Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 Stamps | Liz Kohler Brown | Skillshare

Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 Stamps

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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11 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays

      2:02
    • 2. Downloads + Inspiration

      3:31
    • 3. Making Snowflakes in Procreate

      6:28
    • 4. Making Snowflakes with a Symmetry App

      11:48
    • 5. Designing a Holiday Card

      7:53
    • 6. Adding Illustrations and Texture

      7:19
    • 7. Making Borders and Ornaments

      11:51
    • 8. Adding Metallics

      7:17
    • 9. Winter Plant Text Silhouettes

      8:55
    • 10. Creating Single Colored Lights

      5:50
    • 11. Creating Multi Colored Lights

      4:37
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About This Class

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In this class I’ll show you how to create winter holiday illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  When you take this class, you’ll get all of my holiday brushes including tons of snowflakes, ornaments, and lights, plus my blizzard texture and a few extras.  I’ll show you how I created my holiday illustrations, so you can make your own personalized winter holiday stamps.

First we’ll look at a few ways to make symmetrical snowflake brushes in Procreate, plus take a look at a free app that makes it easy to create any geometric shape you can imagine.  Then we’ll use the stamps, text, and hand drawn elements to create a unique holiday card.

Next we’ll use the quadrant symmetry tool in Procreate to create a sleek border around a simple quote.  I’ll show you how I create my holiday ornament brushes, and how you can personalize the ornaments with pattern and textures.

Next we’ll turn a simple piece of text into a winter plant filled illustration.  We’ll combine hand drawn plants and metallic textures to create a holiday message that stands out.  I’ll show you how to add a string of holiday lights to the top of your illustration, so your work literally shines on screen or in print!

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

Here are the Class Downloads (you'll see the password in the first lesson)

