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iPad Art: Create Line Art and Coloring Pages in Procreate

teacher avatar Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Setting Up & Sketching


    • 3.

      Making an Inking Brush


    • 4.



    • 5.



    • 6.

      Adding Details


    • 7.

      Symmetry & Drawing Assist


    • 8.

      Radial Symmetry


    • 9.

      Colour Setup


    • 10.

      Coloring Line Art


    • 11.

      Final Thoughts & Project


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About This Class

In this class we are going to use some of Procreate’s unique features to make line art and coloring pages.

We will start by making a smooth, clean line brush, and then create three different styles of colouring pages using:

. Quick shape

. Drawing guides

. Symmetry

. Reference layers

. Color drop

and more.

I'll show you how to color your designs in within Procreate, and how to easily make different versions of your artwork.

And of course, I’ll be sharing plenty of my tips and tricks with you as well.

When you have finished you will be able to use these methods in your illustrations, line art and all sorts of other projects.

If you are brand new to Procreate, you might like to take my class : iPad Art: Create a Monster - An Introduction to Procreate first.

You can print a copy of my bird to colour in here.

Do feel free to share your work on social media with the hashtag #nicsquirrellskillshare. I do share some of them in my Instagram Stories.

Nice reviews are always very welcome, your feedback makes a difference and means a lot to me.   :)

Follow me here on Skillshare to be kept up to date with my new classes and discussions.

Next steps - you might enjoy these other classes to expand your knowledge of Procreate.

Develop a Daily Sketchbook Habit: 10 Days of Birds in Procreate

Procreate Sketchbook Fun - 10 Days of Butterflies, Bugs and Beasties

iPad art: Using Textures in Procreate

iPad Art: Making and Using Watercolor Brushes in Procreate

iPad Art: Make Fun GIFs in Procreate

iPad Art: Paint Semi-Abstract Landscapes in Procreate


My website

My other classes

Procreate in the App Store

Ronnie Walter's Skillshare Class: How to Self Publish a Coloring Book

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Looking for more inspiration? Head here to discover more classes on Procreate.

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Nic Squirrell

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I am an artist and designer of fun things living in Kent, England.

I studied Creative Visual Art and 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

My illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

I love drawing and painting on my iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, I will draw on it.

Quirky animals, dreamy landscapes and watercolor florals are my speciality.

