Adobe Fresco Tutorials

Watercolor Painting Kiwis in Adobe Fresco

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In today’s tutorial we will learn to draw watercolor painting kiwis with live brushes (watercolor brushes) in Adobe fresco. You can download the color palette and the sketch here:

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If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial, where you will learn to use the Vector Trimming feature in adobe fresco to create a beautiful vector illustration.. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

Procreate Tutorials

PROCREATE – Symmetrical Florals

In this tutorial we will learn to create symmetrical florals using the symmetry tool in Procreate.

Things mentioned in the tutorial:

Learn how to add texture to artwork here. You can find a link to download the texture here.

Check out the tutorial on how to create stamp brushes in procreate here. You can use the same technique to create your own brand stamp brush or watermark.

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Download the swatches here.

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Watch the video tutorial on how to draw symmetrical florals using the symmetry tool in Procreate

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If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Procreate tutorial, where you will learn to create an easy watercolor illustration. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Procreate tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

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Adobe Fresco Tutorials

Adobe Fresco – Easy watercolor sunset

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Adobe Fresco – Easy watercolor sunset

In today’s tutorial you will learn to create a super easy, beginner friendly watercolor sunset using the live brushes (watercolor brushes) in Adobe fresco.

If you want to learn how to paint this with actual watercolors, check out my skillshare class and also get 2 weeks free premium access here.

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Watch the video tutorial on how to create a watercolor sunset in Adobe Fresco:

If you cannot view the video, you can also access it here. While you are there, don’t forget to hit subscribe!

If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial, where you will learn to use the Vector Trimming feature in adobe fresco to create a beautiful vector illustration.. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

Adobe Fresco Tutorials

Adobe Fresco – how to use Vector Trimming

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In this tutorial we will learn to use Vector trimming in Adobe Fresco.

What is Vector Trimming?

We all know that Adobe Fresco allows you to make vector illustrations.

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If you cannot view the video, you can also access it here. While you are there, don’t forget to hit subscribe!

If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial, where you will learn to create a seamless repeating pattern tile using Adobe Fresco and Adobe Capture. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

Adobe Fresco Tutorials

How to draw a Peacock in Adobe Fresco

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In this tutorial we will learn to draw a peacock in Adobe fresco. This is a beginner friendly tutorial and if I can draw it, you can draw it too! Drawing a peacock can seem a little intimidating, but don’t worry, we will learn it in simple steps, so even a beginner can easily draw it. We will be using Adobe Fresco, on an iPad, with an Apple Pencil.

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If you cannot view the video, you can also access it here. While you are there, don’t forget to hit subscribe!

If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial, where you will learn to create a seamless repeating pattern tile using Adobe Fresco and Adobe Capture. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

Procreate Tutorials

PROCREATE – Let’s paint some Beets

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In this procreate tutorial we will learn to paint some beets! Beets is one of my favorite vegetables and I thought it would be perfect to paint them. We will also use the hue, saturation and brightness feature in Procreate to adjust the overall colors, after we have finished illustrating the beets. We will also add some texture to the illustration in the end. We will also hand letter using one of our own brushes – outline brush.

If you want to learn how to add texture check out my tutorial here.

If you want to create an outline brush, check out my tutorial here.

Brush used in the Tutorial:

  • Calligraphy > Blotchy (for painting the beets)
  • Calligraphy > Script (for outlines)
  • Calligraphy > Outline Brush (for hand lettering)

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If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Procreate tutorial, where you will learn to create an easy watercolor illustration. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Procreate tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

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Resources

Best must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

My bookshelf is my favorite thing in my art studio. I have always loved collecting books, but my nomadic lifestyle (4 countries and counting) has always come in the way to creating a meaningful collection. So I always think twice before spending money on books, as I know I might not be able to take them with me when I move. Hence, here I present to you few books that I would not mind taking up space in my luggage or paying extra money to be shipped! We’ll divide the books into categories namely:

  • Business side of things
  • Colors & color palettes
  • Lettering & Calligraphy
  • Typography

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Must read books for Designers/Illustrators – the BUSINESS side of things

Making art is one thing, but selling and making money out of it is a completely different aspect. Not every one of us is a businessman and needs a little help (and sometimes a lot more) to navigate the business side of things. This section mentions those books which have been proven beneficial to understand the business side of being an Illustrator – from promoting your work to finding the audience and pricing.

1. Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

I love Lisa Congdon’s work, I have been following her on Instagram for quite a while now. This book is filled with tips and tricks on how to get your work out there and find avenues to sell your work. A note though, this book is not targeted just for illustrators, but for artists in general. She has another book called Find your artistic voice, which I unfortunately haven’t read yet, so hence cannot recommend.

