New Mandalas in iOrnament

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on the beta version of the upcoming update of iOrnament Pro (thank you J├╝rgen Richter-Gebert!). There are lots of new brushes to create metallic textures, dots, glitter, and more. If you are interested in learning to draw mandalas in iOrnament and Procreate, check out this class: Mandalas in iOrnament and Procreate.

Here are my latest mandalas.

iOrnament mandala
iOrnament mandala
iOrnament mandala

This one is an example of the animated glitter feature. (If you’re reading this in an email, you may have to click through to the blog post to see the video below.)


Celtic Knots part 5

I’m continuing the A Knotted Adventure class with Nancy Dawes, where we are drawing 50 Celtic knots in 50 days. You may have noticed that I skipped ahead by a week; I was anxious to play with circular knots, and I’ll return to finish the regular knots.

Here are my drawings for weeks 7, all done in Procreate, still experimenting with a variety of textures. You can click the image to see it in a bigger size.

Celtic Knots done in Procreate on iPad

Celtic Knots

I’m currently taking on online class called A Knotted Adventure with Nancy Dawes, where we are drawing 50 Celtic knots in 50 days. Although Nancy is teaching with traditional materials, I am drawing in Procreate on iPad.

Here are my drawings for the first couple of weeks. I tried to use a variety of textures and embellishments. You can click the image to see it in a bigger size.


Fabric Collage in Procreate

I’m still playing with the WhipStitch Craft Kit for Procreate by Abbie Nurse (Uproot Brushes). You can see the kit here (affiliate link).

This is a gnome inspired by Jennifer Nichols’ Gnomes class on Skillshare.

Gnome digital fabric collage

The next two are based on my Quirky Portraits, Molly the cat, and Oliver the owl.

Molly cat fabric collage
Oliver owl fabric collage

In this one, I used more of Abbie’s brushes, including screws and frayed edges.

Bird fabric collage

And this is a mandala fabric collage using Abbie’s felt textures, buttons, and trim.

Mandala fabric collage
Online class

Online Class update: Backgrounds for Tangling or Doodling

My online class iPad Artistry: Backgrounds for Doodling or Tangling is now available as a single purchase on Arbington! I published this class on Skillshare a while back, but I know some of you would prefer buying a single class rather than a monthly subscription.

Regular price is USD$19.99, but the first 25 people who use the code GC01-EARLY-BIRD can get it for USD$14.99. Coupon expires at midnight Nov.13, 2021.

Here is the link to the class:

If you don’t see the video preview below, click here to see it on YouTube.