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Learn to Draw Sea Animals on Procreate: How to Draw Crabs

teacher avatar Annie Liu, Digital Designer ✨

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Class Intro

      0:41

    • 2.

      Procreate Basics

      9:42

    • 3.

      Color Palette

      0:48

    • 4.

      Drawing Crabs

      9:38

    • 5.

      Coloring Crabs

      14:00

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If you're looking to jump right in and create amazing pictures- this is the class perfect for beginners! With step by step instructions we'll draw crabs (with provided color palette) Part one of four. 

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Annie Liu

Digital Designer ✨

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Hi I’m Annie or LIUCID and for the sake of brevity- the meaning behind LIUCID is two folds. 

Clarity through connection (which is the basis of creativity) Light- keep shining, your spark sparks others.

And I’m all about living, creating and teaching with the above mission statement in mind as well as sparking it in others! 

 

In order to give you a sense of who I am- listed are my related expertise when comes to the topic of creativity.

2021  Ox Bookmark Activity x Chinese American Museum Lantern Festival 2020 Asian Creative Collective Speaker (on my Creative Journey) 2020 Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund Recipient 2020 Instagram Featured: &l... See full profile

Level: Beginner

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1. Class Intro : Hey, I'm Annie or lucid. And the meaning behind the lucid is twofold. One is clarity through connections, and the second is keep shining. Your sparks, sparks others. And this is the mission statement that I have in my mind. And in this course, let's shine by learning how to draw some aquatic animals. So if you're a beginner or looking to get started right away, this is the perfect course for you. And a reminder that you can pause and rewind at any time, making it the perfect class to go at your own pace? 2. Procreate Basics : Okay, let's do a quick Intro to Procreate. And of course we'll learn more as we go. But for now, let's cover the basic. To start. Let's actually learn how to open and what the size of our Procreate Drawing Canvas will be. In order to do that, we'll first go into the plus sign. And with that opened next, let's go to our square size. So with our square size selected, it'll automatically pop up. And this is the signs that we'll be using for our drawings. So you saw that I could move it by pinching in and I zoom in, pinch and zoom out. And I can even twisted around. So that's pretty neat. So with that opened, this is actually our right-handed interface. So if you're left-handed, this isn't actually the interface that you want. Instead, if you're left-handed, let's go ahead and click onto the wrench tool. And let's click on our preferences. Let's click on Right-hand Interface. Now, this is the left-handed interface. And what is changed is that this bar right here. Well, this bar used to be right here on the left-hand side, but if you're left-handed, this bar will be on your right hand side. So let's go ahead and let's actually start exploring this interface slash all of the controls. But first I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to switch back because I'm right-handed. And so the first thing we can do is we can go ahead and select our color. With this open. This is a color palette. And what we can do is we can move around in the middle and we can move around on the outside as well. If you push it up. This is actually the color that will come out of your brush right here. So you can see the color change as we move our brush around. So let's say, I want maybe a yellow color, and that's right here. And let's test out the color that comes out of our brush. So if we click on our brush, we can actually select a ton of different types of brushes. So maybe I want to use sketching pencil and I can go ahead and just go into my Canvas. This color right here is the same color as this one right here. So that looks really cool. And next, let's go ahead and explore what these bars do. So if you push this one down, this is the brush size. So if I haven't low, again, thin brush, if a push in high, you can see the difference. So push it down small, push it up. Big brush size. So pay attention to the bar on this side when I'm drawing. So you know how big my brushes. And on the bottom, this is the opacity, which just means how transparent is it. For example, if you're 100%, that means it's not very see-through at all. But if you bring it down, then it becomes wider and more see-through. So this just means how dark is it and how light is it. If you're bumping the opacity very high, that means it's darker and less see-through. If you bump it down, that means it's more see-through and lighter. So what this middle button right here and what's this square right here? If you click on it and hold it, you actually get this wheel that appears. So what that means is that this is actually a color dropping tool. So let's say I want a white color. So I want this white canvas color. I can just let it go and you can see that my color has changed to the same