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Procreate Illustration: Draw a Contemporary Botanical Still Life

teacher avatar Kristina Hultkrantz, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome to Class!


    • 2.

      Your Class Project


    • 3.

      Sketching out the Composition


    • 4.

      Color Blocking your Illustration


    • 5.

      First Color Details


    • 6.

      More Flower Details


    • 7.

      Coloring the Can


    • 8.

      Making Color Changes


    • 9.

      Final Procreate Timelapse


    • 10.

      Thanks for watching!


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About This Class

Learn how to draw a contemporary botanical illustration in Procreate on the iPad Pro from start to finish with illustrator Kristina Hultkrantz. In this class I, Kristina, am taking you through my entire process from start to finish of how I draw an illustration in Procreate. I'll take you along as I sketch out my composition, then build up my illustration with blocks of color as well as use clipping masks and different layers to bring my illustrations to life with more color and detail. Along the way I will also show you how to draw dahlias, my personal favorite flower and we will even cover how to go back and change colors to make your illustration the best that it can be too.

This class is rather slow paced and chill. I wanted to show as much of my process in real time as I could without boring you. I really hope you enjoy the class and love getting a closer glimpse into my process.


This class is geared towards students who already have some knowledge of Procreate (THIS CLASS DOES NOT COVER BASIC PROCREATE HOW TO. There are many great classes here on Skillshare that you can take to learn the app.) and would like to get a better glimpse into my process and learn new things to bring to their own work. I really hope that you'll find the class interesting and will take away a few of the ways that I do things into your own illustration process.


Supplies you will need to create the class project:

  • iPad Pro with Apple pencil or other drawing tablet and stylus
  • Procreate app


In this class I will be sharing my thought process and techniques for illustrating a contemporary botanical still life.

We will cover the following:

  • My favorite size and format to work in.
  • How I go about sketching out my composition.
  • Favorite brushes.
  • How to easily draw dahlias.
  • How to build up your illustration with color block.
  • How to use layers to add more and more details.
  • How to use clipping masks.
  • How to adjust colors as you work and afterwards.

I am so excited to share my tips with you and to see what you all come up with in your class projects!

xoxo Kristina


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Kristina Hultkrantz

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Hello Everyone!

I'm Kristina Hultkrantz an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in the super quaint small town Mariefred just outside of Stockholm, Sweden. You might also know me as EmmaKisstina on the internet. I've been working with illustration and design since 2007 and have worked full time as a freelance illustrator since 2010 and now a teacher since 2018.

If you'd like to hang out with me outside of Skillshare you can find me on:

o Patreon in my surface design collection making group called Collection Club.

o Patreon in my mixed media sketchbook play group called Fun Friday.

o My supportive private Facebook group for free Feedback Sessions of your work Resources for Creatives FB group, EmmaKisstina Insiders

