Drawing Flower in Procreate

Embark on a journey to capture the essence of growth, beauty, and the intricate details that embody flowers, a universal symbol of life, with the aid of our Procreate brushes.

Whether you’re aiming to infuse a floral touch into your digital artwork or crafting blooms from the digital soil of your iPad, this tutorial is your step-by-step guide to nurturing a flower that stands out in the wild field of digital art.

Let’s delve into the process of growing a flower in Procreate that will surely catch the eye.

Setting the Stage

Kick things off by selecting a canvas that gives you enough room to play around but doesn’t overwhelm you.

A size of 2048×2048 pixels strikes a good balance between space and manageability.

Opt for a simple, light background color.

This acts as your digital soil, where your flower will take root.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

Sketching the Flower’s Outline

Grab the Technical Pencil from the Sketching section for its precision and control.

Start by drawing a small circle in the center of your canvas.

This circle is the heart of your flower, the center from which everything else will grow.

Next, draw several elongated oval shapes around this circle.

These will be the petals, so feel free to vary their size and shape slightly for a more natural look.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

Crafting the Stem and Leaves

With the basic flower shape in place, it’s time to give it some grounding.

Draw a thin, slightly curved line downwards from the base of your flower for the stem.

Add a couple of leaf shapes to the stem, making them as big or as detailed as you like.

The leaves are the support system of your flower, so don’t be afraid to give them some character.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

Laying Down the Base Colors

Switch to the Flat Brush under Painting for its solid fill and vibrant output.

Choose a color for your petals.

Don’t just paint them in; think about where the light hits and where the shadows fall.

Fill in the stem and leaves with a green that complements your petal color.

This is where your flower starts to come to life, so have fun with it.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

Adding Depth with Shadows and Highlights

Now, let’s add dimension to your flower.

Create a new layer for shadows and pick a slightly darker shade than your petals.

Use the Soft Airbrush to gently apply shadows at the base of each petal and along the edges of your leaves.

Switch to a lighter shade and add highlights on the tips of the petals and where the light naturally hits the leaves.

This step is all about making your flower pop.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

Fine-Tuning the Details

Detail work is what separates the good from the great.

Switch to the Fine Tip Brush under Inking for its sharpness and detail capabilities.

Add fine lines to the petals for texture and vein lines to the leaves for realism.

Consider adding a few dots or smaller lines in the flower’s center for added detail.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

The Final Blossom

Take a step back and review your flower.

Adjust any colors or lines that don’t feel quite right.

Maybe add a background color or simple design to make your flower stand out even more.

Drawing Flower in Procreate

Once you’re happy with your creation, it’s time to share it with the world or keep it as a testament to your growing skills.

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Sofija, born and raised in Belgrade, is an award-winning illustrator known for her bold and colorful expressionist style. For the past four to five years, she has been mastering her craft using Procreate, blending traditional techniques with digital innovation. Her work, characterized by vibrant hues and dynamic compositions, often reflects her love for plants and textures.

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