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Fashionista Portraits in Procreate: Bold Character Illustration & Florals

teacher avatar Ceren Dabag, Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Class Journey


    • 3.

      Composition Step by Step


    • 4.

      Break Down Reference Images


    • 5.

      Linework & Symmetry Tool


    • 6.

      Practice Drawing Flowers


    • 7.

      Create a Flower Bouquet Composition


    • 8.

      Composition & Fashion Up


    • 9.

      Create a Color Palette


    • 10.

      Color Composition


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    • 12.

      Add Details


    • 13.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

Create a fashionista portrait illustrations in a   captivating floral setting with Procreate! We’ll create compelling character designs that are elevated by their fashion sense and how they fit into the overall composition . We will learn to pay attention to the composition as a whole.

Who is this class for?

Do you want to create  character illustrations with bold styles, vibrant colors, and intricate details, with a strong sense of overall composition? Then this class is for you!

It’s perfect class for everyone who is interested in illustration, and eager to upgrade their portrait illustrations with fashion drops and floral floral details!

What will you learn?

- How to create a fashionista portrait illustration within a floral-themed composition.

- Using triangular composition guidelines to sketch characters for a balanced arrangement.

- Using symmetry tool in composition with Procreate

- Breaking down reference images and using geometric shapes to create a unique illustration style.

- Drawing different kinds of flowers and creating a floral composition.

- Incorporating floral motifs seamlessly into character's style and the background.

- Experimenting with color palettes and creating harmonious color compositions.

- Adding final touches to bring the artwork to life, such as accessories, enhanced colors, and texture.

- Valuable tips and tricks for creating stylish characters within a flower-themed composition.

What do you need for this class?

If you'll practice on digital drawing, basic knowledge in Procreate or any kind of drawing app is necessary. 


I'll be using Procreate on Ipad, but feel free to use any kind of drawing app. You can even use a pencil and paper, and still learn a lot from this class. 


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Ceren Dabag


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Hey, I'm Ceren!

I am a freelance illustrator and designer based in Lisbon! I love drawing colourfull stylish characters, interiors or patterns. I am working with Ipadpro and Apple pencil. My style is very colourfull and geometrical. 

I’m also a verified GIPHY artist with more 50 GIFs on Instagram, and I’ve more than 600 millions on my GIFs. 

When I am not creating, I am most probably spending some time caring my plants, playing with my cat, walking at the beach or swimming. 

I love sharing my latest work, process videos and mini tutorials on Instagram and Youtube  so feel free to check them out :)

