For an artist, influence from historical and contemporary styles of art plays an essential role in the development of one’s own artistic and visual style. Read on to learn about 30+ different art styles to inspire you in your own art-making journey! Some are based on art movements, some are based on techniques, some are based on a particular art medium. For each art style, you’ll find a brief description, plus characteristics of the style, a Pinterest board filled with inspirational images, links to additional research, and a suggestion about how to apply that style to your work in Procreate. 

How to Use this Page

When sitting down to start a piece of artwork, or approaching a prompt, topic or subject matter, choose an art style to work with. Analyze the characteristics and find a way to incorporate some aspects of that style. This doesn’t have to be an exercise in making an accurate representation of that particular art style. Pull just one or two things from what you see and bring those into your art. This is an excellent way to help you develop your own visual style.

Experimentation with style is vital to your development as an artist. In the end, “your style” is a complex mix of your experiences, your skills, and your influences. So never stop exploring!

30+ Art Styles to Try in Procreate

Click a title from the table of contents below to jump to that art style.

1. Absract Art

Abstract art uses shapes, forms, colors, and lines to create a non-representational composition. This type of art is not intended to look like something that exists in reality, but it is influenced by reality. It’s not literal; it’s not representational. It’s always up for interpretation. The possibilities are endless when it comes to abstract art. It can be an interpretation of how you feel about a particular subject or topic. You can take the colors, line, or elements of your subject and mix them up in new and exciting ways. You can use abstract art to communicate movement, mood, emotions, and more. 

Learn more about abstract art in this article from Artists Network.

Making Abstract Art in Procreate

Think about the subject, prompt, or topic you want to make art about. Play with different brushes and colors and make various shapes and lines on your canvas. Don’t overthink it, just lay down whatever comes out of you. Keep adding different forms and textures until you feel your piece is done. 

2. Art Nouveau

The Art Nouveau style, most popular in the early 1900s, was prevalent in art, design, advertising, and architecture, objects, and more. It is characterized by ornate, curvaceous flowing lines, in often intricate patterns. Organic shapes and plant forms, vines, florals, etc. were a significant source of inspiration in this style. Colors were mostly flat, and the palettes used were fairly monochromatic. 

Learn more about Art Nouveau in this article from Wide Walls

Art Nouveau Style in Procreate

Realistically draw your subject in terms of proportions, but simplify your linework and keep shading mostly flat. Art Nouveau uses a lot of outlining, merging shapes and lines together that overlap. Use a muted color palette. Consider adding an ornate border that utilizes some of the motifs and patterns commonly found in Art Nouveau design.

3. Collage Art

A Collage is made by taking cut or torn pieces of paper, photographs, printed material (such as magazines or newspapers), ephemera, fabric, and other flat materials, and pasting or combining them to make a new composition. 

Learn more about Collage Art in this article from Cornell University

Making Collage Art in Procreate

Take photos of real paper, fabric, magazines, and other materials, or download free stock photos from sites like Unsplash and Pexels and save them to your camera roll. Import a photo or image to your canvas and use the selection tool make a freehand selection of the area you want to cut out. Copy/Paste that selection to a new layer. Repeat with the rest of your paper photos and stock photos, keeping the prices separated into layers. Use the transform tool to move and resize the pieces to create a new composition. 

4. Comic Style Art

This style comes from comic books and graphic novels. The classic comic look is characterized by black outlines and simple color fills, sometimes with a dot-like halftone pattern which, comes from the process of printing the comic books. Shading can be simple or complex, but it’s usually depicted using black linework or dot patterns on flat color. Comic Art is designed to tell a literal story, so you’ll see dialogue and or text represented in talk bubbles or boxes, as well as lettering and imagery to communicate action. Think a big starburst with the word BOOM!

Learn more about Comic Art in this article from 99 Designs

Making Comic Style Art in Procreate

Depict your subject as a moment in a story! Can you incorporate and action or dialogue? Visually, use a lot of black linework with a minimally-textured inking brush. Use black lines and patterns to add shading. Then, place a layer beneath your line art, and color everything in, coloring-book style. Use a textured brush, like the Press Rough or Halftone brushes found in my Texture Maker set to add a press-printed effect to your art. 