Here is the Pinterest Inspiration board

Transcripts

1. Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays: Hi, everyone. I'm lives of an artist, illustrator and teacher. And today I want to show you how to create winter holiday inspired illustrations on your eye on improve create. When you take this class, you get all of my holiday brushes, including tons of snowflakes, ornaments and lights, plus my lizard texture and a few extras. I'll show you how I created my holiday illustrations so you could make your own personalized winter holiday stamps. First, we'll cover a few ways to make symmetrical snowflake brushes and procreate. Plus, take a look at a free app that makes it easy to create any geometric shape you can imagine . Then we'll use the stamps, some text and hand drawn elements to create a unique holiday card. Next, we'll use the Quadrant cemetery tool in appropriate to create a sleep border. Around the simple quote. I'll show you how I create my holiday ornament brushes and show you how to personalise the ornaments with pattern and textures. Next, you turn a simple piece of text into a winter plant filled illustration. We'll combine hand drawn plants and metallic textures to create a holiday message that stands out. I'll show you how to add a string of holiday lights to the top of your illustration, so your work literally shines on screen or in print. All you need to take this class is here I've had, and Silas, I'll be using the apple pencil, but you could use any stylists or even your finger, so let's get started. 2. Downloads + Inspiration: so the first thing I want to do is show you how to get all of the downloads that you'll need for these projects. You'll see a link to this page in the about section of the class. If you're on the app, though, you will have to open skill share in a browser like chrome or safari to be able to see the link to get to this page. And once you get to the page, you'll see that you need a password to get in and I'll show the password on screen right now. Once you get into that page, you can scroll down and you'll see the links to download everything you'll need for the class. If you click, download the brushes and stamps, click and hold, and I'm doing this in safari. I find that these menus tend to work a little better and safari, but you could also use a different browser. I'll click open in a new tab, and this is gonna open the brush set for you, so you should see the option open and procreate. If you don't see that, click more and you should be able to see procreate on that list. Click open and procreate and that'll open whatever document you had open last and so you can go to your brushes, and then you should see that brush set of the very top, and that's gonna have everything in it in a single folder. Then you can go ahead and get the glitter paper. To do that, just click and hold on the 1st 1 open in a new tab. Once that page opens, you can click and hold on that image and then click Save image that'll save a tear iPad, and then when you're ready to pull it into procreate, it'll just be there in your photos. One thing I really like to do before I start one of these projects is to get a little bit of inspiration. There are so many options and styles for creating holiday and winter inspired illustrations . It's a good idea to start by just thinking about what kind of style you want to use. You may want to go with a folk art style that has a limited color palette, or you may want to go with something that has a little bit more texture like this piece. You can see brush strokes and a lot of texture in this. So I created this Pinterest board, and I'll put a link to this in the about section of the class. And this just has a really wide range of options for creating holiday inspired illustrations. You could start with something really simple like this, just some sock shapes and just add some pattern to those with some simple text that would be a really great project to get you started. If you just aren't sure where to start, or you may be ready to go into something really complex. I'm going to share some ornaments shapes with you today, and you could add tons of different patterns and colors and then maybe add in some of your own shapes and drawings as well. So you may want to take some time to just scroll through this board and see what stands out to you. See what speaking to your personal style and then go from there. Maybe just create some brushes out of something you see on here that's inspiring to you. So let's go ahead and get started with our first project 3. Making Snowflakes in Procreate: So before we get started with our first piece, I want to show you how I make my snowflake brushes. It's really easy to make symmetrical brushes like this and procreate, and I want to show you a few different tricks that you can use and also another app that's really helpful for making snowflakes. I'll share a few different snowflake shapes with you, but you'll probably want to create your own, so the first step would be to go to your gallery, create a new canvas custom size. I'll use inches here, and I'll set this to 10 by 10 inches. That means I can use my brush at 10 by 10 inches or smaller. I can never use it at larger than 10 by 10 inches. So the size that you said here is really important because it's setting the upper limit for your brush. So I like to use 10 by 10. I feel like that's plenty for most of the projects that I dio. I'll click create, and then I just have a blank canvas on this new layer. Here, I'm gonna click the tool symbol, click canvas, turn on the drawing guide and then click edit drawing guide. I mean, use cemetery here and I'm going to use the radial cemetery. There are a few options here. The first ones horizontal that reflects the top and bottom vertical reflects side to side quadrant reflects all four corners, and then radio will break this into eight parts. So this one's nice for making snowflakes because we can just work in one little area and that will fill the whole campus. So I mean a quick radio and then make sure assisted drawing us on. That means it will assist you in creating the symmetrical piece. These options on the left here just change how these guides look so they don't really matter. It's just your personal preference. You can make them thicker center or change the opacity of those guides. But those will disappear when you make your final piece so it doesn't really matter. Click done, and then you want to stay on that same layer. If you go to a new layer, you're not working in cemetery anymore, so I'm on that layer that says, Assisted, I'm going to grab black is my color by double clicking in the black zone that gets you a pure black. And now I can choose a brash I'm going to use the monoline brush. This is one that comes with procreate, and I also through that in the holiday brush set. So it's easy for you to get Teoh. So I'm going to choose a wet here that works well for the snowflake I want to create. Okay, so I'm going to go with the largest size for the monoline brush, and then I'm going to start out here and just pull into the center and then hold, so that'll let me snap to a perfectly straight line and then I'm gonna put two fingers down on the canvas and that's going to make this line perfectly horizontal. So now I have a perfectly horizontal line. Now I can do the same thing this way, and I could make this sort of the same length as the other, or I could make it a little bit shorter. I'm going to make it shorter because it's gonna be really hard to make it perfect. So if you can't make something perfect, it's better to just go the other way and Macon in perfect on purpose. So I'm putting my two