color as this. So now I'm on my brush. If I color something in, It's not white color. So if I want it to be yellow, I can go ahead and click and hold. And I can get that yellow color. So if I let go, it's that yellow color. And you can see the color right there. So let's say, I don't want this. I can quickly undo that by clicking this button right here. So undo. But let's say I changed my mind and I want it back again. I can redo, undo and redo. Another trick to, For a shortcut I want to undo something, two fingers and tap once. So there's actually another way to undo, which is the eraser. And the eraser is right over here. So if I click onto it, this is my eraser. But if I click onto it again, I can select a variety of eraser. So I can go ahead and scroll. I can go ahead and choose whatever eraser I want. And I'll just pick a random eraser. But you can see now I'm just erasing everything. Next. Let's go ahead and let's actually go back to your brush. And let's draw some things. So let's say I have circle. If I hold it, I get a nice smooth shape. For a circle. If you want this to be a perfect circle, you can go ahead and use your other finger and just click onto it and hold and you get a perfect circle. And if you let go, this is your perfect circle. And next, what you can do to fill this in really quick is you can go ahead and click onto your color and drag it and drop it. And you just filled in your color really quick. And of course, the next thing that we can do is we can play with layers. So this is our layers. What that does is it provides you with options to put things on top of other things. So for example, where one, this circle is on that and you can also click on this checkmark, which just means that it's invisible and visible. And the blue highlight means that this is the layer that you're on. So if I want a new layer, now I have layer two. And layer two is on top of layer one. So whatever I draw. So I'm going to switch this color to black. But let's say just want a Smiley face. So if I go back to my layers, you can see that layer two is on top of one. And if I hold it and I put it underneath layer one, you can see that layer two is now underneath layer one. And if I click onto layer one, layer two is still there, but it's just hidden underneath layer one. So if you want something to be shown, you just put it over. And that's how we can play with our layers. Alright, so those are the basic knowledge that comes along with using Procreate. So let's go ahead and let's learn how to save this out. So we can go into our wrench tool. And with a wrench tool, we can click Share. Next. Let's go ahead and click JPEG. So now we're saving our file and we can save the image to our iPad or whatever drawing device that we're using. And now that it says that it's been saved successfully, that means it will be in your photo roll. And with some of that, I think it's time to start with our drawing lessons. 3. Color Palette: A quick note regarding the color palette. So every Drawing comes with a color palette. And in order to access that, you have to download it and then open it up in your drawing device. And it should automatically open it and save it into our color palette. If you go into your color palette, it should be under the palette section. And if you scroll up, you can set it as your default palette. So if you set it as your default palette and you go back to your disk, you should see that the palette has uploaded to your main palette. So there you go. 4. Drawing Crabs: We're going to be drawing Crabs. And the first thing that we'll do is we're gonna go into our color palette. And let's select our black. From there. Let's go into our brushes panel. And let's go ahead and select the calligraphy. And let's select the mono line. So with that selected, let's start by drawing our three little crabs. And let's go ahead and, let's start by drawing an oval. So let's have one oval. If you hold it. You can get a small oval or you can get a big oval by dragging it along. And let's do a medium shape, oval. So that's one crabs. And next, let's draw another Crabs body. So let's do same thing we did, which is draw an oval and just hold it. And let's have smaller size. Then let's draw another crabs. And for this crabs, let's have a baby size one. So let's have that in. Hold it. And there you have your three ovals. From there. Let's start and let's make sure our crabs can walk around. So in order to do that, we got to add in some of those legs. And let's do that by adding in three legs. So let's start with this motion right here. And then let's connect. Same thing. We have three legs on one side and let's add another three legs on the other side. So that's three legs right here. And let's go ahead and do the same for the baby crabs. And for the baby Crabs, we can just put two legs. So 12 and then 12. Then for our medium crab, let's do the same thing as the scrap, the big one. So we'll put 12.3. So that's three legs on one of the sides. And let's add in our other three, making a total of six. There we have our three legs on each side making a total of six. So we have six legs, six legs, and four legs. Now are crabs can walk, but let's make sure our crabs can also see. So in order to do that, Let's draw in some of those eyeballs, and let's