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1. Intro: Drawing character illustrations with bold styles, vibrant colors, and intricate details with a strong sense of overall composition can truly transform your creative journey. And the best part, it's incredibly fun. Hi, I'm Joan, a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon. I have a passion for creating colorful and facion forward characters using procreate. Drawing inspiration from botanical registrations allow incorporating their beauty into my portrait registrations. Creating powerful and visually striking compositions. In this class, we will combine poetry illustration with the captivating world of botanical art to create compelling artwork that takes your character illustrations to a whole new level. With fashion drops and intricate floral details, your illustrations will truly shine. We will start by gathering reference materials, whether it's observing natural flowers or exploring websites for inspiration. I will show you how to simplify and slice these references using geometric shapes, helping you develop your unique artistic style. I will share many composition tips and tricks, including the use of symmetry in composition. We will also dive into the world of botanical patterns. We will learn to drop different flower types, create floral composition, and incorporate these floral elements into your character style, and oral composition. This is where your illustration truly shines and stands out from the rest. Then we will create a specific color palette for our project. I will share techniques to help you create visually striking color combinations that enhance the overall impact of your illustrations. During the class, I will be using Procreate on my iPad, but feel free to use any drawing app that you're comfortable with. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this class will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to bring your drawings to life. Get ready to level up your character illustrations with a focus on style and composition and let your creativity balm. 2. Class Journey: I'm excited that you have decided to join me in this class. Your project for the class is to create a captivating fashion support registration set within a beautiful floral tamed composition. In this lesson, I'm going to go over the different steps that will be going throughout the class. We will begin by focusing on developing your skills and creating compelling character designs that are elevated by their fashion sense and how they fit in the overall composition. We will learn how to pay attention to the composition as a whole. We will start by sketching our character with the half of triangular composition guideline to ensure a balanced and visually appealing arrangement. This step sets the foundation for our illustration. Then we will move into the centerpiece of our illustration, the flower bouquet. At this stage, we will learn how to break down reference images using geometric shapes to help us to create a unique illustration style. We will practice how to draw different kind of flowers and have to create a floral composition. Next, it's time to make our character shine. We will focus on incorporating fashion elements into our illustration, seamlessly bending down with the overall composition. We will explore how flower patterns can be incorporated into both the characters clothes and the background. Creating a cohesive and stylish artwork. Once we have a sketch that we are happy with, we will move into playing with the colors. These steps involve in creating our own color palettes, experimenting with different color compositions and applying them to our composition. Learn how to create a harmonious color palette that enhances the overall impact of our illustration. After we apply the colors to illustration, it's time for us to add those final touches that will bring our artwork to life and make it truly exceptional. These final details will include adding accessories, enhancing colors and introducing texture. Throughout the class, I have included various exercises, cheer sheets and resources to support your learning journey. You can access them in the project and resources section below. Additionally, I will be sharing valuable tips and tricks along the way to boost your confidence in creating stylish characters within a flower tamed composition. Now that we have a roadmap for our class journey, it's time to dive in and unleash our creativity. Get ready to develop your illustration skills and bring your fashion upper create to life in a captivating floral setting. So let's begin. 3. Composition Step by Step: In this system, we will be focusing on developing the draft of our portray registration. As you know, our class project involves drawing a girl holding a flower bouquet, but we aim to take it to the next level. Our main goal is text floor, how we can blend the various elements of our character with the oral composition of our registration. We will plan how each element of the composition will interact with each other, including the characters proportion, style elements, and how they balance with the floral motifs and the background. Don't yc, we will work through the process step by step, and also I have created a composition guideline to help you with this process, which you can find it in the project and resources section. Our first step is to create our procreate file. I just plan to open a convas from the procreate tplax. To do this, I click on the plus icon in the top right corner and choose the square convas option. Now, I want you to bring the composition exercise sheet that I prepared for you onto your convas I go to settings, I tape on, and then insert a photo. It's here. You can get rid of the headlines and make your exercise boxes bigger with the transform tool. Then I will go to layers and lower the oposity of my exercise sheet to around 20%. Finally, I will create a new layer on top of it. All right, we are ready to start. Let's get closer to the first box. As you can see, there's a triangle composition guideline inside. In this composition type, the main element is placed inside the triangle and the rest of the elements are arranged in a way that supports a triangle shape. This creates a strong focal point and gives the image a sense of depth and dimension. We will use this guideline to place the main element of our drawing, which is the character. As you can see there's a triangle composition guideline inside. In this composition type, the main element is placed inside the triangle, and the rest of the elements are arranged in a way that supports a triangle shape. This creates a strong focal point and gives the image a sense of depth and dimension. By using the edges of the triangle as reference