What you’ll learn

  • How to paint a portrait with Procreate in a watercolor style
  • How to use the watercolor brushes
  • How to layer colors
  • How to add a textured paper on top


In this class you will learn how to make a digital watercolor portrait in Procreate from a picture.

We will first select a picture that will please you, then make the drawing, and add colors in layers.

I’ll explain what is a good reference photo, and where to find them. I have gathered a Pinterest board with a lot of copyright free images, as well as a pdf that will give you a lot of websites to find your inspiration. You’re welcome to use any photo you like, or use the one I’m showing in class, attached to the lesson.

No drawing skills involved, as we will trace the portrait. If you have drawing skills, you can of course draw if you prefer. This class is focused on achieving the watercolor look and feel so I won’t explain how to draw.

For painting in a watercolor style, I provide 9 free watercolor brushes for Procreate, and a watercolor paper for the background, to achieve the rough watercolor style.

At the end of the class you’ll be able to take (almost) any picture into a digital watercolor.

This is perfect for beginners as we will focus on colors and not on the drawing.

All you need is your IPad, an Apple Pencil and Procreate, the technique can also be used in other programs with your own watercolor brushes.

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