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Drawings Birds in Procreate: From Sketch to Mastery

teacher avatar Silvia Ospina, Artist and Graphic Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      2:17

    • 2.

      Your Class Project

      3:41

    • 3.

      Gathering Inspiration

      4:56

    • 4.

      Sketching Foundations: Guiding Lines

      4:46

    • 5.

      Sketching Foundations: Proportions

      6:48

    • 6.

      Sketching Foundations: Basic Shapes

      8:22

    • 7.

      Sketching Foundations: Negative Space

      2:38

    • 8.

      Drawing Eyes in Various Styles

      8:19

    • 9.

      Pencil Exercises to Achieve Texture & Volume

      9:31

    • 10.

      Parrot Bird: Proportions & Shapes

      4:19

    • 11.

      Parrot Bird: Refine Your Sketch

      8:54

    • 12.

      Kingfisher: Rough Sketch

      5:46

    • 13.

      Kingfisher: Refining The Sketch

      7:05

    • 14.

      Kingfisher: Soft Volume & Texture

      7:42

    • 15.

      Kingfisher: Adding Depth

      7:02

    • 16.

      Kingfisher: Final Details

      6:28

    • 17.

      Now it's Your Turn

      1:02

    • 18.

      Prepare Your Drawings to Use on Designs

      1:57

    • 19.

      From Drawings to Designs in Canva

      10:00

    • 20.

      Design Your Project in Canva!

      4:35

    • 21.

      Uploading Your Final Project

      2:26

    • 22.

      Final Thoughts

      4:03

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About This Class

Ready to supercharge your drawing skills while learning how to sketch stunning birds in Procreate?

In this class, you'll learn essential fundamental concepts that will highly improve your drawing skills and empower you to capture the beauty of any bird that catches your eye.

Birds aren't just beautiful and whimsical creatures. They're also incredibly diverse!! Making them the perfect subjects for practising key drawing fundamentals to improve your artistic skills.

You'll start the class by learning key drawing fundamentals that will help you tackle birds and any other subject in the future.

  • How to analyse angles and use guiding lines
  • The importance of using proportions
  • How to simplify complex subjects into simple shapes
  • Use of negative space to refine drawings
  • Pencil exercises to achieve texture and volume
  • Drawing eyes in various styles to achieve different personalities

After learning these concepts, you'll practice drawing a bird of your choice. I'll demonstrate how to draw a parrot and a kingfisher bird, and you can follow along. Using these drawing fundamentals, following step-by-step instructions, you'll create a realistic drawing from a reference photo.

 

This class has a fantastic bonus!! Using Canva, you’ll learn how to combine your digital illustrations with well-crafted fonts and ready-made templates, and you’ll discover how easy it is to create breathtaking, timeless designs for personal or professional projects! 

By combining your illustrations with text, you’ll be ready to create personalised gifts for friends, enhance social media posts, decorate weekly planners to stay organised, make greeting cards and print posters to decorate your space!! Anything is possible in the world of Procreate & Canva! To sum it up! This class will take you from being a beginner to drawing like a Pro!!

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This class is all about advanced techniques, but don't worry if you're a beginner – I've designed it with step-by-step instructions that make it accessible for everyone. So, whether you're experienced or just starting out, you'll fit right in!

It's worth noting that while prior experience isn't required, having some familiarity with Procreate’s interface and tools will undoubtedly make your learning journey more seamless.

Is it your first time with Procreate? No worries! I've got you covered. Begin with my initial Procreate class, where I delve into each tool extensively. The exciting part is that as you become acquainted with the interface, you'll also craft vibrant fruit illustrations that can seamlessly transition to Canva for creating delightful designs!

Digital Illustration: A Beginners Guide to Mastering Procreate

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS CLASS

All that's required is an iPad with Procreate and Canva – simple, right?

 

 

REFERENCE IMAGES

DOWNLOAD HIGH RES PAPER TEXTURES

I love adding texture to my drawings, and earlier this year, I photographed my high-resolution textures. As a bonus for this class, I’m giving away a few images for free, which you can download following this link:

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HOW TO USE THEM

1. Import the paper texture to your Procreate file and place it on top of the layer stack
2. Set the layer overlay to 'Multiply'
3. Enjoy!

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Silvia Ospina

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I'm a professional graphic designer and artist and have a passion for creativity and the joy that it can bring into anyone's life!!

My artworks have been sold in high street brands such as Zara, Mango and many others and most of my work combines analogue techniques such as drawing and painting with my favourite program of all: Adobe Photoshop!

Throughout my classes I will teach you how to create artworks and designs which meet the standards of the world's leading brands in a quick and easy way. It can take years to discover the techniques and shortcuts that I will be teaching you as a Skillshare Teacher.

