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.


Faux Embroidery in Procreate

I recently got the WhipStitch Craft Kit for Procreate by Abbie Nurse (Uproot Brushes). It’s a very impressive collection of brushes including fabric textures, buttons, stitches, and much more. You can see the kit here (affiliate link).

The first thing I did was to play with the brushes, and I created this sampler. And yes, there are googly eyes! I love the attention to detail in all the brushes.

Stitching in Procreate

The next logical step was for me to apply the techniques to some of my Quirky Portraits. Here are two versions of Bailey the dog, and Elsa the cow.

Dog portrait in faux stitching
Dog portrait in faux stitching
Cow portrait in faux stitching
Artwork, Tutorial

Tutorial: Paper Collage in Procreate

New tutorial on YouTube: create this image in Procreate, using several techniques to emulate the look of cut, layered paper.

Cut-paper technique in Procreate

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Products used in this video (affiliate links):


Some New Portraits

Here are a few of my latest portraits.
Meet Layla, Gwendolyn, Georgette, and Adèle.

More Quirky Portraits

Speaking of portraits, I just got some new business cards from Moo. I love the square cards, and the matte finish. You can get a different image on each card, which is great for artists of all kinds; the one on the bottom is the other side which is the same on all cards.

If you want to check it out, this is my affiliate link:

Artwork, Online class

New Quirky Faces

Here are a few new faces. If you would like to learn how to create your own, check out my Quirky Faces in Procreate online class on Skillshare.


This is another version of Audrey done with some watercolour textures.

Quirky face digital portrait




The textures in this one, including the background, were done with watercolour brushes for Procreate by Brenda Bakker. If you’re on Skillshare, I recommend her classes.