points, we can ensure that our character is mainly inside the triangle. To draw very roughly, we will use basic geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles or circles. For the body of our character, I want you to draw a rectangle in the center. And a big circle to represent the flower que the character is holding. To enrich my composition, I plan to incorporate the flowers from the ique into the clothing and the background. I also intend to draw the flowers in a manner that directs attention towards the character in some way. This is very rough, but it shows how I plan to place the main elements of my drawing onto my comas. Let's move on to the second box and create a more detailed sketch using geometric shapes once again. To begin, I will draw an oval for the heat and triangles for the body and arms. I pretty much stick to my drawing guidelines while I'm sketching. If you are worried about the proportions of your character, eight head rules can help you with that. According to district, in figure drawing, the torso of average human figure usually occupies about three to four heads. What's important not to obsess over perfect proportions is we can always exaggerate or simplify them to figure drawing style. Remember that it's your style, it's your drawing, so everything is acceptable. I want to continue with the flower bouquet. I draw a big circle for it. I also want you to draw the heads that hold the flower bouquet and for this, you can also use trangles. Okay, that's enough for this stage. Let's move on to the third box. I would like you to use the second sketch as your reference while creating your tort drawing. Copy it and move it to the next box, and lower the pot and create a new layer on top. This time we will create even more detailed sketch. You can add here and imagine the fit and flower per turns on it very roughly. You can also include some flowers from the ique in the background. Here's the, the body. For the arms, I add some volumes imagining as she is wearing a big jacket. I also imagine how flower bouquet will look like. I add small circles in different sizes for each flower in the bouquet. I also imagine the hair type. Is it going to be all up with a messy one or a pony tail? Does she have a curly hair or straight bob cut? If you're having trouble drawing different hairstyles, I created a chest for you. It's also in the project and resources section. Don't be shy to use it. I imagine her in a flower yard, so I want to draw some flowers around her. So in the background and some in front of her. Okay. Our composition draw is slowly coming together. All done. Now, I want you to copy your sketch once again and bring it to the next box. In our last box, we will go into even more detail, paying attention to the invisible lines that point towards the main focal point. In this case, our focal point is the flower K and the subjects heat. To emphasize this, I will draw the flowers in a way that directs the viewer's attention towards the main focal point. I quickly sketch my drawing once again. I try to refine my lines and composition a little bit more. Okay, for the floral composition, I want to go more in detail. First, I want to focus on the background. So I drove some flowers in the background. I want to integrate some of the flowers into her clothes as a pattern. Make it more fashionable and enrich the overal composition. I imagine the flowers pointing the flower bouquet and her head to attract the viewer's attention towards my main focal point. You can clearly see the visible direction here. Okay, our very rough composition sketch is ready. To finish, I want you to make a copy of your final sketch and make it bigger to fit into your Cass. Okay, it's here. I add the last touches and none. Now it's your turn to create your rough sketch using the composition guideline I prepare for you. Join me in the next lesson where we will draw the outline of our character using the symmetry tool and procreate. 4. Break Down Reference Images: In this season, I will share some tips on how to draw various types of flowers using reference photos. We will use geometric shapes to help us create a unique style. This method simplifies a drawing process and helps you to create a stylized look. It's fun and simple methods, so let's begin. For reference photos, I will be using images that I collected on Pinterest. If you are looking for inspiration, Pinterest is an excellent resource to find reference photos. But I recommend not spending so much time on it as it can be time consuming. Maximum 10 minutes, I think is ideal. To save some time, I created a collection of reference photos in a Pinterest folder that you can access and download. Feel free to use them. The link to the folder is in the project and resources folder. This is the pinterest folder I created for you. I will select a few that captures my eye and take the screenshots. I. Now, let's bring the reference images to our convas on procreate. I want you to open a ready convas on procreate and bring your references to your convas. Go actions and insert a photo. Okay, I'm on my convas. Here is my first flower reference. Now, I go to my layers and click on my reference layer and adjust to post around 40% and create a new layer on top. Always remember to work on a different layer from your reference images. Our next step is to identify the different parts of the flowers, such as the petal, steam, lays and center. We will break down each part into basic shapes. For example, the pedals could be represented by ovals or triangles while this team might be a long team rectangle. Okay, let's start sketching. Start by drawing straight lines for the steams. The focus on simplifying the pedals as much as possible. You also don't need to draw all of them. You can draw only a few using your imagination to create a unique flower. You can always aim for a symmetrical look if you're having a hard time. Hold your pencil on co once to create smooth and clean lines. Let's create a similar flower on the other side as well. In the middle of the flower, there are many rounded petals that create a chaper like shape in my mind, so I will try drawing a circle here. Remember the reference images are just there for inspiration, so feel free to use your imagination to create your unique flower. As I said before, creating a symmetrical look while drawing these flowers can be helpful. The same method applies to the leaves as well. Okay. Looks great. What's your finish with your sketch, turn off the reference layer and clean up any intersecting lines. Let's move on to the next flower. There's a trip here. We will use geometric shapes and clean lines again. I start with the pedals. Now we can move on to the CTM and leaves and don't be afraid to experiment with your own style which is really valuable. For the leaves, I like to use mix of straight and rounded lines. I encourage you to try sketching different kind of flowers, using the techniques we learned. Don't worry about achieving perfection at this stage. The focus is on capturing the basic shapes. Use these shapes as a guide to add more details such as texture on the pedals or s on the leaves. Great job on practicing have to breakdown reference photos and creating stylized flower sketches. To wrap up this lesson, I want you to finish sketching at these two or three different flowers using the same technique we learned. When you're happy with your sketches, be sure to save them as GPG file by clicking on the settings and selecting the GPAC option. This will allow you to easily share your work with others and keep a record of your progress. Now join me in the next lesson, variable practice roving different flower types. 