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Illustration Techniques and Styles with Procreate

A course by Óscar Lloréns
Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2003
, Illustrator

Learn how to approach an illustration project with different techniques to find your style

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (355)
  • 9000 students
Illustration Techniques and Styles with Procreate

Learn how to approach an illustration project with different techniques to find your style

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (355)
  • 9000 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (2h 45m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Illustrator Óscar Llorens is an advocate of Procreate and believes that, although it is designed and optimized for use on tablets, this software can be fully capable of becoming your main illustration ally. With his help, you will explore all the options that Procreate offers, so you can learn how to face a professional illustration project and discover your personal style in the process.

In this course, learn different illustration techniques and tricks with Procreate. Óscar explains three techniques from scratch: acrylic painting, line illustration, and watercolor. Through them, discover the true potential of Procreate as professional illustration software.

If you want to learn more about Procreate, you can sign up for another of Óscar's courses on Domestika: Digital Illustration with Procreate. In addition, you can learn his illustration techniques with other software in Express Illustration with Illustrator and Photoshop and Express illustration for press with Photoshop.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The bases
  • U3
    U3. Acrylic paint
  • U4
    U4. Illustration to line
  • U5
    U5. Watercolor with Procreate
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Óscar a little better, as he tells you about his professional career in recent years, some of his influences, especially artists and illustrators who work with Procreate, and explains in detail what you will learn in this course.

The three techniques you will explore in this course have several points in common, which you will review, and receive a brief explanation of how Procreate works.

Then, learn how to illustrate with the first technique of this course: acrylic painting, a traditional painting technique. To do this, use the acrylic paintbrushes that come with Procreate by default. The final finish simulates an acrylic or oil painting, rather than a digital illustration.

From there, move on to the next technique, very different from the previous one. This is a classic method of drawing that consists of inking your sketch and then coloring the inside of the line. This technique is usually used in comics and classic manga.

Finally, Óscar explains how to make an illustration with a finish similar to watercolor. In this type of technique, you will work a little more on your sketch, since it will be part of the final illustration. For this part, use the watercolor brushes that Procreate offers for color, lights, and shadows.

What is this course's project?

Create the same illustration step by step with three different techniques on Procreate, from beginning to end. Óscar explains each technique in detail so that, regardless of your level, you can follow the course without much difficulty.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in illustration, both at a professional and amateur level. The fact that you learn how to illustrate on an iPad means that you don't need much equipment to start your illustration studio either.

What you need

No previous knowledge is necessary, since Óscar will teach you to use the tools you will need to carry out the project.

No previous knowledge is needed since Óscar teaches you how to use the tools needed to carry out the project.

As for materials, you will need an iPad with Procreate and ideally, an Apple Pencil.


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Óscar Lloréns

A course by Óscar Lloréns


Óscar Lloréns is an illustrator and designer. In his career, spanning almost two decades, he has worked for the best advertising agencies in Spain, the USA, Canada, France, and the UK.

His illustrations have appeared in campaigns for important brands such as Coca-Cola, Fiat, Red Bull, Vodafone, Movistar, and Cepsa, among many others, and have also filled the pages of publications such as El País Semanal and Vanity Fair. In addition, millions of television viewers have seen his illustrations in one of the most important places in the Gran Hermano house: the confessional.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    The bases

    • Get familiar with Procreate
    • Theory about light and shadow
    • Color selection for our project
    • The sketch
  • U3

    Acrylic paint

    • Coloring with the acrylic brush
    • We apply lights and shadows 1
    • We apply lights and shadows 2
    • Last settings
  • U4

    Illustration to line

    • Inked
    • Color
    • Lights and shadows
    • Final adjustments
  • U5

    Watercolor with Procreate

    • Adjust the sketch
    • Color
    • Lights and shadows
    • Last settings
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Illustration Techniques and Styles with Procreate

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Illustration Techniques and Styles with Procreate. A Illustration course by Óscar Lloréns Best Seller

Illustration Techniques and Styles with Procreate

A course by Óscar Lloréns
Illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2003
  • 99% Positive reviews (355)
  • 9000 students