fingers down to make that a perfect 45 degree angle, and now I'm going to create another line that comes out here that's even shorter. And I can't use my two fingers for that because it's not going to create the right angle. So I'm just gonna eyeball this and try to get it in the center between those two lines so I could leave it like this. This would be a perfectly fine snowflake, but I think I'm gonna add a little bit of extra decoration here by just coming in and adding some diamonds on the edge. So now that I've created that snowflake in pure black and white, I need to save this image so that I can save it as a brush. And I just want to emphasize how important it is to work in pure black and white. If you work in a gray than your brush would be semi transparent. So if you want your brush to be a solid stamp than you have to work and pure black and white by double clicking in that black zone, so if you click the tool symbol here, we can save that image click share and J Pay save image. Now I'll go to my brushes, and I'm just going to use one of thes existing snowflake brushes. I'll swipe to the left and click duplicate, then click on that new duplicated, brash one time and click insert photo. Then I can find that photo that I just saved, and there it is our brush that we just created. I'll make that layer invisible and let's remove are drawing guide by clicking canvas and then turning the drawing guide off. Now I'm on a new layer. Let's get a red color here and test out the brush so we can change the size. We can make it really tiny. And if you're not happy with the sizing of the brush or the direction of the brash, there are a lot of settings here you can play around with. One that I always adjust is the preview. Sometimes the brush will start out looking like this, and you just need to adjust the preview so it's really easy to see what brush you're working with. You can also adjust the size limits. That's how large or small can this brush be, So if the brushes to larger too small, you can come adjust those 4. Making Snowflakes with a Symmetry App: so you can imagine there are so many different shapes that you can create with this process . The one limitation that you have, though, when you work with the cemetery tool, is that it has to be a purely symmetrical from left to right. And for example, here I'm working with a certain amount of points that works well with the radial cemetery. If you wanted tohave just five points for your snowflake, it would be really difficult to space that perfectly with the symmetry tool. So there are some limitations when it comes to building your snowflake purely and procreate . So one thing I like to do is use another app that will help you make things symmetrical without having the constraints of the cemetery tool and procreate so that that I like to use is called Mandala Kit. And this is a free app. You can get this in the APP store, and it has this little pink flower shapes. You can identify it in the store. You'll see once you open this app that you have to work vertically with your iPad turned this way and you'll notice when you open it that you have a gallery You can only have eight items in your gallery without paying for the paid version of this app. So if you reach your limit, you can just delete some items out of your gallery to start over. So to do that, you just click one time, click the trash symbol and click delete. So now I have seven things in my gallery, and I can create one, so I usually just go through and delete a few every time I open the app. That way you could just create a few snowflakes at once. So when you're ready to start, your first snowflake clipped the plus symbol, and then you have to choose a starting pattern. It doesn't really matter, because we're gonna delete most of these layers anyway and start fresh. So I'm going to start with basic and you'll see this is a lot like procreate where you work in layers, so I want to delete that center circle. I just click on that layer, click the minus button, and that deletes it. I can also step forward and back, so step back if you change your mind about the leading something, and then when you get on your next layer. You can use these tools down here to make some adjustments. So this tool here changes the amount and distance and size. This tool changes the shape and the border size of the shape and also the color. We're gonna work in pure black because procreate needs a pure black and white to make a cell and brush. The next tool here is rotate. This rotates the whole layer. This rotates the individual elements, and this change is how the elements are distributed around the circle. The next one here flips the elements and then you can reset to go back to the original or change the size of the whole piece. The last tool here is for the background. Since we're pulling this in to procreate, I'm gonna work in a pure white. And so the first thing I want to do is change this shape to some lines because I want to make a simple snowflake shape. And so I need to start with some simple lines. So I'm gonna go to the first adjustment tool here and change the size, and you can see that's changing the width and also the length. So for this program. You can't create long lines. I'll just duplicate thes and make them go out away from the circle. So right now, I'm really just thinking about the width. How Why do I want the structure of the snowflake? So I'm gonna go with the medium size here, and I'm gonna pull this into the center, and I'm also gonna change the amount, so I'm going to use seven points, but you can set this to any size you'd like. Next. I want to make these lines longer, so I'll just click on that layer. Click the plus symbol clone that clones that layer. Now, I can use the distance adjustment to pull that out along the circle, and I'll just keep doing that until this is the length that I wanted to be. So the next thing I want to do is at some other shapes, some little lines that come off of thes lines. So I'm going to click on that outer layer quick plus and clone. So now I have two of those exterior lines and I'll click the shape symbol and just choose a triangle shape. So I'm gonna use this. Try and go. I'm going to go to the first adjustment tool, make it a little bit bigger, but I also need to rotate it so that my snowflake lines air pointing out instead of in. So I'm going to use the rotation tool to just turn this around to be perfectly aligned with those lines. And then I can use the distance tool to adjust the size and bring those in a little bit. Next, I want another set of similar triangles that are a little bit larger. So click on that layer quick plus clone and then bring that clone player in and bump of the size a little bit so you can see once you start playing around with this, it's really fun to create these shapes. I think it's a lot easier than making a snowflake and procreate because you can really just play around with the shapes, and you don't have to worry about the structure being perfect. The app takes care of all the cemetery issues, and all you worry about is the shapes. So, um, I want to add some additional shapes here in the center. I'll click on the inner triangle layer clone, and then I'm gonna choose a shape that's a diamond shaped that'll look nice in the center here. Okay, I'm happy with that shape, but it needs to be in between the lines. So click the rotation tool and just move it into the center there and also rotate the shape itself. And I'll just play around with that for a minute to get that angle right? So the last thing I want to add is a little circle right in the center. So click the plus symbol, click simple and then reduce the size of