Creativity

How to create a color palette in Procreate using the eyedropper tool

How to create a color palette in Procreate using the eyedropper tool

So you're in Procreate and you want to make your own color palette. Or even easier, you want to import a color palette from a cool site like design-seeds.com. To summarize, you'll import your design-seeds palette, then use the eyedropper tool to create a palette. Here are those instructions in-depth if you need more help.

DIY hand lettered coloring book page

DIY hand lettered coloring book page

It's super easy and so fun to create your own coloring book page! I just launched this course on Skillshare: make sure to check it out and enroll in my newest Skillshare class. This can be whatever you want it to be. For my coloring book page, I started by hand lettering my newborn son's name with block lettering. All I used to do this was a Sharpie marker and printer paper. Then I began to add illustrative and doodle-y details with the sharpie. Next up is digitizing, vectorizing, printing, and finally coloring!

Create simple watercolor wash backgrounds

Create simple watercolor wash backgrounds

There are so many things you can do with watercolor backgrounds: hand letter on top of them, cut them out and make some mixed media art, digitize them and use them as watercolor textures, and more. In this video I'll show you a few methods to create easy watercolor backgrounds for your projects, using simple tools that you may already have lying around your house.

How to blend ink and watercolor for brush calligraphy

How to blend ink and watercolor for brush calligraphy

There are lots of happy accidents when it comes to creative work! I'm not sure how I did this, but one day I had my inking Pentel Aquash water brushes out and I also had watercolor out, and I decided to dip the tip of my ink brush into the watercolor. I loved the results and wanted to share with you how I achieve this effect!

How to center your brush calligraphy without guides

How to center your brush calligraphy without guides

In this video tutorial I'll show you a quick tip on how to center your brush calligraphy on your paper. While you can certainly bring your work into your computer and edit it later, sometimes it's nice to get it all done properly in one sitting (especially if you have to—for a commissioned piece or something you want to hang immediately).

Intro to brush lettering: joins and letter pairs

Intro to brush lettering: joins and letter pairs

In today's post and video I'll show you how to draw joins and letter pairs with brush calligraphy and brush lettering. In previous posts I've talked about basic strokes and drawing individual letters, but now it's time to learn how to join these letters together so you can create beautiful seamless brush calligraphy.

Intro to brush lettering: basic strokes

Intro to brush lettering: basic strokes

In this post, I'll walk you through how to get started with brush lettering. This post includes a video tutorial to help you learn the 8 basic strokes needed to create brush calligraphy letters. These basic strokes are fantastic to learn now, so you can practice them with lettering drills and help to perfect your brushed letters.

Practice brush lettering with cursive handwriting worksheets

Practice brush lettering with cursive handwriting worksheets

Want to learn, develop, and practice brush lettering? Here's a video showing you how to do just that, while using the free cursive handwriting worksheets I shared last week. You can easily start to develop your style by learning 5 new cursive styles, applying brush lettering techniques, and practicing until these letters become committed to your memory.

How to create faux watercolor hand lettering in Photoshop

How to create faux watercolor hand lettering in Photoshop

If watercolor is part of your brand’s aesthetic, it’s important you learn how to use watercolor in a digital form so you can continue to make branded graphics without having to hire a designer. This will save you time, money, and will add another tool to your creative entrepreneur toolbelt!

New Skillshare class: watercolor meets surface pattern design

New Skillshare class: watercolor meets surface pattern design

Learn more about my new Skillshare class, Watercolor Meets Surface Pattern Design. In the class, I walk you through creating motifs on paper and digitizing them. Then, we work to create seamless repeating patterns using the vectorized watercolor motifs. The class stresses the choice of unique, not-your-average motifs—make this class your own and have fun with it!