New Lettering Templates, Chalk Brushes, & Fonts for Procreate

I’ve been dabbling in lettering for years, but couldn’t seem to find a type of lettering that fit my personal style.  My problem is, I like ALL types of lettering, so I have trouble focusing on just one.  Then I found chalk!  Chalk lettering lets you combine hand lettering, calligraphy, and illustrative lettering into one bold black and white composition.

Enter my newest Skillshare class: Chalk Lettering on Your iPad. I combined all of the things I’ve learned about lettering, illustration and design into one class that gives you everything you need to know to get started with chalk.

When you watch the class you’ll get all my chalk brushes, templates, and fonts.  The brush set includes everything from controlled opaque chalk to a fuzzy chalk cloud.

As I was experimenting with chalk lettering, I realized that I had to create a new lettering template every time I started a new piece.  I didn’t want to spend my time making the same templates over and over, so I created nine template shapes to go along with the class.  These templates make it super easy to set up your lettering design in a few minutes without all the measuring!

I also wanted to incorporate some fonts that would take a lot of time to draw by hand, so I created some font brushes with a few basic font shapes.

I’ll show you how to create borders and flourishes to decorate your text, and how to use blending and shading to add depth.

This was one of my favorite classes to plan and create, and I hope you’ll love it too!  Ready to watch the trailer?  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!

Paint Tropical Watercolor Fruit on Your iPad in Procreate

fruit cover website croppedWatercolor fruit is one of the easiest things to paint, and as a bonus, you get to use tons of bright and vibrant colors.  These are great for making seamless repeats, greeting cards, or a colorful desktop background.

In the class, I’ll show you the easy steps to paint tropical watercolor fruit on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you how to work from both pictures and real life, so whether you’re at home looking at some fruit on your kitchen table or sitting in the airport, you can use this process to create a beautiful watercolor painting.

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I’ll show you how I get inspiration for my images, and how I set up photographs for watercolor sketches.  

When you watch this class, you’ll get the 9 watercolor brushes that I created for Procreate, plus the watercolor texture paper that I use to add a real watercolor texture to my paintings.

I’ll show you:

  • how to do a simple pen and ink drawing, then add layers of watercolor to the drawing to get a simple and soft watercolor look.
  • how to use a masking process to mask out portions of a lemon slice, then fill those masked sections with layers of watercolor.
  • how to create a pencil drawing, then build up layers of color to create a loose watercolor painting.

The techniques in this class can be used to create any watercolor painting, so once you learn the steps, you can apply this process to any objects you want to paint!

I used my watercolor fruit images to make some digital planner stickers, which you can pick up 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!

Free Download – Digital Planner Fruit Stickers

Yes, I’m still deep into my planner obsession…. I made some tropical watercolor fruit planner stickers that I wanted to share with you as a free download.

I love painting simple watercolor illustrations on my iPad.  It’s the perfect way to doodle and loosen up, without worrying about creating a final product.  If you want to give it a try, check out my newest class on painting tropical watercolor fruit on your iPad.

When you take the classes, you get all of my watercolor brushes and texture paper as a free download.  Not ready to paint your own watercolors?  No problem, you can use my stickers!

If you’re not sure how to use them, check out the video here:

Download the Fruit Stickers

If you want to start designing your own planner stickers check out my new classes on digital planning and bullet journaling:

If you are ready to start designing your own planner and have already done some drawing in Procreate, you can go straight to the advanced class where I cover every step of creating a digital planner from start to finish:

Not ready to create your own planner?  No problem, just use mine!  I created a digital planner that I want to share with you as a free download below.

There are clickable links throughout the planner, and it comes with 7 sections:​

Download the Planner

Happy Planning!

 

3 Free Adult Coloring Pages (Digital or Printable!)

I created some free downloadable coloring book pages that I wanted to share with you because, well, I’m in love with adult coloring!  There I said it.  I can’t stop making these pages, and I love to see how people use color to complete the drawings.

You can use these pages for digital coloring using a program like Procreate or Adobe Sketch, or you can print them out and color on paper.  Tag me on Instagram @water_and_pigment if you want to share your coloring!

Not sure how to do digital coloring?  Check out this video showing the process in Procreate.  You literally just drop and drag the colors.  It’s so easy!  Just create a new document in Procreate at 8 x 10 inches at 300 dpi, then insert the coloring book page image, choose your colors, and go for it!  You could also create a new layer and do some more detailed coloring with Procreate brushes if you prefer doing some shading and blending.

If you want to learn how to create your own adult coloring pages on your iPad, check out my newest Skillshare class:

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!

Not ready to make your own coloring pages?  No prob.  You can download mine here:

Download the Bird Coloring Page

Download the Botanical Coloring Page

Download the Deer Coloring Page

*Note: Once the download page opens, right click (computer) or tap and hold (iPad) to save the image.  It is a PNG file, so it will appear black until you open it in an app.