that. So it's coming right up against my lines. I'll click the shape tool to bump up the border size, and I wish that border was a little bit thicker. But I'm at the max size here, and so I'll click the plus symbol Quick clone, and then bring that in a little too. Just combine those two circles to make one think circle. I'm happy with that shape, so I'm ready to bring this into procreate. So click the check symbol. Could the share button and save image. Now I'm ready to open this and procreate, so I'm gonna use the same document that we used before. I'll just make that layer invisible, and on a new layer, I'll click the tool symbol image, insert a photo and then choose that snowflake that we just made. Next I'll click fit to canvas to enlarge that, and then I'm going to just reduce the opacity of that layer so I can just barely see it. I'll create a new layer and then get a pure black by double clicking in the black area. And then I'm just going to use the monoline brush again to trace the snowflake, so she's a size I like. First, let's go with that medium size, and then I also want to turn this into an assisted cemetery layer. So on this new layer, I'll click the tool symbol canvas, turn on the drawing guide, go to edit drawing guide, and then I'm going to use the vertical cemetery and you'll see assisted drawing as off this time, every time after the first time, you always have to make sure you turn it on. So assisted drawings on vertical is set as my cemetery, and I'll click done. Now I just want to make sure I stay on that assisted player and I can start drawing this snowflake so it doesn't have to be perfect, and it doesn't have to be exactly as it looks on the image. Here. You can make little adjustments. You can play around with the spacing a little bit, but in general I try to just follow exactly what I made in the mandala Kit app. So just take a few minutes to trace this image as I'm doing all of these straight lines I'm drawing and then holding to snap to a straight line. I also find it's a little easier to start in the corner rather than starting at the base. I think it's a little easier to make these lines meet perfectly if you start over here in the corner of these triangles, so you can see my snowflake isn't absolutely perfect. There's some little imperfections on the lines, but these air usually used of such a small size it really doesn't matter. But you could certainly take a lot more time to perfect the shape of this piece. So I'm just going to make the original image invisible, so all I can see is the black and white and then I could continue to play around with this and add more where I could just save this, so I'll go ahead and save it. Same thing we did last time share. J. Paige saved the image. Go to one of my snowflake brushes, duplicate source and sort of photo. And there we have our snowflake that we just created as a brash. So go to a new layer and we can start playing around with this. So let's go ahead and get started on our first project. 5. Designing a Holiday Card: So for this first project, I'm going to create a greeting card. So I use a custom size and I'll use seven inches wide and 10 inches tall. This really dis depends on what your plan is for the final project. If you're just going to print this out on a piece of card stock at home, you could use 8.5 by 11 or whatever size paper you're using well could create to open this new document. And then I like to start by going ahead and laying down my first color. So I'm going to use this bright red and I'll just click on the layer and quick fill. Next. I want to set down some guides for this so I can really see where the center of my card is . This will be the front side. This will be the back and it'll fold over like this, so I really need to know exactly where my center is. So click plus to create a new layer Quick, the tool symbol could canvass and then turn on the drawing guide at it. Drawing guide. This time I'm using the two D grid. I'm gonna change the grid size, So it's just four big squares and click done. Now I have a nice line showing me exactly where my center is. So on that new layer I'm going to grab black is my color and get my model line brush and just create a nice straight line across the center here. Let's make that brush a little bit smaller. So this isn't in our way. Well, during that across hold to make it straight and then put down two fingers to make it perfectly horizontal. Okay, so I'm going to reduce the opacity of that a little bit, so it's not in my way. And then I'm going to create a new layer. I want to start here with a nice big circle. It's going to give me a place to put my text. So I created a circle brash, which comes in the pack that you download. I'll double click on White because I want to get a pure white color here, and I'm just gonna click and dropped down the circle until they get it to a size that I like. So that looks good. One thing to note here is that you can always make thes circles smaller, but you can never make them bigger. And that goes for all of your procreate brushes. So you would never want to click the move tool and then make this circle bigger because it would just become blurry. But it is OK to make it smaller because you're just condensing the pixels. So I'm going to turn on Magnetics so that I don't distort the proportions of my circle. So once that's on, my circle will remain a perfect circle. So I want to make sure this is in the very center. I wanted to be centered horizontally and vertically, so I need to change my grid a little bit. I'm going to go back to my drawing guide at it Drawing guide, and I'm gonna increase my grid here to make it two squares across rather than one. So now I can see where the middle of my page is. I can click the move to on that circle and then use the little dots on the corners here to send her this piece. I want to have another circle inside that one. So I'm just gonna duplicate that circle. Cook the move tool, make sure Magnetics is on, and then I'm gonna pinch in the center here, and that's going to allow me to keep my proportions correct. So rather than using this little corner adjustment, it's better to pinch in the middle. And then this will stay a perfect circle inside a perfect circle. So I'm happy with that layout. Now I'm going to create a new layer, and this will be my sketch layer for my text. So I'm gonna take just a second to plan out how I want my text to look. So I'm happy with how this is laid out, but I do want to make some adjustments to the text, so I'll click the selection tool. Make sure Freehand is selected, circled in a text, click the move tool and then remove Magnetics and just scoot this over a little bit until it gets into the spot where you wanted to be. Okay, so I'm happy with how that looks. I'm going to reduce the opacity of this a little bit, and then I'll use my monoline brush to just go through and hand write the text that's around thes circle, so you could certainly take a lot more time and do this with some really refined hand lettering. I kind of like the hand sketched. Look for this piece, but you can do this in any way you'd like. I also want to bring in a different type of text in the center here, and I'm gonna use the over cap. This is a free app that it makes it really easy to add text into your piece so I'll just click. Create, used transparent as the background and square as the orientation will be fine. For this piece, I'll click text and then type my phrase. And then I can just choose a thought that I like. So once you choose a thought, you can click color to change the color and click size. To increase the size. I'll click the check symbol to set that size and then click the share button here and save two photos. Next, I'll open this in procreate by clicking the tool symbol image. Insert a photo and then I just need to reduce the size of that by pinching. And actually, before I do that, I want to make sure Magnetics is on so I don't distort my proportions and then I'm just gonna bring this into place, Turn off magnetic so I can have a little bit more adjustment flexibility, and I'm just gonna turn this sideways so it has a nice little angled edge. Next I'll reduce the opacity of that layer, and I'm going to remove my sketch layer because it's a little distracting. I'll create a new layer. She's my monoline brush again with the pure white, and then we'll just go through and just kind of use this text as an outline. Doesn't have to be perfect. You don't have to follow this exactly, just kind of going with your gut here and using this as a guide. 