5. Cubism

Cubism, invented by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, was one of the first big steps toward abstract art. Cubism aims to represent the different surface planes or sides of an object together in one flat plane. In other words, Cubism shows many different viewpoints of a thing at the same time. Imagine seeing the side and the front and back of an object at the same time in one painting. The parts of the object can be irregularly placed or mixed up. Picasso said, “A head is a matter of eyes, nose, mouth, which can be distributed in any way you like.” The forms used in Cubism are generally fragmented, angular shapes.


Learn more about Cubism in this article from Manhattan Arts

Cubism in Procreate

How can you mix up the “elements” that make up your subject? Imagine what it looks like from all sides and draw those different perspectives at once. How can you interpret the subject into angular forms? Experiment with colors that differ a bit from real life. 

6. Digital/Pixel Art

Pixel art originated from the look of graphics created for early computer and video games. The graphics are created entirely of a grid of uniformly sized squares, or pixels. Artwork rendered in pixels can be made up of something as small as just a few pixels across, or hundreds of pixels. All raster-based digital art is made of pixels, but computers today work in such high resolutions, those pixels are no longer individually visible. Art considered to be “Pixel Art” today is created on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

Learn more about Pixel Art in this article from Envato Tuts

Making Pixel Art in Procreate

Luckily, Procreate is already a pixel-based art-making program, so making Pixel Art in it is pretty easy! Use a very low resolution canvas to make your own pixel art in Procreate. I’ve created a FREE set of Pixel Art brushes and a Pixel Art tutorial about how to make this fun style of art. 

7. Doodle Style Art

Doodling is both an activity and a visual style. To doodle is to draw absent-mindedly, possibly while simultaneously doing something else like talking on the phone, listening to a lecture, or sitting through a meeting. Doodles are generally drawn with a single pen or pencil, whatever you happen to have in your hand at the time.

Learn more about Doodles in this article from The Art of Education University

Doodling in Procreate

Start by distracting yourself! Put on a show or movie or call a friend and chat, then pull out your iPad and a pencil or pen brush. Then draw whatever comes to mind! Don’t worry about adding color, texture, or even much detail. Doodles are Keep it simple and draw as many different things as you can. You can even start by picking a “theme” like food, animals, plants, etc. and fill the canvas with as many different things as you can that fit the theme. 

8. Engraving Style

Engraving is an intricate and precise art style that involves incising or carving an image into a hard surface, typically metal, wood, or glass. Artists use specialized tools to create intricate lines and shading, such as crosshatching and stippling, to build up values and textures. Engraving has a rich history in printmaking and is known for its ability to produce fine, delicate images with exceptional precision. This style combines craftsmanship with artistic expression, resulting in visually captivating and often timeless compositions.

 

Making Flat engraving style in Procreate

In this Art Maker’s Club course, we’ll draw a vintage celestial-inspired sun illustration! You’ll get familiar with directional pattern brushes, cross-hatch shading, drawing facial proportions, using gradient maps, and more! This course comes with a set of engraving Procreate brushes, my Celestial Art Kit.

9. Flat Illustration Style

Flat Illustration is characterized by simplicity. The subject matter is reduced to simple forms and, as the name implies, flat areas of color. Most flat illustration is devoid of texture. Dimension, depth, and shading may be ignored, or communicated with variations in color and shape. Flat illustrations also often use a limited color palette. This style is found prominently in web design and branding design.

Learn more about Flat Illustration in this article from Envato Tuts

Making Flat Illustration in Procreate

Because Procreate is a digital art medium, it’s actually perfect for creating the Flat Illustration style! First, simplify the elements of your composition as much as possible. Remove details and reduce objects to simple, flat colors. Think of how you can add shadows and dimension using additional shapes and variations of colors. Start with a sketch of your composition, then use many layers to make your final art. Draw your forms with a texture-less brush, like those found in my Basic Toolkit, or Procreate’s built-in brushes, “Syrup” and “Studio Pen” from the Inking set. Draw the outline and fill in using the Color Drop feature for a perfectly flat area of color. Keep it simple and avoid complex color palettes, gradients, realistic shading, or textures.

