmetry 

- Balanced Composition 

Want to learn how to Illustrate Birds in Procreate? Check out my other class:

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1. Introduction & What You’ll Learn: Hi, My name is Vinita I'm an Illustrator and a Pattern Designer based in Singapore Most of my designs are inspired by Nature, Botanicals and House plants In this class, I'm going to teach you how to create your own six custom leaf-shaped brushes and their plant pots These brushes can be used for lettering too I will walk you through each brush setting, how to create a plant pot with shadows and highlights And how to add shadows, We will arrange it into a beautiful composition You can frame this or sell this on your Etsy shop You can also use this in your seamless pattern for Print on demand sites like Society6 and Redbubble Thank you for joining this class 2. Canvas & Brush Setup: Let's start by setting up our Canvas and Brushes, I’ve opened Procreate And I’ll create a new Canvas Click on the plus sign Mine is 3000 by 3000 pixel with 300 DPI, which is standard for printing Our next step will be to duplicate this layer six times for each plant Once we're done duplicating, we'll stack them together to be more organized I'm just picking up each canvas and dropping them on another canvas to create the stack Now let's rename this stack as leaf brushes Next we can rename each canvas by the plant names The first one is Fern Second is Palm Third is ZZ Fourth is our String Of Pearls Fifth is Tetrasperma And our sixth one is Peperomia Ruby Now let's move to our brushes The first thing we are going to do is create a folder under the brush library We'll click on the plus sign It will create a new folder for us And let's rename it You can also use emoji to rename, which is kind of fun I'm gonna rename this as Leaf Next, I'm gonna go to the Calligraphy section and select Monoline I'm going to take Monoline as my base brush We will duplicate and edit this brush This will save a lot of our time from creating everything from scratch I chose this brush for three reasons One is it's, it is opaque, it has smooth edges, and the flow is perfect for the leaf brush we need to create Our next step is to duplicate this brush I pick up this brush and drop into our folder Now, I will duplicate this brush six times for each leaf And now we're all set up to create a new custom leaf brushes 3. Fern Leaf Brush: Let's start with our Fern leaf brush We’ll go to our Canvas, Action, Add, Insert a photo that is our reference image for the Fern leaf, rotate it and try to fit to the screen Our next step will be to draw these four leaves and pick up black color Now, I'll decrease the opacity of our reference image Add a layer above the reference image Next I’ll select Studio Pen From the Inking Section and We’ll start drawing On the reference image And select our illustration and expanded to fit the screen Next will go to Action, Share, JPEG and we’ll Export this, Save Image Next I'm going to add a new layer Go to brushes Select one of our Monoline This is the brush setting that will open when you tap on any brush, We’ll tap on the third one, that's Shape Tap On the top-right Edit That will open this page Tab on Import and Import your picture from the Library Next tap with two fingers on this picture that will make it reverse Now tap on properties which is second from bottom Maximize the size Tap on shape again, the rotation option will be full 100% Now tap on Taper Make your tip to the maximum And the size also to 100% If you notice this is narrowing the tip of the brush Next we'll move to Stroke path, and you can adjust your spacing between the leaves Now there is one last adjustment I want to show you Go to shape, there’s a option called Scatter This will scatter the leaf within the brush I'm gonna do like 6% to 7% That gives a very natural look Now let's test this on the drawing pad I think that’s too small, you can increase the size here That looks good Now you can rename this brush in the about this brush section, Fern And done. Let's try this on the canvas I selected a green color to check You can make a curvy lines And we are done with our Fern brush You can also use this as your lettering brush Now let's move on to the plant pot 4. Fern Plant Pot: Let's draw a Plantpot for the Fern Add a layer, Select our Fern Brush Select a darker green and start drawing You can make curvy lines or imperfect lines to make it look more natural Now we can select a lighter green The lighter green will give it a more detailed illustration look Again, I'm selecting the darker color And we're almost done Now we'll add another layer for the plantpot and move it below this layer And hide our Fern layer Now, our next step is to switch on our drawing guide