Have I mentioned how much I love Procreate? Procreate is a digital painting/drawing app that costs very little yet can do SO MUCH!🤗 I was teaching myself Adobe Photoshop, making progress…S-L-O-W-L-Y. But once I discovered Procreate I was able to use and learn it so much quicker! AND I’m not confined to my computer! I use it on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.
I painted the image above in traditional watercolor and added the lettering in Procreate. I could have painted the leaves in Procreate too and still achieve a watercolor look…like the image below, which is completely digital and made in Procreate! (of course)
I use Procreate for lettering, illustrations, coloring pages (like the ones in my gallery) and recently, pattern design. (something I’m focusing on more this year!) I also find the app really helpful for preliminary studies, to test out composition and color choices before creating art with traditional methods. Both acrylic paintings below were first “conceived” in Procreate, giving me a lot more confidence when I approached the painting on canvas…and making the process more fun!
If you’re at all interested in learning digital art, give Procreate a try! Procreate Pocket is the version for iPhones. Yeah, the iPad Pro and stylus are pricey…🥴…it took me a while to decide to splurge on them…but I’m SO glad I did! I never knew digital art could be so FUN!🤗