5. Linework & Symmetry Tool: Okay, now that we have our sketch ready. Let's start cleaning up using the symmetry tool in procreate. First, I want you to turn off the background layer, then go to settings and save the image as PNG file. Then go back to your per credit files and create a new convas by tapping the plus icon here. I suggest creating a convas with dimensions of 2,500 by 2,500 pixels and a resolution of 300 DPI. This will provide us with 81 layers to work with. Now, bring the file you just saved onto your convas, go to settings, insert a photo and resize and reposition your sketch according to my convents. Next, go to the layers panel and create a new layer on top. Now let's turn on the symmetry guy. To activate the symmetry guide, got to actions and cvs and Togolon drawing guide, the tapon edit drawing guide, and you will see a center line in the middle. With this mod, anything you draw on one side will be mirrored on the other side. You have four different options here, but I want you to select symmetry option. Here you can also adjust the opposity and thickness settings to your preference, and you can even change the color at the top. A done. This feature will be incredibly useful when outlining our drawing, since it's centrally and symmetrically aligned. Once you've made your adjustments, we are ready to outline our drawing. To create straighter lines, hold your pencil on the screen, which will help straighten your lines and assist you in outlining. Keep in mind that you don't need to use the symmetry guide for every detail, but you can easily turn off the guideline when needed. Either create a new layer or tap on your existing layer and turn off the drawing assist option. Breaking symmetry in the hair is a good spot to add some variation to the drawing. For now, focus on outlining the character only because we will practice drawing flowers, creating a flower bouquet, and refining overall composition in later lessons. When you're ready, you can turn off the drawing guide by going to actions. Before we move on, I want you to emphasize the position of your flower bouquet, create a new layer and turn on your sketch layer for reference. To wrap up this lesson, I want you to finish outlining your gir without adding details to the flowers just yet. Remember, you can always rely on the symmetric guideline for assistance. Now, join me in the next lesson where we will learn how to create our flower bouquet and explore drawing from reference images in more detail. 6. Practice Drawing Flowers: Okay. In this lesson, you will practice drawing different types of flowers. I will share some tips for drawing from nature, and I also prepare te sheets for you that you can start practicing immediately. It's always fun to go outside and gather a few different types of flowers that catch your eyes. While searching for your inspiration, look for a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes to make your practice even more exciting. If you're having a hard time drawing directly from nature, you can always take photos of them. Take the photos of the flowers from different angles and bring your favorite one into your procreate file to use it as a reference image. When you are ready to draw, observe the basic shapes and structures that make up each flower type. This will help you break down the flowers into simpler shapes and create cytlized drawing. Use circles, ovals and tringles to break down the form. Then you can add more details. Focus on capturing the unique features of each flower. You can always use my chee sheets to draw more flowers. It's in the project and resources folder. Bring the cheese sheet to your comas and start practicing drawing different types of flowers. Remember to break down the images into simple shapes to make it easier. As you practice, try to find out your own style and become more comfortable with drawing flowers. I suggest drawing one flower at the two times in different shapes and finalize the one you like the most at the end. To wrap up this lesson, I want you to finish practicing drawing different kinds of flowers. Go around, collect some flowers and try to practice drawing them. You can always try to reflect your style on it. You can also use my flower chess sheet to practice more. When you finish, make sure that you save it as a GPAC file. Now, join me in the next lesson where we are going to create a flower bouquet. 7. Create a Flower Bouquet Composition: We already practice drawing different types of flowers, and now it's time to learn how to create a stunning flower bouquet composition. This is an exciting and creative process that will enable you to bring your imagination to life. I will be sharing some tips that will help you to create your very own composition. First, we will create a new convas by hitting on the plus sign in the right corner and selecting the square option. Once we are on our convas we will draw a circle to represent our bouquet and lower the oposity of it. Then we will create a new layer on top and bring the flowers sheet that we practice drawing to our convas. It's here. Here's a half full tip before we start drawing our flowers. We can define the places of the flowers in our bouquet by drawing some circles on the cova. This will help us plan our composition and decide where to place each flower. I can draw a flower right here in this circle and then maybe another one over here. Now, let's try planning with the sizes of our flowers, especially if we are drawing the same type of flower. We can make some flowers smaller and others larger to create variety. It's also a good idea to intersect the flowers with each other for a more natural look. For example, this flower could be positioned on top of the other one. All right. I have already visualized three flowers of varying sizes. Now I will choose another color to represent a different type of flower and