Apple Design Award-Winner Procreate is a creative app that gives artists the ability to sketch, paint, and illustrate stunning images directly onto their mobile device. It’s famous for its resolution, customizable toolkits, layer system and lightning-fast 64-bit painting engine, and since its launch, it’s been downloaded by millions of illustrators, graphic designers and others who enjoy the ease and convenience of having such a powerful toolkit at the tips of their fingers.
These days, we are regularly astounded to see the diverse range and amazing quality of the work people produce with Procreate - especially in our own community! If you are just getting started with the app, or want to see what it can do, check out these seven Skillshare student projects that showcase the possibilities of Procreate.
For Nic Squirrel’s iPad Art: Create a Monster in Procreate, Carlos Fins worked illustrated on both an iPad and an iPad Pro to make his friendly monsters. Following Squirrel’s suggestion, he sketched his ideas first, and then used Procreate to create the finishing touches and textures that make his creatures pop off the page.
Inspired by Jarom Vogel’s Digital Illustration: Learn to Use Procreate, Annie Herzig created a lovely, atmospheric illustration. She says that Jarom’s class project “was a fun exercise to figure out some new tips and tricks and become more familiar with Procreate.” We think she’s got a handle on it.
After taking Sandra Bowers’ Ink and Color in Procreate for Illustrators, Carli Peters created a Procreate composition that showcased a rich color palate and exciting textures. She says that while she was taking Bowers’ class “I was surprised at how powerful Procreate can be” and that she can’t wait to draw more.
Lee K. used Procreate to create a beautiful botanical illustration after taking Digital Flowers: Painting in iPads Procreate. He says he spent a long time on it, but that his illustration ended up “looking pretty darn good!” We totally agree.
Home Sweet Home
Motivated by Introduction to Procreate: Illustrating on the iPad Pro with Procreate taught by Brooke Glaser, Lisa Long created this friendly ode to her bed that aptly showcases accuracy and detail that is made possible with Procreate.
Mean and Green
As her class project for Nic Squirrell’s iPad Art: Using Textures in Procreate, artist and illustrator Herma Starreveld uploaded before and after images of a green dog she’d illustrated to show the impact of applying what she’d learned from Squirrell. “What a difference the texture makes!” she says.
After taking Geometric Design On The IPAD - Mandalas in Procreate, Greer Deneen created a beautiful mandala design of her own. She titled it “Practice makes better!” which we love just as much as her stunning image.
Ready to explore the possibilities of Procreate for yourself? Check out Jarom Vogel’s FREE class, Digital Illustration: Learn to Use Procreate now on Skillshare and get started!