About this class:

I have long been a fan of ink drawings and I was taught all the techniques by a master: my high school Commercial Art teacher. He, in turn, was taught by masters as well in England. He emigrated to Canada, and I was fortunate enough to have his tutelage. We used ruling pens, croquil pens and Rapidographs, or technical pens. One of my favorite subjects to draw was flowers, so I have been doing them in this way for over 40 years. He also taught us how to do wash drawings, which is a technique similar to watercolor, but done with watered down black ink. 

This class, Vintage Look Floral Ink Drawing in Procreate, will show you some of my inking and wash methodology, and ways to use brushes to add dimension. In the class, I take you from start to finish in creating a complete floral illustration, notably with mixed media background. And, I have created a brush set, Inky Business, to complement the class. I am giving you a sampler set with this class so that you can see the possibilities with the full set which is available in the artist resources. 

In this class I’ll walk you through:

  • my step-by-step method for tracing a royalty free image
  • my workflow for adding dimension
  • adjusting the brushes included to create different effects
  • using a wash technique for additional shading
  • ideas for creating a background

If you’ve always admired the look of vintage inking illustrations, you will enjoy this class and the advantage of working on this digitally. Do a bunch of research first to see what might inspire you.

A sampler brush set is included with this class to help you follow along exactly. It is from the full set called Inky Business which I offer for sale on Creative market or in my Artist Resources. Use the coupon code INKY-50%-OFF to get an additional 50% off. The full brush set gives you tons of options, like cross-hatching and various inkers which mimic particular ink looks.

The key concepts I will include:

  • review of my brush alterations and adjustments
  • a look at Procreate inking brushes and their various idiosyncrasies
  • approaches you can take in adding dimensionality to ink drawings

Learning new Procreate workflows is always an advantage. I know you can produce something really appealing, and it’s so interesting to work just in black and white. Practice makes perfect, so I would suggest you do more than one of these, and then use it on a mock-up to really see the impact!

Concepts covered:

Concepts covered include but are not limited to Procreate floral design, Procreate texture with brushes, Procreate brush settings, flower drawing specific issues, tracing a photo for a contour drawing, the Brush Studio in Procreate, adjusting Procreate brushes, pressure settings and how to use them to create highlights and shadows, adding wash shading with brushes, procreate brushes for adding other interesting details, workflow best practices, layering best practices, Procreate composites, techniques with paints and blending, and much more.

You will get the bonus of…

  • 45 minutes of direction from an instructor who has been in graphic design business and education for over 40 years
  • knowledge of multiple ways to solve each design challenge
  • an outline with links to further research
  • a list of helpful online sites to further your education into surface pattern design

Student Discount

Here is a set of 50 Procreate Inky Business Brushes created especially for your inking projects. In this set you'll find several types of ink brushes, such as inkers and fine point markerswashes and accent/shading brushes for your illustrations. The brushes imitate real instruments such as a sharp nib pen and flat nib pens, variable brush inkers, round, flat brushes loaded with ink, and micron markers. This handy collection features 17 ink brushes, 21 specialty ink brushes like pointillist brushes, crosshatchers, dotted ink reminiscent of engraved art, 12 varied wash brushes and inky glaze fills. Use the coupon code INKY-50%-OFF

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