iPad Art, Design, Tutorials, & Inspiration

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate

Have you ever wondered how people create those gorgeous hand lettering compositions you’re seeing all over Instagram? How do they know how to space lettering correctly and create graceful script? How do they find and learn new lettering styles? How do you get started if your handwriting is…well…terrible?

While I love creating video tutorials, I realized that lettering in Procreate was such a complex and detailed process, that it really deserved a whole book dedicated to picking apart all the steps and tips. In the book you’ll learn everything you need to know to become a confident hand letterer!

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering

Ordering from the UK? Get it on Amazon.uk here.

In the book, I’ll take you through every part of the process from generating ideas for phrases and quotes, to refining and decorating your lettering and sharing it with the world.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro in search of some fresh ideas, this book will provide you with all of the tips, practice pages, and composition layouts necessary to get your lettering juices flowing and take the quality of your work to the next level!

We’ll start by gathering inspiration from vintage and modern resources and look at how to safely use reference images in your lettering. I’ll share with you 500+ inspiring vintage images so you’ll never run out of ideas for new lettering styles.

We’ll look at all the tools in Procreate that make hand lettering on your iPad a breeze, and practice going from rough sketch to finished project. I’ll take you through every single step of my design process, so you can follow along and create your own composition as you learn the steps.

We’ll cover ways to decorate your text by using perspective and layering to add depth, shadow, and variation to the letters.

Once you feel confident with serif lettering, we’ll move on to script techniques and styles. If you struggle with creating graceful script, don’t worry. I’ll share tons of lettering secrets and tips with you so you’ll never stress over script again!

We’ll look at lots of examples of common mistakes and easy ways to fix them. So even if you feel like your script is a total mess right now, you’ll be confidently creating script compositions in no time!

We’ll look at lots of techniques for decorating your lettering, so you can start incorporating illustrations, drawings, and shapes to decorate the space around your words.

As you try out the various illustration and lettering styles, you’ll start to find your own personal style, so can start creating work that is eye-catching and recognizable online.

The book includes my hand lettering brush set, which has all the brushes, stamps, and textures I use for all of my hand lettering compositions. I also created ten practice sheets, so you can start practicing some of the most popular serif and script styles.

Last we’ll look at ways to share your finished work with the world online and in print. We’ll also talk about how to critique and improve your work, and how to start developing your personal style.

Ready to start lettering? Order the book here or contact me if you have more questions:

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering

Ordering from the UK? Get it on Amazon.uk here.

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.