6. Adding Illustrations and Texture: So next I want to start using my snow flags and some other stamps to decorate this piece. And I want to do this in a symmetrical way so I'll create a new layer and then get my circle brush and just stamp anywhere. Click the move tool and click fit to canvas. So now this is just a circle that set perfectly across the canvas. I'm gonna go to that layer and totally reduce the opacity of that layer. So it's invisible. That's really just a guide for procreate. I don't need to see it. So I'm gonna rename that layer guide just so I don't forget what that IHS. Next I'm going Teoh, create a new layer and use one of my stamps. I'll click the move to click magnetic and then put this in place. Then I want this snowflake to be on the opposite side of the canvas in the exact same orientation, so I need to flip it across the canvas. But I need help from my guide to flip it symmetrically. So click on that layer and then use one finger to swipe the guide over to the right. So now they're both selected they're both blue. I'll click the move tool and click Flip horizontal so you can see that flips this piece perfectly across the canvas because I have my circle selected. So I want to do that same thing, but with a duplicate of my snowflake. So duplicate my snowflake. Select the guide by swiping to the right. Click the move to and then click Flip horizontal. So now we have two snowflakes perfectly across from each other. Let's do that same thing with another stamp. I'm gonna grab my dear stamp and I'm on a brand new layer stamped my dear, and put him in place. Make sure Magnetics is on so you don't distort the proportions of your illustration, duplicate that layer and then swipe right on the guide and click flip horizontal. So I'm going to keep doing that same thing with a lot of different stamps just to create a nice little menagerie of animals and snowflakes on this piece. One thing you may want to do as you're working on these is move an element up or down or resize it so because this is symmetrical, we want to move both of those things at the same time. So I'm going to go to my dear and swipe right with one finger on the second gear, Click the move tool, and then I can just move that down just a little bit. If I have my magnetic tool on, that will help me keep it right in the center so I don't accidentally move it left or right on the canvas. There are a couple last things I want to add to. This one is a chain of snowflakes that goes down this little circle area. So I created a snowflake chain brush. I'm going to go to a new layer and you consent the size for this. You'll see that it just leaves a row of snowflakes wherever you make a mark, and you can adjust the sizing, and you can also adjust the spacing. So if you click on that brush, go to stroke. You can adjust how close thesis no flakes are to each other so you can adjust my rash. But you can also make your own brash and make some adjustments to it. So if you want to do that, all you do is take one of your snowflake images and then duplicate this snowflake chain, so I'll swipe left click duplicate. Click on that brush quick source, Insert a photo and let's get one of those pieces that we made just a few minutes ago. So now we have a snowflake chain brash made out of that snowflake that I just made so you can rotate it so the pieces will rotate as you lay down the brush, and then you can change the spacing. And just like we did with the other brush, you can change the size limits that determines how large and how small this brush can be. So I'm gonna go ahead and use this snowflake chain brash to decorate this circle. One last thing I want to add is a little bit of holly to fill in these blanks spaces. I'm going to create a new layer. Turn on my drawing guide in the canvas section at it drawing guide, turn on cemetery with vertical and make sure assisted drawing is on click done. Then I'm going to use my technical pen to just draw some really simple holly leaves. I also want to add a little bit more text down at the bottom here so I'm gonna add from the browns on the meaning is the same process that I used for the merry and bright text. So now that I have all of the illustration and text elements that I want to use, I'm going to remove my drawing guide by going to canvas and turning that off. And then I'm going to create one last layer and add some of this blizzard brush texture so you can add this by just swooping across. Or what I like to do is just tap, because then you can really control the level of thickness, so that creates a nice little snow texture throughout the piece. So the last thing I'll do is just make our original guide invisible. So now this piece would be ready to print. So let's go ahead and move on to the next project. 7. Making Borders and Ornaments: So for this next piece, I want to combine a little bit of glitter and texture and using some of this stamps that we've created, plus some new ones, so I'll click. The assemble could create custom size and do 10 by 10 inches. You could really do this at any size. You could turn this into greeting card and instagram. Post a banner for your Web page so you can use this style for really any application online or in print. Also, if you decide to do some gift tags with this style, you'll see there's a gift tag template brush in this set, and to use that, you'll just click the brush one time and then click fit to canvas so you can also make that a little bit bigger. And then you could just fill in your illustrations on that gift tag template. Today, I'm just going to be making a piece that I could use for any general online use on my website or instagram. So the first thing I like to do is set my background, so I'll choose a color and click Phil. Then I'll create a new layer, and I want to make a nice border all the way around this piece. So I'm going to turn on my drawing guide quick edit drawing guide and get cemetery, and then I'm going to use the quadrant. This is really nice for making a border. Makes your border really nice and even I'll click done. And then I'm just gonna scroll into this one corner because I really only have to work on one corner, and the other corners will be filled for me. I'm gonna get a darker color that looks nice with this base color and then choose size for my brush. Okay, that looks good. So now I can just choose an area here. I'm going to give it a little bit of a margin, maybe 1/4 of an inch tap and hold. So now I have a straight line, but I wanted to be perfectly vertical, so I'm gonna put down two fingers, and that makes that line perfectly vertical. Now I want to do the same thing the opposite way. So I'm gonna sue men to make this a little bit easier and click and hold. Sometimes this takes a few tries and I've got my straight line Now I