Artist Tips – Procreate App Ideas

Procreate

I am a massive fan of Procreate as a tool any artist to use. Many artists use the Procreate Ipad app to produce art, and I find it a great tool to help me be a better artist.

Procreate is a digital app that you can use to produce digital art. You can also use it to layout your artwork or help you make decisions while painting a piece of artwork. Many artists use it as a digital art journal; when they see something that inspires, they can take a photo and draw it right on the iPad using the Procreate app.

The Procreate app allows you to organize all of your designs in a digital format.

Here are some ways an artist can use Procreate

Produce Digital Art

Procreate has been used to help artists to produce digital art. Even though this is an inexpensive iPad app, the cost is only is under US$10, it still a compelling app. Many professional artists are using the Procreate apps as their primary way to produce digital art.

The Procreate app uses an Apple Pencil and has a variety of brushes; you can set up your pallets and colors and draw anything you want to draw directly onto the iPad screen. As mentioned above, Procreate is a powerful tool that many professional digital artists are using.

If you are looking to produce digital art with the Procreate app, there is a lot of instruction on the Internet. The Procreate app website shows some fantastic artwork that is done using the Procreate app.

Layout Your Art

One of the main ways of using the Procreate app is to help in layout your art. I believe it is much better to plan what you want to paint before you paint it so that you do not need to go over or cover up unnecessary mistakes.

I use the Procreate app to help me digitally lay out what I will paint and how I will paint it. Of course, sometimes, I might change my mind when I paint something, but at least having a bit of a plan helps me, so I do not have to paint over mistakes as much as I once had to.

I will often lay out my artwork or what I will paint on Procreate app. I will print out a copy of it and will trace what I have printed from Procreate onto the canvas so they already have a working design that I can start painting. Using Procreate helps me become better at proportions or areas in which I may be weak with my painting; Procreate also allows me to save some steps in the actual painting process.

Make Decisions While Painting

Face it many times, you’re painting something, and you can’t quite decide what color you want the background to be or how you want something to look. Other times you may feel like something is not quite right, and you want to experiment with changes,

When this happens to me, I find that the Procreate app is a fantastic tool for me to use. I will photograph my half-done artwork, and then I will import it into the Procreate app. I will then use the Procreate app to experiment and play with how my painting should look.

For example, if I’m not sure what color background I want to put on a painting, I can start to put different background colors in and see how I like them and see how they look. If I want to change another element of my painting, I can start using the brushes and the colors that procreate provides to me and make those changes digitally before I change the canvas.

I find that this helps me save a lot of time in my actual painting process. I work mainly with oil paints, so it can become a problem if I keep painting over something. The Procreate app helps me eliminate these mistakes and allows me to decide what I want digitally before putting it down on the canvas.

Use As An Art Journal

Procreate is a great app that you can use as an art journal. You no longer need to spend your time carrying around a book and a pencil, but instead, you can move around your iPad with an Apple Pencil. If you see something that gets your attention, you can photograph it or sketch it out right there on the iPad.

I’ve often said if some of the great artists like Van Gogh or even Leonardo da Vinci had access to an iPad, I am sure they would have also used the technology. They would’ve seen the value in photographing something, putting it into a journal, or even sketching something right on the spot and always having a digital copy of it.

What is great about this is that Procreate will allow you to place several drawings into a folder. For example, if you are drawing flowers, you could put all your flower sketches in one folder, and when you want to check out those sketches, you can quickly look at them and find them because they’re already organized for you.

You can also export the drawings and even print them out after exporting them. Procreate will give you several formats to export into, such as JPEG, PDF, PSD, PNG, and GIF. They also have shared layers that you can export to an animated GIF, MP4, or others. That means you can import these and use them in another program.

As I have mentioned before, the disadvantage with the Procreate app is the app is only available on the Apple iPad, and it is best to use it with the Apple Pencil.

The advantage of the app is that it is cheap, and you don’t need to pay a monthly subscription fee. You pay the one-time fee, and then you can use it as much as you need to use it.

We feel that the future of design will be on an iPad or tablet. It is so natural to draw onto a screen with a pencil than to draw on a computer. That’s why we believe that iPads and other tablets will continue to be more critical for all kinds of artists.

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Anita Louise Hummel

Hi, I am Anita Louise Hummel. I am an artist and a blogger. I paint mainly oil paints. I love to paint women, animals (mainly dogs and cats), and abstracts. I use a lot of gold and silver leaf in my paintings. I also love to blog about anything to do with art, business, Procreate, and all the wonderful artists that inspire me.

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