10. Folk Art

Folk art is defined as creative works made by common people as opposed to professional artists with formal artistic training. Methods, techniques, and motifs are passed down or taught through generations. Because of this, Folk Art tended not to follow any specific art movement of the moment. The subject matter of Folk Art tended to focus on every day human experiences, traditions, and culture of the community.

Folk Art can be found in many forms and mediums, including painting, objects, textiles (such as quilting, sewing, and embroidery), crafts (like basketweaving and stained glass), ceramics, sculpture, and more.
Each region of the world has it’s own iconic Folk Art styles, so the term “Folk Art” can never pertain to just one style. There are as many different styles as there are places in the world!

Learn more about Folk Art in this article from Art Encyclopedia

Making Folk Art in Procreate

Take a look at different folk art styles from around the world and choose one to consider. Study the characteristic motifs, patterns, and graphic elements. Think about incorporating things like animals, natural elements like leaves and flowers, and scenes from everyday life. Many folk art styles incorporate a lot of decoration and utilize design elements such as symmetry and patterns.

11. Geometric Style Art

Geometric art is a style that embraces the use of precise shapes, lines, and patterns to create visually harmonious and structured compositions. It relies on mathematical principles to arrange elements in a balanced and often symmetrical manner. Geometric art can take various forms, including paintings, sculptures, and graphic designs, and it often uses bold, vibrant colors to enhance the impact of the geometric forms. This style seeks to convey a sense of order, precision, and simplicity, offering viewers a visually satisfying and intellectually stimulating experience by exploring the beauty of geometric shapes and their relationships.

Learn more about Geometric Design in this article from Visme

 

12. Grafitti/Street Art

Graffiti and street art are dynamic art forms that take to the streets, turning public spaces into vibrant canvases. Artists use spray paint, stencils, and a mix of bold colors to create powerful messages, intricate designs, or even just expressive bursts of creativity on walls, buildings, and urban surfaces. These art styles often challenge conventions, push boundaries, and reflect the energy of the streets. They can convey social commentary, personal expression, or just add a splash of color to the everyday urban landscape, making the city itself an ever-evolving gallery for all to see.

Learn more about Street Art and Grafitti in this article from Speerstra Gallery

13. Isometric Art

Isometric art is a captivating style known for its unique approach to creating a sense of depth and dimension in a two-dimensional space. What sets it apart is its precise use of 30-degree angles in all directions. Unlike traditional art, where objects appear smaller as they recede into the background, isometric art maintains consistent proportions, resulting in a geometric and slightly flattened appearance. Artists meticulously craft these scenes by aligning objects along these 30-degree axes, using tools like rulers and grids to achieve precision. This style is often employed in video games and architectural design to convey complex scenes and structures with clarity and accuracy. Isometric art offers a visually engaging way to represent three-dimensional worlds on a flat surface, providing viewers with a fresh and intriguing perspective on the familiar.

Learn more about Isometric Illustration in this article from Freepik

14. Midcentury Illustration Style

The mid-century illustration style was very minimal, characterized by clean, defined lines, vibrant bright colors, and geometric shapes. The subject matter would be reduced into simplistic forms. An iconic mid-century look consisted of flat areas of color with textured linework over the top. Because the artwork was designed to be printed on a press, and it was more expensive to print in full color, working in a limited color palette is also common in this style. The illustrations usually feature a “press-printed” texture for this reason.

Learn more about Mid-Century Illustration in this article from Smashing Magazine

Mid-Century Illustration in Procreate

Start by simplifying your subject matter as much as possible. You’ll want to combine angular or geometric areas of flat color with textured line art. Make a sketch to plan out the details (remember to keep it simple!) I have a set of brushes, the Midcentury Illustrator’s Kit, designed to emulate the types of textures and line work found in mid-century illustration. Because midcentury illustration was never digital, but a printed medium, use a textured brush (like Press Fine or Press Rough from my Texture Maker set) to add the press-print texture to your work.

15. Minimalism

Minimalism is an art style that champions the idea of “less is more.” It’s all about simplicity, using the fewest elements possible to convey a powerful message or create a striking visual. Minimalist artworks often feature clean lines, neutral colors, and basic geometric shapes. This style invites viewers to appreciate the beauty in simplicity, encouraging them to find meaning and depth in the most straightforward and uncluttered forms.