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1. Introduction: Hello, I'm Nick, I'm an artist and illustrator, in this class we are going to use some of procreate special features to make line art for coloring pages. You'll start by making a smooth, clean line brush then will create three different styles of coloring pages using features such as quick shape, drawing assist, and various kinds of symmetry. Then I'll show you how to color your line work within procreate using reference layers and color drop. As always, I'll be sharing plenty of my tips and tricks with you as we go along. When you've finished, you'll be able to use these methods in your own illustrations, line arts and all other projects too. So come on, let's get started. 2. Setting Up & Sketching: Start by opening up Procreate and pressing the Plus. I'm going to choose series paper size that I have in my printers. For me it's going to be A4, but if it doesn't show the paper size you want, you can tap this little icon and go into Canvas settings, and if you are in the US, you might want to choose the inches 8.5, and the height 11. I'm going to do it the other way around because I want to work in landscape form, just because it's going to be easier to show you on the iPad, so I'll do 11 by 8.5. You've got other choices here. If you get to the Color profile, you can choose RGB or CMYK. I'm going to stick to RGB. You can change your time-lapse settings. I've got mine on top quality so like I need to show you. Obviously, the higher the quality, the larger the file. So bear that in mind too. The Canvas properties, I'm going to have a background color which is white, and I'm going to not have it hidden. You can get back to these dimensions, so I've got it on 300 dpi and it's telling me I can have 59 layers, which is far more than I need. This will just depend on the size of your iPad. I'm going to press "Create". You can see that it fits really nicely on the screen to show you. But you can have it the other way round and you can actually twist your whole Canvas around if you want to. I'm just going to sketch using pink because I think it's just going to make it easier to see and we want to start putting the black line overlay. Let me guess, the brushes, those are so lovely new brushes and its use sketching and I'm using the Narinder pencil. Let's start by drawing a bird shape and you can do any kind of bird you like, for example, this one. [inaudible] pencil. Just a random bird standing, you can have a bird flying. Really just to anything you like, as long as it's in your own style. Let's go into last pellet, swipe to the left and tap clear, and get sketching. I'm just going to draw a fairly simple but shape. [inaudible] it looks a bit rubbish. So all this one [inaudible] technically strange stomach. This is just a working drawing. It's not going to be beautiful. It doesn't matter, please don't spend hours making it lovely. Let's get rid of this nasty bit here and some weight-loss. I'm just refine this a little bit because I'm going to use this as a template. I do two kinds of sketching, pretty sketching and ugly sketching. The ugly sketching is a more of a plan for work. So for example, this one is definitely ugly sketching and a pretty sketching in my sketch book, just for the sake of it. I'm just going to make him a tiny bit large. So he fills the page by so by tapping the transform tool and just pulling him out a little bit. If you prefer to sketch on paper, that's fine. Just take a photo of your sketch. You can bring that in by going to the Spanner settings, Actions menu. In the Add section, choose Insert a photo. Now, we're ready to make our inking brush. 3. Making an Inking Brush: Now, we can see set up brush to use. I'm going to get my bird layer, and I'm going to slide it to the left, and I'm going to press "Lock". The reason I'm doing it, is not because I don't want to mess this up, because obviously it's not fabulous. But I don't want to spend ages working and then find that I've done this on the sketch layer and can't use it. So I'll make a new layer. I'm just going to turn off the visibility for my sketch right now. I'm going to go to my color palette, and there in the classic color picker, I'm just going to drag that right down there, to have pure black. Then I'm going to go into the brushes, I'm going to go the inking section and I'm going to choose the technical pen. I'm going slide that off towards the left and duplicate it. You can see this is a brush that I've made along, and not come with procreate because it's got little procreate squeaker on it. I am going tap that in order to go into the settings. We have a drawing pad here and everything on here will change dynamically so you can see how it changes depending on what you're doing. What I'm going to do is stroke, that gets thicker and thinner. I've got squiggly stroke and we'll see what happens when I change things. The first thing I'm going to do is change the streamline and take that all the way out. That's going to really smooth out my strokes. Next thing I'm going to do is, go to the taper, and I'm going to change the tip so that it is blunt. That's all the way to the right. A little tapered it on the end, but not too much. Let's do link tip sizes because that will mean that whatever happens at the front happens at the end. Let's take the size all the way down and take the pressure all the way down as well. Then I'm going to go to the Apple pencil. What I don't want, is the size changing with pressure. I'm looking at the pressure settings here and I'm going to take the size down to zero, which is in the middle. I'm going to take the flow down to zero as well. Now I've just got a very easy mono line strokes, I'm just going to clear the drawing pad by tapping on drawing pad and clear drawing pad. This is going to