o or on ... See full profile

Level: Intermediate

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1. Welcome to Class!: Hello everyone and welcome back to another class with me, Christina [inaudible] , I'm an illustrator and surface pattern designer from [inaudible] Sweden. A couple of years ago, I was gifted the iPad Pro, and since then I feel this is a pretty big statement, but it has revolutionized the way that I create my illustrations and to an extent it really has because it has helped me to work in a better way. I have been experimenting with a little bit different style and ways of creating my illustrations. I worked way less destructively and that I think is the biggest helped me illustration before. In this class I'm going to be taking you through my process from start to finish. How to create a contemporary technical illustrations. Will be starting out in sketching phase where I'll be showing you how I go about creating my composition and working with discretion. Illustration is interesting and beautiful, and then I'll bring you along as I create the illustration with color and filled it up with different layers and clipping mask and out the lock and all those beautiful features that are in procreate. I will also be sharing with you how I go about creating my favorite flower dahlias. I think I've drawn them for about a million times and I love them. I think that many people don't draw dahlias as they look quite complex, but I think I can show you step-by-step how you make it a little bit more easy to handle. Then the last stage is I will show you how to tweet colors and go back if you want to make changes and things like that, because it does happen that you want to change the color palette a little bit or if your first vision that you had to get it, they can change as you're going. I can't wait to bring you along in the journey of one illustration that I create and I hope that you'll pick up lots of tips and tricks from the way that I work to bring to your observations as well. I hope you will enjoy the class and enjoy following along seeing how one of my illustrations come to life. Let's get started. 2. Your Class Project: The supplies you'll need for this class are, of course, an iPad with the Apple Pencil, or some other tablet and stylus, and what you will need the program procreate, if you want to follow along with the actual interface and setup. But that notion is electron programs that you can do similar items in. Procreate is paid app, but I think it's well worth it because it is just so incredible, I'll say. It's so easy to use, and you can create really beautiful professional illustrations in the program. Since working with the iPad Pro, I'd fallen completely in love with working in Procreate. This is so much more intuitive, I feel than I'm working on paper and then working in Photoshop for me, and it really has helped me to develop my style, and to work better, and trying things and experiment, and I just love the program so much. This class isn't going to be a basic rundown of how to use Procreate. I think you should already have a good understanding of how to use the program. There are tons of classes here on Skillshare to help you. Rather than that, I think you'll be all set. For the class project, you'll be creating a contemporary botanical illustrations of your own. You can use my illustration to model your illustration of it, but I urge you to test out making it uniquely yours by choosing different color palette, and different flowers, and different motifs so that you can make it really unique, and you can make it your own. Seeing your class projects is always the best part of creating classes, so I really hope that you will share your botanical, floral arrangement illustration in the class project area. Let's get into the fun part of sketching, and drawing, and all that fun stuff. 3. Sketching out the Composition: All right, welcome to Procreate. Here's where my interface looks like right now and I'm going to be going through showing you from start to finish how I create an illustration. I start off with a standard 11 by 14 inch canvas. I have it at 300 DPI, and that gives me 34 layers. For the most part, that's usually fine unless there's tons of details, but those are usually things that they can compress together and it works for me. Yeah. This is my canvas. 11 by 14 gives big enough so that it can be printed on most products and sending to clients usually don't need anything much larger. The only clients that had difficult size, it maybe slightly too small as if you have a poster company that wants to print curious things, really huge, but this works, work around that too. But rather by 40, 300 DPI is my go-to sites for creating illustrations. Okay, here we have a blank page. What do we do now? I like to bring up my best friend, Pinterest, maybe you don't know you can pull it in like this. Here we go. Here I like to gather all my inspiration and stuff like that. I already have come up with what I want to be creating. I can show you that, I'll just make bigger. I have the idea of creating a contemporary illustration like this. Like a can, an old recycled can of layer fruit or something with a plant in it and then a textured colorful background, maybe some pattern in it, something like that. This is one of my inspiration pictures or this one I thought was really pretty, with the flower arrangement. That's what I'm going to be going over. I can also show you one that I created the other day, for my portfolio. Here this one. You can see that I was heavily inspired by those inspirations, but I still needed my own course, so I made a plant and then since the plant was so plain, I created it like a wallpaper background. Then I really find Canvas Fresh Peas in a table class in the foreground or underneath there. This is the thing that I'm going for, for my next illustration as well. But this time I have the idea of having a plain