16. Mosaic Art

Mosaic art is a captivating and ancient technique that involves assembling small, colorful pieces of materials, such as glass, stone, or tile, to create intricate and often highly detailed images or patterns. These pieces, called tesserae, are carefully arranged on a surface, like a wall or floor, and then secured with mortar or grout. Mosaic art can range from stunning decorative designs to narrative scenes, adding a rich texture and vibrant storytelling to spaces. It’s a timeless art form that combines meticulous craftsmanship with a burst of creativity, inviting viewers to explore the interplay of colors and shapes up close.

17. Naive Illustration Style

Naive art is a charming and distinctive style known for its childlike simplicity and lack of formal training. Naive artists create whimsical, straightforward, and vividly colorful works that celebrate the everyday or the wild imagination of a child. These artworks feature bold, unpretentious shapes and vibrant, often flat colors, capturing a sense of innocence and directness reminiscent of a child’s drawing. Naive art invites viewers into a world where artistic expression is unburdened by rules or conventions, offering a delightful glimpse into the wonder and authenticity of untamed creativity.

18. Old-School Tattoo Style

Sometimes referred to as Traditional American or Western Tattoo, this ia a style defined by tattoo artists of the mid-20th century. Think about a classic sailor tattoo with the word “mom” and what you see in your head is probably this style. The style is very bold and graphic with thick line art and imagery of anchors, banners, roses, stars, military insignia, pretty ladies, and more.

Learn more about Old-School Tattoo in this article from Tattoodo.

Old-School Tattoo Style in Procreate

Simplify your subject matter and draw line art in black using a mono-width brush. Fill your line work with mostly flat color and minimal shading. Decorate around your main subject with stars, dots, or other imagery iconic of this style.

19. Painterly Style Art

The painterly style is more defined by the media used than a particular art movement: that medium being paint! It allows the medium to be explicitly evident as opposed to smoothing out brush strokes to make something look hyper-realistic. In other words, the painterly style seeks to look like it was painted. This can translate into a less-detailed, more loose appearance where brush strokes are expressly visible. The painterly style is devoid of flat color, instead allowing visible brush strokes to be seen.

Learn more about the Paintery Style in this article from Draw Paint Academy.

How to create a Painterly Style in Procreate

20. Paper Cut Art

Paper cut art is a wonderfully hands-on and crafty style where artists meticulously cut intricate designs and images from paper. With patience and precision, they delicately remove sections of paper to unveil shapes, patterns, and silhouettes. This art form celebrates the tactile nature of paper and the artistry that can emerge from the simple act of cutting. It’s a creative and mesmerizing craft that can range from charmingly simple designs to highly detailed, layered masterpieces, turning ordinary sheets of paper into extraordinary works of art.

 

How to create Paper Cut Art in Procreate

If you love drawing on your iPad but also adore the tactile look and feel of crafting with scissors and paper, this class is for you! This Art Maker’s Club course will teach you everything you need to know to make realistic paper cut illustrations right in Procreate. Your pieces may look so convincing people won’t believe you made them on an iPad!

21. Pen and Ink Art

Pen and ink art is a captivating and precise style of illustration that relies solely on the use of ink pens and washes of black ink to create intricate and detailed images. Artists use various types of pens, including dip pens and fine liners, to draw lines, shapes, and textures with remarkable precision. The stark contrast between black ink and white paper often creates visually striking compositions, making it ideal for highly detailed and expressive work. Pen and ink art can range from intricate stippling and cross-hatching techniques to bold, fluid strokes, offering a wide range of artistic possibilities.

22. Pencil Art

Pencil art is a classic and versatile style of drawing that relies on pencils of different hardness grades to create a wide range of tones, textures, and details. Artists use graphite pencils to apply varying levels of pressure, producing everything from delicate, light lines to deep, dark shadows. This traditional medium allows for precise rendering and a high level of control, making it a favorite for both intricate and expressive drawings. Pencil art captures the essence of subjects with subtlety and finesse, often resulting in beautifully detailed and realistic artworks or evocative sketches that convey emotion and depth.

