iPad Art, Design, Tutorials, & Inspiration

Block Print Style Illustrations on Your iPad + Free Block Print Stamps and Textures for Procreate

Block Print Style Illustrations on Your iPad + Free Block Print Stamps and Textures for Procreate

There’s nothing like carving into a fresh linocut block with a sharp carving tool…or is there?  I discovered an iPad friendly method to create a block print style in Procreate that is taking up wayyy too much of my time right now.  I truly love block printing, but as often as I change mediums, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on supplies.  That’s why this digital alternative is a great solution for finicky makers on the go like me. 

I was originally inspired to dig deep into digital block printing after seeing Abbie’s Nurse’s awesome linocut tutorial.  Check out her classes if you haven’t already!  They are 100% free on Youtube and super easy to follow.

In this class, you’ll learn how to create block print style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from creating the block print stamps, to creating a balanced composition.  When you watch this class, you’ll get all of my block print brushes as free downloads so you can start playing around with the process immediately.  Here are the stamps I created:

You’ll learn how to:

    • create a simple block print bird illustration with a short quote
    • create a carved block print look on your illustrations
    • use my free texture brushes, so you can easily add a stamped texture to your work
    • create a menagerie of plants and animals using several brush stamps to combine a hand drawn look with a traced solid block print style
    • combine plant and flower elements to make a graceful bouquet with simple hand drawn flowers and leaves
  • balance a bouquet with text, color, and asymmetry to create visual interest

The amazing thing about this process is that you can turn anything into a block print stamp that you can use over and over in Procreate.  You can draw from life, or use photographs to trace the shapes or figures you want to turn into a stamp. Once you build up your toolbox of stamps, you can create tons of compositions in Procreate in just a few minutes.

Ready to take this class? Go to the class page to get started.  If you don’t have a Skillshare membership, you can still watch the class for free.  Just sign up for a 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.

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Insect Animation and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn how to create unique insect illustrations and animations on your iPad in Procreate. When you watch the class you’ll get all of the color palettes and Procreate brushes I use in my insect illustrations including 14 drawing and texture brushes that will help you add tons of depth, texture, and grit like this to your illustrations

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Wildflowers in Procreate + Free Gouache Brushes and Color Palettes

In this class, you’ll learn how to paint colorful wildflower arrangements in Procreate. When you watch this class you’ll get all of the brushes and color palettes I use in the class as free downloads, including my saturation booster brushes, which allow you to use the pressure of your stylus to create varied brushstrokes on the canvas.

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Acrylic Landscapes in Procreate + 32 Free Acrylic Brushes and Stamps

Learn how to create Acrylic landscape paintings on your iPad in Procreate.

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Create an Illustration Series: From Inspiration to Print

In this class, you’ll learn how to plan and create an illustration series from start to finish.  I’ll show you my whole process from planning the series to printing out the work and evaluating color options.

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Art Nouveau Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Brushes, Stamps, & Textures

Learn how to create three different kinds of Art Nouveau style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate and get all of my art nouveau style stamps and reference images.

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Collages on Your iPad in Procreate + 35 Stamp and Texture Brushes

Learn how to create unique collages in Procreate by combining vintage images, hand drawn elements, and layer effects. When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the Procreate brushes I use to create my collages.  The set includes 25 stamps of flowers, insects, figures, and shapes, plus a set of 8 texture brushes for adding vintage patterns, fading, and scuffs to your collages.

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Society 6 for iPad Artists and Designers: Sizes, Orientations, and Sharable Mockups

In this class, you’ll learn how to create and fill your Society6 shop using your iPad. You’ll learn how to create and prepare work for Society6, and get tons of tips for maximizing the number of products you have for sale and minimizing the amount of time you spend uploading and resizing.

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Folk Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Paper Texture & Folk Art Brushes for Procreate

Learn three different ways to create modern folk style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.