background, maybe some interesting pattern going on at the bottom and then turn the colorful dahlias up here at the top. Here we go. With my inspiration pictures in mind, I can have those up here for a little bit, like this where I create my sketch. Here we go. I'm going to use the 6B pencil and then I'm just going to pick some kind of darkish color maybe. It doesn't matter, I hope that you will see this. Here's the table and then I'm going to quickly create a very large can. I'm not sure yet but I'm going to have the tip for the can, maybe like canned peaches or pineapple or something fun like that, I was thinking. We go and then I'm going to have the floral arrangement up here. We might as well go directly into dahlias. I love dahlias, I think they are so beautiful and there's so many different kinds, but especially that the ones that are very like crazy, known as compact like these ones. Those are cute too, but I really like the ones that are a little bit more free form. They have beautiful colors to go from, so, it's just a matter of finding a picture to work from, I think, that can be good. I want to make one really like focal point dahlia on the foreground and then I'll have one smaller up here. I think from my composition and then I think go have some supporting little flowers up here and then down here. I also need some leaves to stick out, to make that composition interesting. We go. This will probably change as I work on the image right here, I'm just like, creating the forums where all the things that are going to be sitting. Here, I have only for 1,2,3 flowers can sit there and then seeing 1, 2 at the top and one huge dahlia and one smaller and then my I have my can. I think it's too pressed up to the top, so, I'm just going to bring the entire illustration down a bit. Now it's more centered and I think, it maybe a little bit more. Here we go. Okay, so leave it here. I think that's it. All right. That's good. That if we're thinking about the can, I have saved tons of inspiration for food, illustration and old cans and stuff like that, so I can go through here in my Pinterest board. I'll have the link to my Pinterest if you want to check up my pots, to get some inspiration, but there's tons of vintage cans and regular cans that you can get inspiration from. It's just a matter of picking out something that you like. I saw some kind of like stripe design. These are different colors that could be fun. I think I'll try to keep it simple to match the roundness of the flowers, I think I will have a round label here kind of object, oops after the center, off-centered. Then I think I'll do peaches because I think that's so contemporary right now. Everything's peaches, peach emoji, and there's tons of, I've seen these beautiful picture, patterns, so I'll do like a random peach like this nice leaves ticking out. I'll refine this later when I do the final. Looking like nice layered. Peaches like this with leaves look cute. Then we'll get going and then here. That'll be a cute pattern. That will be one pattern then up here. At the bottom I'm not sure what pattern I do. I might do my grid that I had before in my other illustration and I thought that was fun that it was table clothing. Okay, so that's my first initial sketch. Not sure about these leaves up here. Might add something else like have that flipping right there. It depends on how this flower will turn up. Okay, and then if we go back to our dahlia, I'd like to zoom in and show you how I go about doing that. Let's create another layer so we can have a different layer. I'll even change the colors. Maybe it's a little bit easier to see. When I go about trying dahlia, I don't completely look at the photo anymore because I've drawn them so much that I come up with my own way of doing things. In the middle of your dahlia, usually just do a traditional squiggly flower and then I'll do small little piece of leaf-looking petals that go around that. That's the initial beginning middle part of the dahlia. If I zoom in it looks like this, so messy and then it starts getting cleaner. Then from this you work your way around and you create these wild dahlia petals. These ones, you vary the way that you create them going in a circle. Some of them you can do in different angles pointing to one way or the other way or straight and this will just give you variation to what you're doing. That will make it look very organic and real. Just keep adding your little petals like this to your flower. This will be a great starting work point. You can also make them slightly larger as you go out. That will also make it look more real and interesting. I can fast-forward this part. Okay, so I can quickly just turn off the back sketch so you can see how my final dahlia and that's the framework that I'll be using to create the final illustration. This is enough for me to work with to see all the different petals and stuff like that. Okay, we'll put the other one back on and we will do another dahlia. This one I'm going to have, of course not completely in the center, so when I draw this one, the middle will be off to the side. In my work I pay attention too much to perspective and proper proportions and lighting and stuff like that. That's not all 100 percent important to me, so I'm not going to try to make this correct. But I try a little bit. The petals in the back will be slightly smaller than the ones in the front will be a little bit bigger just to make it look like there's perspective. Please do this same thing going around and around. Also there'll be less layers of petals on this side at the the far side because you wouldn't be able to see them and there'd be more petals in layers on the side closest to you. This is something to consider and these ones would be underneath the other dahlia, so I don't have to worry about those petals. Okay, so here we have my two dahlias. Then I have to figure out what flowers I should have next to