Easy Floral Procreate Illustration Tutorial (written + video)! Learn how to create this easy flower drawing in Procreate in just a few steps.
Easy Floral Procreate Illustration Tutorial
I recently created this “Look up child” piece as part of the 2020 Lettering Challenge I’m hosting this year. While the floral elements that surround my lettering may look intricate, they’re actually super duper easy to create.
Learn how to create your own version in this blog post!
I’ll show you in a short video lesson because I think that’s the best way to walk you through the steps, but I’ve also included a step-by-step written tutorial after the video.
Below is the color palette I used. Feel free to download it (below) or use your own color scheme for your florals.
Here’s What You’ll Need for this Video Lesson
- iPad with Apple Pencil Capabilities
- Procreate App
- Procreate Brushes
- Monoline Brush
- Gradient Brush
- Color Palette. Download with the button below.
P.S.A. & Friendly Reminder
Before we get to the video lesson, I want to share this info because when you know better, you do better. 🙂
When your work is an exact copy and/or significantly inspired by someone else, be sure to credit them properly by tagging them in your post caption, making it clear you followed their tutorial or were inspired by their work!
JUST TAGGING THE PHOTO ISN’T SUFFICIENT.
Provide clear and proper credit in the caption.
I especially see SO many brands and companies that don’t do this properly, especially when you are re-sharing someone’s exact work or photo.
Check out this awesome illustration by mellow.doodles on IG that educates us on this topic.
Floral Procreate Illustration Video
In this 9-minute video, I’ll walk you through creating this flower drawing step-by-step.
Watch the video below!
If the video below doesn’t show up for you, you can watch it on YouTube here.
Floral Procreate Illustration WRITTEN TUTORIAL
The written version makes it seem a bit more complicated than it is because of all the screenshots, so if the below confuses you, be sure to watch the video lesson.
Ready? Let’s get started!
Use a monoline brush and the light peach color to stamp or draw this shape onto Layer 1.
I used the Triple Leaf Solid Stamp from my Floral Lettering Procreate Brush Kit.
To keep things organized, rename the layer Floral One.
From the layers panel, click the + sign to add a new layer. Hold and drag that layer to the bottom as shown above.
Use a monoline brush and the hot pink color to draw a heart that forms the back petals.
Rename Layer 2 as Floral 2.
Turn on Alpha Lock on both floral layers. You can do this one of two ways:
- Tap the layer and click Alpha Lock as shown in the above screenshot.
- Swipe right on the layer with two fingers.
Using a gradient brush and the hot pink color to add dimension to Floral 1 as shown above and in the video.
I used the gradient brush from my Creative Lettering Procreate Bundle.
Repeat on Floral 2, using a gradient brush and the dark peach color to add dimension to the petal centers as shown above and in the video.
On a third layer, use a monoline brush and the yellow color to freehand some stamen.
On a fourth (and final) layer, use a monoline brush and the light teal color to draw a stem and a few leaves.
Turn on Alpha Lock on your leaves layer (shown above). Use a gradient brush and the dark teal color to add dimension just as we did with the petals (shown below).
Floral Procreate Illustration: Optional Step
In the video, I showed you how to group the layers so you can move the entire floral element as one piece without merging all four layers into one.
To do this, all you need to do is select all four layers by swiping right on each layer with one finger or your apple pencil. Once all the layers are selected, click Group.
Rename the Group as Floral Illustration.
In the video tutorial, I discussed how I used the florals, leaves, berries and more to add more character to my lettering piece so again, be sure to watch it for a more in-depth discussion of using Easy Floral Procreate Illustrations to enhance your lettering work.
Share your work
I’d love to see what you create using this tutorial. Share your work on Instagram and tag me @bydawnnicole and/or use the #DNDlettering hashtag.
iPad Lettering 101: How to Use Procreate
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