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1. Introduction: Hello everyone. I'm Sylvia Spina, but you can call me Sylvia if you want. I am an artist and designer based in Barcelona and born in Colombia. Guess what? I absolutely love drawing and painting birds without even realizing I've been sprinkling the better prints into my botanical designs, murals, and using them to decorate my space for years. I am very excited to share my passion with you in this class where you will become a pro at drawing birds in procreate. But here's a secret, you can totally use a regular pencil and paper two. We'll delve into key drawing concepts such as ankles, guiding lines, proportions, breaking down complex subjects into basic shapes, and touch on advanced concepts such as negative space. You will learn tricks for drawing eyes in different expressions to give your birth distinctive personalities. And to wrap up, we will apply these concepts and draw a king fisher from start to finish. By the end of the class, you will master bird drawing skills. And I bet that you will be able to even sketch realistic birds from memory. There are lots of things that you can do with these bird drawings. As a bonus, I will briefly show you how to start decorating designs straight away using Canva. For this class, you will need an ipad and an apple pencil. And no worries if you don't have them. A regular pencil and paper will work too. You might have to tweak some of the exercises, but you will still learn the concepts to drawing birds. Having previous drawing skills will be beneficial to take this class, but I also want to welcome beginners everyone. Welcome, heads up. This class assumes that you're familiar with procrit interface and tools. If you're new, I'd suggest taking my first class, Digital Illustration, A beginner guides to Master in procreate, where you will build a strong foundation. Let's create together and unlock your drawing skills so that you can infuse your artworks with the beauty of birds. 2. Your Class Project : Let's talk about your project for this class. The most important thing that I want to see in your final project is a refined bird drawing full of texture and volume. Your class journey will begin learning and practicing fundamental drawing techniques that will highly improve your skills. That's why it's so essential to download the folder I have left for you in the project section of this class. This folder will grant you access to the different images that I have designed for each lesson. In this class description, I have left for you a link where you can download a few paper high resolution textures that I have photographed myself by downloading them. You'll be joining my newsletter. You're welcome to publish these exercises if you wish to showcase your progress. Moving on to the second part of the class, I will demonstrate how I put these concepts into practice whilst drawing two birds, a part and a kingfisher. It is in this second part of the class that your project will truly come to life. And I encourage you to draw at least one bird and document your journey from start to finish. I want to see how you break down your bird into angles and basic shapes. How you check the proportions and refine your drawing. And how you bring it to life by adding various layers of volume and texture. Because I have designed this class to guide you through each step so you will understand and internalize every part of the process. At the end of each lesson, where I demonstrate how I draw my Kingfisher Bird. I will ask you to take a screensheet and keep it on your ipad until the end of the class. When it comes to sharing your final project, I would love you to upload them in order so I can see your process. In this class, I have added a lesson where I teach how to draw ice in various styles. If at any point during the drawing process, you decide experimenting with different ice styles, take a screenshet as well as I would absolutely love to see it. As I mentioned in the introduction of this class, I am an artist, but I'm also a designer. One of the things that I truly enjoy is using my handmade drawings and paintings to decorate or compose designs. As a special bonus for this class, I have included a few lessons demonstrating how I import all these drawings into Canva to design stuff with them. If you make any designs in Canva, I would absolutely love to see them as well. In your final project, just in case you don't know what Canva is, Va is an amazing online graphic design tool. It is free and it's super easy to use. Earlier this year, I published a class called From Procreate to Canva. Turn your digital illustrations into botanical designs. If after finishing the class you enjoyed the workflow, I highly recommend checking that class out. You will not only learn more tricks to use Canva, but you will also learn how to draw beautiful flowers and foliage to complement your designs. Decide to share your project on social media. Please tag me at Sylvia's Pina so that I can see it and share it with my followers as well. Just so you know, once in a while I like to feature student projects in my newsletter and Instagram. If you want me to feature your project, you might want to leave me your Instagram nickname so that I can tag you. I'm very excited to get started and I can't wait to see what you create. 3. Gathering Inspiration: Let's see a few inspiration sources that you can use when it comes to painting birds. Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. And I'm going to start with my favorite source, which are books or stationery. And things that I can basically grab with my hands and observe on my free time when I'm sitting on the sofa and I want to get away from screens, I often find inspiration by browsing in bookstores. A few years back, I had a mural commission near Monsan, a natural park near Barcelona. At the time, I needed specific images of the local plants and animals for the mural. I tried searching online for inspiration, but I couldn't find much that would truly spark my creativity. So I decided to go to a bookstore. There, I found a book that turned out to be a complete game changer. It was filled with illustrations and explanations of the plants and animals from the Monsane region. Not only, it played a crucial role in bringing my mural to life, but it also taught me things of the species that I was painting. It also reminded me of the magic of bookstores when it comes to searching for inspiration. A few years ago, I couldn't resist buying this book that contains 100 on 30 images made by an artist called John James Audubon. He's a French American self trained artist, naturalist and ornithologist who completed a pictorical record of all the bird species of North America. The original book is called The Birds of America, and it presented 435 large hand colored illustrations, of which this book contains 130. I will leave a link to this book on the description of this class so that you can have a look at it if you're curious. And lastly, I have this absolutely stunning book which I love, which is called The Wall of Birds. This book shows the painting process of a 2,500 square foot painted by an artist called James Kim at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. This book includes narratives of her process such as how she created her custom mixes. It delves also into the unique challenges she had while painting the mural such as, and this is a fun fact, making sure that the artwork wasn't completely dominated by the more showy male birds. There is a website where you can interact with this epic mural. You can zoom in really closely and really appreciate each of these paintings, which are marvelous in a behind the scenes video. Jane shares that she likes to create detailed Polish drawings for each of the birds before she paints them on the wall. Once you have drawn bird once, it is almost by muscle memory that she can draw them again on a large scale. This way she doesn't have to figure it out on the wall, but rather while sketching it. That is why I'm putting an emphasis on learning how to draw birds in this class. Sketching builds your confidence and familiarity with the subject matter, in this case, birds. There is this page at the end of the book that you can spread out and you can see loads of the initial drawings that Jane did. They are absolutely stunning. Now let's not forget about Internet when it comes to searching for reference images and inspiration. Pexels.com is a fantastic source of creative inspiration. It offers a vast collection of high quality, free to use images and videos, making it a go to resource for artists. On this search bar, I'm going to tap on birds and straightway, I can find thousands of incredibly beautiful photos made by very generous photographers who share these photos in here for people like us to use them for our projects or to take as references. I'm going to share a link to this stunning bird collection that I have put together for this class. When you download the resources for this class, you will see some of these images in there. But if you want to search for more birds, you're welcome to use this to find Inspiration. Com is another that contains royalty free images as well. In any of these two websites, you will find a ton of images which are absolutely stunning. And that can serve you as inspiration, not just for the birds, but ideas for backgrounds. In the upcoming lesson, we will begin practicing some sketching fundamentals that will enhance your drawing skills. 4. Sketching Foundations: Guiding Lines: In the next few lessons will practice essential sketching fundamentals that will level up your bird drawing skills. For those who aren't using an ipad, you can print the exercises that I have left on the folder that you downloaded for this class and use tracing paper to follow along. In this lesson, we're going to start by exploring the power of analyzing angles in your birds. These angles will serve as guiding lines, helping you to place the body parts correctly before creating a more refined drawing. If you open your procreate birds class bonus, you will find these four files in there. For this and the following lessons, we're going to be using this sketching practice file. If you tap on it, this should open in procreate. Alternatively, you can also open an four file and just import these images which are in here. It's your choice. I'm going to start by opening the layer panel and lowering the opacity of the bottom layer called directions. I'm going to also lock this layer to prevent myself from drawing on it. I'll create a new layer and for this exercise, you can use any brush that you want. I am going to select the six B pencil from the sketching collection. Let's start with this first bird image. I can see that this bird has a very clear one diagonal line. If I was to draw a vertical and horizontal line, I can very quickly see that this diagonal is at 45 degrees. If I was to start drawing this bird without tracing it, this can already serve me as a guideline for positioning the beak, body and tail of this bird. Let's move to the second image. In this case, the head has a different angle from the body. I'm going to start by drawing the line of the body, which in this case is more like a 20 degrees. The head is looking slightly up. I'm going to draw this line here. If I make the bottom layer invisible, I can now, with these two lines, set direction of each part of the body, which will help me capture the gesture of this bird properly. Let's move on to this third bird. For this bird, I can do a curve, Just so you know, you don't always have to use super straight lines. Or I can trace a diagonal line for the body. Since the legs play quite an important role on this image and this bird position, I'm also going to draw a line for them. You can see that they are almost at a 90 degrees angle from the body's axis. Lastly, I'm going to trace a line to set the direction of the head, which is not completely straight but rather looking down a bit. Some birds are simpler than others. For example, this part I'd say, that's composed by a very simple straight diagonal line. Unlike this one, where the tail and the body are clearly marking different directions. I'm going to start by drawing this diagonal for the body, and then it is almost at 90 degrees that the tail is positioned. If you want to go even further, you can draw some lines for the legs. I hope that by doing this exercise, you can start developing your drawing skills in this little bird. For example, I can see that the body and the face could be represented in parallel lines. This yellow bird can also be represented by a curvy line. This cute woodpecker is almost at 20 degrees facing the trunk of this tree. Forgive me if my calculation of angles isn't very good, I'm definitely better at drawing that at mats and logical things. But I think you're getting the point of what I'm trying to explain. If you're up for it, download this image from the Project and Resources tab of this class and take some time analyzing in which direction the head is pointing, the body, the tail, and the legs are pointing to. If you want to share this with me, you can export this image as a Jpec and upload it along with your project. I am sure that this exercise is going to help you a lot developing your drawing skills. In the next lesson, we're going to talk about proportions. 