23. Photorealism

Photorealism is an art style that takes precision and attention to detail to a whole new level. Artists who create photorealistic works strive to make their pieces look as if they were high-resolution photographs. They achieve this by meticulously capturing every nuance, from reflections to textures, using various techniques such as blending, shading, and precise rendering. The result is often an astonishingly lifelike and almost surreal representation of reality, challenging viewers to question what’s real and what’s art. Photorealism demonstrates the incredible skill and dedication of the artist in recreating the world with astonishing accuracy on canvas or other artistic mediums.

24. Pointillism

Pointillism is a captivating art style characterized by the use of countless tiny dots of pure color meticulously applied on the canvas. This technique, famously employed by artists like Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, allows viewers to perceive a vivid and harmonious image from a distance, even though it’s composed of countless individual dots up close. Seurat’s masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” is a renowned example of pointillism, where the meticulous dots create a sense of movement and vibrancy in a tranquil scene. Pointillism’s unique blend of scientific precision and artistic creativity results in visually mesmerizing and unforgettable artworks.

25. Pop Art Style

Pop art is a vibrant and bold art style that emerged in the mid-20th century. It celebrates popular culture, everyday objects, and the imagery of mass media. Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein often used bright, eye-catching colors and techniques borrowed from commercial art, such as printing and comic book illustration, to create their works. This style transforms mundane items and icons into art, challenging traditional notions of what qualifies as “high art” and inviting viewers to reconsider the familiar in a fresh and often ironic light.

How to Make Pop Art in Procreate

26. Primitive/Cave Art

Primitive or cave art is humanity’s earliest known form of artistic expression, dating back tens of thousands of years. It consists of paintings and drawings on cave walls and other surfaces, created using simple materials like charcoal, mud, or ochre. These artworks primarily depict animals, humans, and abstract symbols, offering a fascinating glimpse into the prehistoric world. Primitive art serves as a vital link to our ancient ancestors, providing insights into their beliefs, daily lives, and the beginnings of visual storytelling long before written language existed.

27. Psycedelic Art

Psychedelic Art refers to artwork created based on visions and graphics seen while under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs. For our purposes, we’re going to be referring to artwork and design related to the counter-culture movement of the 1960’s. Psychedelic artwork from this period was heavily influenced by the early 20th century Art Nouveau Style. Look back on the Art Nouveau section  n this article, and I think you’ll see the connections right away. Some visual characteristics to look for in Psychedelic Art bright, neon, and even sometimes jarring color palettes. The style features smooth, flowing organic shapes that appear to be melting, moving, and flowing. A psychedelic art piece would often be “packed-in” compositionally, with a noticeable lack of negative (empty) space. These spaces would be filled in with a variety of decorative elements such as flowing or emanating stripes, stars, organic or floral patterns, and more. Another visual characteristic is the use of linework and outlining to separate colors and objects.

Learn more about Psychedelic Art and Design in this article from Retrovangardia

How to Make Psychedelic Art in Procreate

Want to make your own psychedelic art? Get yourself into a hypnotic state. Hey, I’m not telling you to start taking drugs. There are, in fact, other things you can do like meditation, sensory deprivation, or intense breathwork.
Simplify your main subject matter and depict it using round, curvy shapes. Use a wild and bold color palette. Elements of your artwork can be morphing or appearing to melt. Flowing, organic shapes are very iconic of this style. Push the boundaries of your mind and re-think how things should look. Fill in empty areas of your artwork with decorative elements like chromatically-colored, wavy stripes, floral patterns. Try adding black (or other colored) lines to separate colors.

28. Scratch Art

Scratch art is a unique and captivating artistic technique that involves creating colorful and intricate designs by scratching away the surface layer of a specially prepared medium, typically dark-colored paint, to reveal the bright, contrasting colors beneath. Artists use all kinds of tools, such as scratchboards or coated paper, to scratch off the top layer strategically, allowing their creativity to shine through in the form of intricate patterns, images, or even text. The process is tactile with a striking and visually stunning outcome, offering a blend of surprise and creativity that makes scratch art a popular and engaging art form for people of all ages.

How to Make Scratch Art in Procreate

Learn how to make scratch art in Procreate! You’ll see how soothing it can be to select, layer, and blend colors, then scratch away to create a beautiful design. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you all about how to use my newest Procreate brush set: Scratch Art Sgraffito (link below). You’ll learn about the new brushes, how to use them, and walk you through creating a scratch art piece from, well…scratch! This video will also help you become more familiar with Layers Masks, as we’ll be utilizing them to make scratch art.

