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Traditional Drawing Techniques with Procreate

A course by Laura Pérez , Illustrator

Illustrator. Valencia, Spain.
Joined November 2014

Learn how to draw expressive characters on your iPad without sacrificing the hand-drawn look

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (719)
  • 20767 students

Learn how to draw expressive characters on your iPad without sacrificing the hand-drawn look

A course by Laura Pérez

Do you want to learn traditional drawing techniques, but also want to use Procreate to achieve a clean digital finish? Cartoonist and comic book author Laura Pérez, who has worked with clients like The Washington Post, National Geographic, and American Airlines, goes over her digital workflow and explores some essential techniques for using this powerful app.

In this course, Laura teaches you how to draw in Procreate using different pencils, brushes, and other tools that imitate the traditional drawing technique of pencil and paper. Learn how to make your own brushes, see Laura's creative process for drawing expressive black-and-white characters, and achieve a fresher and more relaxed style in your work.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 29 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (719)
  • 20767 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 2m)
  • 29 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a black-and-white illustration using different Procreate drawing tools to explore the face, body position, and other details.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone interested in knowing more about drawing digitally to achieve a traditional aesthetic. Also, anyone looking for a new way to practice drawing with their iPad and anyone who would like to learn about Laura's creative process.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed to take this course. You only need an iPad with Procreate installed and a passion for learning.


20767 Students
719 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Laura Pérez

A course by Laura Pérez

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Laura Pérez is dedicated to illustration and comics. She is a specialist in capturing the essence of people in her drawings, and is constantly exploring different forms of drawing and expression.

Her career in publishing began a decade ago, working at a Canadian illustration agency for clients like National Geographic, Penguin, The Wall Street Journal, and more. She later entered a Spanish agency and has now been designing comics for over four years. She has created projects for publishers Salamandra Graphic and Astiberri, and has created picture books available in France, the United States, Russia, Italy, and Spain.


  • U1


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

    All ready before drawing

    • Ideas: references and concepts
    • Tools that we will use in Procreate
    • The importance of brushes and how to use them
  • U3

    Drawing theory in Procreate: exercises

    • The naturalness of the face: inside and out
    • Structure, volume and composition of the body and figures
    • Details and elements: improvisation
  • U4

    We start to draw

    • Sketch of our project
    • Portrait
    • Body and composition: spots and chiaroscuro
    • Bonus elements and improvisation 1
    • Bonus elements and improvisation 2
  • U5

    Postproduction of our project

    • We already have it
    • And now that?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Traditional Drawing Techniques with Procreate

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Traditional Drawing Techniques with Procreate. Illustration course by Laura Pérez Best seller

Traditional Drawing Techniques with Procreate

A course by Laura Pérez
Illustrator. Valencia, Spain.
Joined November 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (719)
  • 20767 students