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