be perfect for my coloring book. The next thing I want to do, is to go to, "About this brush", I'm just going to rename it "Technical Pen Nic", then I know is one I've made. If you want to sign your name there and say it's you, you can do. That's not my signature by the way. I'm going to create a new reset points. That means that if I want to mess around with this brush, but actually felt like you want to come back to here, I can reset and done. So this is the pen that I'm going to use all the way through for the coloring paint. Next thing I'm going to do is just test it to see what size I want. At the moment, the brush size says 18, let's make it a round number, this is 20. I'm just going to draw three stripes number 20, it's not very easy to write with a stream line on. Then let's try a little bit wider, that's a thirty and that's a fifty. There isn't correct size for coloring books, it just depends on what you want to do and what your audiences is. If you're making a coloring book for a child, you might want to make it even thicker. If you're making it for an adult and you want to include a lots of detail, make it thinner. I'm going to print this out now so that I can actually see it physically on paper. I'm going to go into the Spanner Actions, Settings Menu and I need to Share, then share is a JPEG. I'm going to scroll down and press "Print". There it is on a piece of paper. I'm going to go for the thirty. 4. QuickShape: I'm going to make a new layer and I'm just going to switch this off to demonstrate something to you. We're going to make a lot of use of the feature and pre-create, which is quick shape. You can change the way this works in the settings menu. If you get to preferences and then gesture controls and then quick shape, you can choose what activates the quick shape. I've just got mine on the standard which is draw and hold and it's got the standard delay which is 0.66 seconds. But if you prefer to use any of these other gestures to make it happen, you have the option, and if you don't like it at all, you can just switch it off. Stephanie suggests you keep that one for this class because this is what it's all about. How it works is, if I draw a wonky line and I just hold my pen on the end, it snaps into a line. You can see it up here it says, line created. I can then go to Edit Shape, tap on that, and I can move either end of the line. Then when I'm finished, I just tap off the columbus or else I can just tap on the brush. Once you've committed to it, though you can't hold to it again because it's not just a regular pixel line like any other, so just make sure you put it in the right position before you do that. Let's just do another one. This time, let's say I want it to be perfectly vertical. I'll draw my wonky line and hold it till it snaps to a straight line. If I put my finger on the screen, it snapped to vertical. This works with any 15 degree increment. If I want to do horizontal, and let's try something around 30 degrees. We can do other things as well, as well as doing lines, it will recognize circles. I do a wonky of circle. It says, ellipse created. To edit the shape, I can choose whether I want it to be an ellipse or circle. If I choose a circle, it's just going to make into a perfect circle. It's got these little handles like a hat at the end of the line, so you can then pull that out. But if you choose circle, it's just going to make it back to its original size. You can also change the size just by dragging and you can also change the position. You can make a triangle this way. Edit shape, and now you have the choice of a regular triangle. You can move the coordinates, change the height, and so on. If I choose a quadrilateral, gives me this extra side if I wanted some do that. If I change it to a poly line, it will make an open shape. Again, you can play around with that. I have done line, circle, and triangle. We will also got a square or a rectangle. You can choose to make it perfect square, rectangle, or again the poly line, which is an open one, which comes in and out. Then I can do maybe a multi-line shape. Let's see what that does. If you do it too close to a straight line, it will think it's a straight line. It's using its intelligence to work out what you've done and just occasionally, it doesn't get it quite right, but you do get used to this. If I edit the shape, I've got to note in each corner. Then the last one is an arc which we're going to be using. If I draw an arc, I did that, and you can change it. It doesn't actually give you fascia curves like some vector programs would, but it's still really useful. So we're going to be using all versions of this to help with our coloring page. Let's get rid of that layer slightly to the left and delete. That I meant to make my third layer visible, and press the plus for a new layer to work on. 5. Inking: So we got our inking pen, we've got our black line, we were working on a nice new layer. Ready to go, so let's get started. You might have to do a few of this to get them exactly how like them. So basically I'm horribly wrong. So I'm going to do a double-tap to undo. Generally, drawing fast is smoother than drawing slowly and I think that will be fine. Still want it to have a hand drawn look. I'm going to work on a separate layer for each bit and then I can erase any bits that I'm not happy with. Let's pop in its beak. This one I can do with the quick shape, so I'll just draw that in and then hold it down. Let's do Edit Shape and just make sure the ends of my shape, are where I want them to be. To be honest I could use some extra notes there, but that's fine. I'm happy with that. Let's tap on that to get rid of that and have a circle for his eye. That's quite big that eye that's there at moments. You are going to hold Edit Shape and go for cycle. I think that's