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September 2021

Ok, I know summer is coming to an end (I’m probably in the minority here, but I’m not ready!) and we’ve had the sweetest little wild strawberries growing by the country roadside in Georgia, so this is me clinging onto what’s left of the season in one last summer-ish tutorial. Plus, how cute and delicious does this little gem of a berry look?! 🍓 (Don’t worry, I’ve got brand new fall tuts in the queue – they’re on their way!)

Happy Tuesday! This week, we’re focusing on embellishing lettering with some simple, but striking 3D effects! We’ll begin by centering stacked lettering, adding an inline, then we’ll add in that 3D goodness with an extrusion, extrusion details, an extrusion long shadow and we’ll finish it off with a hairline highlight.

I’ve had a few requests for advanced tutorials, so if you’re up for a challenge, this week’s tutorial is for you! This is one of my favorite depth effects when it comes to lettering; I love how it starts out completely flat and things pop forward more and more as you go – soooo satisfying! You can use this same effect on overlapping shapes or even your favorite font if you don’t want to use lettering – win, win!

Spoiler: anyone who freehands beautiful line art florals practiced them by tracing or copying them at some point in time. Instead of just tracing them this week, we’ll be pulling a section of florals from an existing bouquet, customize it to fit our needs, then bring it to life by adding some digital watercolor with pretty blends to finish it off. Although it starts with a basic trace, it finishes with a completely original piece of work you can use for any occasion. ✨

This week, we’re making a custom neon Procreate brush! Becoming familiar with the basics when it comes to custom brushes can be so powerful in personalizing any brush to fit your needs. And what could be more fun than a brush that glows when you use it?! If you’d like to change up this one’s shape, I’m also sharing how to make any brush appear to be glowing 😉

While I love creating and sharing project tutorials each week, I also want to start adding in some quick tip tutorials, too. These will be fun little tool tips or extras you can easily add into your own work. This week is one of those extras – a 3D hatched shadow effect! You can add this to lettering, typeable text or even shapes and it takes less than 5 minutes to do.

I was working on some new tutorial ideas the other week while binging Top Chef (as one does) and realized I had only used one brush for this entire piece. I love the idea of making something where a viewer would never realize it was made so simply, so this week we’re grabbing one brush (use any pressure sensitive one you’d like – I used the Bumpy Ink Brush) and let’s get drawing!

It’s no secret I loooove painting wreaths in Procreate, but I realized that I had yet to share an asymmetrical one! We’re fixing that this week with a foliage-packed, twisted vine, beginner friendly asymmetrical wreath in Procreate!  Pop this onto your IG feed, print it on stationery, or just pretty up your Procreate gallery with it. 


We use several different brushes from my gouache lovers set, but this can be accomplished with any brushes you’d like – just make sure you’re using pressure sensitive brushes so you’ll get some pretty line weight variation 😉

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