New Skillshare Class | Design an Adult Coloring Book Page on Your iPad

The only thing more fun than coloring an intricate coloring book page, is designing your very own page to share with family, friends, or your online following.  If you’re like me, you think every coloring page would be better if it just had “a little more ______”.  Us makers are annoyingly picky, thus we often want to create our own version of EVERYTHING.

In my newest Skillshare class, I’ll show you how create a coloring page from start to finish.  You’ll learn:

  • ways to fill in shapes to make them ideal for coloring.

  • how to add patterns and shapes that break up the flat image and create a fun space for coloring.

  • how to turn photographs into a drawing with intricate spaces for coloring.

I’ll show you every step of my process from sourcing images to filling in drawings with patterns and shapes.

We’ll create 3 different kids of coloring book pages so you can try out different styles and methods for creating spaces for coloring.

You can give the designs you create to friends and family for coloring, or you could offer them as downloads on your website or online store!

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!

Free Glitter Digital Planner Stickers

I created some free glitter planner stickers that I wanted to share with you all as a free download.  If you’re a fan of the Happier podcast like me, you know that adults need gold stars sometimes too!

Use these stickers in your planner to mark a daily goal, celebrate a milestone, or mark an upcoming event on the calendar.  See how to use them and get the free download below.

Not sure how to use planner stickers?  Check out this video tutorial to learn how:

If you want to learn how to make your own planner stickers + get some free gold and glitter downloads for Procreate, check out my newest class on Gold, Glitter, and Gouache:

When you watch the class, you’ll get 3 glitter downloads and 6 gold downloads, so you’ll have a lot of textures to choose from.

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 and get the free downloable brushes.  Just sign up for a 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

Not ready to make your own stickers?  No prob.  You can download mine!

Download the Stickers

*Note: Once the download page opens, right click (computer) or tap and hold (iPad) to save the image.

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New Skillshare Class | Glitter, Gold & Gouache on Your iPad

I am so excited to introduce this new class on Glitter, Gold, & Gouache!  The process creates a bright and sparkling effect that jumps off the page.

In the class, I’ll show you every step of combining metallics with gouache, plus give you some free glitter and gold downloads.

When you watch the class, you’ll get 3 glitter downloads and 6 gold downloads, so you’ll have a lot of textures to choose from.

In the class I’ll show you:

  • some simple ways to start brining gold and glitter accents into your paintings

  • six different ways to use metallics as an accent

  • how to change the brightness and color of each metallic element

I’ll start by showing you six ways to add metallics to a botanical drawing…

Then we’ll create a gold and gouache wreath to surround a quote…​

Then we’ll create a layered botanical menagerie with glitter accents combined with playful plants:​

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 and get the free downloable metallics and brushes.  Just sign up for a 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

New Skillshare Class | Paint Modern Gouache Florals on Your iPad + 7 FREE Brushes

After working with watercolors for years, I was ready to make a big change and go back to an opaque medium.  I created 7 gouache brushes for Procreate that you can use to create realistic gouache paintings.

In the class I cover:

  • how to use the brushes with a layering process to create a realistic gouache effect

  • some leaf and flower shapes that you can use to practice your painting.

  • how to create a floral bouquet using various flowers and leaves.

  • how I plan out my bouquet paintings, and give you some tips and tricks for creating contrast and balance.

I’ll show you every step of my process from planning a composition to painting realistic gouache florals.  First I’ll show you how to use the brushes to create beautiful layering effects.

Then we’ll look at a few easy ways to make leaf and flower shapes.  I made some practice sheets that you get as a free download when you take the class, and you can use those to get practice some shapes and layering.

Then we’ll create two bold modern floral bouquet’s with two different layouts from start to finish.​

 

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 and get the free downloable brushes.  Just sign up for a 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

Free Digital Planner Download + Video Demo

Am I the only one obsessed with digital planning right now?  I doubt it because I keep seeing digital planners all over Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

I have finally thrown out my paper planner and moved to 100% digital planning and note taking.  I wanted to share my newest planner as a free download, and share my process for creating digital planners with you.

If you want to learn how to create your own digital planner, check out my class on Skillshare:

There are clickable links throughout the planner, and it comes with 7 sections:​

Download the Planner

FREE Digital Planner Stickers!

I love adding some color and illustration to my digital planner!  Today I want to share a few digital planner stickers I created.​  The first is a set of 90’s style illustrations – everything from a cassette tape and high tops, to the 5 pound gigantic cell phones we used to drag around.  The second is some bright florals inspired by Mexican Folk Art.

If you aren’t sure how to use digital stickers in your planner app, check out the video below.  If you’re already a pro at digital planning, you can head straight to the downloads section at the bottom of the page.

Download Folk Florals Stickers

Download 90s Stickers

*Note: Once the download page opens, right click (computer) or tap and hold (iPad) to save the image.  It is a PNG file, so it will appear black until you open it in an app.