Using Procreate to Make Your Painting Better - A Beginner's Guide
Instructor: Lauren Everett Finn
The Procreate app is a powerful tool, and is the perfect method to quickly and easily figure out what’s wrong with your in-process paintings.
Using your iPad and your finger (or the apple pencil), you can design your way out of trouble. It’s a relaxing, creative, and efficient way to bump your paintings up to the next level. Once you’ve figured the problem areas out digitally, then you can execute the changes with confidence. You need no prior experience with Procreate, I’ll start at the very beginning and walk you through.
Your iPad (I’ll be using an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, but regular iPad and your finger works just as well.)
Procreate app downloaded onto your iPad ($12.99)
Optional: Apple Pencil (make sure it's compatible with your iPad)
Once registered, you will receive an email with the class content. Please check your 'spam' or 'trash' folder in case your email system flags this automatically generated email. There are 3 videos and 2 PDF handouts included in this self-study class. Video 1 (8 min.) explains how to take a good photo of your painting with your iPad. Video 2 (24 min.) is a demo of how I use Procreate to digitally adjust my paintings. Video 3 (15 min.) is a bonus video, that goes a bit deeper into this powerful app. You’ll get 2 PDF handouts; one details the steps to get started in Procreate, and the other is a check list of specific questions to help you pinpoint how to improve your painting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues.
Lauren Everett Finn creates colorful acrylic and mixed media paintings depicting a wide variety of subjects, both real and imagined. She’s currently working on a series of 200 bouquet paintings, but likes to work on abstracts as well, for the variety and the challenge. Lauren also enjoys teaching painting classes and workshops. She says, “There’s nothing like seeing painters learn something new. I love the energy of a classroom. All that creativity swirling around is inspiring!” Lauren creates in her home studio on Big Platte Lake in Honor, Michigan, and is represented by Synchronicity in Glen Arbor and Tvedten Gallery in Harbor Springs.