fine. Then I'm going to make another circle inside it because I think I would quite like him to have like a separate bit for his pupil. Then I'm going to just grub the black and drop it in, to fill that slightly smiley beak. Do make sure that all your lines join up and you don't leave any teeny gaps in between them because this will cause problems later with the coloring. Let's draw his wing. Now because the wing is quite far away from what I've drawn up here, I can do it on the same layer. So this one, I'm going to draw the main bit of the wing first and then I'll put these scallops in at the end. Let's zoom in. I'm going to do a new layer for the scallops, because I might want to change them in a little bit. I'm going to draw the first one and then hold at the end for the quick shape. To edit shape, zoom right in because I want my lines to meet. So then we are good and that's fairly well following line, but of course you can always do various things with it just slightly change it if you want to. I think I might want to actually make it a little bit wider because this one at the end is really fat. [inaudible] So I'm going to tap on the brush to deselect that and [inaudible] off piece a little bit. So I'm doing this more freehand I did the shape, I can move it over a little bit. So this ends meet, that is fine. This is a little bit odd until you get used to it, and you can see that some of these notes on partially at the end of the shape. You need to just play around with this a little bit to get the feel for it and then just the last one and I want that to join up here. That looks quite a lot like I wanted it to. So then I can get rid of my sketch layer now just at least switch it off, make it less visible, and let's do something with his tail here. But I've got [inaudible] down a bit here and I'm really would quite like the tail to cut off here. I'm not on the same layer as his original body, so I can do a quick line down here, and then I'm going to use the eraser and I want to actually use the same pen as I'm using as an eraser. To do that with the pen select is, you tap and hold on the eraser. Erase with current brushes is what it says. Need to be on his body layer. I can do a quick line for the eraser too, to line it up properly. Actually, this eraser I don't know if you can see that, but it's leaving a little shadows. I need something a bit more opaque, my eraser really, so let's have a look. I think I'm going to go for the studio pen, so it slides right down. Its a bit strange erasing with the streamline. So I think we need some decoration on the end of his tail. So let's go back to the pen. I don't want it to be on the layer of the bird or that line. So let's put it on, I think this one, I can tell by just making it invisible and visible there's nothing they're that's showing. If I make it invisible, other things have switched off, but not at the end of this tail. So I can switch that by on and know that whatever I do here, I can erase properly. So I think I'm going to give him some loppy tail feathers. Give it a little edit and make it a little bit skinnier. I'm going to erase that extra a little bit that's poking up there. I'm going to choose the Selection tool here. I'm going to make sure it's on freehand. So I want three of these feathers. I'm going to swipe down with three fingers and I'm going to choose Cut and paste, and this is just going to put it own its own layer. Then I could do the same again, just copying and pasting for the other two for feathers. But in fact, I find it easier just to go to the new layer, I've got here. Swipe it to the left, and choose duplicate and do that again. I have three layers, they are all in the same place. So let's get to that middle one. choose the transform tool, it chooses everything on the layer. Then I'll just drag that down into position. Then I'm going to get to the top one, choose the Selection tool again, just drag that down into place and I can see that, this is definitely too wide. Deselect, go to my layers. I want those three all on one layer. so I'm going to tap on the top one, choose merge down and do the same again for that one. Then I'm going to choose the whole layer with the transform tool and smooth those so that they look right. Now because I got it on uniform. If I make it smaller, this way, it's going to get shorter. I don't want that actually, I want it free form because I like the lengths of these feathers. So let's get that in place, tap on my brush to deselect. Now he needs some legs and because this is a coloring book, it would be good if the legs were hollow. So let's switch back on sketch layer and go to a layer that doesn't have its body on it. So if I switch that one off, you can see that just the scallops. If you go into the classic color picker, it's got your history here. But it depends on the iPad. Some of them do, some of them don't. Mine does, so I'm going to just tap on back, get back to it. But if not, you can just drag your little color picker down to the corner. I'm still on my Technical Pen Nic that I've made. I'm going to use the quick line to do this. So quick shape and it does actually match the exactly vertical, so I'm not going to bother making them absolutely perpendicular. So I want to give room for people to color him. Let's put another one next to it, and these aren't the exact distance apart or anything. I'm just doing it [inaudible] bird feet look like this. I need you to make this left leg a bit longer to fit the feet in. So I'm going to use my Selection tool to select that leg only. So let's go back to my foot layer. That was quite fiddly, so I'm going to save myself a bit of time by doing a copy and paste. Maybe just makes his front leg a bit further forward. So let's just go to the layer with the legs. I'm going to select the front leg, in which case