June Birth Flowers Drop Cap Tutorial. Follow along with my video on Procreate tips and tricks for creating this cute Folk Art Rose Letter.
June Birth Flowers Drop Cap Tutorial
This modern folk art “J” Drop Cap was so much fun to create!
I hope you have just as much fun creating it as you follow along with the video lesson. I’ve also got a free Folk Art Rose Procreate Stamp for you, so be sure to download that along with this month’s reference sheet.
New to this series?
I recommend completing the previous lessons first and then returning to this one, as some lessons build on things taught in prior tutorials, although this one is pretty beginner-friendly. 🙂
- January Drop Cap Tutorial
- February Drop Cap Tutorial
- March Drop Cap Tutorial
- April Drop Cap Tutorial
- May Drop Cap Tutorial
What You’ll Need to Follow Along
- iPad and Apple Pencil
- Procreate App
- Cotton Candy Color Palette (download it below)
- A Variety of Procreate Brushes. I created this Drop Cap and artwork using brushes from my new Modern Folk Art Procreate Stamp Kit.
- Drop Cap Reference Sheet. I created a worksheet you can print and reference as we work through the step together.
Click the buttons below to download the freebies!
the Cotton Candy FOLK ART Color Palette
- Right-click or screenshot the photo below to save the color palette.
- Set up Custom Color Palettes in Procreate. (Google how to do this. It’s easy!)
- Use the color palette in design programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Match your physical art supplies (markers, colored pencils, watercolors, etc.) to the palette and work the old-school way!
Modern Folk Art Style Lettering and Illustration Tips
I shared this last month when we did the May Drop Cap, but in case you missed it, here are a few things I keep in mind when creating in this style:
- Use a lot of bright, fun, and bold colors.
- Create balance and fill the space around the letters using what I call “imperfect” symmetry.
- Keep your illustrations simple in shape and add then basic details all over. I use a lot of lines and dots.
- Flat illustrations are typical. Meaning, I don’t usually use textures or shadows in this type of artwork.
And as always, using many layers makes it easier to edit and adjust your artwork when needed. 🙂
Watch the June Birth Flowers Drop Cap Tutorial Video Lesson
This month’s video lesson is a bit over 15 minutes long.
If you want to skip or re-watch any tutorial portions, here are the timestamps for each section.
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:13 Project Overview
- 01:06 Drop Cap
- 01:34 Letter Details
- 04:24 Roses
- 07:30 Leaves
- 08:39 Stems
- 09:15 Letter Details, Part 2
- 09:45 Butterflies
- 12:07 Background Elements
- 15:11 Closing Comments
- 15:35 Outro
I hope you enjoyed this month’s video lesson.
Stay tuned for next month’s Floral Drop Cap Tutorial!