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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.)

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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

If you are reading this in an email and don’t see the video below, you can click here to see the video on YouTube.

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