fill in the remaining is spaces. Maybe I will add one flower here and another one at the bottom, trying out different spots and making sure they intersect. I could also create a small bunch of flowers in the same location. With my reference of the big circle at the bottom, I already created an entire bouquet where all the spaces are most of fill in. Next, I will bring my flower sheet to the convas. Since this is a new convas for practice, I can extend it and place the flowers next to my flower bouquet. To do that, I will go to actions and then select conv followed by crop. All right, everything looks good now and we can begin drawing. First, I will create a new layer to draw my flowers. Always start with the biggest flowers in your cavas as they set the tone for the rest of the composition. Using a variety of shapes and sizes is key to creating an interesting bouquet. Let's start drawing. I'm going to reference this flower here and try to redraw it in a bigger size in my bouquet. When redrawing a flower, it's always good to start with the center and then add the petals. Once you have drawn the flower, you can place it into your circle and try to arrange it in a different directions to create diversity in your bouquet. Don't be afraid to experiment with different sizes and rotations to create a dynamic composition. Next, I will draw the same type of flower and position it within the second circle. To keep things organized, I will create a new layer for this second bunch of flowers since there will be some intersections with this first bunch. It's always better to row on a new layer to easily control any mistakes or messiness. Remember, you don't have to use each flower exactly as you practiced. You can always modify and interpate them. For example, I'm going to change this one a bit. I will add a few more flowers one by one and try to mix up their sizes and rotations. You can also experiment with placing some of the flowers in the front and some in the back to add debt. Once we completed our flowers, we can ad leaves and greenery to fill in any gaps and add debt. Using a variety of shapes and sizes will help you to create a more natural look. You can experiment with different arrangements and sizes until you find a design that you like. You can move the flowers closer together or further apart and adjust the angle of each flower to create depth and dimension. Okay, when we are happy with our bouquet, we will save it as a PNG image and on main image to place the flower in the main spot. To wrap up this lesson, I want you to finish drawing a flower bouquet for your character. Remember, don't be afraid to experiment with different arrangements and sizes until you find the design that you like. Have fun creating your beautiful flower bouquet. Now, join me in the next lesson where we are going to work on the style of our character. We will explore ways to incorporate our flowers into her overall while aiming to achieve a balanced composition. A. 8. Composition & Fashion Up: Now it's time to style our character. We will try to incorporate our flowers into her look by working on creating a harmonious composition. First, let's bring our sketch onto our convas and adjust its size and placement. As you can see, I already imagine incorporating some flowers from the bouquet into her clothes as a pattern. Let's explore that. First, let's create a new layer to work on the pattern for her clothing. Since we exaggerated the size of her top, we have plenty of space to work on the arms. Instead of creating a small pattern and repeat it in the overall look, I want to make it an integral part of the composition. For inspiration, you can take a look at the Facion designer, Mary transs use of patterns on clothing. They are not just simply repeats but radio composition on a cos. We will apply a similar concept here. Let's get started. I want the flowers on her clothes to point towards the flower bouquet she is holding and her face, since that's the focal point of the drawing. This way, I will draw the attention towards my focal point. Okay, I start by drawing the stems in her clothing. To create a balanced composition, I will use smaller size flowers, keeping them more subtle compared to the large flower bouquet. Playing with sizes is key to creating a strong composition. Make sure that the flowers you draw intersect with each other as well. This will help you to create a cohesive composition. As you can see, the pattern in her clothes becomes a strong element of the overall composition while also becoming a part of your character's unique style. Now let's move on to the background. We will incorporate more flowers in the background. Imagining it as if she's standing in the flowery flowers surrounding her. I also want to place some flowers in front of her, but for these flowers, I would like to incorporate them into her clothes. It's like adding another pattern to her clothing, adding to her fashion style. I plan to draw some flowers ending within her jacket while others emerging from her jacket as if they are coming to life. This fully enhance the overall composition. Now that the refined sketch is complete, I will increase the opcity of the girl and do a clean up. Okay, everything looks good. To wrap up this lesson, I want you to finish refining your sketch by adding composition elements to your character fashion, and the background. Think about the ways how the flowers can be integrated into her clothes and the surroundic scenery. In the next lesson, we will move on to another exciting part which is coloring. We will begin by creating a color palette using adopt color. 9. Create a Color Palette: All right. Now it's time to bring some color tar drawing. We will start by creating a color palette, and I will show you how to do it using adopt color. Adopt color is a great website to create and customize color palettes. It's super easy to use and help you to experiment with different color combinations. Let's start by opening the adopt color website. At the top of the page, you will find different options. You can create your own color palette using the create option or explore color trends under the trend section. Today, I will guide you on creating a color palette from reference photos. Click on the create option at the top and select the image option. You can either drop your image directly or click on tap here to upload your reference photo. You can use the link in the project and resources section to access the reference photos I prepare for you. Once you upload your photo, the website will generate the most cohesive five colors from the image. On the top left, you will see various color options, each providing different palettes based on your selection. You can explore colorful, bright deep dark palettes, or even more. It