to the Transform tool. smoothen a bit further forward and just make it a little bit bigger. So it joins up, I'm going to switch off my sketch layer again. I think I want to be on the foot layer to do this because even when I'm about to do it's legs. It means if I make a mistake I can erase without messing up it's legs. Just put some stripes in for his legs. In the next class we are going to decorate our bird. 6. Adding Details: Now we're ready to start filling in all the detail. I'm just looking at how he's on page. I want to move him down a little bit and left a little bit. But of course, it's along different layers. You can see the layers section. I'm going to unlock this lower less or convey mission as well because I've finished with it. Keep it in lines, need to unlock that. Then the other layers I need to slightly shift towards the right. That will be selected. Then I'm going to tap on the transform tool just maybe older little bit turn left. Don't get too near the edges because sometimes the printing will slip a small margin. I'm going to start a whole new layer at the very top and select start filling in some detail. I would quite like him to have a crest, so I'm just going to put it in freehand. It's a bit of a strange bird. Let's start a new life for all initial details simply doing. The idea of the coloring page is to divide it in sections that people can color in. I just want to keep that in mind. I'm going to start by just putting a little curve in here to make the junction between his head and his body. I'll do another one parallel to it. It gives the initial edit and make it a little simpler. Then now someone slipped his tail so I've caught this line here. I'm going to put another line next to it using the quick line. We go back down to where my sketch layer is and let's put a new layer of ice on top of it. I'm going to do this in pink as well. Just using my regular brush that I'm going to be using to make the finished piece. Just going to get some ideas of what I would like to do. I'm going to put in some scallops here and this doesn't have to be very tidy either. Again remember it's a sketch. I think I'll put something to divide his tail off from the rest. Then something else in this section. A decent colors friends the bottom of his feathers. I think maybe some [inaudible] here. This is just to give me some rough positionings. The fittest sketching is you get your ideas straight before you spend a long time on something. Let's get back to the drawing layer, okay for the black. I introduce some more scallops and isn't really uneven, so I'm going to start in the middle. Turn off that sketchy neck because it's a little distracting. If he hoped for the quick shake off to your strike, even if you don't edit it, just smooth offshore, strike. Erase these scallops. We can say are [inaudible] to get rid of this. Suddenly sketch [inaudible] more count where I want to put the scallops. Switch off the sketch layer, it's quite good. I need to copy and paste that so I'm using the selection tool. We finger swipe. You, copy and paste and I'm just going to move us along. The probability that again for the next section [inaudible] it's just going with my eraser and tidy up this at least. Normally this [inaudible] but when you do a coloring page, it's nice to have it really neat. Now gets put some extra scallops at the bottom of his wing. Let's do something on his wing. I'm going to start with a circle and shape make it into proper circle. At the central select the distance between the edges of the wings. I'm going to make sure I'm working on a new layer for this so I can do some adjustments if need be. Draw in roughly a star shape. I didn't have to be too exact because we can do some adjustments in a minute. We'll get back to the beginning on holdings to make a polyline with the quick shape and I'm going to go in and edit. This is going to be easy to just make it look a bit more even. Make sure you're happy with it before you tackle fix. It's not going to be very easy to adjust later. I create some star in this wing, make another circle on the inside. Center that my eye some inside bits in, see the way I do it is mostly free-hand. But if you're doing one and it turns a little bit strange, it's pretty easy to do the quick line. Put some deco around it, like a diamond shape. I think I'll copy and paste this. I'm going to the freehand selection to destroy roundness. Three finger swipe down, copy and paste. Then I'll use this little handle to rotate. You can just do it again a three finger swipe, copy and paste that. But I don't really like to copy a copy because the more you do that the blurrier it will get so it makes it a little bit blurrier once you copy it. But it serves my need and a [inaudible] but it's really good to matter, but I don't like to just keep doing that. I'm going to make sure that I'm on the original layer with this star on it, sunshine whatever it is and again to copy the original using the free-hand selection tool, three fingers slide, copy and paste. Then go back to the original layer and settle on. The easier way of doing this would be to put it on its own layer. I'm going to actually cut and paste it this time, just one at the bottom. Then I'm going to swipe the layer to the left and just duplicate it. It's effective but I have to keep [inaudible] time. I'm going to match all of those down. Then only one single layer. I think I might we'll see that move somewhere else later. I'm just going to make a duplicate to that. [inaudible] I'm just going to take you through Angie's all of the methods that we've tried to just fill in all the details and kept this ready to be a coloring page. This is the finished bird with some extra flowers at it. In the next video, we'll be looking at a different way of making coloring page using symmetry. 