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Tropical Leaves! Procreate for Beginners - Build Your Skills 1: Sketch & Shade

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (5)
Completed by 14 learners
Build your beginner Procreate app skills! Learn how to draw on your iPad and follow along to create a vibrant tropical leaf illustration. We’ll explore sketching from a reference photo, shading, layer masks, & more!
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year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
Meets once
60 minute class


Class Experience

*** See the main Class Experience Description for a list of skills that the learner should already be familiar with before taking this class.***

▪️ Create custom canvas sizes
▪️ Sketch while using a reference photo
▪️ Use the transform tool
▪️ Use the selection tool
▪️ Change the opacity of elements
▪️ Use color palettes
▪️ Use ColorDrop Threshold
▪️ Utilize base color blocking
▪️ Layer shadows and texture using clipping masks
▪️ Draw tropical leaf illustrations
▪️ Add visual interest with a textured background
As an optional homework assignment, learners are encouraged to use the provided class reference photos to complete more leaf illustrations to reinforce the techniques learned.
 3 files available upon enrollment
✔️ Downloaded class resources: I will provide the photos that we will use for this lesson in the classroom. Prior to class time, the provided photos will need to be downloaded to the learner's iPad device. ✔️ iPad: The Procreate app is currently only available on the iPad. ✔️ Up to date Procreate app: This is $9.99 in the App Store, but well worth the investment. ✔️ Stylus: I highly recommend using an Apple Pencil for best results, however, any stylus can be used or even your finger. ✔️ A separate device for class so that the learner can draw along with me on their iPad as they view my demonstration of Procreate.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and no time outside of class.
We will be creating digital art on the Procreate app for iPads during this class. This is a third-party app that will need to be downloaded onto the learner's iPad device. You will not need to create an account to use this app. All of your Procreate data is tied to your iPad and your Apple ID.

Meet the teacher

Erin Payne
Average rating: 4.9Number of reviews: (73)
Hello!—I'm Erin, and I am so excited to teach you something new! I have 4 years of experience as a K-12 art teacher, but when I had my first child, I decided to take a crack at earning an income from home. I've now been working for myself earning... 
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