Painterly Tutorials

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Abstract Art using a Reference Photo

Sometimes with abstract art, a blank page can be really intimidating because of the wide open realm of possibility it represents. You can do any shapes, colors, techniques, patterns etc – the possibilities are limitless! This can be really scary and sometimes result in giving up before even getting started. That is why, in this […]

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Abstract Art using a Reference Photo

Sometimes with abstract art, a blank page can be really intimidating because of the wide open realm of possibility it represents. You can do any shapes, colors, techniques, patterns etc – the possibilities are limitless! This can be really scary and sometimes result in giving up before even getting started. That is why, in this […]

Using iColorama for Thick Paint Effects

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Today, we’re going to do something new – moving away from Procreate for the time being to explore a few of the filters available in a different app called iColorama. I am not affiliated with this app, but it’s something that I’ve noticed many members of our community experimenting with.  One of the main appeals of iColorama is the […]

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Starry Night

Today I’m very excited to bring you this much requested tutorial – an impressionist digital painting style influenced by Vincent Van Gogh. I’ve been wanting to create a “Starry Night” inspired video since I released my Painterly brushes, but I’ve put it off because I’ve not been 100% happy with my technique. Here is where […]

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Starry Night

Today I’m very excited to bring you this much requested tutorial – an impressionist digital painting style influenced by Vincent Van Gogh. I’ve been wanting to create a “Starry Night” inspired video since I released my Painterly brushes, but I’ve put it off because I’ve not been 100% happy with my technique. Here is where […]

Intuitive Abstraction

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Today I wanted to show you a process that I’m calling “Intuitive Abstraction,” where I try to turn off my brain and just create something for the pure enjoyment of it – trying not to think about the outcome. This can be a really healing process if you’re feeling creatively blocked, which I often am […]

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Agate Mosaic

For today’s Procreate tutorial, I wanted to look at a new way to create agate slices across the whole canvas using a technique that is different from what I have shown before, with my Painterly brushes and both the smudge and liquify tools. If you don’t have the Painterly brushes, you’re welcome to try this technique with […]

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Agate Mosaic

For today’s Procreate tutorial, I wanted to look at a new way to create agate slices across the whole canvas using a technique that is different from what I have shown before, with my Painterly brushes and both the smudge and liquify tools. If you don’t have the Painterly brushes, you’re welcome to try this technique with […]

Gold Abstract Impressionist Painting

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In today’s video, we will be painting a modern piece in Procreate with lots of layered metallics and visible brushwork, using my Painterly brush set. You can watch the tutorial by clicking the video link below, and you will also find written instructions and other details in the video description. I was inspired by a beautiful […]

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Abstract Painting Inspired by Topography

In today’s tutorial, we explore abstract inspiration from an unusual source: topography! Topography is essentially “the lay of the land,” or how the forms and features of land surfaces are arranged or represented. The lines, the colors, the way it all fits together – I love it!  I was browsing Unsplash when I happened upon a breathtaking collection […]

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Abstract Painting Inspired by Topography

In today’s tutorial, we explore abstract inspiration from an unusual source: topography! Topography is essentially “the lay of the land,” or how the forms and features of land surfaces are arranged or represented. The lines, the colors, the way it all fits together – I love it!  I was browsing Unsplash when I happened upon a breathtaking collection […]

Painting Abstract Art with Metallics and Texture in Procreate

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Made using iPad Pro 2020 in the Procreate app with Apple Pencil, using my “Painterly” brush set and the “Van Gogh Flowers” color palette that comes with it. You are very welcome to follow the tutorial with any other brushes you have. For this abstract painting, I first create a base out of neutrals – […]

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Abstract Landscape in Procreate

Join me to create your view from 30,000 feet – that strange, soft, and blurry landscape you see out your window as your plane approaches its final destination. Seeing the world looking so tiny and far away offers perspective…a cherished gift in all aspects of life, including in our unique creative journeys. It’s about instinct, […]

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Abstract Landscape in Procreate

Join me to create your view from 30,000 feet – that strange, soft, and blurry landscape you see out your window as your plane approaches its final destination. Seeing the world looking so tiny and far away offers perspective…a cherished gift in all aspects of life, including in our unique creative journeys. It’s about instinct, […]

Painting an Abstract Background

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For this artwork we are just playing with color, shape and texture, to intuitively make a painted abstract background. Made using iPad Pro 2020 in the Procreate app with Apple Pencil, using brushes and “Monet Sunset” palette from the Painterly brush set, but you are very welcome to follow the tutorial with any oil or […]

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Palette Knife Roses in Procreate

In this art demo, I show how to paint loose florals with acrylic brushes in Procreate, based on a photo. Made using iPad Pro 2020 in the Procreate app with Apple Pencil, using brushes from the Painterly brush set, but you are very welcome to follow the tutorial with any oil or acrylic brushes you […]

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Palette Knife Roses in Procreate

In this art demo, I show how to paint loose florals with acrylic brushes in Procreate, based on a photo. Made using iPad Pro 2020 in the Procreate app with Apple Pencil, using brushes from the Painterly brush set, but you are very welcome to follow the tutorial with any oil or acrylic brushes you […]

“Painterly” Oil and Acrylic Brushes for Procreate – Complete Walkthrough

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An updated, full walkthrough and tutorial for the latest version of the Painterly oil and acrylic brush system for Procreate. This intuitive brush set finally makes it possible to achieve fully customisable, realistic impasto and impressionist style artwork in Procreate. In this video, you can look over my shoulder while I explain and demonstrate what […]