them. I want these to be the star of the show, so I think I'll do something quite generic like a Daisy. Daisy, I'm not sure. I need to learn more flower names, but just something with the rhythm. What's it called in the middle? Then just regular petals I think could be cute. Just something generic with little fluffy stuff in the middle. I think that's a fluffy petals maybe at the center make some fluffy bits like that. I might change this as I create dahlia see what that looks like. Turn background up again, just see what it like. Cool, and the same thing up here just to get an idea of where I'm placing things. Maybe this is not going to be different perspective that you only see the top like this. These two too looks they're from the side. Something like that could look nice. Okay, and then of course I would add in ticks down here. Maybe I should stick that that in. I will maybe go back to my EV. [inaudible] fresh peaches. I can have a little peach there. [inaudible] something around. Pretty simple like that. Okay, that is my final sketch and we will work from this for the rest of the illustration. I think I'll close out my Pinterest. I don't need that. Right now we'll just focus on creating the illustration together. 4. Color Blocking your Illustration: Now that the sketch is finished, now it's time to move into colors and doing it right away, everything. I like to do the background color for graying that out. The main colors, I definitely know that these were going to be like lots of pink, so what would look good in the background. I think a nice minty color would make the pinks really pop. Then so I pick that, I have a signature color palette that I have saved here with lots of colors that I usually use. I also have other palettes that I have saved. I would highly suggest that you find a palette that you enjoy working with either by going through Pinterest and picking out a palette that really jumps out at you or just naturally and intuitively picking out colors. Then I will do a new layer and we're going to pick out the table color. I was thinking maybe this green would be cool, I'm not sure we'll keep it, depends. Let's see, we'll start with that at least. My favorite brush to use is the dry ink paint brush that came with Procreate. I've never purchased any brushes but I've gone and download every free brush I get and all that staff, and I still really like this dry ink brush, this one that I use primarily the entire time. I also like the Shale brush and sometimes add texture like Gouache and the Artistic Crayon. Also, I have created a Gajillion custom brushes just because it's mainly insanely fun to do. I've used the textures and things that are already in Procreate. There's tons of, again, Skillshare classes that can go through how you go about making your own custom brushes. Then I've imported free brushes as well that I like to use sometimes. A tip is to subscribe to Lauren Harms' Newsletter, every week she gives two free Procreate brushes and then she has a whole, what's it called? Like a library of past weeks that you can go in and download the free brushes. So that's really neat, some of them are really great. Anyways, that's brushes, but I'm really boring and I'm going to stick to my dry ink brush. Here we go. Let's do the bottom there, cute. Then right away, I think I'll add that textured, the type of cloth with my brush. At New Layer, clipping Mask, and then I'll use the background color, I think, Yes. I'm going to use that custom grid that I have created using the Procreate. You have to make sure that you're holding down the whole time because if you lift it up, it's going to make the grid starting at different point. Here we go. I think that's already too distracting, so I think I'm going to change the color of that background piece, so make it Alpha Lock. I choose my new color and may use a softer green and then you press "Fill Layer". I think that would be better. Also, I think maybe this is too contrasted, you want to be a little bit lighter, so I'm going to go and change just the opacity instead of changing the color and go bring it down to 50. I just wanted it to be like a subtle little check powder there. Let's move my sketch up over the top. If you can still see them, I don't want this to be clipping masks. Then I got to choose the the color of the cans, so another layer for the can. Let's do a light peach maybe. Mostly I'll probably change that again too, and go back to my dry ink, that's nice. Then I need to make the edges of the can the grayish color, I don't have a color that looks like that. There we go, again. Yeah, we create the bottom edge, top ring as well, I think I'll just fill it. When you fill it sometimes with this brush it leaves a little white edge around it. It's okay, touch that up. I'm going to make this color a little bit darker to make the shadow in the inside, there we go, and then you add some opening. I didn't create these in different layers because it's pretty much going to be probably covered up anyways from the flowers, but I just created it anyways like this. This is dark a little shadow in case some part is open with the leaves in between, and I have my can, and then we will start drawing the flowers. Again, I want to lift up my sketch so I can see it. Sometimes I'm good and I won't usually rename the layers, that's just too much work for me, but I will group things so that it's easier to handle. The can is going to be quite a few layers once they start designing all the peaches, and the label and steps, so I can make that into a group. I just select both by sliding to the right and group, and I can at least name that one can. Then we're going to have to study our flowers. For our flowers, I think I'll go for this pink and we might have this crazy pinkish reddish details. On the flower I'll startup with that. I'm going to turn off my outer sketch. I'm going to put this on top too. Make sure that you're on your new