For quite a while, I have been interested in having an iPad and over the last few months, I have seen so many posts and articles about using an app called “Procreate”. Last week I finally bit the bullet and ordered one and, so far I am loving it!!
I have been playing with Procreate quite a bit and have watched many, many youtube videos about using it. It has tons of features and I will be learning FOREVER!!
I started out by playing with the various brushes and textures that you can use. It was fun to quickly design a new background that could easily be printed on a fabric…..
Next, I pulled in a photo of a quilt and played with possible quilting patterns…..
It was a super easy way to gather ideas and experiment with their placement.
Secondly, I followed one of the tutorials to draw my own “Cacti Still Life”…..
It is nothing fancy, but I sure did learn a lot from the tutorial!!
The final drawing that I did started with a photo of an eggplant……
I was able to pull this photo into the app and set it as the background layer. Then I used the brushes to basically trace around the vegetable and started filling in the shadings. Finally, I removed the initial photograph layer, leaving a fairly decent drawing of an eggplant…..
This has been a fun process and I am looking forward to learning more as I go and who knows, maybe someday I won’t need the photo to start with!!
5 thoughts on “A new tool for the Studio”
I have a I pad and procreate but I haven’t found the tutorials. Do you have links. Jodie
Hey Jodie. The Youtube channel “Bardot Brush” has been the best one so far. Her channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSNvnDVDjyfr8zKZMGcjvlg
Fascinating! But watch out – another rabbit hole! Don’t we love them?
What would life be like without rabbit holes!!!