7. Symmetry & Drawing Assist: I've made a new canvas, 8.5 By 11, the same size as my previous one. This time we're going to make something using symmetry. I'm going to go to the Spanish settings and could choose Canvas, I'm going to choose drawing guide, and edit drawing guide. There're various different options to the drawing guides. First of all is the 2D Grid. You can change the capacity of the grid, thickness of the grid lines, we can change the size of the grid, and you can also, by moving this center mode, you can move the position of the grid. Then you got a green node down here. That means you can rotate the grid. If you choose the assisted drawing with this side. All of your strikes that doesn't match if you try and do them diagonally, they're all going to be constrained to horizontal or vertical. If you want to reset your grade, you just need to tap on one of the nodes and press reset. This one is that you can have an asymmetric grids, which is particularly good if you are doing 3D design. You can do spective. You can choose where about suddenly canvas when your horizon to be. Then we're going to use symmetry and within the symmetry you have different options. You can use vertical symmetry, it will figure out horizontal symmetry. Both of these, you can actually move that line of symmetry around using this green node. You can move the central point to, we set that, the you've got quadrant symmetry, and that means that whatever you do in one quarter of your drawing will happen in the others. Then you've got radial symmetry, which divides your canvas into eight. To start with, we'll use the vertical symmetry and got the assisted drawing on, so you can press "Done". We need to choose something that is symmetrical. Perfect thing for this would be a butterfly, which is what I'm going to draw. But you could do a flower or maybe Mexican David [inaudible] whatever takes your fancy, just something that's symmetrical. I'm going to start by drawing the body of my butterfly. If I have a look on the layers palette, the layer that I'm drawing on and says assisted that, which means that it does have the symmetry on. Top on the layer, you can care that it has drawing assist tech. If you want to turn that off for any reason, you can just uncheck and check it back on anytime you want to. If you make a new layer, it won't automatically have the drawing assist on, so you will then need to turn that on. I'm just going to go back to my first layer and then draw my butterflies or D, you're going to keep holding. It's thinking that's possible ellipse. I might see if I can edit that shape or I might just not have an ellipse tool. I'm going to zoom right in. What I've one thing to one side is going to happen on the other, so that might work. Let's do that to the top as well. Well, that's actually not bad for the butterfly's body. Let's give him some things and do that on the next layer so I can erase any bits overlap if I want to, and that is on assisted at the moment. Let's get him some eyes. Now I'm going to draw his first wing. I haven't used the quick clamp because that will just turn it into an ellipse, which is not what I want. That's fine, but the little bit that I want to erase here, let's take that away. The great thing about this is you only have to worry about drawing one side because everything you do on this side can then reflect on that side. Let us go back to the first layer because that's just keep it away from the wing outlines. Let's start by putting some shapes in his wings. Industrialize equate thing to decorate. We can do some scallops like last time. If I choose to do free-hand copy of this bit, copy and paste, and then move that up. You can see that that's actually only pasted it on one side, so doesn't reflect your copy and pasting. You can still use the quick line with them, and you can still edit your work is changed them a little bit. Okay, I can just go on with my eraser, and take off those extra bits, which is easy because that's on a different layer. It's nice to clean up as you go long dust makes it easy to make sure that you've done everything. While I'm moving it around using the quick shape edit, the 2-bits and we'll move in sync. But let's say it is sizes I want to smash, you move that further end and I select it and gets me visits are shedding, moving to one side. If I wanted to do that, what I would do is make another layer, make sure the drawing assist is on. Then if I make a mark where I want to move that to, you can see you have mark on both sides. If I now go in and select that and move it, I can use that as a guide. I've got my magnetics on so that it's staying in line, then I can do the same on the other side and smoother end using the magnetics until it hits the same spot. Now this is still even, get rid of that extra layer. [inaudible] I know it's just a case of going through and filling in the details. In the next lesson, we'll be using different kinds of symmetry. 8. Radial Symmetry: For this last one, we're also going to use symmetry circle. New page, exactly the same size again and I'm going to go into expand the settings, canvas, drawing guide, edit drawing guide and go for symmetry. In the options we're going to choose radial. There are two kinds of radial symmetry: rotational or regular. Let me just show you the rotational. With rotational symmetry, you can get these kind of cool effects, but basically if I do something here it literally rotate in a circle. I'm going to change that and turn that off. For this one, anything you do here is going to get reflected over here. You can do all sorts of cool things. Because I've got rectangular paper up and square papers, I'm going to make sure don't go off the edge here. I'm just going to keep an eye on that top bit. You can have a play around. You can make some really fun mandala style shapes with this. You can use the quick lines get some really interesting kaleidoscopic effects. It's obviously very good for florals and stars and anything of that sort. You want to draw a line along one of the guidelines. It often comes out as a double line or an extra thick line and you can use the quick shapes to overcome this. Just hold at the end of the line and choose edit shape and then you can just move the ends to get a thin single line. Let's do exactly the same for this vertical. This is also very good for doing leaf shapes. If I wanted to get these a little bit more even I could even just do the quick line for them so that they're absolutely straight. I have no plan for this particular one, I'm just making up as I go long so not quite sure how it's going to turn out.