depends on the mood you want to create in your drawing. I choose color palette option. After you choose your color palette, take a secret shot. To take a screen shot, press and then release the top button and the home button at the same time. And then swipe the image to the left to save the photos. Now go to top again and tap on the color wheel option on the left. At the bottom, there is a very tiny arrow that represents the color you choose. You can select one color and create more color palettes using it. There are options like analogs, monochromatic, complimentary, and more. Just play around and try to find the color palette you like. I want you to save at least two color palettes. I plan to go with the color palette that includes warm reddish orange tones and complementary palette with blue tones. You can do the same Now it's time to bring your color palettes to your canvas. Bring all the screen shots to your canvas. Here's my first secret shot. To decide on your final color palette, place all the colors you like together and select the ones you want to use. You can even pick colors from the reference photo. I think this softer orange pink color can add volume to my palette, so I will use it. Okay, all my colorful selection is here. Now I'm going to add complimentary color selection, all the blue toons. Okay. Keep your color palette in a smaller size in the top corner. All right, everything is here. I recommend sticking with the main palette, but feel free to make slight adjustments. You can also add these color palettes to your procreate color palette easily. To do that, go to your color palettes, tap the plus icon at the right, and then tap create a new color palette. And then add the color is one by one. Tape on your color and then tape on an empty space in your palette. Okay, your color palette is ready to use. To wrap up this lesson, I want you to create your own color palette using the adopt color website and save it your procreate color palette. Now, join me in the next lesson where we will work on creating a color composition with a quick color blocking exercise. 10. Color Composition: All right. Now that we have our color palette. It's time to focus on our color composition. Let's start with creating a quick color composition. We have our sketch on the comas and the color palette is located in the corner. To make color blocking easier, we will be working on a simllar sketch. I want you to reduce the size of your sketch and move it to the left side. Now, duplicate the sketch and move it to the right side. Create a new layer and draw a black box on the top of the second sketch. Then go to the layers panel and select the black box layer and then choose the color option. This will allow us to see a gray scale version of our illustration as we work on the color composition. Now go to action and then come and turn on the drawing guide. Tap on edit the drawing guide and make sure the symmetry line is in the center between the two sketches. Okay. Now, I want you to create a new layer on top of your sketch and turn on the sketch layer. Tap on the new layer and then tap on the drawing assist option. With the drawing assist is on, anything you draw on the left will be mirrored on the right. With the black box on the right, you will be able to see your color composition and gray scale. Seeing your color composition in gray skies has several advantages. It allows you to analyze the contrast between different elements in your artwork. You can see how colors stand out or blend together. You can check if different elements such as clothing, accessories, or patterns based on this drawing are separable from one another. By eliminating the hue and saturation, you can better assess if the values of different colors work well together. Think about all these as we start working on our color composition by color blocking. Okay, all set to create a great contrast in the overall color composition, I want to work with complimentary colors. I think blue orange combination will work pretty well with this illustration. I want to work with Boltons for the background and clothing and mainly focus on orange red tones for the flowers and patterns. I suggest you to start with the background. I pick one of the Boltons for the background. This looks great. Remember to create a new layer for each new element to easily experiment with colors and don't forget to enable drawing assist for each new layer. Let's move on to the clothing. I still want to use blue tones for clothing, but maybe darker blue tones to differentiate it from the background. Let's try this one. As I continue adding colors, you can see in great scale on the right side, how this the clothing is from the background. Let's continue adding colors. For the hair, I want to stick to the dark tones. Again, in gray scale, you can clearly see each part distinctively. You can turn off the sketch layer to make it even more apparent. All right. For the flower bouquet, let's continue with a blend of red, orange, and pink colors. I want you to experiment with using these colors in different spots within the bouquet to create a harmonious mix. Before going further, let's color the face and hands and decide on the skin tone. I suggest choosing a darker skin tone that will blend well with the overall color shame of the character and the background. Okay, it's looking. Now let's focus on finishing the bouquet. For the stamps, I want to use green tones. I want to add a few red lines as a reference to the patterns on the flowers. This will make the bouquet pop up in your drawing. I want to continue adding some oranges and pinks. Okay. Wonderful. I also want to add some very light color details. I think adding a touch of dark purple in the midst of the lighter colors in the bouquet will create an eye catching contrast. Now, let's move on to the patrona of her jacket. I want to choose a vibrant red for the branches and maybe pink for the flowers. While you want the pattern to be distinct, make sure it blends in with the colors of the jacket. Don't forget to check the gray scale version to see its harmony. As you see it blends in with the colors of the jacket, but you can still distinguish it from the bolo tone. For the front part of the jacket, you can explore different colors like oranges and for the flowers in the background. Consider trying pinky tones. Don't be afraid to be experimental. Apply colors from your palette and observe how they interact with the rest of the drawing in both color and gray scale version. You can always play with the lightness, darkness, or the tones of the colors. Okay, it's looking great. Let's make a copy of this color composition and place it next to our sketch to use it as a reference. Okay, now, go ahead and create your own color composition with a quick color blocking exercise. Enable the drawing guide feature and check your composition both in colors and gray scale as you go. Okay, now join me in the next lesson where we will work on the line work and coloring of our illustration. 