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Gold Rush Tutorials

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Today I wanted to explore a question that I get a lot – the difference between alpha lock and clipping mask in the Procreate digital art app, and how to do each one. The functionality is similar, but there are pros and cons to consider. Alpha Lock Apply alpha lock to a layer by swiping […]

What’s the difference between Alpha Lock and a Clipping Mask?

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In today’s tutorial is inspired by the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery” – the art of putting broken pieces of pottery back together using gold. This art form celebrates the broken pieces as a beautiful part of the history of the object, rather trying to hide the flaws. I love this concept […]

Kintsugi Inspired Digital Artwork

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In today’s tutorial, we’re creating a mandala in Procreate! This piece was inspired by Jane Proctor, a member of our Facebook community. Jane’s artwork is simply marvelous! Please check out her Instagram profile. Lately, she’s been creating these amazing mandalas with iridescent centers and gold trim. I will be using my Gold Rush brushes for the outline and my Iridescent brushes for the […]

Mandala

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In today’s tutorial, we revisit one of my favourite muses – gemstones! We will create an amethyst themed piece with my Amazing Alcohol Ink and Gold Rush Brushes. I was recently inspired by a beautiful amethyst drawn by @remyjoyart on Instagram, which she made using my brushes. You can follow her on Instagram and visit her webpage to check out all of the wonderful art […]

Amethyst

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Pretty rocks have long held a fascination for me. I share my home with an unnamed number of stones – big and small! They have been lovingly selected over the years and placed on special shelves and in places of prominence, where their mystery and deep quiet beauty can be seen and felt. Do you […]

Paint a Geode in Procreate

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I love geode art made with resin, alcohol ink, foil and acrylic pours in “real life” so I wanted to make this type of art more accessible in digital format. To make this, I used mainly my Amazing Alcohol Ink brush set on iPad Pro in Procreate, also using one brush and a color palette […]

Paint a Geode in Procreate

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I love geode and agate art made with resin, alcohol ink, foil and acrylic pours in “real life” so I wanted to make this type of art more accessible in digital format. To make this, I used mainly my Amazing Alcohol Ink brush set on iPad Pro in Procreate, with an optional appearance from two […]

Painting an Agate Slice in Procreate

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This Gold Rush brush collection has been completely rebuilt to fully embrace the power of Procreate 5. For the first time, it is possible to achieve professional quality foil and glitter texture without ever leaving Procreate or using a clipping mask. I would love to see what you come up with! You’re very welcome to […]

Gold Rush for Procreate 2nd Edition Overview