We’ll go to Action, Canvas, switch on our drawing guide and edit drawing guide Now tap on symmetry and make sure in your options, the Assisted drawing is switched on and done Now I'm going to pick up a shade of dark brown for the plant pot And you can take any smooth brush I'm going to take Monoline and we'll start drawing are pot And holding my brush to create a perfect curve And holding again for a straight line And then again a curve I'm going to fill this with the same color, alpha lock this layer I'm going to pick up a darker shade of the same color to add highlights and pick up soft brush under airbrushing And I'm going to start adding on the sides The shadow effect Now select a lighter shade of the same color To add highlights This will give it a little 3D look to the pot Now I'm gonna select the smudge tool of the same brush, soft brush, to soften the hard lines Next I'm going to unhide are Fern layer and adjust this on the pot I feel the pot is a little bigger so I'll go to free form And adjust my pot Like Resize my pot Switch off my drawing guide We don't need it now, Now resizing my pot and making it more smaller Next for the shadow, I'm going to add another layer And move it below our pot layer I'll select a Grey color Select my soft brush and very gently makes shadow below the pot Next we’ll make the shadow of the leaves We duplicate our Fern layer and pull it down We'll select the Fern and place it under the shadow Alpha lock this layer will fill with the same grey color decreased opacity and merge both the shadow layers Now we'll turn our filter to multiply and decrease the opacity Next I want to adjust the color of the pot So I’ll go to Adjustment Curves and adjust the first option that's Gama Making it a little lighter Again, I'm going to adjustments hue saturation and here in the hue option You can change the color And under saturation, you can control the amount of red, which I'm going to decrease I wanted it to look little more dull Now I'm going to go layers and group the whole pot And we are done with our Fern Plantpot 5. Palm Leaf Brush: Let's start with our palm leaf brush We'll go to our Canvas Our first step will be to Import our reference image Next you go to Action , Add, Insert a Private photo And we'll pick up a picture for reference Now I'm gonna rotate it and try to fit horizontally to the screen until I get the leaf in the center of the canvas Next will go to layers Add a new layer, reduce the opacity of the image Now I'm going to select black color and pick up my Studio Pen from the Inking section And we'll start drawing Now here I will be tracing four leaf And like a braid, I'm going to try to overlap in the center Next I'm gonna hide the image, select and fit this to the screen next we’ll export this will’ll go to Action, Share, JPEG and Save Image And next I'm going to hide this layer And add another layer on the top, go to brushes second Monoline And go to shape Tap on Edit, Import, Import a photo And we'll import the image we drew Tap with two fingers on the image That will invert the image Next will go to Properties Maximize the size Next go to shape Rotation to 100% Next is Stroke path, Spacing will adjust the space Next move to Taper You have to pull this dot to the maximum and the size will also be max You can see the brush is tapering on your drawing pad Tab on the drawing pad, cleared drawing pad You can check here if the brushes working well this is too small, so we increase the size and it looks perfect Now moved to about this brush We can rename the brush here and done And let's check on the canvas And we have done with the Palm brush 6. Palm Plant Pot: Let's start with our Palm Plantpot We’ll start by adding a new layer Select a dark green color Select our Palm Leaf Brush, and we can start adding strokes on the canvas I’ll add another layer Pull it down, will switch on our drawing guide Go to Action, Canvas, Edit Drawing guide Go to Symmetry, Option, Make sure your Assistant drawing is switched on and Done I'll select my leaf and adjust to the center Back to my layer I'll pick up my Dry Ink brush Under the inking section Select one of the shade of browns And I'll start drawing the stem, Next, Alpha lock this Layer So we can add highlights and shadows I'll pick up a darker color Pick up soft brush, and start adding on the sides Next, I'll pick up a lighter color of the same shade and add in the center Now I'm going to add a new layer Pull it below this layer, tap on the layer and tap on drawing assist and will start drawing our pot on this layer I'll go to my brushes, select my Studio Pen, select a light Grey color, I'll pull this layer on the top And we can start drawing our pot Add another layer, and pull this below the stem layer Tap on the layer, tap