5. Sketching Foundations: Proportions: In this lesson, I will share with you how to analyze the proportions of your birds so that you can get them right from the beginning. Now I'm going to open the layer panel, make visible the second image which contains these three birds, a parrot, a token, and a flamingo. I have chosen these three birds specifically because of how different their proportions and characteristics are. When drawing a bird from a reference image, you should pay close attention to analyzing its proportions. Ensuring accurate proportions is key to creating a lifelike representation. Let's start with the parrot. I'm going to open the layer panel once more. Lower the opacity of this layer, lock it, and create a layer on top. I'm going to start by measuring the head, and then swipe three fingers down to duplicate this measurement. I will start moving each of these down and see how many of these measuring units which equals the head of the part I can fit in the body. It's like three and a bit. The tail one and a bit. Now in this case, I can see that the wings are almost as long as the tail. They start just below the head. If I now duplicate one of these lengths and rotated, I can also calculate how wide the different parts are. I can see that the body is two head lengths wide, The head is 1.5 If I divide this half into, I will know where the peak should start or at least its proportion in relation to the head. As a beginner, using a part of your subject as a measuring unit might seem a bit abstract. But don't worry that you'll soon discover why this is so important. Measuring a part of the subject helps you draw accurately. It keeps sizes and proportions, right? It simplifies complex subjects and reduces mistakes making your drawing look better. Before moving on to the Toucan, I'm going to open the layer panel and either merge or group all these layers with the different measurings. Let's move on to the Toucan. This time. I'm not going to use the head to measure the rest of the elements but the beak, because this is the largest or most prominent feature of this bird, I want to get it right in relation to the other parts of the body. Instead of just making it up, I'm going to create a new layer and create these lines to measure the beak. If I duplicated, rotated and put it where the body starts, I can see that the beak is huge. Is almost as big as the body. If I duplicate this again and place it where the tail is, I can see that these three body parts have a very similar length. In this Tocan case, if the beak is long and big enough, you might end up with a final illustration that resembles a different bird rather than a toucan. I don't know if you've noticed, but whilst measuring these different parts, I have also started to understand the angles. If I draw a line on top of these three elements, I can also start paying attention to the angles of each part of the body. Going back to the proportions in this case. You can also have in mind things such as where does the beak starts in relation to the head? It starts right on top of the head, and it goes down to almost where the head ends. It's not just very long, but it's also very wide. And finally, I'm going to move on to this Flamingo. If I was to get the head as a reference, then I would have to multiply this head so many times that it would get very boring very quickly. Instead, I'm going to take the head and neck as the measuring unit. I'm going to duplicate this and see how long the legs are, so I can see that they are almost as long as the head and neck together. I'm going to also measure how wide the body of this flamingo is. It is almost as long as the head and neck together. If you want to go further, you can check how wide the body is, which is more or less half of the measuring units that I've created. It is really good to start practicing these sketching concepts and fundamentals with different birds. And just so you know, you can use these methods to analyze how to represent objects, other types of animals, and even people. Whilst looking at these proportions, you can also, as we did with the Tocan, start just paying attention to the different angles of the different parts of the body. When copying an object or animal from real life or from a reference photo, you can start having these things in mind and they will be tremendously helpful to get the shapes right. Before finishing this lesson, I wanted to show you why it's so important to pay attention to the proportions of each reference image separately. With this blue heron, you can see that the proportions of each of these images are completely different. The same bird's proportions can change drastically depending on its position. In this right image, the bird is more in a resting position and its neck is down the length of the body, and the wing is much longer than the length of the leg. If I duplicate the length of the leg, I can see that it's almost as long as the beak and head together. Now on this left, I measure the head and neck together and start duplicating this measurement and place it on the body legs. You can see that the proportions of the same bird in different positions are completely different. In the next lesson, we're going to break up different birds into basic shapes and start putting all these concepts together. 6. Sketching Foundations: Basic Shapes: In this lesson, we will explore how to simplify the bird's anatomy into basic shapes. This method is great for laying down the main structure of your subjects right before creating a more elaborate and polished drawing. Try not getting too obsessed with getting the shapes right and have fun with this exercise. Let's start by making visible the basic shapes image. I'm going to start by lowering the opacity of this layer and I'm going to lock it. I'm going to create a layer on top. For these exercises, you can use any type of brush that you want. I'm going to start by zooming into the two can image. And I'm going to start by breaking up the different parts of the body. Let's start with the head, which draw a circle. Now I'm going to move onto the body with an oval. The tail could be a long rectangle. Then you have the neck. I'm going to draw these two lines to join the head and the body. Before moving on to drawing the peak, I'm going to show you a trick that will help you understand where does the eye is located and where does the peak starts. You can break up this head circle in four. I can see that the eye is on the top right quarter of the circle. Then I can see also that the peak doesn't really starts in here, it starts inside the head. And you can represent this, for example, with a long rectangle and then almost like a triangle here. Without getting too tight to always using geometrical shapes, you can start breaking up these shapes even further. So this could be, for example, a straight line looking down and then this curvy line, which could be a part of a circle for the feet. Can use, for example, a curvy line and an oval. Or you can also use two ovals. You can also see that this bird has these yellow contrasted feathers here that you can represent with an oval. If you were to copy this image on the side, analyzing its basic shapes first, getting the overall silhouette would be much easier. Once you get the oval silhouette properly, then you can start moving onto painting or drawing the details. Now let's move on to this eagle. I can see that the head is not completely round but it's more like a flat oval. The body, which I think starts here, it's also like a long oval. Wings could be represented with these very long ovals and there may be a triangle on the bottom. The legs could be just two lines. But if you want to take this even further, you can start breaking them on basic shapes too. For example, this could be a rectangle followed by a triangle and then some lines here. I'm going to do the neck by joining the head and the body. And again, I'm going to break this circle into four parts to understand where the eye is and where the beak starts. In this case, I can see that the eye is on the top half of the circle, towards the middle. I can instantly also see that the beak doesn't really start here again, it starts almost where the eye ends. I can do this with a rectangle and then this quarter of a circle to mark this contrast in between the white and brown feathers, you can just draw half an oval. Now let's start with this very cute penguin. I'm curious to see what shapes can you find within all these birds. If you find shapes which are very different to mine and you want to share them with me, you can upload this exercise along with your final project for me to see them. The wing of this penguin is really very long. I can almost use a long rectangle for it. Then you have the tail, which has a bit of a weird shape in this case. And then another shape in here. For these legs, I could use, for example, triangles. Let's move ahead with this beautiful out When you get a little bit of practice and you understand that a wing is made by an oval and these pointy lines, you can draw the wing as a whole shape. I'm going to try simplifying these legs in circles and some curvy lines. I can see that the leg is here with a bit of Arx angle and let's break the head in four. The eyes are on the top of the circle and I'm going to represent them with two circles to keep it very simple for now. And two smaller darker circles for the eye pupils. You can see that the peak is exactly in the middle. And these ears look like triangles as well. From here, you can start making things a bit more complex. If I deactivate this sketch, I can see that the owl actually does has a bit of an expression. I can go ahead and make these lines and then erase the top bit if I want, but it's always easier to start from a full circle and then go ahead with the expression. When doing this exercise is a lot of fun to deactivate the reference images and start seeing how accurate the drawing schemes can be. Let's move on to the bottom bird. I'm going to start with an oval, another oval here for the body. I'm going to join them together, creating the neck. The wings down below the body and they are like two elongated triangles. And lastly, a rectangle for the tail. If I divide this circle in four, I can see that the eye is almost in the middle. The peak starts inside the head and then it's like an horizontal elongated triangle. When drawing these birds, you can also start taking into account the branch that they're standing on. These branches normally define certain aspects of the body, such as the legs and the position or the angle of the body. Let's move onto this bird. I'm going to draw a circle for the head. And due to the position, the body is another circle overlapping the head. I'm going to draw a guide for the branch and move on to this new bird reference. The same way in here, there's no neck because of the position and the shape of the bird. Here we have a very long neck, then there's this shape for the neck. I can always start by drawing the line and then draw the borders on each side. And then the beak, which in this case is clearly not just a triangle. I can take the same approach as the neck, the line which sets the direction and curve of the beak. And then draw the top and bottom which are very thin. If I break this circle in four, I can see that in this case the eye is very clearly on the top left quarter of the circle. For these legs, you can use some curvy lines to understand their direction, or you can go even further and break each part of the legs in basic shapes too. This all comes down to what style of drawing do you want to develop if it's something more cartoony and simpler, or if you want to go for a more realistic style of drawing. Lastly, we have this beautiful blue bird that is facing away from us and has this stunning crest on top of its head. I hope that you have had fun creating this exercise. Just so you know, you can practice this exercise on top of all of the other bird references. Practice makes perfect. And I do believe that the more you create this exercise, the better you will become a drawing birds without even needing a reference image. 7. Sketching Foundations: Negative Space: In this lesson, we're going to see how observing the negative space can help us in the process of developing a drawing. What's the negative space? Well, it is the space around and between the objects that you are drawing rather than the objects themselves. It's like the background of your drawing. Hello, I do, I look a bit ridiculous doing this. But anyway, focus on this white space. This is the negative space. When you develop a drawing, instead of drawing the bird, you can start focusing on these spaces here. That is really useful because you're training your brain not to draw what you think, you know an arm ahead, these things, you think you know how to draw them. And then you end up drawing them as you think they are, but not as they truly are. When you start observing this negative spaces, this white bit here, this white bit here, then how this part relates to that angle on that frame. Then you're drawing what you can see in the reference photo, not the subjects in this image. For instance, the background would be the negative space. It is this space which is in between the legs. The space in here that goes from the beak, all the background image, that goes until the border, that is the negative space. And see how when I start adding this pink color, it is easier to observe. Observing negative space helps you to understand the shapes and relationships between the objects better. It's a bit like solving a puzzle. By focusing on the spaces around your subject, you can often capture their outlines and proportions much more accurately. When it comes to drawing the final birds. You will see how I put these concepts into practice, even if this concept of negative space seem a bit abstract for now, I hope that by seeing it in action, you understand how to use it when it comes to refining your drawings. I hope that you enjoyed my dance in this class. I hope that you understood a little bit what the negative space is. 8. Drawing Eyes in Various Styles: I'm super excited to share with you a handful of Z and Asm tricks to master the art of drawing ice. Ice are like magic. They