layer. I do that all the time that I start. Here we go. I'm just going to outline the shape. Previously I've been really stuck to using my black outlines. I think that was really my signature style. But lately I've been over it, and I've seen my black lines is the crutch that I've been using to create my illustration. I've been pushing myself out of my comfort zone, creating illustrations without the black outlines. I think without the black outlines, they're a little bit more friendly, and approachable, and hence a basic, but just nicer. The black lines are very stylized and serious. I'm enjoying creating illustrations in this way. It's new for me, I'd say. I'm going to fill my shape like that. We're just blocking out the colors at this moment, so I'll go back and create the details later. Here we go. I need another layer, this file is going to be underneath, so make sure it's underneath. We'll make it slightly different pink, a little bit lighter. Do same thing. For these supporting smaller flowers, I think they'll be underneath this flower. I think maybe I'll go for a white, with those. I'll add some details to them later so that they'll be seen. I don't know if they can mount into the background. Go back and do all the leaves. I'll turn this one on my under sketch, and we're going to add leaves underneath everything. See if I can use this darker green for those. I think I might do even darker as well. We'll do a few leaves. Again, I'm not going to look at what dahlia leaves. I'm just going to do my own thing. I'm just going to make nice as quickly. I'll turn this off for a second. I can close them and fill them. For variation, I want to create a few darker leaves. I'll pick a darker color, and have it underneath. [inaudible] colored leaves, I'm not sure what I should do up here. There should be any leaves or not, so I'll leave that up for right now. I'm going to go back and add a few more lighter colored leaves. See how that looks. I'm going to turn this back on, and then I'm going create another layer, with the darker green, and I'm just going to create a random to fill in the background like that, as well as if there was tons of leaves. You have to draw that. You just can make a clump of color in the background. Then I'll figure out later on how to add one more light-colored leaf up here, I think. It's all good, and maybe a dark one too. Let's see. Look, I think that looks pretty nice. Probably I add one layer over here. I do think that looks nice. It has lots of movement. That's a green contrast between the light and the dark, and the two flowers, and the whites are popping now that we've added some dark leaves. You can actually see those. The can that's peach like this, I'm not sure if I am in love with that, how that's looking. You could possibly change that, but we'll get to that when we add peaches and see what that will look like. But so far I'm really happy with how this is turning out. That is the color blocking stage. Now we're going to go and add all of the details. 5. First Color Details : All right, now onto the fun part, which is adding all the little details. That's what's going to really bring this illustration to life. I think we should definitely start with the dahlia, because that's the most fun. I'm going to turn off the back layer because it's messy and I'm going to put to the top, more detailed sketch of the dahlia to the front. I'm going to add a layer on top of that dahlia and I'm going to make it into a clipping mask, so that everything that I draw is going to stick in to that shape. I'm going to use a pink that's slightly darker. Let's see if this is good, could be good to define it. I can always change that later. But let's go in and create all of the little lines to define on the flower. Again, I start with the center. I think this is too light, I think we want it slightly darker already. Okay. [inaudible] Turn off the sketch to see how it's looking, where you're going. When we come to the edges, sometimes I just like to add a little defining line somewhere on one of these sides, just so that it matches the other edges but isn't like an outline around the entire thing. I also like the scratchiness of the dry ink brush, because it mimics what a dry ink looks like on paper. When I switched from working on paper to digital, I really thought that this brush looked exactly how my illustrations looked when I scan them in from using an ink on paper, so that's why I fell in love with this brush, I guess. What's cool about the clipping mask, is that if you were to go really close to the line it doesn't color on the rest of the image. I'm just going to continue to tediously go through and add all these outlines. To make the dahlia petals look less flat and sad, I'm going to define them using color and on other line, I created another layer here, and I'm going to create little, within the petals to make it look like they're rolling in a little bit. To do that, let's zoom in. I'm just going make squiggly leaves like this. On every single one, I'm going to define the leaves like this. Some make them wider and some make them really skinny, and this really defines the petals and makes them come to life. Make some more squiggly, one a little bit more straight, just to make them all a little bit different. I'm going to go through and add those details as well, and then I will go back to the coloring.I thought it looked better with the defining the lines. Made it more clear as to what I was doing, instead of just having a couple [inaudible] Let's go back to coloring all of these little outer petals with this dark, reddish, hot pink [inaudible] Okay, finally added all of the color to define all of my little petals, and I will go in and do a slightly different darker color in the center just to define that, or different color. Then I will continue and do the same on the other flower, but I'll make sure I'll just do that in a time-lapse so that we don't have to. That process can go by a little bit quicker because this is quite time consuming, all these little details and in the next, then I'll show you how I go about creating even more details and texture to bring the dahlia even more to life [inaudible]. 