drawing assist I'll select a darker Grey And I'll draw the other side of the pot Next Alpha lock the pot layer Pick up our soft brush under Air brushing And I'll start adding strokes on the side of the pot Now pick up a lighter color, To add highlights Next Alpha lock, the backside of the pot And I'll select a darker color of the same shade and add on the edges on the sides Next we will add shadow Add a layer below this Select a Soft Brush, select a light Grey and add shadow below the pot Now pick up a darker grey and add in the Center Next we duplicate our layer with the leaves, and pull it down below the shadow Now I'm going to select this layer and pull it down Next alpha lock this layer and fill it with the same light grey color Tap on fill layer Now decrease the opacity Select this layer with free form I'm going to change the dimension and make it a little flat to make it look like a shadow Next, we’ll merge both the shadow layer Tap on the filters And change it to multiply And we are done with our Palm Plant Pot 7. ZZ Leaf Brush: Let's start with ZZ Leaf brush, we’ll go to a canvas We'll start by importing our reference image We go to Action, Add, Insert a Private photo Will insert a reference image here Rotate and I'll try to fit this horizontally to the screen, taking a center line Next, I'll add drawing guide to this canvas, go to Action, Canvas, Drawing guide, and Edit drawing guide We make the grid size to the maximum Next we add another layer on the top Now for drawing the leaf, I'm going to select the brush from the Inking section, Studio Pen And I'll start drawing one of the leaves And we’ll duplicate this layer, flip this duplicate leaf, will slide up and adjust it with the center line Now merge both the petal Layer and hide the reference image Now will draw a tiny stem in the center, will shift it towards the front Next we'll add a new layer And on this layer, we'll draw a little stem in the center, go to Action, Share JPEG and Save image Will hide this leaf layer, stem and leaf Add a new layer, tap on our third duplicate Monoline, go to Shape Edit, Import, Import a photo Our illustration, tap with two fingers on this image that will invert the image Next go to Properties Maximize the size Next, go to shape, rotation, 100% Next, go to Stroke Path, Spacing This you can keep increasing until you're satisfied That looks good to me Now go to About this brush We'll rename this brush ZZ, done Now let's try this on the canvas We are done with the ZZ Leaf Brush Now let's put this in the Plant Pot 8. ZZ Plant Pot: Let's start with the ZZ Plant Pot Select our ZZ brush We’ll add a new layer on the top, will select a green color And we'll start drawing on the canvas Next we’ll add a new layer and switch on on drawing guide Go to Action, Canvas, Drawing guide, Edit drawing guide, go to Symmetry, Option and Switch on Assisted drawing, We’ll pick up a light gray for the Plant Pot And pick up my Studio Pen from the Inking Section And I'll start drawing my pot Next I'll add a new layer and pull it below our plant layer Select a darker color of grey, Tap on the layer and switch on drawing assist And I'll start drawing the other side of the pot Next I will Alpha lock my pot layer To add highlights and shadows I’ll pick up my Soft brush from Airbrushing And I'll start adding and the sides Now I'll pick up a lighter color And again, I'll start adding highlights on the side Next, I'll alpha lock our other pot layer. I'll select a darker gray and start adding on the edges Next, we'll start with the shadow I'll add a new layer and take it below the pot Select my Soft brush, and I'll start adding shadow Next to adjust the color of my pot I'll go to adjustments, Curves and try to adjust Gama I want it to be a little lighter and decreasing the opacity of the shadow And we are done with our ZZ Plant Pot 9. String Of Pearls Leaf Brush: Let's start with a String of Pearls Leaf Brush We'll go to Canvas First step will be to import our reference image We’ll go to Action and Insert a Private Photo And you can add your reference image here I will rotate this and fit it horizontally to the canvas until I have a clear leaf to draw on Next, we'll add a new layer on the reference image Pick up black color Pick up my Studio Pen And I will start drawing on the image Now hide the reference image and fit the illustration to the canvas Next we’ll export this Go to Action, Share, JPEG and Save Image Now hide this layer and add a new layer on the top, now go-to brush library Tap on the fourth duplicate Monoline Go to Shape, Edit, Import, Import our Illustration Tap with two finger on this image that will invert the image Next go to Properties Maximize the size Go to Shape, Rotation to a 100% Next, go to Stroke Path Spacing until