can make your whole animal creation come alive. By playing around with shapes, you can give your subjects all sorts of personalities, different moods, and even explore a whole new graphic style. If you go to the folder that you downloaded for this class, you will find this procreate file. If you tap on it, you will import it into procreate. Alternatively, you can also grab these two images and import them into the other document that you have been using throughout the class. Again, is your choice. In this document, you'll find four different birds with different eyes and different expressions. I've painted this bird's head very quickly, and then I have left two beaks that you can use, depending on which you like the most. I'm going to create a new layer and I'm going to lock this group to prevent myself from drawing on it. And I'm going to start by drawing an eye in this bird, which is going to be a circle. Extremely simple. Create a circle. Leave your pen down, make your circle perfect, and move it to wherever you want it to be. We're going to develop this eye on different layers so that you can see what happens if we start modifying them separately. So I'm going to create a new layer and I'm going to fill this circle with my pencil. Tilting my pen so that I can fill it quicker. And I'm not going to fill it so that it's completely opaque. I want it to have some texture and be dark, but not completely black. I think that's fine. Now, I'm going to create a new layer on top and I'm going to create another circle, but smaller. This time I'm going to drag the black color into it because I want it to be completely opaque. There are lots of birds where the eye looks completely black. But if you zoom in or the light hits the eye, you will see that all of them do have a black circle in the middle, which is the pupil. I'm also going to draw a delicate ring around the eye. This is a feature that many birds have and it can give a lot of depth and interest to it. And it is a detail that you can start using until here. Pretty standard right round eye with a pupil inside and this little border which gives some detail to the eye. Now here's the first trick and the most important one. This trick will make any eye that you draw and not just on birds, but on any animal come to life, I'm going to create a layer on top. Select the white color and increase the size of my pencil. And look what happens if I add a few white dots to this eye. Adding just a few white dots to the eye can make all the difference. These dots are like reflections, giving the eye a sparkle. This technique not only gives the eyes lots of volume, but also adds depth and a touch of realism to your drawings. You can experiment with different ways of adding light to your eye. Always thinking about where the light is coming from due to the shape of the eyes. Normally the light is reflected on the borders. You shouldn't just start painting dots everywhere in the eye because it will lose the effect. Try to keep these areas towards the border of the eye and you can experiment with different shapes to see the different results that you can get. I'm going to open the layer panel and make the border of the eye darker by duplicating this layer various times. Check out how the eye looks without the sprinkle. And with the sprinkle, it makes all the difference. Without it, it looks flat and boring. And when you add these areas of light, it suddenly comes to life. I absolutely love this trick. It always works. And it makes any gain a lot of volume extremely quickly. Now let's see what happens if I lower the opacity of the iris layer. Suddenly the eye looks quite different, doesn't it? There are birds where you can see the pupil really well. This owl has a very defined, really big pupil. This part also, you can see the pupil very well. It's not really rounded, it's a little bit more like an oval. And in the eagle you can also see the pupils extremely well. Whilst in small birds, sometimes you cannot appreciate the difference in between the pupil and the iris unless you zooming or the light is hitting the eye in a certain way. You can also start playing with the pupil size and see how the expression of the bird changes. This one looks quite realistic, and if I lower the size a lot, suddenly that bird looks pretty scared, doesn't it? It looks like a bit crazy. You can try giving a bit of shadow towards the border of the eye, and this will give extra volume to it. As you can see it. Just changing a few things with the pupil size, you can suddenly get a lot of different expressions. With the same element. I'm going to open the layer panel group. All these layers duplicate this group and flatten one of the two. So I can keep showing you cool things that you can do. I'm actually going to duplicate this many times. On which each layer I'm going to show you a new thing. See the effect that enlarging the I has on this bird? Suddenly it looks quite cartoony and a bit scared. Now, if I lower the size, it gains a more realistic look. This time I'm going to go to the adjustment spanel down here. I'm going to tap on liquefy. The first brush is push, so I'm going to adjust the size a little bit and see what happens if I start pushing this top area of the eye. Suddenly the bird looks sad. Quite sad. Now, if I rotate this eye, suddenly the bird looks angry. I put this eagle here on the left because it has quite a mad expression. I love it. It's because the plumage is also on top of the eye. Let's see how to replicate this effect. I'm going to select the eraser with the dry ink brush and erase the top part of the eye. This is a different way of making the eye look mad without the need of using the liquefied tool. After this, you can create some shadows on each side, some feathers or some other details. Look how the expression of this bird has been completely transformed. Now I'm going to duplicate this layer and keep modifying this eye. This time I'm going to erase the bottom part at some shadows, some line on the bottom. Suddenly we have a new expression. Now, what would happen if I rotate these eyes? Suddenly this bird looks really sad. He's going to cry. Now, I'm going to open another eye, and this time I'm going to put some sassy lashes on it. Look at this beautiful bird suddenly. Now let's take this further. I'm going to deactivate the bottom shadow and duplicate this group. I'm going to make one invisible. I'm also going to deactivate the shiny area and draw two white dots directly on the pupil layer. And look what happens if I start moving this pupil around. The birds start looking in different directions and suddenly it's like this drawing has come alive. Oh, what's there? What's done there? If I put it really small, the bird suddenly looks a bit scared. Now let's see what happens if I completely deform this group. Now this bird looks like a cartoon, doesn't it? You can also add a lot of character just by drawing an eyebrow or slashes, or even erase the top part of the eye to make this bird look a bit tired or lazy. You can do lots of things, play around with your eyes, find or experiment with different expressions. And if you like them, why not draw your birds using a few of them. 9. Pencil Exercises to Achieve Texture & Volume: In this lesson, I want to show you a few exercises that you can use to create volume texture and explore different ways to represent feathers, wings, and similar elements. In the folder that you downloaded for this class, you will find this image, please import it into procreate, or alternatively, you can draw a circle, something that resembles a head and a. We're going to start by turning this circle into a sphere with volume using gradients. Let's start by zooming in the circle and creating a layer on top of this exercise. This way, if you want to practice several times, you can create new layers. For this lesson, we're going to keep using the six pencil. When you want to represent volume on objects, you need to be able to represent lights and shadows. Imagine a light source coming from one direction, for example, diagonally from the top. As a result, the area facing the light will be lighter, whilst the opposite side will have shadows. Let's move into another part of the paper and practice making a gradient. First, try to tilt your pencil and grab it further from the tip. You can start by applying pressure, and as you move through the paper, gradually you can start releasing the pressure to create a lighter tone. If you don't have much experience creating gradients, then I suggest doing this type of exercise on one page, on its own, create many gradients and start seeing how much pressure you need to apply to achieve the different tones of grace from dark to light. Also vary your pencil orientation. If you place it perpendicular to the tablet, as I'm doing with my hand, you will get a much finer line. Let's move on to the circle. The goal is to create a gradient from dark to light within the circle whilst keeping in mind the light source direction. In this case, I'm going to imagine that it's coming from the top right. You can start rotating your paper and creating a circular movement with your wrist to make it easier. This is a great skill to practice as you approach the area which is in the light, which is coming from the top right. You should apply less pressure with your wrist. It's also a good practice to create this gradient gradually from dark to light. It's like building it up slowly. If you find that you're making too much pressure with your wrist or with your hand and it's getting tired, you can go to the action S panel, tap on preferences and under pressure and smoothing, you will find this graph at the bottom. So you can create a little node on this line by tapping on it and bring it up to create this curve. This will relieve some pressure whilst you're drawing. Keep filling the circle, remembering that the gradient should be more pronounced at the bottom and softer at the top reflecting the light source angle. Adjust your hand position or rotate the paper if you need to. This gradient is only an exercise and it doesn't has to be perfect. You can make it as many times as you want. But creating this type of gradient on a circular form is a great exercise. Experiment with different arm movements, wrist rotations, and finger positions while drawing. You can also experiment with applying pressure on your hand towards the tablet to release some pressure on your fingers. These exercises are great from improving control. Once you finish turning your circle into a sphere full of volume and texture, remember that it doesn't have to be perfect. You can move on to the wing. This exercise is all about creating volume. Once you suggest texture, in this case, this is a wing, so we're going to represent feathers by using our pencil in different ways. I'm going to go to the pexels board and see a reference image to analyze how a wing is in this part. For example, you can see that the top of the wing has shorter and messier feathers. As you move down, they start getting longer and more pronounced. With this information, I'm going to go back to my procrit file and try to represent this using shadows. I could start drawing each feather separately, but the idea of this class is how to achieve textures using loose marks. Tilt your pen and start applying little pressure, trying to think that the light source is coming from the top. By creating shorter vertical lines, applying little pressure with my hand so that they are very soft, I can start suggesting that there are some feathers there. If I start making them longer as I move through the wing going down, this shape suddenly looks like a wing without the need of representing each feather separately. Also notice how I have applied more pressure to my pencil when painting the longer feathers on the bottom. Not only I'm suggesting that this wing has some feathers, but at the same time I'm creating volume, you can also experiment with shorter lines. Tilting your brush to create different textures and really experiment with different things in this lesson. See what happens if you make the bottom drawing invisible and how you can mark the border of the wing with smaller marks in the circle. We tried representing volume by creating a smooth gradient. And in this wing we have achieved volume while representing the feather texture. At the same time we're going to be using these loads. When it comes to developing and refining, our bird drawings vary the size of your brush once in a while and experiment drawing with very thin lines to achieve even more volume into this wing. Once you're done, move on to the third shape, which is meant to be a head. In this exercise, you can try representing different types of heads in different layers. To represent this one, you could use a similar method to what I showed you in the wing. Let's see, this gray part, the base of its head seems to be darker and it has loads of curvy feathers that have a very thin light border. I'm going to show you how to represent something like this using the eraser as a drawing tool. I'm going to start by darkening the whole shape, applying quite a lot of pressure to my pencil, and tilting my apple pen. Then using the eraser tool, I'm going to start erasing some curves. See how they start looking similar to the parts feathers. Once more I'm creating texture and volume At the same time, you can try drawing different kinds of heads using various layers, and it's okay if they're not perfect. These exercises help you practice showing volume and texture. The more you experiment, the more confident you'll become in drawing birds. Later on, I'm going to pass on to the beak and show you how to represent texture. In here, I'm going to sketch the lower section. Tipping my brush, I'll craft a gradient showing that the upper part remains lighter. Since that's where the light is coming from. I'm going to sketch these lines to imply that there are feathers there, as this is where the head starts using my brush. In a smaller scale, I'm going to draw these curvy lines that follow the beaks direction. This is another way in which you can create volume. See how you can start mixing the different ways of tilting your pen. You can draw a first layer which contains like, wider lines and gradients and then finish with a more detailed texture. Finally, I will sketch an eye applying some of the principles that I shared in the previous lesson. I will begin by outlining a circle, then fill it up with black, some shadows to the border to give it volume and create a feather like texture along the sides. I'm playing around with a brush, trying out different sizes and angles by adjusting it stilt. Next, I will introduce light to completely transform the eye, giving it a life like appearance. I will also erase a portion of the bottom to imply the pupil. Lastly, using finer lines, I will add some texture on top. I made these exercises to help you practice adding volume and texture with your pencil if you'd like. Keep doing them with different part references for each part. You can use layers for the. By trying out various textures and bird styles, you will boost your confidence and improve your drawing skills. You can include these images in your project along with others. In the next lesson, we're going to start drawing a part. You can choose another bird of your choice. I'm going to draw a part because I feel that it's a fun bird. I like parrots and it's simple to start, have fun playing with ice. Try to achieve some expressions like you can make like a mud bird or surprise bird and stuff like that. Anyway, see you in the next lesson. 