6. More Flower Details: Now that I have filled in the dahlias with the first color. If you noticed when I was creating, I decided to flip this one. It was the dark ground will lighter outer petals. Just so that they're a little bit more different. Now I'm going to go and give them even more detail because we need more. Such as this one, I want to add little highlights with a lighter color to the outer leaves just so that they stick out a little bit more. Another layer, that's a clipping mask, it will add to this flower. I'm going to pick the light pink color. I'm going to go in and just add some highlights in different areas randomly. You can zoom out to see if it's going to look good. I'm going to make it look a little bit more defined. Because that add a little bit more same thing happening. Add a couple in here as well to the middle. Then the middle bits are a little bit too flat stars so I'm going to see if we can add a little texture in there. That we want to go underneath the dark pink. We have right there and see what that looks like. We just have to add some flower wing lines in there to brighten it up a little bit. These don't have to be perfect because you only see them slightly, which is to add a little bit something happening in the middle of the flowers. We move to the other flower. We will add the slightly darker pink to them instead of white as a highlight. Here we go. Let's see what that looks like. It shows up. It just gives it a little bit more dimension, like that. I think it's always all these little details. When you see the finished piece far away, it might not look as detailed, but when you look closer, you can see that there are lots of tiny little details that pull the whole thing together and make it more interesting in this flat. Something like that. Then for the inside, I'm going to do a darker red. Since we can, I wanted to start changing the outline color of this to be a little bit darker because I think this one has become so much more defined and easier to read than this one, it's not as defined. Let's try that. We'll find those lines. It is this one. This one comes in handy if I had labeled them, or I should probably maybe group them into the two different flowers, would be helpful as well. Alpha lock it. Pick a different color. It was this one originally. Let's just try a little bit darker. Press the layer again and then Fill Layer. It's popping out a little bit more. I think it matches how the other one is popping, so I'm going to change the inner colors too. There we go. That looks a little bit more defined and nice, I really like that. Moving on to the tinea flowers. Let's decide how those are going to look. I think I'll go back. I'll use the same, no, this one, the same line color I used for the first flower. I'm going to go and add the middle details to the white flowers. Let's see. Let's put this one back on. Add a new layer, great. Simple like that. Turn off this. I'm going to bring this layer down all the way to be where my white flowers are. There we go. It looks like it got a little bit too messy. I think I'll also add a couple of dots in the middle. Then I'm going to give those some color. I think I'll use the yellow that I used for the middles of the other one just to keep them cohesive. I also want to go back and fill in the white better because these really weren't a little bit too messy. I like messy, but this is a little bit too much. To make sure that I'm on the white layer, and I'm going to go and clean this up because this is a little bit too grungy-looking I feel. I want them to look much cleaner. Just as a test, I want to see what these would look like. Oh, no, I think I'll leave it, never mind. I was going to test the different line color, but I want to keep it cohesive. These are very flat and white and they just melt in to the background pretty much and into the leaves. We need to add a little bit of contrast to those too. Underneath the yellow, add another clipping mask. I'm going to create some lines and shapes to make it interesting. I'm going to pick a random brownish color. For this layer, I like to change it to Multiply, and then I usually go down to 50 with this specific color. I'm going to make some lines to define the flower. These ones at the end as well just to define those. I think they need some inner details as well. I'm going to make another clipping mask. I can try the orange-yellow to see what that would look like. I'm not sure. Try pink. They're starting to get a little bit more life. Again, one thing that I think is fun to do to try to make it a little bit more textured and match the other ones. I have a lot more going on. I can smudge these lines a little bit. Nice. It keeps me a little bit it's not as so perfect. You can get a little bit more dimension so that leaves a little bit more shape to them and looks a little bit more messy. If you smudge a little bit too much, you can always go back and add in a few more lines as well or adding more lines and smudging can be fun. Something about this middle, the middle things I don't like this skin sticking out. I'm going to try and change this to a different color. Clipping mask, upper lock, then more brown. Let's see if it turn into queenie color ability that doesn't stick out as much and then they'll keep it like that like a darker green. Cool, go back to my pink lines and smudges. Now my flowers are nicely defined. We can move on to the leaves. For the leaves I like to keep them pretty simple. Go down and find them. On top of the leaves I'm going to create another layer and I'm going to use this brown coloring again, doesn't really matter because I'm going to change it into this to multiply