11. Coloring: All right. Now that we establish our color composition through quick color blocking, it's time to apply the final colors using our favorite brushes in our drawing. To begin, let's duplicate our cavas. In the as section, select the vas a duplicate and tap ono duplicate option. Okay, I'm on my new covas. I have my rough sketch and my color blocking sketch and color palette right on the convas. I'm going to reference my color blocking sketch while applying colors to my illustration. I want you to really trust the decision you made with your color composition and avoid making too many changes. Now let's lower the opposite of our sketch layer as we want it to serve as a guide. Okay. Before we start, I suggest placing the color palette in the other corner and enlarging the color blocking sketch. This will make it easier for us to select colors as we work. Next, I go to my layers. It's too crowded here, so let's delete any unnecessary ones. Now I want you to add a new layer, just below your sketch layer. Okay. For coloring, I will stick with procreate default brushes, but feel free to use any brush you prefer. You can even create your own brush set by adjusting the settings. To begin, I will start with the background color. It's always a good idea to color the base first as it helps us to see how the colors interact when vid more layers. I will select the color from my sketch and d and drop it to the cova. Perfect. Now let's move on to the jacket. Working on different layers provides more flexibility. I will create a new layer on top of the background layer. CSR drawing is very symmetrical. Enabling the symmetry drawing guide will speed up our progress. To do this, make sure that you are on the layer that you want to work on. Then go to actions, tap on vas and Togolon drawing guide. Ensure that you select the symmetry option at the bottom. You can also adjust oppose the thickness and color of the guide here. Great. We're all set. In the layer section, you will notice your layer level as assisted, indicating that you're ready to go. Now, select the six P brush from the brush menu. Before you start, it's important to ensure that your drawing is centered according to your drawing guide and that both sides are symmetrical. Now let's start by outlining the jacket with the assistance of drawing guide, as you draw on one side, it automatically appears on the other side. Saving you time and effort. Now, let's drag and drop our color into sketch. If you use a texture brush like the one I'm currently using, the color can go out of your outlines and color the entire convas. To avoid this, y dragging and dropping your color, hold your pencil on the convas and slide it to the right. This allows you to adjust a threshold percent touch and keeping the coloring inside of your lines and minimizing empty spaces within your outlines. We will continue coloring y referring to our color sketch as a guide. Remember to create a new layer for each new piece you color and ensure that growing guide is turned on. To enable the drawing guide, simply tap on the layer and select drawing assess. Similarly, you can turn it off using the same method. Okay. The jet is done. Let's move on to the hair. The here is an area where you can break away from the strict symmetry and add some unique touches. After drawing the base, you can go back to the layers and turn off the drawing assist. This allows you to make adjustments and add variation to both sides of the hair. Now, let's focus on the patterns on the jacket. Create a new layer on top of the jacket layer and apply the clipping mask option. This will ensure that everything you draw stays within the borders of the underlying layer. I start by drawing the branches and then I move onto the pedals. Create another layer to drop the pedals. Initial sketch is pretty rough, so this time, I aim for clear and defined lines. You can add more flowers as you go. Basically, just play around. I also want you to explore different color combinations. I focus on pinks and reds, but I try to use different tones of these colors in each pedal. Creating a contrast by coloring a red pedal underneath the pins can produce a visually striking effect. Experiment with sizes and consider placing the some pedals in the foreground and others in the background to add depth and dimension to the composition. All right, all done. You might notice that some of the flowers goes beyond the edges. This adds a great visual touch. Try to draw some of the flowers as if they are going beyond the edges. Use clipping mass feature to make sure they stay within the outfit. Now let's move on to the coloring the flowers in the bouquet. Begin with the largest flowers first as they serve as focal points. Start by drawing their outlines using the sketch underneath as a reference, but allowing yourself to adjust and finalize the shape. They can be larger than the initial sketch. I continue coloring my petals. I make sure that each petal has a slightly different tons. This adds harmony and creates a dynamic effect. Continue this process for the rest of the petals. You can also incorporate patterns into the flowers. For example, consider drawing triangles or some lines as your pattern. It's up to your imagination. You can collect all the layers under the same group for better organization. You can also copy this flower and make it smaller to create a second flower on the left side. Continue drawing and coloring the rest of the flowers. Play with different sizes and decide on their final shapes. Although the flowers should interact with one another, be careful to avoid tangents. This is one of the common composition mistakes. Tangents occur when two elements in a drawing intersect or touch each other in a way that creates a distracting or awkward visual connection. One way to avoid tangents is by positioning objects slightly apart from each other, ensuring that there is enough space to distinguish their individual forms. You can also overlap objects or adjust their position to create depth and layering within the composition. Okay, all the flower are complete. Let's add the leaves to bring the flower composition to life. Aim to use at these two different colors, preferably in similar tones. To make the overal composition more excited and vibrant. I Okay, the flower bouquet is complete. Now it's time to focus on completing the pattern on her clothing. I'm just going to copy the left side and flip it over to the right side. But feel free to play around with the placement of the flowers to create a unique