Make Digital Brushes from Traditional Art Materials Using Your Phone

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator.

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7 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction: Digital Brushes from Traditional Art Materials

    • Gathering Supplies

    • Making Marks

    • Digitise the Marks

    • Refine the Brushes

    • Using the Brushes

    • Final Thoughts and Free Brushes


About This Class


Join artist Nic Squirrell as she uses traditional art materials and stationery supplies (and even her lipstick...) along with a smartphone or tablet to make digital brushes which can be used on a phone or tablet, or in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator CC.

You'll be taken step by step through Nic's process with hints and tips along the way.

You will make your own set of custom real media and hand drawn pattern brushes.

You will also be able to download the brushes Nic makes in this class for your own personal or commercial use.

This class is suitable for anyone interested in bringing a handmade feel to their digital art, and no previous knowledge is required.

44 of 44 students recommendSee All

Very informative. Opened up a whole new world of possibilities!
Wonderful class! Short, concise, I second some other reviewers, I didn't know all I was missing on my iPad!
Really enjoyed your class! Very easy to follow and informative. I didn't realize there was so much I was missing. Hope you'll be creating more 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.

Nic Squirrell's website

Examples of Nic's work on Society6

@NicSquirrell on Instagram

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