and then lower like that. I am going to add in some lines to define them in the middle, as you can see, it just makes it a darker version of whatever color is underneath, rather than me having to go and choose a couple of different colors. I won't have to change the line color later by doing this. I can hide and I don't have to change depending on what leaf color so it'll change. If I change the leaf color, the lines will be colored as well. Does that make sense? Probably not. I just like to just define the middle a bit like this and maybe I'll do a shadowy bit. Not today I'll just do the middle line like that. These flowers need a stem. I'll do that. This simple. See it becomes weird there. I could go in underneath and make that green just to see that. There we go. Now, that works. Back to leaves. Those are my leaves defined. Also, since they are quite flat sometimes, like I showed you [inaudible] something like that to do that. Then another thing I can sometimes enjoy on the leaves is a little extra texture to make a clipping masks for each of the different leaf colors. For the lower ones they have that darker greens. I'm going to take the lighter green. I'm going to go into my textures. I like this random crumbles. I think this was a free brush from the [inaudible] mailing list. I've also have manipulated them to make them more my own. But it just makes like random smudges. It just makes it a little bit less perfect, which I like. I did that for the darker green and then for clipping mask, new layer. That one under the, darker green on the other ones. Just so something happens there. Now let's say that my bouquet and leaves are complete. I don't think I would do anything else to these. You can feel free to add as much texture, as little texture and details as you like. But this I think I'll stop here. You might consider a shine spot on the leaves, but I think it could look messy. I think I'll leave them quite flat. Yeah. That's, that part. Let's move on to the fun bit and then we can do the final adjustments of color. Let's fix that. 7. Coloring the Can : Time to move on to the can. I'm going to zoom in and bring up my can. Before I do that, let's put the flower layers into the group, Flowers. Return my little sketch back on again. I'll go into the can. I'm going to add a new layer. I'm going to add a nice white label. This is more cream actually. Turn off that layer for a second just so I can see. I think my peaches are going to be this peachy color, so I want to change the background color of this can so we can also lock it. Pick out another color to decide what would look good with peach. Maybe a yellow instead? No, its not going to pop, dilemma. Then I'll keep it for now and we'll see what happens. Another layer on top make it a clipping mask again because I'm going to be creating the pattern on the can we want it to clip out on the sides and draw past the line. All right. I'm going to put my sketch back on. I am going to put my sketch lower also. Pick out a darker peach then I'm going to make these peaches. That's so nice. That looks good. There's enough contrast, I didn't think it was going to be so but I think I'll keep that. We need to add some details to those. Another layer, clipping mask, and I'm going to take this pink texture. It's subtle but it's showing up a little bit, a little pinky. Try this darker peach also. Just as something happens down here in the can, make those look more interesting painterly. I'm going to add. Now we've hit a maximum amount of layers, which is ooh. Whoops, I didn't mean to do that. What can we get rid of? Maybe we don't need this, the sketch for the flower anymore. Going to delete that. Delete. These outlines I can merge together, merge down. That's a couple. I could merge these two greens because they are the same, merge down. That should have given us a few more layers to work with. We're going to make some leaves on these, and I thought maybe that can match the background because I don't want it to be distract from those leaves that are going to be a little bit more defined. We'll see what that looks like. Paint there some leaves with that. Now we're just going to add some details to define them too. A clipping mask. I'm going to do the same thing here with having a color that is on Multiply and a little bit lower down to 50 percent. In this way I can define the leaves and the peaches at the same time. That looks cute. Let's take away the sketch so we can see what it's looking like. Looks nice. Now we just have to add the text to the labels. We need a layer on top of this. Bring my sketch up again, put that there. Now we're going to add some elements there. Well, we try that again, it did to turn off. But I think that turned out pretty cute. Fresh peaches, this is a little bit wonky. But I like when it looks like it's been hand drawn. I think it is a little bit too big for the label. I'll just move it a little bit. My Fresh maybe is a little bit too slanted. Also I'm freaked, it looks so weird. When you write certain words, it looks like it's completely wrong. I'm pretty sure you spell fresh like that. Then we need some other details for this. Let's see if we have the luxury of more layers. Yes we do, so let's add nice try. I might do a little illustration of peach too. Choose to make it all match and look cute. Do another peach. Looks like a little heart. Again, we'll do some shading with the gouache. This time I won't bother with different layers. I think that looks pretty cute. Now, we just have to go back and think about our colors because I think there's a little bit too much green happening. This can is melting into the background, so let's see what we can do to help the situation now with the different coloring. Since we did everything in different layers and all that, re-coloring is really easy. But before we do that, I think maybe I'll add a little bit more texture to the can just match the texture of the