composition and break the symmetrical. Okay, let's work on the background composition now. Make sure that the flowers are positioned behind the character and extend beyond the cavas. This will create a sense of depth and dimension. Okay, as lost, let's finish drawing the flowers on her clothing. Create a new layer with clipping mass feature on. While I draw most of the flowers as part of the pattern on her clothing, consider adding a few flowers that emerge from her clothes and reach towards the flower bouquet. This will add a nice effect and connect the pattern with the oral composition. I Now it's time to put all the skills you learn into practice and finish your character drawing. Finish outlining your character, y adding colors and textures. Use your color blocking sketch to guide your choices. Remember, you still have the flexibility to make changes on your sketch. Now join me in the next lesson where we will add the final detail star illustration. A. 12. Add Details: All right, we made good progress on our drawing and now it's time to add those last touches to make it even more attractive. We will play around with the colors a bit more Mbating more accessories and using textures to enhance the overlook of the drawing. First, let's check how our colors look in gray scale. For that, create a new black layer on top of all the layers and then tapon date layer and select the color option. This will allow you to view your colors in gray scale. I want you to review your color composition in gray scale. As you see, the girl is in darker tones while the background and flowers blend smoothly with the dark tones. The flower wick stands out with its lighter tones, creating a great contrast with the rest. But we can still take steps to make our colors pop even more. Now, turn off the gray scale layer and return to your original drawing and create a new layer on top for final touches. I feel like we can add some black detail star flowers to create more contrast and make the colors pop even more. We can be as creative as we want with this drawing inspiration from reference pictures or our imagination. Using alpaog or clipping max feature will be quite useful while adding your black details. For clipping mask, just add a new layer on top of the layer that you want to work on, tap the new layer and tap clipping mask. Now you can freely paint without doing any changes to your original layer. Try to add at least one or two black details to each flower and make sure that each detail is different for every flower. You can add some polka dots to the petals or a black ring around the center of the flower. Try different geometric shapes, some triangles, ovals, and squares. Feel free to experiment with various black details and try to adapt them to your personal style and the specific flowers you are working with. You can try adding patterns and black details between colors, such as on the tilips. These black accents will make the color shine even more. I think some black to the background of the bouquet will also create a great contrast. You can draw clusters of black pats in the background. Great. The drawing is looking even better now. I think about how we can create additional contrast. The girl's head and the background is a bit unclear, so I'm thinking about making it more visible by adding a lighter color accessory like a hat or scarf. Feel free to let your imagination guide you, or you can search for more inspiration on Pinterest. You can use the shape of the hair as a guide when drawing the scarf like I do here. It makes the process a easier. Okay, as you see light color contrast red black and make a significant difference. Adding some texture is another option. In this case, I might focus on adding texture to her clothing instead of the flowers, since it's one of the larger species. It requires little effort but has a significant impact. First, create a new layer on top of the clothing layer. You want to change, and then enable the clipping mask feature. Then go back to the clothing layer and make sure that alphlo feature is on. Choose two different color for this task, the base color and the main color. When using the texture brush, you will see the base color peeking true. I choose two different toss of blue. I plan to apply the darker shade of the blou on the top and the lighter bulue as the base. First, and drop the light bleu on the clothing layer. Then through six b texture brush and paint the dark blue on top. Enling the symmetry feature will help you to paint both arms simultaneously and make the process quicker. Go actions and comms and turn on the drawing guide and make sure that symmetry option is on and angle to your layer and enable the drawing access feature. As you paint, you will notice the base color showing through the texture brush, and clipping mass feature will keep everything within the painted area. Okay, all done. Now, let's compare the before and after of our last touch ups. You will notice a significant difference. All these little details, accessories, and textures, makes the drawing much richer and a depth to it. The drawing looks much richer and has a greater sense of depth. Go ahead and take a look at your almost finished drawing, check it in gray scale, and add those last few details that will make your drawing stand out. Add black and light color details, consider including accessories and play with textures. Now join me in the next video where I will share my final thoughts about the class. Okay. 13. Final Thoughts: Congratulations on completing this class on creating fashion and style illustrations set widen floral compositions. Throughout the class, we focus on developing your skills in sketching, using reference images, incorporating flower patterns, and adding color and texture to bring your illustration to life. We learn how to create balance and compelling illustrations by focusing on composition techniques. Throughout this class, I have provided you with exercises, cheese sheets, and valuable tips to support your artistic journey. I encourage you to continue practicing and exploring your own unique style. Embrace creativity, experiment with new ideas, and always trust your artistic instincts. I'm always excited to see your creations. Please remember to share all the steps of your illustrations and exercises in the project section below. You can also take me on Instagram when you share your work. I love showcasing my students projects on my Instagram. Remember, creating art is a continuous learning process. Don't hesitate to revisit the techniques and concepts we covered in this class. Thank you for taking this class and I look forward to seeing your future creations. I will greatly appreciate if you could provide me with a review. Thank you and I hope to see you in my next class.