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3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering

3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering

For years, I have looked longingly at animations I see online and wished that one day, I too could be one of those amazing illustrators who creates animations using the incredibly complicated and expensive Adobe After Effects program.  Then I realized I could recreate the […]

Winter Watercolors on your iPad in Procreate + 20 Free Procreate Brushes

Winter Watercolors on your iPad in Procreate + 20 Free Procreate Brushes

As soon as Halloween passes I always start filling my Procreate gallery with snowflakes, fall leaves, and holiday wreaths!  I just published my new class on winter watercolors and wanted to show you some of the brushes and compositions you’ll see in the class. In […]

Join the Community!  iPad Artists, Illustrators, Letterers, Digital Planners, and Novices

Join the Community! iPad Artists, Illustrators, Letterers, Digital Planners, and Novices

Have you ever wished you were part of an iPad community where you could ask questions, share resources, and show your digital creations?  Well, I have.  Like every day!

I finally created a Facebook group where you can ask any iPad art/design questions, share your work, and post discoveries and resources.  It’s a place to get opinions and advice on iPad drawing, painting, digital planning, etc. from fellow makers and get inspired by digital creations from around the world.

 

Ready to join?  Click here to sign up and introduce yourself!

What can you share in the group?

Anything iPad related!  Hand lettering, illustrations, new apps, processes you like, or even ask for advice.

Who can join?

Anyone who likes drawing, painting, lettering, or planning on an iPad (or anyone who may want to do so in the future).  Even if you’ve never picked up an iPad, you can join if you want to see what is possible.

Why join?

Working together is a great way to encourage and inspire each other to keep creating.  Sometimes all you need to get inspired is to see someone else’s work or learn a new process.  Join us in inspiring each other!

Questions?

Send me a message if you have any questions about the group!

You may also like some of my iPad Art & Design classes:

Modern Folk Art Digital Planner Stickers – Free Download!

Modern Folk Art Digital Planner Stickers – Free Download!

I absolutely love modern folk art and bold vintage colors, so I wanted to combine the two to make some plant and animal folk art stickers for my planner.  Here is a look at how I used one of the floral stickers to add some […]

Free Customizable Digital Planner | Mudcloth Inspired Design on Recycled Paper with Colorful Stickers

Free Customizable Digital Planner | Mudcloth Inspired Design on Recycled Paper with Colorful Stickers

As you may already know, I swear by digital planning.  I kept a paper planner for years, but after spilling one too many coffees and losing several planners over the years, I am now a throughly convinced digital planner.  One of the things I love […]

Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 FREE Stamps & Brushes

Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 FREE Stamps & Brushes

You may be thinking….”What? Not this early, please Liz.  I haven’t even picked out my Halloween costume!”  If you’re anything like me though, you’ve considered making your own holiday cards for years, but always seem to run out of time at the last minute.  So this year I’m starting early and working on some designs long before the holidays sneak up on me.

I created 26 winter holiday stamps and brushes that I want to share with you as free downloads so you can easily add some holiday flair to your digital and printable work.  When you watch my newest Skillshare class on Holiday Illustrations in Procreate, you get all of my holiday stamps + my glitter textures so you can add some holiday sparkle to your illustrations.  If you don’t have a Skillshare membership, you can pick up a free trial and watch the class for free.

The stamps include 5 ornaments, 6 snowflakes, trees, candy canes, and of course holiday lights.  I also created a blizzard texture that adds a wintery touch to any holiday illustration.

In the class, I’ll show you how I created my holiday illustrations, so you can make your own personalized winter holiday stamps.  First we’ll look at a few ways to make symmetrical snowflake brushes in Procreate, plus

 take a look at a free app that makes it easy to create any geometric shape you can imagine.  Then we’ll use the stamps, text, and hand drawn elements to create a unique holiday card.

Next we’ll use the quadrant symmetry tool in Procreate to create a sleek border around a simple quote.  I’ll show you how I create my holiday ornament brushes, and how you can personalize the ornaments with pattern and textures.

Next we’ll turn a simple piece of text into a winter plant filled illustration.  We’ll combine hand drawn plants and metallic textures to create a holiday message that stands out.  I’ll show you how to add a string of holiday lights to the top of your illustration, so your work literally shines on screen or in print!

You can use the process you learn in the class to make greeting cards, social media posts, or design a printable gift.  I created some free digital planner stickers that I’m using to give my planner some holiday spirit.  You can pick up the stickers as a free download here.

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!

You may also like some of my other classes:

Free Snowflake Digital Planner Sticker Set

Free Snowflake Digital Planner Sticker Set

I love adding some winter holiday flair to my digital planner, and wanted to share my favorite snowflake stickers with you as a free download.  I created two versions — one solid color set and one glitter set.  Click the links below to download the […]

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 […]

Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes and Templates

Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes and Templates

I finally created a class for one of my favorite styles of art — modern folk art.  It combines the illustrative patterning of traditional folk art with bright vintage inspired colors.  The best part about modern folk art?  There are really no rules!  Folk art is defined by the lack of rules and formal training needed to create it.

You could use this process to create a homage to your house, church, or a historical building in your city.  You could even make a decorative portrait of your pet! (please, please, someone do this!)

In the class, I’ll show you how to create modern folk art on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from planning and sketching to creating brush stamps and balancing a composition.

I’ll show you how to:

  • create a single-color symmetrical illustration inspired by Swedish folk art.
  • use the free downloadable templates and brush stamps I made to create a balanced, playful piece.
  • combine lettering and illustration to create a multi-colored piece inspired by Scandinavian folk art.
  • balance shapes and color around the text to create eye catching illustrations that make your lettering stand out online and in print.
  • create a symmetrical flower and leaf painting using gouache brush textures.
  • combine multiple plant shapes and colors to create a modern twist on Mexican Folk Art.

When you take this class you get all of the brushes and templates I created as free downloads so you don’t have to start from scratch.  I’ll show you how to create your own brush stamps so you can turn absolutely anything into a brush stamp illustration.  We’ll cover how to make single image stamps like these:

and vine stamps like these:

All you need to do this process is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil in the class, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.

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!

Create Fonts on Your iPad in a Few Easy Steps + 3 Free Fonts

Create Fonts on Your iPad in a Few Easy Steps + 3 Free Fonts

I have loved making fonts on my computer for years, but I’ve been looking for a way to move my process over to my iPad.  Then I found iFont Maker, which lets you make fonts quickly and painlessly for only a few bucks. In this […]


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