iPad Illustration: Draw a Digital Coloring Page | Robert Generette III | Skillshare

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Robert Generette III, Illustrator, Educator & Vector Art Monster

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11 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. From Paper to iPad

    • 3. Preparing Your Sketch

    • 4. Digitizing Your Sketch

    • 5. Setting Up Your Brushes

    • 6. Starting Your Outline

    • 7. Outlining Secondary Elements

    • 8. Adding Fine Details

    • 9. Super Outlines and Fills

    • 10. Shading With Shapes

    • 11. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Level up your linework and create a stylized coloring page that’s ready to share!

As an award-winning illustrator, dad, and former high school art teacher, Robert Generette III has worked with all the art supplies, but one specific tool stands out as his favorite: his iPad. You’ll quickly understand why, as Rob guides you through the basics of iPad illustration with a step-by-step coloring page project that’s perfect for artists of all ages. 

From layout and linework to shading and shapes, you’ll learn how to maximize the fun and flexibility of your iPad using your digital drawing program of choice.

Hands-on lessons cover:

  • Translating your unique creative identity into your digital work
  • Using brushes and outlines to make a complex piece manageable
  • Streamlining your workflow, whether you have two layers or twenty
  • Building on these core steps to experiment and evolve with each new project

Plus, see how Rob tackles a coloring page for his client, the Denver Broncos, with plenty of tips, tricks, and real-time troubleshooting along the way. 

Whether you’re a traditional artist making the leap to digital, a parent looking to surprise your kids, or a hobbyist in search of a new creative outlet, Rob’s frank, friendly approach will inspire you long after the class is done. Grab your iPad and your imagination, and get drawing!


This class is suited for illustrators of all levels, especially those who are just starting out on the iPad. To follow along, you’ll need an initial sketch or photo to inspire your illustration, plus your iPad drawing program of choice (Rob uses Adobe Fresco, but Procreate works too).