iPad Art, Design, Tutorials, & Inspiration

Limited Color Palettes and Illustrations in Procreate

Limited Color Palettes and Illustrations in Procreate

In this class, you’ll 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.

We’ll look at how to use the powerful color harmony tools in Procreate to take the guesswork out of making palettes.  When you take the class you’ll get the limited color palette workbook I created that helps you build your own palettes from the ground up. 

You’ll also get the illustration brush set I created with lots of textures and stamps to help you build limited palette illustrations.

First we’ll create several sets of color palettes so you have plenty of colors to work with throughout the class.  Then we’ll create a simple illustration and apply one of the palettes to the drawing.  You’ll see how even a monochrome color palette can create an interesting illustration that stands out online.

Next we’ll combine hands in various poses with other objects to create an illustration.  I’ll share my hand sketches with you as free downloads so you don’t have to start from scratch.  I’ll give you lots of ideas for objects to combine with your hands to create interesting illustrations that invite your viewers to spend more time looking at and thinking about your work.

Last, we’ll juxtapose two or more objects to create a theme or story in an illustration.  We’ll apply some of our limited color palettes to the drawing to come up with a few possible color versions so you have lots of options to choose from.

If you struggle with choosing colors for your illustrations or just wish you had more palettes to choose from, this class will show you everything you need to know to start building a palette library full of beautiful color sets.

I created a limited color palette drawing challenge that you’ll learn about at the end of the class.  The challenge will help you build a cohesive set of drawings to share on social media or in your portfolio.  See the challenge entries here.

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.  Check out the class trailer to get started:

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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.