10. Parrot Bird: Proportions & Shapes: In the upcoming lessons, I will show you how to apply all these concepts that we've covered by drawing a part. We will begin breaking down the birds complex structure into basic shapes. Then we will refine the sketch, ensuring the angles and proportions are correct. One big piece of advice that I have for you is to not judge the result too early. You will see that when you start refining your silhouette, things will start coming. Let's go to the gallery and open a new four document on this reference image folder. I left this part picture that I'm going to ask you to import into your document. Use the rectangular selection tool and close this part. Swipe three fingers down and type on cup and paste. This is just to make the image smaller so that I have more space to draw. I'm going to lower the opacity of this part, lock it, and create a new layer on top. Let's start by analyzing the head, which as we saw before, is an oval. You can start with an oval. We saw on previous lessons that this head fits three times on the body. Whilst doing this, you can also start analyzing the angle of the parrot's body. I'm going to draw this line. You can almost start looking 123. The body can go until here. More or less, I can represent the body as an oval, so I'm going to go ahead and draw an oval below the head, not so rounded. It doesn't have to be perfect. Again, it is just we're starting to represent the basic shapes and proportions of our bird. I'm going to join these two areas with some lines. I'm going to draw this oval again and break it in four to check where the eye is. And I can see that it's in the middle, more or less. And then the beak starts around here. It goes down and then it has this other part in here. I can see that this bird also has this blue area here. So I can start taking into account these details to roughly sketch them. The wing of this bird starts slightly at the bottom of the head. I can use an oval to get it right, then create the two long lines in here. I'm going to use a selection rectangular tool to bring this sketch further to the reference so I can draw more comfortably. There is another line in here, which is this wing in here, and then this longer tail in here. There's a line here where the leg starts. I'm going to draw horizontal line. Then check that these angles of the body are right because I have the feeling that they are a little bit more pronounced. I can just draw on top of the reference and double check that my sketch is correct. Then you have the leg which goes out a bit and down with this finger, I'm constantly comparing all the sizes of the body and trying to simplify the main areas, the main body parts, into simple shapes, even if they're not exactly the same as the reference. This helps me a lot to understand the proportions of the body of the bird and always be checking if they can be improved or if they look well in relation to the other body parts. Now that we have all of our proportions and angles right, in the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and refine this sketch by drawing on a layer on top. 11. Parrot Bird: Refine Your Sketch: In this lesson using a new layer. We're going to go ahead and refine this sketch. I'm going to lower the opacity of this first rough sketch and get rid of the lines that I did on the side of the part. Swiping three fingers down and tapping on this is a very quick way of getting rid of things. I'm going to create a layer on top, lower the opacity of this layer even more, and use it as a reference to this part And start refining each part I think could be improved. I'm going to start by the head and slowly start comparing the angles of the reference image and my drawing. I can see that there is this angle here on the top of the beak. Then the head goes a bit flat, which is well represented on my drawing. I can notice that this line is pretty straight and goes all the way to the bottom. I can get rid of this rounded area of this part of the oval that I had done in the first place. With this new reference, I can go ahead and draw this straight line all the way until the bottom. Then I'm going to go ahead, take the beak in a little bit, go down and back out. You can also start paying attention to the negative spaces. I'm going to draw this area of the beak. I can see that it goes up first, then go in to the part, and then it goes out on a diagonal. This will give me an idea on how to end up this bottom part of the beak. You can start adding details if you want. I'm going to add this nostral. I think that I can move the eye slightly to the right and make it smaller to add this ring around it, the pupil, and define where the light area is going to go. I'm going to add this detail here on the side of the eye and a little bit more of shadow towards the nostril. You can start adding some little lines to resemble feathers. I'm going to erase this part in here and add the feathers at the bottom. I'm going to move on to the wink, which is not really rounded on the top. I can see that there is this angle here. If I trace a line from the eye going down, I can then find this angle, this part of the wing, it is a little bit rounded, but it is not defined. I'm going to draw some lines as feathers to mark it, but without making it so defined as the left side. When I drew this angle, I noticed that there is a bit more space in between the start of the belly and the wing. This space is wider in the reference photo than in my drawing. This is not necessarily bad, but it is something that I can decide if I want to correct or not. I'm going to correct this area. Just to show you how I do it, I'm going to make this mark. And then from the top of the body I'm going to draw a curvy line. Then I can proceed to drawing the bottom part of the body. By looking at the reference, you can see that I am not copying exactly what I already did, but I am refining and remeasuring the different areas of the part. Now I can move to the bottom of the wing and follow this angle. I think that my previous drawing this time is fine. I'm just going to keep following it. Then I'm going to create this bottom part of the wing which I hadn't defined before. I can see on the reference image that there is this V shape that defines part of the wing. I'm going to see where it starts. It starts in here, it goes round. If I'm not sure where to make the end of the V, I can always trace a line from the eye, and that will give me a point of reference. I'm going to draw this V line going down and finish this bottom part of the wing. I'm also going to start adding these details that resemble feathers by drawing a few vertical lines, a few diagonal lines. Then I have this red area here that goes out and finishes right before this wing ends. Then this wing goes out, then this tail goes out like this. I can see that this tail also has this area here coming out. When drawing this part of the tail, I feel that there is something that I could improve in here. I think it has something to do with this belly curve. There is this bottom part of the leg where the leg starts, I'm going to define it here or mark it, at least very similar to what was there before. But I don't really mind refining my silhouette. And I actually quite enjoy this process a lot. I also feel that is by practicing the skills that you get better at drawing and copying images from real life references. I'm going to once more use a negative space to check this area. As you can see, I drew a vertical line and I feel that area in black. You can try to make the exercise of observing the black marked area instead of the part. This is called using the negative space. Sometimes it is very useful when it comes to testing certain areas and seeing if the proportions are right. I'm just going to erase this quickly. I'm going to move on to the leg, which I think I'm just going to keep quite simple. There is this finger here, then there's one finger which goes down, although I'm going to erase it, because there is more space of leg behind this finger. That's better. Then I have space to put the second finger. Lastly, these fingers, which I can't really see, but I'm going to draw some lines in there too. Okay, I think this is looking pretty good. I'm going to make this layer invisible for a moment. And I'm going to bring the opacity of the bottom one to 100% so that you can see how this drawing has evolved. See how by defining the main proportions and angles of the birds using basic shapes, I have created an approach that ensures my artwork starts on solid ground. This method not only helps me draw a more accurate representation of this bird, but it also allows me to enjoy drawing the details. It is good to resist the urge to start rushing into drawing details such as eyes, feathers, or a leg, or just a part of the head. Trust this process that we've explored today, begin with the basic shapes, angles, and proportions. And only then refine the silhouette and details. As I said before, try not to judge your drawing too early. Keep practicing and in no time you will start seeing improvements into your artistic journey. How's it going? I hope you're enjoying this exercise. I'm going to stop the part drawing in here. I'm not going to start giving it a lot of volume and texture. I think I'm going to ask you to do the same instead. Why don't you play around with different eyes and bring your bird into different personalities? Put in practice what we saw in the eyes. Listen and see how many personalities or expressions you can achieve with different eyes. Have fun, please. I would love to see you publish these bird personalities along with your final project. 12. Kingfisher: Rough Sketch: In the next few lessons, I'm going to start a Kingfisher bird. And this time I am going to give volume and texture to it to bring it to life. My bird is going to look rather realistic, but just by playing with the eye, you can have a realistic cartoon bird. Feel free to make it bigger or change the size a little bit or the expression. Feel free to do whatever you want with the concepts that you have been learning throughout this class. I'm going to open an four file, but you can open a larger file if you wish. Import the Kingfisher image that I have left for you in the resources folder that you downloaded for this class. I'm going to start by making this image smaller with a rectangular selection tool cut and paste, and then erase the bottom image, make it smaller, and move it to the left. This image is quite dark. I'm also going to lighten it up with the curves function under the adjustment stop, which is the second magic one icon on the top menu. You can adjust the light and dark by moving the ends of this diagonal line. I'm going to create a layer on top. It is very useful to analyze the image that you're going to draw beforehand. I'm going to observe and try to analyze certain things about this bird. Before I start drawing, I can observe how the angle of the head relates to the angle of the body and where they cross, How big is the head and how big is the beak in relation to the head, where does the wing start? I can see that this king fissure is looking up, so the neck is longer. Where does the eye start? And those things, I'm going to start analyzing the angles of the head and the body. I like to pass my hand on top of the bird first and then draw the angle on the left. You can start moving the sketch across your canvas to draw comfortably. Constantly check the angles from the start. I find it useful to pass my hand on top of the reference without drawing on top of it. And then mimic the arm movement on the side where I'm drawing. It helps me see if the angles that I'm drawing are well placed or they could be amended. I'm going to lower the opacity of these angles and on a layer on top, start developing the body of the bird using basic shapes. Keeping it simple as we're just focusing on the overall structure of the bird and not worrying about the details. I'm going to draw an oval for the head and move my drawing to the top so I can draw more comfortably. The beak starts inside the head. I'm going to make a mark to where I think it should start and draw the rest of the beak. The eye starts on top of the beak, and it's located on the top part of the head. I think it could be in here. These guides are only to get you started. All of these areas will be amended and polished in the next lesson. The bottom part of the head below the beak starts at the beginning of the oval, and it has this angle. By drawing it, I get an idea of where the body starts. I'm going to start the oval around here without worrying too much. I'm just going to place it because I can always change it later. At this point, I can start checking that the proportions are right. What's the length of the body in relation to the head and all that? The angle below the beak isn't quite right. So I'm going to fix it a little bit and erase all these inner guides because they're quite distracting because of the position of the body, the wing this time starts quite low. I will draw a novel and then these two bottom lines. At this point, I don't care about transforming my drawing, It might get a little bit blurry, but this is only a guide. I would rather make sure that I'm comfortable throughout the drawing process without worrying about this getting blurry. Then the tail, I'll move to the legs and I'm also observing the negative space in between the legs and the leg and the tail. Lastly, the trunk, right? This first approach is fine for now. If you struggled with this exercise, remember that you can trace this first sketch on top of the reference image. To help you, once you finish this lesson, remember to take the screen sheet. You do this by pressing these two buttons here button at the same time. There you go, you've done the screen sheet. Now if I go to my photo gallery, a screen shet will appear in there. Upload the screen sheet with the rest of your project. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you how I polish this sketch and amend the areas that I feel that aren't right. 13. Kingfisher: Refining The Sketch: Now I'm going to show you how I polish this drawing before I start adding all the textures, volume, and all those things. So I'm going to lower the opacity of this drawing quite a lot because I'm still going to take it as reference, but I want to redraw this and start double checking each part of the body. I'm going to create a layer on top and lock this bottom one. In this lesson, I'm not just going to refine the silhouette, but I'm also going to delimitate all these different areas and details that this bird has within the body. I'm going to adjust the size of my pencil because I don't want it to be, but I also don't want to have like a super detailed line somewhere in the middle. It's fine. I'm going to move my sketch a bit nearer to the reference because I want to see it whilst I draw. Have in mind that this video is played at a speed of 150. I'm actually, in real life, going much slower. You should take your time to develop this sketch. I'm going to start checking each angle. Start on the bottom of the beak, the lower part of the head. Basically, this process is about checking that all the angles seem right to you. If there's anything that could be amended, then you can do it before you start adding shadows and details. I'm going to start with this angle on the bottom of the head, which I think goes in a bit more, and then start creating the curve of the body. At this stage, I'm going to be paying a lot of attention to the negative space. By observing and analyzing the gray area which surrounds this bird, I can gain clarity about the angles and proportions of the different parts of this bird. The big seems all right to me. And I'm going to leave my pen down just to make this line straight. It goes in a little bit more at the bottom of the eye. I am also taking care of these inner details. There's an angle here, for example, then a straight line is actually going down a little bit, and that's where the body starts. I can see that this head goes further and there's this type of angle towards the end, and then it goes down. I'm going to erase these areas of the initial sketch because I'm finding them a little bit distracting. I also want to be able to place the eye properly without the destruction of the one that I drew previously. I'm going to create a mark at the beginning of the head, one at the end, and that more or less gives me the idea of where the eye should start. I can also notice that is above the beak, it's nearer to the top of the head than to the bottom. I'm also going to draw these details which are inside the head and are basically the divisions in between the different colors, in this case orange, white, and this black that also has some turquoise details on it. Have in mind that this video is played at a speed of 150. I'm actually, in real life going much slower. You should take your time to develop this sketch. I personally find very enjoyable. This process. I'm going to move onto the wing as I draw, I'm also creating some lines to where the feathers are. Start suggesting these textures. There is this angle here where the wing starts from there. There is this curve that goes down. There is this part in here where to create these lines and dots. This bottom part is where where the long feathers are. I'm just trying to suggest each area with my marks. I'm going to move onto the feet instantly by looking at the negative space which is surrounding the bird. I've noticed that this leg has a more enclosed angle. There you go. I can also look at the negative space in here, in between the legs, to delimitate where the other leg starts, equally with the space in between the leg and the body, sorry, on the tail. In these cases, looking at the negative space is very useful. A few details here and there. I'm going to work on, on the legs a little bit on the feet and then this feet that goes in a little bit with this angle. There are two fingers and then this one on the back. And lastly the tail, which goes behind the trunk and has the inner angles in here. I'm going to create some little texture here and there, maybe delimited where the shadows are. I'm going to also create a few lines here as guides to where to put the details of the wing. Now if I open the layer panel and I make the previous sketch visible, you can see the difference between the rough sketch and this new polish sketch, which is much better. But if I wouldn't have the rough sketch below, then creating this refined sketch would be very difficult. Once you have finished refining your drawing, you can maybe zooming if you want and take a screenshot. This screenshot will be added onto your photo gallery and you can upload this along the rest of your project. In the next lesson, we're going to add the first layer of shadows to this beautiful Kingfisher. 14. Kingfisher: Soft Volume & Texture: Before we start bringing our bird to life with shadows and details, I have a few recommendations for you. If your drawing is too small, you can always enlarge the whole thing before adding volume, texture, and details. If you think that your canvas is too small, you can always enlarge it Before you start, make sure that your reference image is light enough so that you can appreciate all the details, volume, and textures. You can do this with the curves or by lowering the opacity of your reference image. If the drawing that you did in the previous lesson is too thick, like this one that I'm doing now, and the lines are too dark, it might be better if you redraw the king fisher on a layer on top with thin and delicate lines. You will be able to integrate this drawing better. When you paint the shadows and details, try to avoid enlarging your image too much. As you will lose perspective on the overall drawing affecting the way that you see the shadows, volume and texture. Think about it. In real life, there's no option for zooming in, right? If you avoid enlarging your image, you will also cultivate a more natural and realistic drawing experience. Much like you would do when you're drawing on paper. Build the volume and shadows of your drawing gradually. Instead of focusing on one part of the bird at a time, try working on multiple areas simultaneously, build up the shadows and volume gradually across the entire image. This approach helps maintain a balanced and cohesive look throughout your artwork, ensuring that each part harmonizes with the others as you develop the overall form of the bird. Lastly, you use layers. It is beneficial to develop shadows, texture and volume, and the eye, for example, in different layers. This approach provides flexibility as you can easily go back, discard, multiply, or modify each layer independently, giving you more control of the overall image. Lastly, tilt your brush when drawing. Grab your apple pencil further from the tip and tilt your brush when you want to cover larger areas and hold it close to the tip using the pen perpendicularly to the tablet for smaller, more detailed spots. The first thing I'm going to do is bring this reference nearer to my drawing. I'm going to select the king fissure with the rectangular selection to tap on cut and paste. And then get rid of the bottom layer which contains the border. I'm going to enlarge my reference image and enlarge the whole thing actually to make a better use of my whole canvas space, I'm happy with how my drawing is looking and I'm going to start creating all the shadows and details in separate layers. I'm going to start by lowering the opacity of this layer and lock it to prevent myself from drawing on top of it. I'm also going to create a layer on top. This reference image is a little bit dark, so I'm going to lower the opacity of the layer which contains it a little bit. I'm going to start with the top of the head, drawing very softly with my pencil and always observing the reference image. I'm going to start developing the texture as well. If I zoom in, you can see that it has some vertical lines that I can start suggesting. With the way I use my pencil, I'm going to create this shadow on the side of the eye. Since I want to start developing this drawing simultaneously, I'm going to move onto the bottom part of the head, also suggesting the texture with the way I use my brush Before getting too excited developing the rest of the head, I'm going to move to the body. Tilting my brush, I'm going to create some soft shadows on the body and wing. See how I'm being mindful of the way I use my brush. Creating these lines following the curves of the wing. I'm trying to create texture. As I develop the whole drawing down here, I'm going to draw some diagonal lines to suggest the feathers have in mind that even if the bird has lots of them, by drawing a few lines, you will be able to suggest them all. Now I'm going to start developing the body and the neck. Having in mind the division in between the white, which in this photo looks yellow and the orange of the body. I'm also making sure not to darken the areas too much. I'd rather work gradually using layers than making everything too dark and then not being able to go back. See how with the texture that I'm developing. I am also trying to suggest the volume of the body of the bird, which is rounded. You can play with these things and methods. I'm going to suggest these two darker parts of the tail and at this back bit. Let's not forget about the legs. Even if I don't want them to be the focal point, I'm still going to add some shadows to them and also to the trunk. By drawing the shadows diagonally in the direction of the trunk, I'm not just creating texture but volume as well. Paying attention to where the light is coming from. You can see it here, bouncing on the trunk and on the top part of the bird. Lastly, I'm going to develop the beak that has the shadow on the bottom area and the light on the top area. Always trying not to focus too much on the details. Also trying not to zoom into the image too much. Before moving on to the next lesson, I'm going to finish giving some shadows to the rest of the head, trying to draw the texture of the feathers whilst developing the volume. When adding shadows, I'm also going to give some shadows to the division in between the head and the body. I think I'm going to create the eye on another layer. I'm going to leave a border and the light comes on top, you can see it there and the bottom is. Take your time and enjoy developing these soft shadows on one layer. Once you have finished adding the first layer of shadows and details to your bird, remember to take a screenshot. In the next lesson, we're going to go ahead and focus on the eye and the second level of volume and texture using new layers. 