Draw you 11111111. We'll do the same on this side, 11111111. And then for the baby one, Let's just do 11. And from here, let's go ahead and add in our eyeballs, similar to add in our eyeballs. Let's just draw a circle. If you just click and hold, you get your perfect circle. So again, let's try that. Let's draw our circle, hold it, and then click onto it. So again, we'll draw a circle, hold it, and then click onto it. So let's try that again. Hold and click. There you have some of the eyeballs and oops, don't forget the baby ones. We can do the same thing with the eyeballs inside the pupils. And sometimes you might get a little bit of the black lines so you can just go ahead and just erase it and makes sure your urate service at a calligraphy monoline. Then we can go back and switch back to the brush. And let's go ahead and just color in our eyeballs. So just go ahead and color your eyeballs in. We'll do the same on all of our crabs. So let's just cover that all up so our Crabs could see a lot better And then our baby one of course, don't forget that. And from there, Let's go ahead and add in the arms. And for the arms, what we can do is we can start with half a circle, so one, and let's stack another half a circle on top. So let's do that on the other side. Let's do that here as well. Then here. For the baby one, we can just skip the arms and let's just go straight to the clause and let's just start with a you and then a V. So again, it's a U and V. So that's our baby crabs. And then for our bigger crabs, let's do the same thing except let's do it bigger. So let's draw our U. Then we can draw a V. So again, let's see that here, a big U and V. And let's do that on the other side as well. Let's do a you then a V. So same thing. Let's do our big U and V. From there. What we can do to is we can add in some of those teeth on the class. So you can do that by just adding in more of the half circle. So just do some half circles there. And however much of the teeth that you can fit in there, go ahead and do that for the baby one. I'm just going to skip that because it might be too small to try to do so. And next thing we'll do is let's make sure we have some happy crabs. So let's draw in a Smiley face. This could be a big Smiley face. Then we can have another Smiley face here. Let's draw another Smiley face right over here. We have our three smelling Crabs. The next thing that we can do is let's go ahead and make a curve. We can hold it and just kind of curve it out. Then we can draw a straight line. This will just be the water. So next, let's draw in a bit of a cloud. So let's just do that. And from there, Let's go ahead and let's start adding in some of those dots. We can just dot around. And this just shows that the Crabs are on a sandy beach. So you can go ahead and just make those quick little dots. So now far we have that. We can add in some rocks and you can do that just by making oval shapes. So if you hold it, you can just add in a bit of that on the beach. So be sure to fill in some of the areas that are a little bit empty. So that's what I'm doing right here. 5. Coloring Crabs: Next, what we'll do is let's color in the picture. So in order to do that, we're gonna go into our layers. We're going to add in a new layer. Let's go and put this layer. So hold it and drag it underneath where one, and let it go. From there. You're gonna go into your color palette. So let's select this color right here. And let's go into our brush. And let's go into our sketching brush. And let's go ahead and select an oil pastel. With our oil per cell selected, we're just going to quickly color in the sand area. So now that your sand area is all covered, what we can do next is we can go in our color palette again, and we can select the darker shade of the brown. And then we can color in our rocks as well. And on top of coloring in the rocks, we can also do the little sand texture, so we can just put four little dots in a different color. So go ahead and make those little dots. And of course, color in all of your rocks as well. Next, we'll go into a color palette again. And let's select the orange color. Now with our orange color, what we're going to want to do is we're just going to cover up some of the area to create a shadow for the Crabs. It's okay that you're going inside the crab as well because later on we're going to color over that. And we can use the same color and we can make more little dots as well, just to show that sand has different colors to it. So next we're going to start to color in the crabs. And to do that, we're going to click our layers. We're going to add in a new layer with the plus. We're gonna go into our colors. And let's select this color right here. That's Art orange. And from there we're gonna go into our brush. And we have our oil pastel selected. So let's just use that. And let's just color inside of the Crabs. So be sure to lower down reward brush size if you haven't done so already. That way you have more control on your brush. So just color it all in. And we can leave the legs for now because we're going to use a darker shade for the legs. So first let's just cover all of the body and let's get some of the arms as well. So I've colored in the body and the arms. And the next thing that we can do is we can