[MUSIC] I think maybe that would drive someone berserk as a coloring book, but it's just to give you an idea of what you can do. I'm going to turn that layer off and try some other things. Turn on drawing assist. Let's start with this squiggly line. I'm going to hold that for the quick shape. It's turned it into a complex poly-line shape. There are only a few points that I can edit those. That means that there's not too much control with this method. Let's try that again. Loopy and loose scribble and then if we hold this, it'll turn it into a poly-line. I don't like the poly-line, can undo it, and get back on scribble. Let's see what we can do with some rotational symmetry now. I'll hold for the quick shape. This time it's turned into ellipses. Let's go back to just radial symmetry as oppose to rotational. I could literally spend hours doodling like this. It's very relaxing. [MUSIC] Going to do one more and this one's more drawing based and it's just going to evolve as I go along.[MUSIC] I think you'll see from this that there's an awful lot of different ways you can use symmetry with your line arts and make coloring pages and mandalas.[MUSIC] 9. Colour Setup: If you want to color your pet within Procreate, let me show you a cool way of doing it. First thing I want to do is duplicate our artwork. So on the main screen, might cross it towards the left and choose duplicate and go into one of them, which gets the Layers palette. I only want it on one layer. I'm going to pick the top layer. So tap on the layer and choose merge down. Could just do this a lot of times. This would be quite tedious because we've got lots of layers. So instead of that, so I've got one layer selected and I'm going to just slide slightly towards the right on all the other layers that I want to merge. I'm not going to do these bottom ones because there's a sketch layers. Now I am just going to pinch those altogether quickly. These two are off the page, so they didn't pinch in that first slot. That's most all of those into one layer. Then I want to get rid of these sketch layers. So this one, I can just swipe it towards the left and choose delete. This way to unlock first. So I'm going to slide it to the left choose unlock, and then repeat that and choose "Delete." So now I've just got one layer with all of my line mark on and I've got a background layer. This is a really good way of coloring any line work in Procreate. So I am to add a new layer on top. Then it gets to my line work layer, tap on it and choose reference. So the top layer, if I fill it with color, is going to act as if it's got the lines of the reference layer on it's already. Say for example, if I take that one off reference and apply fills the layer above, this is going to fill the whole page. But if I make this a reference layer, and then I'm in the empty layer at the moment, if I fill that, it's only going to fill out section as if the lines are on that layer. Even if I switch off the visibility of that line white layer still behaves in the same way, so i am going to switch that back on and the next thing we need to do is get a color palette. So I'm going to tap on the color circle. I'm going to go to palettes and into make a new palette by pressing plus, tap on the name and call it coloring. Then I'm going to start with this bright pink we've been using. The starting point. Suddenly pop that at the top by tapping on it because it's the selective color. Then it gets to the harmony section at the bottom. This has got various different versions. So if you tap on the word complimentary at the top, you have got complimentary colors. So this green is the complimentary to my pink, split complementary. So we've got the green and the turquoise. We've got analogous. So that will give you colors that harmonize really well. So I'm not sure to pick those colors. So I'm going to tap on this one. Then tap on the empty space in my palette, it's quite bright. I'm thinking I might take them all down a little bit so I am actually going to tap on that and hold until it says "Delete." Let's get rid of both of those and just take it down. let's make the most tap on and mute it. I think they are all nice. So let's start with this one. For the mutual version of our original and then this one. So these colors are all similar, but they harmonized really beautifully. So I'm going to base my pallets from that. So I'm going to go back to the classic color picker. I want a lighter version of each of these, so I'm going to start with this bright pink. I'm going to grab it and slightest along a bit like a light version and then pop that in there and it more. Then my term affirm really pale version and see that with the two colors as well. I don't know if you can see, if you have a look down here, as I slide this along you can see that it's actually moving that slider too. So that would be another way of doing it just by moving this along. Then I think I'd like blue-green color to go with those. So I'm just going to move the slider along until I get the color I'm after. So that's a very light version, I might go darker. Then if I pull it down a little, it goes more muted for the slightly dark, one bit more muted. O So that's going to be my color palette for this particular project. Of course, you don't have to use these colors, you can use anything that appeals. 