Once in a while, it is fun to create just for the sake of creating. I was doodling one night, just passing the time, and I produced a fun, meandering line art piece. My first one was really messy and unfinished looking, but I could see that the techniques were something I could use to produce a fun project for a class.
It gave me the chance to experiment with my Inky Business Brush Set, and to have fun with layering and textures. I provide enough of a selection of brushes that you should be able to try everything I suggest in class. If you haven't yet purchased it, see the offer below.
In this class I’ll walk you through:
- my step-by-step method for creating the line art
- tips for filling in all the areas produced when lines cross
- my workflow for use of layers and other great features like clipping masks for adding color and texture.
- adjusting textures and overlays with the use of hue and saturation and blending modes
- methods for keeping the art fully editable for later adjustments and recoloring
If you’ve got a good basic knowledge of Procreate, you’ll be able to go through all the steps. This class will benefit anyone who wishes to simplify selections and methods to improve efficiency. I also think that a project like this helps to reinforce what you know and to make judgements on what improves composition and unity.
The key concepts I will include:
- review of brush making to create simple textures on the spot
- combining textures for a unique look
- approaches you can take to unify the final piece and then ideas and examples for methods to use your final design
Learning new Procreate workflows always leads to further exploration and ideas. This is a great opportunity to experiment and even think in terms of how you could use the finished pieces. It gets faster to do as you practice, and it might be advantageous for you to create a quick series for use in other areas of your design business, if that is your cup of tea.