I am very proud to share my first work in Procreate. I did this following this tutorial by Art with Flo and I can’t believe it actually worked! I have a very hard time with tutorials – I can follow them fine, but the end result is always very different form the sample (and not in a good way). So I am happy to report this turned out great (considering I’m new to Procreate and digital drawing in general).
For this picture I used my iPad 8 and an Apple Pencil 1st generation (these are affiliate links, from which I get a small commission at no extra cost for you). I quite like how this picture turned out and can’t wait to do more of these tutorials. I find it easier to learn Procreate (or any other program) by trying out specific things instead of reading the whole manual. This way I can see how to use specific tools and settings and still get a nice final result.
A small square zentangle (also called tile) that is easy and quick to do. Perfect for beginners. You can use any fineliner pen, but for this particular drawing I used a Staedtler triplus fineliner and Centropen 0.1 for the thinner lines.
Zentangle Border Pattern #5 done with Faber-Castell PITT artist pen S and Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment 0.1.
Step by step instructions how to draw a geometric tangle pattern and some variations. If you color it in you can get many different looks – here’s a video how to use color pens to make the third variation.
Step by step instructions for a floral grid based tangle pattern.
Here’s a video showing how to draw a simple Christmas tree zentangle style. It’s suitable for beginners since I used very easy to make patterns and shapes. Nonetheless it would look great on Christmas cards and other holiday decorations. You can also use it to make small Christmas gifts such as bookmarks, coasters and ornaments.
I will soon be posting pictures of some Christmas postcards and bookmarks I made.