29. Screenprint Style Art

Screen printing, also known as silkscreen printing, is a versatile and hands-on art style that involves creating prints by passing ink through a mesh screen onto a surface, typically paper or fabric. Artists use a stencil or mask to block out areas they don’t want ink to pass through, creating precise and intricate designs. One of the fascinating aspects of screen printing is how transparent inks can overlap, mixing to produce new colors and intriguing visual effects. Each color in the artwork requires a separate screen and pass, allowing for vibrant and layered compositions that often surprise viewers with their richness and complexity. Screen printing is known for its ability to produce bold, eye-catching images with a tactile quality, making it a popular choice for posters, clothing, and art prints.

30. Sketchy Style Art

The sketchy style is a spontaneous and freeform approach to drawing and illustration. Artists who work in this style use loose, rapid, and often incomplete lines to create their images. This technique deliberately embraces imperfections, conveying a sense of spontaneity and raw creativity. Sketchy art can capture the essence of a subject with just a few strokes, inviting viewers to appreciate the unrefined beauty of the artistic process itself.

31. Stained Glass

Stained glass art is a breathtaking and intricate art form that involves creating stunning compositions using colored glass pieces. Artists meticulously arrange these pieces within a metal framework to form intricate patterns, images, or scenes. When illuminated, the glass comes to life with vibrant colors and a mesmerizing play of light and shadow. Stained glass is often found in churches, cathedrals, and historic buildings, where it not only serves as decorative artwork but also tells stories and conveys religious or cultural messages through its exquisite craftsmanship and the interplay of light.

How to Make stained glass Art in Procreate

In this Art Maker’s Club course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about making realistic stained glass artwork…the digital way! I’ll teach you my Stunning Stained Glass technique which includes creating “lead lines,” colorizing your pieces of glass, and adding authentic glass texture (which I’ve included for you in your Stunning Stained Glass Toolkit.) We’ll even go over how to add a realistic lighting effect to really show off your digital stained glass artwork!

Includes a one-of-a-kind brush set and starter template designs to get you creating right away!

32. Surrealism

Surrealism is an artistic style that explores the realm of dreams, the subconscious, and the irrational. It seeks to break free from the constraints of logic and reality, often creating visually captivating and thought-provoking compositions. Surrealist artworks feature unexpected and juxtaposed elements, blurring the lines between the possible and the impossible, inviting viewers to interpret and interpret the imagery in unique and imaginative ways. This style emerged in the early 20th century as a reaction to the rationalism of the time, and it continues to inspire artists to delve into the depths of the imagination to create intriguing and often perplexing visual narratives.

 

33. Vintage/Retro Illustration

The vintage retro style is a nostalgic nod to the past, drawing inspiration from bygone eras, particularly the mid-20th century. It’s characterized by a deliberate blend of old-fashioned aesthetics, like bold typography, classic color palettes, and iconic design elements. This style often evokes feelings of nostalgia, warmth, and a sense of timelessness, transporting viewers to a different era. Whether in fashion, decor, or art, the vintage retro style celebrates the enduring appeal of the past, giving a fresh, timeless twist to classic design elements.

Learn more about Vintage-Style Art in this article from Envato TutsPlus

34. Watercolor

Watercolor art is a fluid painting style that utilizes water-based pigments to create delicate and translucent artworks. Artists use brushes to apply these pigments to paper, allowing colors to blend and bleed into each other in a beautifully unpredictable manner. The hallmark of watercolor is its transparency, which results in a soft and ethereal quality to the paintings. This medium is cherished for its ability to capture the subtle nuances of light and emotion, making it a favorite among artists for creating everything from dreamy landscapes to intricate portraits.

How to Make Watercolor Art in Procreate

Learn all about Watercolor Wonder for Procreate and paint a watercolor cactus!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you a ton of information to get you started using Watercolor Wonder. I’ll explain the different files that come with the download, how to use the canvases, and demonstrate the different brushes and the best ways to use them. I also take you through a step-by-step follow-along tutorial where you’ll get to paint your first digital watercolor piece – how to draw a beautiful watercolor cactus!

