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Procreate: Creative Illustration Techniques

A course by Vero Navarro
Illustrator. Valencia, Spain.
Joined February 2008
, Illustrator

Learn to use the tools of the app and an iPad to bring your illustrations to life

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (617)
  • 17654 students

Learn to use the tools of the app and an iPad to bring your illustrations to life



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (617)
  • 17654 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 33 lessons (7h 43m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


For illustrators, connecting with their audience through their work is essential, especially in the publishing industry. With her illustrations, Vero Navarro tries to add a twist to the mysterious or the unknown. Maybe that's why so many publishers want to work with her; Penguin Random House, Grijalbo, Alfaguara, Montena, RBA, Triskel, and Green Bean Books are just some of the ones she has collaborated with.

In this course, Vero teaches you the keys to digital illustration with Procreate. Learn the creative process, from the initial idea to the deliverable file, and discover how to use the app's tools, by experimenting and, above all, having fun while you work on creating a complete creative illustration. To top it off, learn how to bring it to life with Procreate's animation assistant.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Composition, color and Procreate!
  • U3
    U3. Start your project: Let's draw!
  • U4
    U4. Let's color
  • U5
    U5. Animation
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Vero Navarro, who tells you about her career in illustration and shows you her favorite artists.

She then introduces you to Procreate, reviewing its most common tools and actions, and gives you the basics of composition and color.

Learn techniques to awaken your creativity and come up with a concept for your project. See the importance of having good reference images and how to work with them on Procreate.

Then, start working on your final project! First, work on the layout of the elements and the linework using the drawing, selection, transformation tools. Discover how to use the app’s brushes and how to create or modify your own. Then, move on to applying the color and learn how to make the right creative decisions.

As you progress, learn about volume, lights, and shadow and explore blending modes, masks, and other layer options to experiment with. Learn how to refine your drawing, creating several versions.

Vero shows you how to create basic animations on Procreate from scratch, without the need for any previous experience. Finally, she teaches you how to export and share your work in various formats.

What is this course's project?

Create a complete creative illustration, starting from a concept based on magic realism. Develop it by experimenting with Procreate’s tools and learn how to animate your illustration.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For drawers, illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in immersing themselves in the world of digital illustration with Procreate in a practical and fun way.

Requirements and materials

No previous Procreate is needed, as you will learn how to use the app from scratch. But it is recommended to have basic drawing knowledge. Having used other digital drawing programs before can also be helpful, although it is not essential.

You will need a Procreate-compatible iPad and, ideally, an Apple Pencil.


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Vero Navarro

A course by Vero Navarro

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Vero Navarro is an interdisciplinary illustrator from La Mancha, Spain who now lives in Valencia. In her early days, she illustrated manually until she tried Procreate and made an almost immediate jump towards digital formats. She started experimenting with other styles, from comics to Sumi-e watercolor to hyperrealism.

She has been working as a freelancer for more than ten years, making book covers for Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Albert Espinosa, and Aránzazu Serrano. Also, she has done projects for Formula 1 teams, independent film festivals, and private commissions.

In addition, she has collaborated with publishing houses such as Penguin Random House, Grijalbo, Alfaguara, Montena, RBA, Triskel, Green Bean Books, and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

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

    Composition, color and Procreate!

    • Lose your fear of Procreate 1
    • Lose your fear of Procreate 2
    • Composition for dummies 1
    • Composition for dummies 2
    • Drawing guides
    • Learn to color with head 1
    • Learn to color with head 2
    • Learn to color with head 3
    • Procreate update
  • U3

    Start your project: Let's draw!

    • Cleaning up sketch 3
    • Cleaning up sketch 2
    • Cleaning up sketch 1
    • The importance of a good referral
    • War on the blank sheet
  • U4

    Let's color

    • The Procreate Brushes 1
    • The Procreate Brushes 2
    • Coloring: from the general to the particular 1
    • Coloring: from the general to the particular 2
    • Coloring: from the general to the particular 3
    • Coloring with brush, layers and fusion modes 1
    • Coloring with brush, layers and fusion modes 2
    • Coloring with brush, layers and fusion modes 3
    • Coloring with brush, layers and fusion modes 4
    • Last details 1
    • Last details 2
  • U5

    Animation

    • Procreate and animation
    • Bring your illustration to life 1
    • Bring Your Illustration to Life 2
    • Bring your illustration to life 3
    • Sharing our file
  • FP

    Final project

    • Procreate: Creative Illustration Techniques

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  • Learn at your own pace

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  • Meet expert teachers

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

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific 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 teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Procreate: Creative Illustration Techniques. Illustration course by Vero Navarro Best seller

Procreate: Creative Illustration Techniques

A course by Vero Navarro
Illustrator. Valencia, Spain.
Joined February 2008
  • 99% positive reviews (617)
  • 17654 students