you're satisfied To rename this will go to, About this brush and edit here String of Pearls and done Let's try this on the canvas You can also try lettering with this brush And we are done with the String of Pearls leaf brush Let's put this into a plant pot 10. String Of Pearls Plant Pot: Let's start with our String of Pearls Plant Pot We go to our Canvas and switch on Our drawing guide, go to Action, Canvas, Drawing guide and Edit Drawing guide, will go to symmetry, Option Make sure Assisted drawing is switched on I'll pick up one of the shade of brown for the pot and select my Studio Pen under the Inking section And I'll start drawing our pot Draw a line, hold, Edit shape and arc And you can adjust the shape of the arc Next, I will Alpha lock this layer to add highlights and shadows Ikll go to my brush, Airbrushing and Soft brush I'll select a lighter color and start from the sides first Now selecting a darker shade of the same color and start adding on the sides Now add a new layer Pull it down, I’ll select a darker color Take my Studio Pen from Inking section, tap on the Layer and tap on drawing assist And I'll start drawing the backside of the pot Next, I will Alpha lock this layer And I'll select my soft brush, select a darker color, and start adding shadows on the sides Now for the plant, I'll add a new layer Next, I'll select my String of Pearls leaf brush Select a shade of green And I will start drawing the plant from the edge of the pot You can also pull up a reference image to see the fall of the strings I will be using three to four shades of greens to add more interesting and depth to the plant Ok Now adding new layer, and pulling it below our pot layer To add leaves to the other side of the pot Next, I'm going to group all layers so I can adjust the position of the plant, I am going to pull it a little higher Now my next step is to draw the string to the pot So I'm going to open the layer add a new layer on top of the pot Layer Now I'm going to brushes, Take my ZZ brush Select a lighter color of brown, reduce the size of the brush, and tap on drawing assist for this layer And I'm going to start drawing the string I'll draw a line hold to make it straight Again, another string And we are done with our String of Pearls Plant Pot 11. Tetrasperma Leaf Brush: Let's start with our Tetrasperma leaf brush We’ll go to our Canvas, import our reference image, go to Action, Add, Insert a private photo And we'll insert our reference image Next, I'll fit this image horizontally to the screen until I can see a clear leaf Next, I'll add a new layer on top of this reference image Select my Studio Pen from the Inking section Select black color, and I'll start drawing on the image I'm gonna select this leaf with the free hand and place it between the other two Next, we'll go ahead and draw our stem And a new layer And pull it below this leaf layer And we'll start drawing the stem If you notice this plant has a very light curvy stem Next we'll hide our reference image Merge the layers Next will fit this illustration to the canvas Now we can export this, go to Action, Share, JPEG and Save Image Next we can hide this layer and a new layer on the top We'll go to brushes are fifth duplicate Monoline, tap on Shape, Edit, Import, Import a photo, Import our illustration,now tap with Two fingers on this image and that will invert the image Now go to Properties Maximize the size Next go to shape, rotation to a 100% Next Stroke path, increase the spacing until you're satisfied Now lets try this on the drawing pad You can go to drawing pad and clear drawing pad Increased the size And that looks good. Now to rename, go to About this brush and edit the name Pepromia Leaf Brush, and done And we are done with our Pepromia leaf brush You can use this for lettering or you can also use it for borders or decorating or making postcards Now let's put this into a Plant pot 12. Tetrasperma Plant Pot: Let's start with our Tetrasperma Plant Pot, We’ll go to our Canvas Will start by drawing our moss pole For that, I'm going to select Mercury under Inking Section And I'm going to select a shade of brown add a new layer And I'll start drawing on the Canvas I'm going to draw two of these poles Next Alpha lock this layer I'm gonna take my soft brush from airbrushing, Pick up a darker shade And I'm going to add details on the sides Now selecting a shade of orange and adding on the other side Now a shade lighter to add in the center Next I'm going to add a new layer Select our leaf brush, the Tetrasperma leaf brush Select a shade of green And I'm gonna start drawing from the bottom with curvy lines like a creeper Now I'm going to select a darker shade For the other pole, I'm going to open the alpha log for the pole layer Because I need