can put down two fingers to hold that perfectly horizontal, and you may find there's a little bit of a bump on the edge there. That's fine. Just get your monoline eraser and erase it. So I'm going to do a double border on this one. So I'm going to get another line here and click and hold. And I'm not going to go all the way with this one because I want to add a little bit of decoration in between. So click and hold to get that horizontal, and then I'm just gonna add some little dots to decorate this interior. So I'm just gonna compare those two to make sure they look similar. They don't have to be perfect, but they're pretty close. And now I want to do a little bit of decoration in this corner. So me to get my eraser and just the race straight up and down here. So I've got my corner horizontal and then straight up and down, I'm going to erase. So, no, I've got a nice clean corner and I can play around with some decoration in that corner. So now I have a nice decorative border to work with as I create this composition. So go to a new layer now and I'm going to use the same process we used in the last project to get some text across this piece. - Now I want to add a little bit of depth to that text, so I'm going to duplicate that text layer and then on the bottom layer, I'll swipe two fingers, right. To put that in the Alfa Lock State, click one time and click Select. Now I'm going to get white as my color. Quick on the layer again and click Phil Layer. So now I have a white layer under my blue layer. If I click the move tool, I can just do a slight adjustment here, and then I have a nice outline of my text that makes it look a little bit three day next. I want to add in some ornaments that air hanging off of the text here, so I want to arrange thes ornaments in a way that's nicely scattered across the page. I'm gonna grab silver as my color because I'm eventually gonna turn this into silver glitter so that I'm going to just click and hold with a medium sized brash, and I'm gonna let these ornaments just come straight off my letters. So click and hold and then put down two fingers to make that perfectly straight up and down . And let's move that ornament layer below the text layer. That way, they're peeking out from behind. So I'm just going to take a few minutes to decide where I want all of these ornaments to come from. I'm also going to move my text around a little bit to make the ornaments come off of those in a way I like. So I'm gonna merge my blue and white text layers together, click the selection tool and click FREEHAND. And then I'm just gonna move happy over a little bit because I want to have an ornament coming down off of that. So I'm just shifting it over a tiny bed, and then I can go back to my ornament layer, click and drag, and then I can have an ornament that's just falling off of that letter. Okay, so I'm happy with how those air scattered. I'm going to create a new layer for my first ornament, and I'll just click on that ornament, and I've still got my silver color. I'll click one time, and then you may have to rotate that depending on the brush, I'll click magnetic to keep those proportions correct and find a place for this ornament. So I'm just gonna play around with these. This may not be my final placement, but this is a great way to just start figuring out what will fit where. So the next piece I'm putting on a brand new layer, so each piece is gonna get its own layer, and then I'm just gonna drag it into a place that I think it looks nice and move onto the next one. So this stage you may find a place where you realize you need to change the length of your strings so you can just go back to your string layer. Get theory, sir, and remove that extra piece of string that's blocking your ornament. So I reuse the circle ornament, but I'm going to decorate that to make it different. I've only made four ornament brushes, so you may want a lot more shapes. If you want to do that, it's a really simple process to create one of these brushes. Let's just go back to our 10 by 10 inch canvas that we created at the beginning. Create a new layer edit drawing guide and put that on cemetery vertical and make sure assisted drawing is on. Get pure black as your color. I like to start out by just drawing thetacticsroom art of the ornament. Now that we have the upper part, you can really just go crazy with shapes. Here you could make any shape of ornament you want to make. We could do a single teardrop. We could do a tiny teardrop so you could certainly make a lot more ornaments based on the shapes you like. Once you create one that you like, you can just turn that into a brash using the same process that we used before. So now that I have all of these laid down, I'm going to take a moment to make sure they're spaced just as I want them to be. So I'll go Teoh each piece and just make a tiny little adjustment based on the other pieces that air around it. So this one, for example, thes two are almost on the same level, but not quite. So I'm going to move this one up, so it's really clear that I want them to be staggered. Then I can go back to my string layer and just erase that little extra strength. So just do that same process. I also want to move this string over a little bit, so I'll get my free hand tool. Select that string and I'm on my string layer. Click the move tool and then just scoot that over a little bit, so that makes my ornament fit a lot better in that space. 8. Adding Metallics : So now that I have all of my ornaments in place, I want to add a little bit of decoration. So I'll create a new layer for this. And I've got my silver color and my model line brush, and I'm just gonna go to each one and add a little bit of striping or some kind of pattern . One thing I like to do is add a little bit of snowflake pattern to these ornaments. So I'm on the layer that contains this ornament. I'm just gonna drag and drop that silver to fill this completely. Then I'll create a new layer. And I'll just choose this blue as my color and get one of my thinker snowflakes. Tap that one time and then use the magnetic move tool and just put that in the center here . And I always turn off magnetic when I'm doing a really refined movement and I turn it on when I'm worried about constraining proportions. So I have it off right now because I'm trying to get this perfectly in the center. Okay, that looks good. So now I want to use that shape to cut out my ornaments shape. So I'm on the layer with my snowflake. I'm gonna swipe right toe Alfa lock that click on it one time and click Select. So now I have that snowflake selected. I'm gonna go to my ornament layer. Click over here to get that menu to go away, drive down three fingers and click cut, so I'm just cutting that shape out of my ornament. So now I can remove my snowflake layer, and there's my ornament with a snowflake cut out, so I'll continue the same process, doing different designs on each snowflake. I'm also going to go ahead and merge this decoration layer with my ornament layers, and that's going to make it a lot easier for me to fill my colors. So I'll pull all the ornaments and strings together and just pinch those into one single layer. So now if I want to fill this with color, I could just drag and drop, and that's really easy now. So now that I have all of these ornaments exactly as I want them to me and I have them all on one single layer, I can go ahead and add my silver texture, so I'll click the tool symbol, click image. Insert a photo and then find my gold paper that we saved in the download section of the class. And I'm gonna move my gold below the ornaments. I can really see where the ornaments are on that texture. So I