2. Show your work by Austin Kleon

This is not one of your typical books. We know how to create, but what do we do after that? This book talks about tips to get discovered and learn how to make the best use of your network. Chapter titles include You Don’t Have to Be a Genius, Share Something Small Every Day, and Stick Around. I think it’s perfect for someone who is good at creating art but has no clue how to get it out there.

3. How To Be An Illustrator – Darrel Rees

A must have book for any illustrator – be it a beginner or an established Illustrator. This book covers all the basics of being an illustrator, such as creating an eye catching portfolio, negotiating contracts, pricing your work appropriately. It helps any newbie illustrator navigate the business world of Illustration.

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators – Colors and Color Palettes

1. The Designer’s Dictionary of Color – Sean Adams

I got this book when I was really struggling with colors. This hard bound book is beautiful, contains beautiful color palettes next to equally stunning photographs. I can’t tell you how many times I have reached out for this book when I’m stuck and need color inspiration.

2. A Dictionary of Color Combinations

I saw this book in one of the bookshops when I was visiting Japan, and for some reason I didn’t buy it. I have been eyeing this book for a while now and although I don’t own it yet, I will for sure sometime in the future. The book is in Japanese but is easy to understand even if you don’t read the language, because you can concentrate more on the colors rather than the text. As the title suggests, this is a book on color combinations and is perfect if you are like me who struggles in this area! The book contains about 348 color combinations – enough to last you for a while!

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators – Lettering and Calligraphy

Let’s accept this, you need some or the other form of lettering when you are illustrating something. Well, you could always hire a lettering expert, but we all know lettering is fun. Here are a few books that are fun, inspiring and a great help when you need to incorporate lettering into your artwork.

1. Hand-Lettering Ledger by Mary Kate McDevitt

A great book for beginners, filled with beautiful lettering. The number of blank pages can be a bit annoying as I don’t think most of us like to draw directly in our books. But, just the plain beauty of the pages is enough to buy this book!

2. The Art of Calligraphy by David Harris

A more step by step kind of a book, covers mostly historic styles and actual calligraphy. Definitely not your modern calligraphy kinda book. Explains the techniques behind the alphabets and origins of each alphabet, which itself makes it a quite an interesting read.

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators in 2021

Must read books for Designers/Illustrators – Typography

Typography – I have love hate relationship with this. Anything goes into print, needs some form of typography in it. I find it quite challenging to pair fonts. But, as you get to learn the basics and the elements of a font, you slowly start to see the pairs. Although I have read quite a bit of books on Typography, these two are the ones I would recommend exploring. You can choose one of these books or both, depending on your interest in the subject.

1. Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

I have owned this book for a really long time now! If you are a visual kind of a person like me, I would highly recommend this book. It’s filled with full page colorful spreads, which makes it a page turner. A quick note, please get the physical book, not the kindle version!

2. The Geometry of Type (also known as The Anatomy of Type) by Stephen Coles

You might have guessed by now that I like books that are visually appealing. This one is no exception. It closely examines 100 typefaces, zooming in on the tiny details that make up the designs, thus making is extremely informative for people who are completely new to typography. This book basically goes into details of what constitutes a type, which will prep you to understand, recognize and differentiate typefaces.

Hope you find these books as useful as I found them to be. Let me know if you have any books that should go on this list, I would love to check them out!

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Adobe Fresco Tutorials

How to add texture in ADOBE FRESCO – EASY method

How to add texture in Adobe Fresco

In this tutorial we will learn to add texture to your illustration in Adobe Fresco. It can be any texture, like paper, wood, canvas or anything that you fancy! All you need is a high resolution image of the texture.

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If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial, where you will learn to create a seamless repeating pattern tile using Adobe Fresco and Adobe Capture. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

Procreate Tutorials

How to add Watercolor texture in Procreate

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In this tutorial you will learn to create a simple illustration using a watercolor like brush and then learn to add watercolor texture in Procreate. We will learn how to add this texture so that the texture is applied to the artwork as well and not just the background.

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Download the color swatches here.

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Watch the video tutorial on how to add Watercolor texture in Procreate:

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If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Procreate tutorial, where you will learn to create an easy watercolor illustration in Procreate. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Procreate tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

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Adobe Fresco Tutorials

3D Lettering in Adobe Fresco

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In this tutorial we will learn to create a 3D lettering in Adobe Fresco, using Multicolor eyedropper tool to create a unique color swatch.

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3D Lettering in Adobe Fresco

Watch the video for creating a 3D Lettering in Adobe Fresco using the Multicolor eyedropper tool

If you cannot view the video, you can also access it here. While you are there, don’t forget to hit subscribe!

If you liked this tutorial, don’t forget to check out my previous Adobe fresco tutorial, where you will learn to create a seamless repeating pattern tile using Adobe Fresco and Adobe Capture. Check out the video here.

I also have a whole playlist of Adobe Fresco tutorials on youtube which you can find here and the entire list of tutorials on this blog here.

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