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Digital Design and Illustration of Tattoos with Procreate

A course by Tania Maia
Tattoo artist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined May 2016
, Tattoo artist

Learn to create “blackwork” designs ready to be transferred to the skin

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (285)
  • 9503 students
Digital Design and Illustration of Tattoos with Procreate

Learn to create “blackwork” designs ready to be transferred to the skin

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (285)
  • 9503 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 13 Lessons (2h 37m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

In a very short time, Procreate has become the essential tool for digital illustration in tablets, because of its intuitive interface and the variety of resources and artistic styles with which it can be experimented.

One of the disciplines that have been revolutionized by the irruption of Procreate is the design of tattoos. Tania Maia, a Brazilian tattoo artist based in Peru and participant on three occasions at the NY Empire State Tattoo Expo, incorporates her iPad with Procreate in the process of creating her designs, something that has simplified her life and allows her to obtain more precision and flexibility in their designs.

In this Domestika course you will learn the process to create digital illustrations ready to be transferred to the skin or framed in a frame.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Point
  • U3
    U3. Creative process
  • U4
    U4. Final art
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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The first thing you will do is to know the trajectory and influence of Tania within the world of tattooing.

You will learn to design and illustrate your tattoo in three phases: preproduction, production and postproduction.

In preproduction, you will learn to assemble a briefing, find references and assemble a collage that will give you an idea of what the final design of your tattoo will look like.

Then, in the production phase, you will make the outline of your design, that is, the skeleton. Then you will learn to create variations within the same design to be able to present different options according to the client's requirements. The last part of the production process will be to give shadows, volume and textures with simple tricks that Tania will teach you.

Then, you will face the post-production phase, in which you will learn to design the final art of your illustration, giving it the necessary final touches before being exported.

Finally, Tania will give you tips to create a final art for both tattoo and to make an impression of your design.

What is this course's project?

You will develop a visually coherent totem style illustration that can be used for a tattoo or for an impression.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To anyone who has an interest in digital illustration.

What you need

You will need to have an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, as well as basic knowledge of Procreate.


9503 Students
285 Reviews
94% Positive ratings

Tania Maia

A course by Tania Maia

Tattoo artist

Tania Maia is a Brazilian tattoo designer specialized in designs blackwork based in Lima (Peru). Although she graduated as Fashion Designer at the Santa Marcelina University of São Paulo (Brazil), in 2013 she left the profession to become a full-time tattoo artist. The influence of the world of fashion is evident in the details of the works of art that make up his tattoos.

He has participated in three editions of the NY Empire State Tattoo Expo, one of the most famous tattoo convention in the United States. Outside the world of tattooing, he has collaborated with his illustrations for the German cookbook and surf "Reisen, Surffen, Cochen" in 2015, for the BarBarian brewery and for the Marriott hotel chain, among others.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Briefing
    • Investigation of reference images
    • Design montage on the canvas
  • U3

    Creative process

    • Outline design (part 1)
    • Outline design (part 2)
    • Design variations (part 1)
    • Design variations (part 2)
    • Shadows, textures and volume
  • U4

    Final art

    • Final art for tattoo (part 1)
    • Final art for tattoo (part 2)
    • Final art for print
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Design and digital illustration of tattoos with Procreate

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert instructors

    Each instructor teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Earn a certificate with every course

    Get a personalized certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate as you about creativity.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

  • The course is 100% online, so once they are published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

  • The courses are divided into different units, each one includes lessons, informational texts, tasks and practice exercises to carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You will also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the instructor and other students, and share your work and your course project, thus creating a community around the course itself.

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Digital Design and Illustration of Tattoos with Procreate. A Illustration course by Tania Maia Best Seller

Digital Design and Illustration of Tattoos with Procreate

A course by Tania Maia
Tattoo artist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined May 2016
  • 94% Positive reviews (285)
  • 9503 students