really like this bright area of this paper. But I'm not crazy about the dark area. So I'm going to do another insert of photo and insert another piece of gold and move that over here so that all of the ornaments have a nice gold section. I'm gonna do the same thing for this ornament down here, So you just want to be sure that whatever gold area is behind that tournament is exactly what you want it to be. You wouldn't wanna have an ornament right here because it would show that cut off point where the two images meat. So I'm just double checking all those silver areas and then I can merge my glitter papers all on toe, one layer. Next. I want to turn this paper into silver, so click hue, saturation, brightness, and I'll just take the saturation all the way down. You could certainly use a different color. You can use the hue bar to change this to a different color of glitter. But for this project, I'm going to use silver. So I'm just gonna take all the saturation out of that color that I'm gonna go to my ornaments slayer and swipe right with two fingers toe Alfa, Lock that layer. Then I'm going to click on that layer one time and click select. So now I've selected just the gray ornaments. I'm going to click on the letter paper one time and then click over here to get rid of that menu, drying down three fingers and click cut. So now I've cut that shape out of my glitter layer. So I'm going to remove my glitter layer, removed my ornament layer. Click over here to get rid of that menu, dragged down three fingers and click paste. So now I have my glitter layer of ornaments here, and I can still alter this. I can go to hue saturation brightness, and I could bump up the brightness a little or make it a little bit darker. So you may wanna wait to adjust the color of your glitter until you get it into the state of being the ornament cutouts. So now that I have that taken care of, I'm going to start adding a little more decoration. So we'll create a new layer. Choose. White is my color and then I'm just going to drop a few snowflakes into the background here . So now I'm going to add a little bit of that snow texture. So we'll get white as my color and just Sprinkle this with a little bit of snow texture toe . Add that nice wintry touch. I'm also gonna move that texture above my text so that even my text has a little bit of snow over it. So you could keep going with this. You could try a few different color versions by going to your text and changing the color you could do read version of this. You could do a pure silver version of this, but I'll go ahead and call this project finished 9. Winter Plant Text Silhouettes: So for this next project, I want to combine some plant forms, some glitter texture and also some holiday lights that really shine on the page. So I'm going to start by adding my background color that I want to use. So go to the first layer there and click Phil Layer. Then, on the next layer, I want to add some text to use as a guide. So I went ahead and created this text in the over ab, just like we did with the past projects. And I just chose a really simple fund. This one's called Ostrich, and it comes with the over AB, and it's just a really simple shape for this project. I recommend trying a short word because this is gonna be a lot of drawing. And so, for your first project, it's best to go with a short word. So that's just gonna be like my framework. So I'm going to reduce the opacity of that word so I can just barely see it Now on the next layer, I'm gonna start doing some drawing. I'm going to use my technical pen with white, and I'll start with a holiday plant form that's really easy to create and that medium sized brush is perfect. I'm gonna do some holly leaves here and just create a branch form like that and then do these really sharp points they come off of the edge. So once I have one of those completed, I'm gonna add some little Berries and a gold color. And this will be what I changed to my gold glitter texture later. So when you first try this project, you may want to start out by doing just one letter and then completing the rest later, just to be sure you like your plant forms. But for now, I'm gonna go ahead and scatter these holy leaves throughout these letters. So I'll do my white on one layer and my gold on another layer. You can see that as I add these gold dots, I try to do it in places that I don't really like as the illustration. So here's some weird lines that didn't end nicely. So I'm just going to cover those up with the dots and nobody will ever know. Now that I have my first plant form taken care of, I'm going to create a new layer and using White. I'm gonna try to create a shape that's very different from the holly leaves. So I'm trying to create a lot of contrast here. I don't want every single plant form to be exactly the same. So I'm going to do one think stroke and then using a really thin technical pen, I'm going to come through and add a ton of little pine needles here. So this is gonna be like an evergreen plant. And so do this on both sides of this branch, and you can see when you zoom out, that creates a lot of nice contrasts between the two different shapes. So usually what I'll do is go ahead and lay down my branches around the letters and then come through later and add in all the needles. So the next piece I'm gonna do is going to contain some gold in it. So these are gonna be some little branches. And because they contain the gold, I'm trying to think about places they would work well where they wouldn't conflict with the gold. I've already sat down, so I'm gonna put some little branches like this. Then I'm going to go back to that same layer where I put the gold Berries for my holly plants and I'm going Teoh, add that gold to these pieces. So go ahead and put the branches on every piece and then go back and do the Berries last. The next plant form is going to be a simple fine with some leaves. So I'll just get a medium sized rush here and creates a little points for these to shoot off from and then just fill these symbol use. The next plan for my do is going to be a similar kind of fine, but I'm gonna let it be really a loose and just luv thes vines around. When you do this quickly, it creates a really nice bit of movement. So I try to do these quickly so you can really see the shape and the movement of this line . So now that I have the majority of this build in, I'm going to create a new layer and with my technical pen on a somewhat large size, I'm just going to go through and create thes variable sized snow dots, and that's just gonna fill in the remainder of this piece. So I'll just take my time here and fill in all the dark areas. So now that I have this piece totally filled in, I'm going to make the word joy invisible. So now I can just see my illustration and you can see that makes a really nice clean look. I'm going to go to my gold layer now and turn that into a glitter layer just like we did before. So we'll create a new layer inserted photo, grab my glitter paper, and I think I'll do this one letter at a time so I can get that really nice shiny area. I'm gonna make this paper a little bit smaller so I could get some tiny pieces of glitter. So that's my first layer butter. And I'll continue doing the same thing with the other three letters so you can see I laid these down so that the lines between the glitter paper is between the letters so that you don't see any of those lines where the papers meet on an actual drawing. So I'm gonna merge all of my glitter layers together. Click my gold paint layer two fingers swiped left to put in the Alfa lock state. Look at one time click select. Go to my glitter paper layer. Click over here