10. Coloring Line Art: [MUSIC] So let's get coloring, check on the right layer. So we've got our reference layer and it says reference on it there. This is going to be our line work. Then we're working on the coloring layer. So I'm going to color it in just by tapping on the color and dragging it down to the position I want it. You can see I'm right in to do this. So we'll go for a slightly lighter color. Let me just show you what's happening. So if I switch off my line layer, you can see we've only got the middle bit. It's a little bit jaggy around the edges, but that doesn't really matter. So if I then drag the colored layer underneath the reference layer, you see you've got your smoother line showing there. So that's what we'll do at the end but for now, I'm going to color it in this way, so don't be alarmed at the jaggyness of it. So I'm just going to go through and painstakingly color it in. This is a great project to give your children to do, to keep them entertained for hours, and I'll come back later and show you when I'm done. [MUSIC]. So I've filled in all the colors for the bird. I'm going to go to layers palette and just going to zoom in so you can see what's happening. So I'm going to drag the colored layer below the line layer. You can see that the line layer, again, that's nice and smooth. So that looks a lot better. There's some other things you can do too so I'm going to just duplicate this line layer by sliding it to the left and choosing duplicate. So I'm going to switch off the lower one and with the top one, I'm just going to try a couple of things. So if I switch it off, this is what our colors look like without any lines. But as we saw before, they're quite jagged. So even though that's a pretty effect, if you would like that look, let's switch it back on. We'll go for a pure white which is actually just dragging this all the way to the top left corner. I'm just going to drop that onto the black lines. So you can see that's actually just flood filled that area. We've got all these other lines, so it would be quite tedious just to do every single one. So let's undo that, and instead we're going to go to that layer. We're going to, with two fingers, just pull it slightly towards the right. This is going to do the alpha log. So it means that you can only draw on the pixels which were already colored. That would still be quite tedious to color in, but instead we're going to do that with a different brush. So I go into my Brushes. I'm going to go to Airbrushing. I'm going to choose the Hard Brush. Then it's really easy just to wash over those black lines and turn them white. I've left his eye black though. So here he is with the lines all white which gives the impression of low line, but it's neater. Then of course, you could have a colored line if you want to. Doing the same thing again, I'm going to duplicate this layer and turn off the lower one. The top layer, you can see this little checkerboard on the thumbnail which shows the tips. Got the alpha lock on. Another way of putting the alpha lock on or off is to tap on the layer. Then you can see half way down it says alpha lock and it's going to tick to show that it's on. So then I'm just going to go through it all again with the blue. Let's have a look at the different versions again. So we have the original black lines, we have the colored in version with the black lines, we have the line layer turned off, we have the white line layer turned on, and we have blue lines. So you can see you get quite a lot of variations from the one image. Let's go back into our butterfly. So I've made a copy. I'm going to merge down all my layers. Then I'm going to make that a reference layer, does assisted and reference. Make new layer. This one's going to be a drawing assist, and really this is exactly the same as before. We're going to color in the butterfly. If I color drop, it's still assisted so it's doping both sides, which is rather fantastic. Something really handy you can do with the color palettes now is to just scrap the top of the palette and pull it down onto your page. You've got your palette showing in your window, which can be really handy when you're using a lot of different colors. You can move it to any position in the window too. [MUSIC]. So we now have the original butterfly colored in, the butterfly with the black and white lines only and the colored butterfly with the lines colored white. Then the symmetrical floral. This is the original which is the black lines. Here it is colored in, and then here it is colored in with white lines. 11. Final Thoughts & Project: Now, we've tried a few different methods and used some of Procreate's unique attributes to create line art and coloring pages. For new projects, please post one or more pieces of your line arts with or without the color added. I love seeing your class projects and I do always look at them. It would be fun to see what we'll come up with. If you'd like to take this one step further and make yourself a published coloring book, I highly recommend Ronnie Walter's Skillshare class: how to self-publish a coloring book. There's a link in the about section and also in the project section in class to this. Please feel free to share your artwork on social media using the hashtag, nicsquirrellskillshare. I do sometimes feature them too. If you enjoyed the class, please do leave me a recommendation and be sure to follow me on Skillshare to be notified of my new classes as they come out. Thank you very much and bye for now.