to duplicate these poles I'll go to select, freehand and select the pole and copy-paste it Add another layer on top of this Select My Leaf brush and select a little lighter green, and start drawing on this pole Next, I'm going to duplicate the pole layer and try a different shade of green for the leaves And we're done with that Tetrasperma Plant 13. Pepromia Ruby Leaf Brush: Let's start with our Pepromia leaf brush, will’ll go to our canvas We insert our reference image, go to Action, Add, Insert private photo And we'll insert our reference image, rotate it and fit it horizontally to the screen We'll add a new layer Select my Studio Pen from the Inking section Select black color, and we’ll start drawing on the image Next I’ll go to select, freehand and I’ll select each leaf and arrange them Next I’ll select the illustration and fit it to the screen Now let's export this We will do Action, Share, JPEG and save image Now, I'll hide this layer Add a new layer, will go to brushes to our last duplicate Monoline, go to shape, Edit, import, import a photo and import our illustration that two-finger on this image that will invert the image Next go to Properties, maximize the size Next go to shape, rotation to 100%, next to stroke path spacing until you're satisfied If you notice this plant has bigger leaves on the top, and as you go down, it gets smaller So we go to taper slide the size, increased the size And done. Let's try this on the canvas So we're done with the our Pepromia Leaf Let's put this into a Plant Pot 14. Pepromia Ruby Plant Pot: Let's start with our Pepromia Ruby Plant pot I'm going to pick up the plant pot from one of our previous plants we did That's String of Pearls I’ll go to layers, open the group, pick up both the Plant pot layer and drop it to our Pepromia Canvas I moved this layer down and group both plant pot layer Next I'm going to select the freeform I'm going to reshape this pot I am making this wider Next I'm going to adjust the color of the pot I'll move to the layer, go to adjustment Curves, Layer, I'll add just the first option that's Gmma I'm gonna make it lighter Next, move to the second layer of the pot Again to curve and make this lighter too let's move on to our plant I'll add a new layer on the top of the pot layer, select our Pepromia leaf brush, select a shade of green and start drawing the plant You can also pull up a reference image to see the shape and the fall of the strings Here I'm going to pick up different shades of greens to add more depth and interesting finish to the plant And now I'm adding a new layer for the stem I'm gonna pull it below the plant layer Now I'm going to select my Studio Pen Under the Inking section Select a shade of brown And I'm going to start drawing stem between each leaf Ok Next we're going to draw our plant stand So I'll add a new layer I'll move it below the stem layer Select black color And we'll select Monoline Now hiding our plant and stem layer So it is easy for us to draw our plant stand, will switch on drawing guide for this layer Go to Action, Canvas, Drawing guide, and edit drawing guide, symmetry, option Make sure assistant drawing is switched on You can pick up a reference image of any plant stand for reference Now switching off the drawing assist So I can draw one of the rod behind where I just need one Now I’ll in hide my plant and stem layer We are done with our Pepromia Ruby Plant Pot 15. Composition & Project: Now our last step is making a composition and the class project Our first step is to create a canvas And the size of the canvas should be double the size of the canvas we used for the plants So I'm taking 8000 by 6000 pixel with, 300 DPI Next I'm going to rename this canvas as Houseplants Now my next step is to duplicate each plant all the layers, and merge all the layers into one layer and import each plant into our big canvas I'm gonna drop it here And we're gonna do this for all the plants And now I'm going to change the background to little off white And start arranging all the plants You can do it same as I have done, or you can do it in your own style I just realized I have missed shadow for two plants One is Pepromia, so I'll duplicate this layer And I'm going to select this with distort and pull it down flat on the floor Next I'm going to alpha log this layer Select a grey color Now tap on N Open the filter and reduce the opacity I'll be doing same with Tetrasperma plant pot And we are done with our composition for these houseplants Now for the project of this class, You can create any leaf brush of your choice and use this leaf brush in any form like Lettering, Postcards, Greetings, Surface patterns, or Seamless Patterns, for example I have turn this into a Seamless Pattern Thank you for taking this class.