to get rid of that menu, drying three fingers down, cut in paste. So I'm cutting off of that glitter paper layer and pasting it onto a new layer. Now I could make all those other layers invisible, and now I just have some nice little glitter dots all over my word. 10. Creating Single Colored Lights: so I'm happy with how that looks, but I want to add a little bit more into it. So I'm gonna merge all of these layers together. So I've got the word joy all on one layer. I'm going to click the move tool and move that down the page a little bit because I want to add a little something to the top of the page to make this drawing a little more interesting. So I'm going to click to create a new layer, and then I'm gonna find one of these Christmas light brushes that I like. I made four different brushes and these air made in the exact same way that I made the snow plague chain that we looked at before you just draw your shape and then copy any of thes light or snow like chain brushes and put your light shade in there. So I'm going to use this Ah, long shaped light for now and I'll adjust the size here and then we'll see. Looks like my paper might be sideways. So how? Draw my lights here, click the move tool and then rotate it. So that's one way to work around. If you accidentally have your campus sideways, you can just turn the actual stamp. So now I have a nice string of lights at the top. I want to really make it look like it's lighted up. So I'm going to duplicate this layer and then make the 1st 1 invisible. And for this layer that's on top, I'm going to erase using the model line eraser all of these little lines that make for the base of the bowl. So that way I'm gonna have just one layer. That's only bulbs, and I can play around with the color of that layer much more easily. Now I can make my first layer visible, so I have one layer that's just the lights and one layer. That's the lights and the base. So for my layer, that's just light. I'm gonna swipe right toe Alfa, lock that and then I'm gonna find a color for the lights that I like. Then I'll click on that layer one time and click Phil. So now I have a nice yellow color for my lights. You wanna just that color, click the hue saturation brightness and just bump up the brightness or reduce the saturation here to get the perfect color that you're going for next. I'm going to duplicate that yellow layer and go toe adjustments and Gaussian Blur assume in here. So I can really see. I'm gonna click with one finger and drag that finger to the right to increase the blur. And actually, it looks like it's still an Alfa lock. So I'm going to swipe right on both of those layers to take off the Alfa lock. So now when I do Gaussian Blur, I'm getting a nice, blurred effect. So do that on the first layer. Then I'll go to the second layer and do the same thing. But just a little bit less so you can go is dramatic as you want With this, you can duplicate this several times, and each time the lights will get a little bit brighter. But you'll also lose a little bit of definition to so just depends on the look you're going for. I'm gonna add a little bit more like to this by creating a new layer getting pure white as my color and then with the monoline brush on a large size, I'm just going to come through and at a single stroke. Teoh each one of these. And that's just adding a little bit of light right where the source of the light would be. So if you look directly at a light bulb, there's a hot spot right in the middle where you can really see the actual light source. Okay, so I want to blur that layer a little bit too. So quick Gaussian blur and move up the blur. So it just has a little bit of a hazy bright light right in the middle there. So if you're happy with that, you can leave it as is. If you want to adjust the color of the light, you can merge all of your yellow layers together, go to hue, saturation, brightness, and then play around with color a little bit. Maybe you wanna have a blue light to go with your blue background, so it's totally up to you here. I think I will go with a balloon for this one, and then I'm going to create a new layer and with the model line on a somewhat small size. Actually, I'll get the smaller monoline that's at the very top. I'm going. Teoh, create a little string that shows where these lights come from. 11. Creating Multi Colored Lights: so you can stick with the single color version that I did hear, or you could create a multi colored piece. So in this one, I turned each white into a different color. So that's really easy to Dio will just create a new layer. And then I'll get that green color by clicking and holding on the green or just choosing the green from the color palette that will choose these lights that have the solid light rather than the hollow light. And I'll just click and hold to draw those across the page. Next, I want to put the lights on a separate layer, so click, select and then automatic, and I'm just gonna click and hold each one. You want to make sure before you click and hold all of those, though, that your threshold is correct. So click and drag and you'll see the threshold changes. If you go too high, you select everything. If you go too low, you don't select enough, so I'd say about 80 to 90% of you perfect, so I got all of those selected. Now I'm going to drive down three fingers and quick cut and paste, so I'm cutting it off of one layer, pacing it onto another layer. So now I've got my lights here in my top part here. Now we want to change each light into a different color, so I'll click the selection tool, click automatic and then click on the ones that I want to change to the first color. Let's choose our red here, and then I'll click on the layer and click Phil. So now repeat that same process with the remaining Heller's. So now that each light is a different color, I can't duplicate that layer and do the same. Gaussian blur technique. So for the first layer, blur that a little bit. Go to the second layer. Blair that one a little, and you may want to do even 1/3 layer on duplicate that increase a blur. It really just depends on your personal style Here, then the very last step that we do with these is just adding a little line of white on each light, and I've got that white on a new layer, jealousy and blur to blur that a little bit and then just draw my wires and that's really it. You can use this in so many different applications. You could put it on the top of a greeting card. Or you could do it to decorate an invitation for your holiday party. Maybe something on your website. There are just so many cool things you can do with this process. So I hope you enjoyed this class and that you feel inspired to start creating your own winter holiday inspired illustrations on your I've had. If you like to this class, you may like some of my other classes where I cover a lot more ways to design and paint on your iPad, like how to create modern folk art illustrations using the free downloadable brushes I created. So check those out of my profile if you want to see more. Also, I share a lot of free downloads on my site. So you want to get more downloads like the ones you got for this class? Check out my site. I would absolutely love to see the final project that you create for this class. So please share what you make. You could do that here on skill share in the project section, or you could tag me on Instagram or Facebook. If you have any questions about the process you learn in this class, please feel free to reach out to me. You can refine my discussion here on the skill share. Or you could contact me through my website. Thanks so much for watching. And I'll see you again next time. Bye bye.