Learn about digital watercolor in Procreate while painting a pickle!

Feeling like you might have gotten yourself into a pickle trying to learn digital watercolor?! No problem! I’ve got the perfect tutorial that won’t leave you feeling sour! Follow along as I teach you how to paint this cute pickle in Procreate! 

Learn how to paint watercolor flowers in Procreate!

Let’s paint a beautiful watercolor flower in Procreate! In this simple tutorial, I share with you my digital painting tips for creating stunning watercolor florals in Procreate including a brand new blending technique that emulates traditional wet-on-wet watercolor aesthetic. Follow along in this Procreate tutorial as I teach you my easy method for painting this lovely purple flower.

Learn how to create food illustrations in Procreate!

You’re in for a sweet treat! In this Procreate tutorial, we’ll delve into the world of food illustration as we paint the iconic pop tart in digital watercolor! Learn how to paint everyone’s favorite toaster pastry using brushes from my Watercolor Wonder brush set for Procreate.

35. Woodcut Art

Woodcut or block print style is a traditional printmaking technique with a rich history. It involves carving an image onto a block of wood, leaving behind raised areas that will hold ink. The block is then inked and pressed onto paper, transferring the carved image. This process results in bold, high-contrast artworks characterized by strong lines, intricate details, and a tactile, textured quality. Woodcut prints often carry a rustic and expressive aesthetic, capturing the unique character of the medium itself while producing visually striking and timeless compositions.

How to Make Woodcut/Block Print Art in Procreate

In this Art Maker’s Club course, learn how to create block print-style art in Procreate! In this course, you’ll learn an easy technique for making digitally hand-carved birds in a Scandinavian-inspired folk art style. This is a really fun technique that has beautiful realistic results. It’s also super satisfying to do! This method leaves a lot of room for creativity, so let’s get carving! This course comes with a set of block-carving Procreate brushes, starter designs, and bonus lessons.

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Jo Young at 2:43 pm

Thank you so much Lisa for this fabulous ,educational article. I will be waiting for the updates.

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Lea at 3:13 am

Really, really enjoying your posts. Could you explain the mosaic technique? Thanks

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jeron23 at 12:06 pm

Thank you Lisa.

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Jillian Puckett at 6:07 am

This is a great resource, thank you!

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Louise Ferreira at 7:01 am

Dear Lisa, I’m creating my own personalized Visual Art Challenge and your post inspired me to use different techniques! When the challenge is done I’ll probably post it on youtube or on my Instagram account @projetoharvard, and of course, I’ll say that your lovely post was one of the resources I used to create the challenge

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Tara Devi at 2:54 am

I’m working on a project on types of art
This is just the thing
Thanks

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Ann at 5:11 am

Hi can you show how to do repeat pattern for material design. Would love to do it in procreate . I’m so glad I have found your site you are amazing. Thank you

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Kelley at 11:49 am

This is an INCREDIBLE resource. Seriously, thank you for your time and efforts around this — a Herculean task, I’m sure. Much appreciated.

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Kristine at 12:30 pm

Hello, I live love love your art! Question, what’s the best style for sublimation.

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MANUELA LANGELLA at 10:18 am

Thank you for linking my article in Smashing Magazine, it was such a nice surprise! 🙂

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Lisa Bardot at 9:58 am

Its a great article! Thanks for being wonderful.

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Josephine Hollenberg at 10:46 pm

Hi Lisa, this is a great article with so many art styles together. I noticed how many tutorials you already have for them, great job! Can’t wait for your stained glass tutorial…

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Amelia at 9:14 am

What a great article. I am an aspiring artist looking to discover my own style and really resonated with art nouveau–so I am looking forward to practicing that style!

I understand the article is still a work in progress, but feel free to add watercolor or anime style art.

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Kristina Nelson at 3:11 pm

Wonderful resource!!! Thank you for your hard work.

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This is an excellent resource. Thank you for organizing this for us. I appreciate it very much!

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Amelia at 8:09 pm

Thanks Lisa! Great article and selection of images! Very inspiring.

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Dee Todd at 8:47 am

How inspirational! Thanks.

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