Can you rec­om­mend a method for work­ing up a draw­ing in Pro­cre­ate? Mark Leem­ing, Wales

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An­swer Lorena replies

Cre­ative line art in Pro­cre­ate is rel­a­tively straight­for­ward, once you get the hang of it. First off, I rec­om­mend pur­chas­ing a screen pro­tec­tor with a bit of tex­ture for your iPad. This will make it more com­fort­able to draw on.

I’ll show you how I pro­duce line art us­ing dif­fer­ent brushes and set­tings. If you don’t have a con­crete idea of what you want to draw, put down a cou­ple of thumb­nails, es­pe­cially if you’re plan­ning on draw­ing a com­plete il­lus­tra­tion!

I like us­ing the Pen­cil brushes for this (they’re on the first brush tab, un­der Sketch­ing). Once you’ve de­cided on a sketch, add some more de­tail so you know where ev­ery part of the im­age goes. Af­ter that, pro­duce a clean sketch. This step isn’t manda­tory: it de­pends on how rough your first sketch is. I like to cre­ate a cleaner pass be­fore work­ing on the line art. Pick a brush you like to use for the fi­nal lines, I pre­fer a Round one, with­out any tex­ture.

When every­thing’s done you can add some val­ues or a ba­sic colour to the over­all shape to make it stand out from the back­ground.

Add de­tails and depth by ad­just­ing the line weight. Thicker lines where ob­jects over­lap sug­gest shadow.

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