leaves. I'll add some of that grungy little spots. Let's see if we have another layer. We're max, so we can delete our sketch now. We don't need you. There we go. Using this creamy color let's add in some of those texture into the back just to make it look less perfect. There we go. 8. Making Color Changes: Moving on to the final color because I feel like this isn't as awesome as it could be. First thing, this green at the bottom is the peaches, it's not rhyming as well, so I thought that it would be fun to go in and change that one, so it's already on Alpha Lock, so I can just pick on another color. I'm going to go for the striking blue. Test that out, see what that looks like instead. That's a little bit more like the inspiration picture we were looking at, and that blue is a little bit too intense, so let's go for something less saturated and try that. We can also test out the same red just for fun, to see if that looks interesting. That looks crazy. I might go to pink, it's always fun, I feel like the peach doesn't stick out as nicely there. What else can we try? Weird green, I feel that's not going to be it. Let's go back to blue, we'll do a more mid-range blue. That's not coming together really. Not sure what to do there. Looks ugly. Let's go back to this green that we had before, and let's see if the can is the problem. Let's see if we do white. A little boring, yes. Make that like the mint tea background color and change the background color. Yellow. This is crazy yellow. It could be fun. Let's see. Now I can go back to this and see if the blue rhymes well with that one. It's more contrast and looks more fun. You can change these peach to be slightly lighter. We'll try this one. That works. I think that looks more dynamic and fun. The peach can is popping out more against the background. Now we can choose the other background, make that another color. Let's see if blue works. Pink, cream, white. A cream color could look nice. It doesn't have to be too wild. Yellow. What? I think I liked this cream best. We'll start with that for right now. Done. Then I think we need to go in and adjust those flowers a little bit to see what we can do about those to make them stick out more. I feel like the can we're done with. I haven't done a shadow on the can. Sometimes I do that, a little shadow underneath. We'll keep it flat for this time, but that could be fun to do. Let's go to the flowers and see what we can mix around here. I feel like they are not popping as much as they could. It could be more fun to have more striking flowers. They're quite striking but we can adjust them a little bit. I think I like this as being white but let's test those out. We'll flip them to the white in the middle and then yellow leaves. Why not? Let me turn that color to mustard. I prefer the white so we'll just go back. There we go. It's fun to test out since we can. These ones, I think that the pink in the middle of the big one isn't bright enough so let's see what we can do there. It's this pink so let's see if we went darker what happens then. That was fun, becomes little. You see the inner lines a little bit. It was just a subtle difference, but it made a little bit more difference. We might like the green of this but we can test out another green. If it were more aqua what would happen then? Let's see. Becomes too close to this blue and slightly awkward so not that. Let's try this then. Try light. That looks crazy. I could keep it at the natural green. Shall we say that this is done? You could play around with colors forever and ever. I think that this is pretty cute, has that contemporary vibes. I think that we could choose a more funky background colors still, I'm not 100 percent sure on this one. We want everything to stick out and match. Pink, crazy purple. It doesn't want to choose cream all over sudden. There we go. We'll stay with safe cream. We'll end here. This is pretty cute. Since I mentioned it, I want to show you adding a shadow underneath. I made myself a little layer. In order to do the simple shadow, just to give it a little bit more light, make it look slightly more real and less flat, I'm going to make a shadow here. Again, I'm going to choose a random neutral. I'm going to turn it into multiply. Usually, it works best when it's at around 50, it becomes a little bit too dark. I can show you what it looks like at max. Make sure that I'm on ink and just draw a random shadow. I'm not trying to be correct. I think that's a little bit too intense for the shadow, that's why I usually bring it down to 50. That becomes more subtle. Here we go. That looks cute. A little bit more light, again I could go in and create more shadows behind the leaves, but that's not really what I do usually. I like to have a mix of trying to pretend that I had no perspective in shadow and texture and things. Then sometimes it's super flat. That's just how I do things. I hope that you've enjoyed following along as I create an illustration from beginning to end and as I create changes while I'm working and when I'm done and afterwards and all that steps. Maybe there's something that you can bring to your own work or if you just thought it was fun to watch me draw. Thanks so much for watching. 9. Final Procreate Timelapse: 10. Thanks for watching! : All right. That's it. We finished the illustration together. I hope that you find it interesting to see my process and the way that I go about things when I am creating illustrations, as far as my composition, and the way that I choose colors and go about creating for building up my illustration. I hope that maybe I've given you some tips of things that you can bring to your illustration practice [inaudible] that you build institutions. I hope that it was inspiring to you. Now it's your turn to create a class project with making your own technical illustration contemporary, whatever we can call it. 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