15. Kingfisher: Adding Depth: In this lesson, we're going to keep adding depth and texture to this beautiful bird. At the moment, there's much more detail in the head. And this is great because I want the focal point to be the head and specifically the eye, which I will probably enlarge a bit later. But since it is important to develop the different parts of the drawing at the same time, I'm going to move onto the body, making sure that I keep taking into account where the light is and try not to darken the whole thing too much. I'm going to start creating some thin lines to darken the wing. Maybe creating some smaller lines towards the top and I will elongate them as I move to the bottom of the wing. See how this time I'm grabbing my apple pencil nearer to the tip and using it in a more perpendicular way to achieve thinner lines. I will make longer lines towards the bottom of the wing to suggest the feathers. I'm going to move to working on the tail. The body of the bird has some shadows below the wing and it's darker in general. I'm not entirely sure how to represent this without darkening the whole drawing. I'm going to develop these shadows gradually zooming out once in a while to see the drawing as a whole. Zooming in, because that will make me lose perspective. This area now is too dark and I think it's grabbing too much attention. So I'm going to grab the eraser and make it lighter. In the reference photo, the difference in between the wing and the body is clearly represented by two different colors occur, and turquoise. But in this case, we need to use the same tone of gray to suggest the different parts. Which is more challenging. But learning how to represent volume with just one tone will make using colors in the future easier. Pay attention to how I'm using my pencil, constantly using it in a way to create texture. Whilst I'm creating shadows, always looking at the reference to mimic what I see in the bird. Sometimes I will draw with a pencil to darken areas, and sometimes I will grab the eraser to create shiny points. I feel like the body is getting darker, so I'm going to move on to the head and darken the areas which have a darker color. Also spotting the areas which are in the shadow nearer to the eye and darkening them gradually to create more depth. The wind has a beautiful texture that I'm going to try representing by darkening certain areas. Since I am not using colors, it is a bit more challenging to create these differences in between tones. Let's not forget about the legs. Even if I want the focus to be on the head, I'm going to keep working on the shadows, always representing texture at the same time. See how I'm using shadows to divide the tail from the body, Not drawing a line with the shadows on light, you can divide the different areas. The cool thing about using layers is that you can make them invisible or change their opacity, reduce or add more contrast. I'm going to send the eye layer to the top and rework it. Since I already built the whole body, I'm going to allow myself to zoom into the eye to clean its borders. I really want this eye to be the focal point of the bird. And that's why I'm going to make it bigger. But instead of redrawing it, I'm going to use the move and transforming tool to enlarge it using the white color. I'm going to redraw the border and then with the pencil, I'm going to work on the shadows afterwards. I am trying not to draw too many details, but rather paying attention to where the shadows and light areas are here. I'm going to darken the center of the eye to suggest that the pupil is there Using the eraser tool, I'm going to lighten the border a little bit, even if you can't see this area of the eye on the reference photo, look at how by darkening the pupil and leaving a lighter area towards the border has brought a lot of life to this eye. Take your time developing the shadows of your bird. Gradually work on the different areas. And when you feel almost ready to finish, move on to the next lesson, where we will work on the final, final details to make this little bird even more stunning. Once you have finished this layer of polyumon texture, remember to take a screenshot, upload it with the rest of your project. 16. Kingfisher: Final Details: Using a smaller pencil, I'm going to start working on the texture of the head. I can see that this bird has some lines in these areas. And with that information, I can move onto the bird and draw them as I want. Since all the areas of this kingfisher are already developed in terms of texture and volume, I can give myself the luxury of zooming in to work on the details. I apologize for rotating my paper and I hope I'm not making you feel dizzy. I find that rotating my paper makes drawing much easier, and as a result, I end up putting less pressure on my wrist. Remember that you can change the size and opacity of your pencil when working on different areas. Now I'm going to move onto the wing with thin lines. I'm going to start creating some details. I still want the focus to be on the head. So I'm going to rework this bottom area. I am constantly looking at the reference image and see how I am analyzing the shadow areas. Whilst I draw these lines to represent this vertical texture that this king fisher has on its cheek and its head, I'm going to grab the white color and with some lines also create these beautiful feathers that are overlapping with the dark area. I'm constantly changing the color of my brush. Sometimes I use white or sometimes I just use the eraser. Now I keep paying attention to the angles. I can see that there is this angle here. I'm going to erase this area and lighten up this contrast in between the ocher and the black. This area here is not as light. So I will add a bit more of shadow. Then I will move on to the beak, which has shadows on the bottom. Once more, I feel more comfortable rotating my paper, even if I want the focus to be on the eye of the bird. I still want to suggest this texture, that the wings have these little turquoise dots with a white color. I'm going to go ahead and on a new layer, just in case I don't like it, I'm going to create these dots and why not? I'm also going to create these feathers in here. First, starting with the white color and then adding a bit of shadow on top of it. The trunk has some texture that I will create by drawing some thinner lines here and there. It also has some shadows below the bird. I'm going to darken this area. When working on areas of light and shadow, you can zoom in and see the contrast in between these areas. In this case, the tail is much darker than the trunk, so I will darken it a little bit. I'm going to make this detail lighter and with a white color, start giving some contrast to certain areas. This bird is looking really beautiful. I'm very happy about it. I'm going to open the beak and clean it a little bit. Since I'm very happy with how this is looking, I'm going to open the layer panel and group all of these layers. I'm going to start making them visible and invisible. Seeing which of the layers and which layers could maybe be a bit more transparent. This layer, for instance, which contains the light areas in the wing, is very nice. But I feel it's withdrawing the attention from the focal point, which I want to be on the eye. I'm going to lower its opacity, which in my opinion, looks better. I feel that the beak is also a little bit dark, so with the eraser tool, I'm going to make it lighter equally. This part of here of the cheek, I really love creating different levels of shadows on different layers because then I can play with their opacity. And the rest I'm happy with. I'm going to duplicate this group, flatten one of the two with the eraser tool. I'm going to tidy up the border. This is how you develop a drawing from the rough sketch to the final drawing. Once you finish your bird completely, please take a screenshot and upload all of these images, sharing your process of how you painted your bird. In the next lesson, I will show you a few very cool things that you can do with these drawings using canva. 17. Now it's Your Turn: I have an exciting challenge for you. Would you be up for drawing at least one more bird different from all the ones that we've covered already. Here's your chance to put all the learning into action. As we saw in the inspiration lessons, there's an incredibly vast collection of birds peels to use as reference and get ideas. Remember to play and keep it fun. If you see that you struggle, know that it's absolutely normal. And you can help yourself by tracing part of the exercises. You will still be putting all the learning into practice. This class has a bonus that I'm very excited about. In the next lesson, I will show you how to prepare your bad drawings and introduce you to the marvelous world of Canva. You can download the app on your ipad before we start the next lesson. 18. Prepare Your Drawings to Use on Designs: I have my birds in layers, but you see that when I make my background invisible, this bird has no background. Because I painted sometimes with white. Like this doesn't look that good. I'm going to create a layer. And using the studio pen, which is on the inking collection, there you have it. I'm going to basically create a background for this bird quickly. I'm basically creating the outline for this bird. I'm going to fill it up with this solid color. I'm going to do the legs as well. Now I want this bird to be standing sometimes on things from the top image. I'm going to duplicate it and I'm going to get rid of this trunk. I'm going to actually select it because it's a bit quicker. And tap three fingers down and tap on cut. Then with the eraser, I'm going to go ahead and erase the rest of the trunk because I want this bird to be able to stand on things. That's fine for now. I'm going to export this bird with a transparent background. I'm going to tap on Share and tap on PNG which preserves the transparent background. I'm going to tap on save image export successful. Just so you know, I have done that with other birds. I'm going to this white heron and this little one in here always ask PNG save image. In the next lesson, I'm going to briefly introduce the Canva interface if you want to follow along, make sure that you download the Canva app before starting the next lesson. 19. From Drawings to Designs in Canva: This is a very brief explanation of how to decorate designs with your stunning birds. This is a demonstration and I am going to go quite fast. If you have never seen Canva before, you might get lost. But I would suggest that you stay and see how this works and the possibilities that it offers. If it excites you, you can go and check my previous class from Procreate to Canva, where I explain the whole Canva interface from the very beginning. After you download and create a free account in Canva, you will enter this window, and this is basically the home pitch of Canva. Your account settings are going to be stored in the icon here on the top right. On the top left, you will have this vertical menu where the first icon is the home pitch. Anytime that you want to come back, you will have to tap on here, or you can tap on this Canva word up here. And you will return to this window. If you don't see this menu, then you will have to tap on this three lines icon to display it. I am not going to go into detail of what these folders contain, but you're welcome to explore the interface a little bit. Now we're going to go and create a design. In here, you can create any type of design. Let's go ahead and create an Instagram post, a squared post. I'm going to start by giving a background color to this canvas. I'm going to tap on the square, and you'll see that this rainbow color square appears in here. In here, the first one. And I'm going to just pick this pink color. Guess where I made all these slides for this class. I think you're starting to get an idea. When you create a design, you have this vertical menu here. I'm going to tap on text. In here, you have some pre made texts or you can add text separately. For now, I'm going to keep it simple and I'm going to tap on this first recently used text, which is love, peace, and joy. I think we need more of that in this world nowadays. You can see that when I select my text, this top menu appears and it contains all the options to edit this text. I also get this menu here that says Magic right or group. I'm going to tap on group. I'm going to edit this bottom text by double tapping on it and simply writing my name with the keyboard. Whenever you tap on anything which is in your canvas, a bounding box will appear surrounding it. And you can make it bigger or smaller with one of the corners. Or you can adjust the bounding box by moving the marks on the horizontal or sometimes vertical edges. This is very practical with these three lines icon you can justify your text. I'm going to put it in the middle and make it a bit bigger. This is how you adjust your text around the canvas. I'm also going to be adjusting this bounding box because it's way too big. There you go. Whenever you have anything selected in your canvas, you will find this position word here. If you tap on it, you will find that you can align these pieces of text to the canvas. Or here you have this layer up in here. You will be able to send your items to the front and the back. And you will see how practical this can be when it comes to adding your drawings to this design. I'm going to put this in the middle and I think that's fine. I'm going to tap somewhere else to go back to this menu. Now to import our birds into Canva, you have to go to Upload. To tap on upload files, tap on photo library in here. In here you can select your birds. I'm going to select these four birds and tap on Ad. Your drawings might take a few seconds to upload to your uploads folder. It's in here where all the images that you ever loaded into Canva will be stored. Which is very practical because you have a library of images ready to be used. Here are all the images from my previous class, which I have been using very often. In my previous class, I teach how to create these beautiful botanical acids. If you're interested, you can check that class as well. Anyway, I'm going to focus on birds right now. I'm going to tap on my first bird, the Kingfisher. And now it has been added into my canvas. I gave this bird a white background for it to be opaque and cover the words behind it. You can also adjust the bounding boxes of your drawings, which is very practical. When you export these drawings, the canvas is taken in account. The image is as big as the canvas, and you can adjust it with the boundary box with the corners. You can make your images larger or smaller. When you want to edit text, you will have to double tap on the text and just write whatever you want. I'm going to erase some of these texts and put peace and love because it's shorter and it adapts better to what I want to achieve. You can start moving your bird around, enlarging