actually go into our color palette and select the darker shade. So let's select the darker shade of that orange. And let's fill in the legs. Again. Let's bring our brush size smaller. That way we're covering the inside of the legs a little bit better. And let's get the baby one as well. So the baby legs are colored with that darker shade of orange. And we'll just cover all of the legs and swell. And we can use this darker shade to cover up some of the arms. So we could just add in C. You can see Can just cover up a little bit of the arms. From here. What we're going to do is we're gonna go back into a color palette and let's use the red this time. With our red. What we're gonna do is we're just going to use it for the AI part. So underneath the eyeballs were going to use some of that red. And we're going to use it for the clause as well. So for the class, what you can do to is you can cover up half of the clause. So let's do that for all of our clause. So just cover that up halfway. Let's do that here. Covered up halfway. And for the baby, one same thing. We're covering it halfway. And we're gonna go back into her color palette. And let's select that darker shade of orange. And let's go back in and just cover up the bottom part. That way, we have two colors on the Crabs clot. We have our red and we have our darker shade of orange. And you can see that it adds a nice touch to it. Next, let's go ahead and do the same thing for this side as well. So now we're almost done. And the next thing we can think about is we can think about using the color white. For our color white. What we can do is we can go in to her color palette and let's select that white. Because what we're going to use it for is we're going to use it for our eyeballs. So let's go ahead and just cover up at the eyeballs with that white color. So just make that circle emotion. Circle a circle, a circle, circular motion. So just spin your pencil around the eyes to get that nice color. And we'll do the same thing right here. Just spin your brush around. And we'll do the same thing here. Just spin war pencil in a circular motion. And next we're just going to cover up some of that teeth. Let's do that with this as well. And then make sure you get all the teeth. So the next thing that we'll do is naphtha. We have the basic shapes and shades of the Crabs. Let's actually go ahead and add in a little bit more of that shading on the crabs. So let's select our darker orange. And let's bring that up a bit and we'll just go in slightly for that shade, right? So you have a shade for the crabs. And let's do the same thing for this side as well. And of course we're gonna do the same for our baby Crabs. We have a nice shadow going on. And the next thing we can do after we have this all done is we can go ahead and start adding color for our water. So that's this part right here. So in order to do that, Let's make a new layer. So let's click the plus sign and let's go into our color palette again. And let's select this blue shade. So with that blue shade, we're just going to go right in there and we're going to fill this part all with blue. So what I'm doing is making sure that the line stays within the black lines. And it's okay if it does go a little bit over the black line because what you can always sue as a reminder is you can always use the eraser. And when you click in, make sure it's a calligraphy monoline. And you can just clean up the lines a little bit so you can do that if you'd like. The next thing we'll do, Let's go ahead and add in some of those waves sonar to do that, I'm going to use the same layer and I'm just going to use a darker blue. I'm going to hit the brush again. And then I'm just going to make it a little bit smaller and just add in some of that wave. You can't really see it that, well. That's okay. Because we can also go back into the color palette and let's select white. With white, we can just add in a more visible layer so we can see it Better. Of the waves. We have some of the waves going on. Those are just squiggly lines. So draw some squiggly lines for the waves. And the next thing we can do is we can go ahead and let's add in another layer. So hit the layer and hit the plus sign. And then let's go enteric color. And from our color, let's use that glue on the bottom. And let's click back in. And then let's cover it all up and cover the sky up with that blue color. So you can make your brush a little bit smaller for this side. Once you get near to the bottom, because when you get near to the bottom, it becomes easier to control. If you have a smaller size brush. So we can get to the bottom. Let's just make our brush small. And when we get to the top, we can make it a little bit bigger. So top is a bigger brush. But once we near the bottom, Let's make our brush maybe size. So that's a biggie size brush. And we can go back in and let's add in our purple. And we're almost done with this picture. So if you just put it in a little bit of that purple and can make your brush a little bigger too. So just lightly put on a little bit of purple on top. And remember it's okay if you touch the clouds inside a little bit, you can always use your eraser and then just erase it and clean it up. From there. That's our picture of our Crabs. We finished drawing a Crabs