its scale, or making it smaller, and placing it on different letters to see how it looks. Play around with it and have some fun. I'm going to tap on a second bird to add it to the canva and see how the top horizontal menu changed. If I tap on the text, all these options are related to the text. And if I tap on an image, I get several options to edit it. I'm going to tap on flip and tap on horizontal. Move it to the corner and make it bigger. I'm going to keep adding birds and having fun placing them around in different places. You can also add elements such as rectangles, circles. With the elements in this search box, you can search for a square or rectangle. I'm going to search for a line. I'm going to tap here line and tap on the first option, and it's been added to my canvas. The top menu now gives me options to edit the shape. And with the second icon, I can change the line thickness here and even turn on the switch to have rounded edges. My phone died, but what I did in my design was change the font. To change the font, all you have to do is tap on the text on the top options, tap on the first one, and choose a font. In here, you see that in here you have the collections of handwriting corporate. If you slide, you have headings, paragraphs, things like that, which is very cool. Canva has a vast collection of beautiful fonts. So take your time and choose one that you like. Play around with the top menu to change the different aspects of your text, such as the space in between the line or the letters. If you go to these three dots in the end, you will have some more options such as underline or this. I can here to turn all your text into capital letters. One really cool thing that I wanted to show you before ending this lesson is ways in which you can edit your drawings. In Canva, I'm going to zoom on my Kingfisher Bird. And when you tap on an image, the top menu changes. I'm going to tap edit photo. And you will access this menu. If your menu looks different, you should find a blue box with a message saying that there is a new editor. Check it out, so you should tap on that. Alternatively, you can go to the old experience of editing images, and that's also fine. In this menu, you have the filters second tap. So I'm going to up on CL and you can find many options by swiping your fingers left and right. Check what happens if I tap on this sandy filter if it doesn't work twice on it and start seeing different ways in which you can color your drawings. I really love this. You can change the intensity and I'm going to go back to filters. Once you've done this, you can go to adjust, and in temperature and tint, you can modify this color and adjust it to something that you really like. Cool, right? I think that's a very nice way of using your images. I'm going to tap on edit photo. I'm going to go to the filters and see what filter I like. You have these ones which are a bit crazy, but they're also very cool. I'm going to leave it this color as well. I'm going to go to that just and maybe increase its vibrance. And that's it. Once you have designed your asset, like your social media post and you want to share it, you can tap on this arrow looking up in here. On download From here, you can select any of these formats. I'm going to tap on Jpeg download. You will see this message here. I'm going to tap on Safe Image. Now if I go to my photo gallery, I can see that my image has been saved onto my ipad. So this is a really nice way of designing pieces with your drawings. If you're interested in learning more, I highly recommend taking my class from Procrit to Canva, where I explain all these menus in depth. And show how to design various items with botanical assets that look a little bit like this one. It's a very cool class. So if you make any designs in Canva, I would absolutely love to see them as well in your final project. 20. Design Your Project in Canva!: Here's a quick tutorial on how to lay out or diagram your final project in Canva. It's really easy and if you're like me and enjoy things being well presented, then you're in for treat. I have already sent my images to my computer using ear drop. But just so you know, you can also do this from your ipad. As you can see, I have the screenshots of my drawing process. This is my final bird with the vintage paper texture on top. Here are two exercises with different eyes that I'm going to show you how to display so that you can have something like this. I love these images where the birds look as if they were having a conversation. I also decided to import the sketching fundamentals exercises just in case you want to share them as well. When you create a Canva account, you will see the create a design purple button up on the top right side of your screen. I'm going to create a design, we're going to use the presentation template, but just in case you cannot see it on this board, you can also search for it. I'm going to tap on presentation. I'm going to select the first option which says 16 pin nine. On this left vertical menu, you have this tap here which says uploads. You should tap on that and grab all the images that you want to share and drag them into this folder. Alternatively, you can also tap on these upload files if you're on your ipad and select them from your image gallery. You can choose a background color for your presentation by tapping on this rainbow color, a light pink. And I'm going to start tapping on the images that I want to share in order. You can import them into your presentation by clicking on it or tapping on it. If you're on the Ip, I'm going to start by importing the sketching fundamental images and display them on this presentation. I don't mind if the top one is covering the ones on the back. If you want to add a title to it, you can tap on this text button and add a text box here. Increase the size to 30, and in here you can choose a font. Great, now I'm going to create a new slide by tapping on a page. And I'm going to keep uploading my exercises. I'm going to import the first screenshot I took, Just so you know, with this bounding box you can also adjust image so that it enclose your bird. This is the second one. I'm going to do the same, going to showcase only the bird. You can place them as you wish. I'm going to place them so that the four images that showcase the four different lessons on the left and place the larger bird on the right. I'm going to create one more slide and add the drawing ice. In various styles, exercise flip one of these images so that these two birds are facing each other. When you select a photo, you have this flip option up here. Going to flip horizontal and adjust the bounding box so that they are together. Looks great for now. Finally, my final bird. If you drew a part, you can also share it in here, or if you use another of the paper textures, you can also share it. This could be the class cover, I'm going to add a text, can put my name in here, and maybe choose a different font. If you drew more birds that you can also share them. I have loads of birds in here that I did throughout the class. Feel free to share them as well. Lastly, if you did any design in Canva, you can show it in here as well. I would absolutely love to see it. By the way, if you want to learn how to do more ups or visualize this design across different products, I highly recommend taking my previous from Procreate to Ba. If you want to organize your project, you can tap and change their order. And once you finish your presentation, you can go here and tap on where it says Share. Tap on download and select Pec, which is best for sharing from the drop down menu. I'm going to tap on download, and here's a project ready to be shared in the gallery of this class. 21. Uploading Your Final Project: Now it's the time to publish your project in this class project and resources gallery. I would love if you can share your final word along the rest of your process. If you remembered to make any screen sheets throughout the class, now's the time to publish them. Let me walk you through the interface and show you how you can publish your project in the gallery of the class, on this class Project and Resources tab, you will find a button that says Create Project. Tap on it and you will enter this window. You can add a title to your project in this box. It is important to add a cover image because if you don't, your project will appear with a gray rectangle on the gallery of this class. We want all the skillshare community to be drawn into your project. That's why it's important that you add a class cover. Tap on the button that says Image and start selecting them from your ipad. As I said before, you can add your final bird. Your process and your designs. You can mix images with text. I would love if you can share some thoughts with me, you can let me know. What did you enjoy the most? If there's a favorite bird of yours that you would love to learn how to draw and you struggled with, you can let me know if you like the class or just like whatever you want. You can also not add any text at all, and that's also fine. You can make your project private by ticking this box that says make this project private. Lastly, add some text. Procreate Drawing, drawing birds would be fine for this class. Once you're ready, you can hit the green button up there that says Publish. And your project will appear in the gallery of this class. Once in a while, you can check on other students projects to see what they made. It might give you some ideas on birds you want to draw, leave them alike if you like the project and share some love with the skilltarre community. If you post your project in social media, I would love if you can tag me at Sylvia Spina Art so I can share it with my followers as well. In the next lesson, I will share some final thoughts. Give you some ideas on how you can keep expanding your drawing skills and design skills and say goodbye. 22. Final Thoughts : Thank you so so much for getting this far and for completing this class. It has been an absolute pleasure to share this time with you. Remember to keep practicing the drawing fundamentals often, and you will see how much your drawing skills will improve. I have a big, huge favor to ask you. Please review this class, even if it's a brief one. Your feedback is immensely valuable for me and it can help me improve. As a teacher, reviews help my class gain visibility. So by leaving one, you're also supporting me in creating new classes. I have some exciting news for you. I am preparing a class on how to paint birds in procreate. If there's any specific bird that you want to learn, you can drop me a comment in the discussion panel of this class, and I might include it there. If you want to stay in touch with me and get updated on the new classes I publish, please stop on the Follow button, somewhere around the screen. Otherwise you can go to my profile and do it there once in a while. I like to send messages to my followers, highlighting some students projects, share Youtube videos, pre art resources, the occasional one year Skillshare membership, and behind the scenes, All these things are exclusive for my skillshare followers. Be sure to tap on that follow button if you want to hear from me. I've got two classes I would love to share where you can start using your drawings to create designs. If you enjoyed the canvas section of the class, you should definitely check out my class from Procreate to Canva, turn your digital illustrations into botanical designs. You can either skip to the Lesson 19, Introduction to Canva. You will learn how to create social media posts, a botanical poster, and how to decorate weekly and monthly printable planners with your hand drawings. Or even better, you can take the class from the beginning and learn how to create stunning flowers and foliage to complement your botanical designs. Now if you're interested in the world of fashion design and you want to start creating repeating patterns with your drawings, I have an amazing class where I will take you from the very beginning to being a pro, making patterns in Adobe Photoshop from hand room sketches. If you want to use your bird drawings to take this class, I have a few recommendations for you. An easy way is to refine your bird drawings using the basic exercises and draw some smaller elements. You can draw small leaves, dots, flowers, hearts, or whatever you wish. This will help you complement your final patterns. Make sure to enclose your drawings and try not to leave any gaps. You can trace them using the dry ink brush or the studio pen. Once you've done so, export these drawings as a JP image, send them to your computer using airdrop or using your e mail. And start the class from the short shortcuts lesson. You will be able to take it from there and you'll finish the class with a whole collection of stunning bird repeating patterns. I sometimes like to share creative resources and freebies with my newsletter subscribers. Sometimes I include behind the scenes or projects that I'm currently working on. In this class description, I have left for you a link where you can download a few paper high resolution textures that I have photographed myself by downloading them. You'll be joining my newsletter. If you decide to share your project on social media, tag me a tilio spina dot art, and tag skillshare as well. That way we can both comment and reshare your project with our followers. I'm very excited to share that. I've launched a Youtube channel in here, you will find shorter tutorials related to procreate and other art techniques. So if you like to hang on it too, don't forget to subscribe on there too. And that's all my friends. I hope you enjoyed this class as much as I enjoyed recording it. I hope that you keep growing new type of birds in the future. Stay creative and see you in my next class. Bye.