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Week fifty-three

Did you know tomorrow is Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day? Let me teach you how to make snowflakes the Procreate way!

How to Draw a Snowflake mini tutorial

Start by creating a square canvas (mine is 3000×3000 pixels). 

Turn on the Symmetry Feature

Go to the Actions Menu > Canvas > Toggle on Drawing Guide. Then tap Edit Drawing Guide. In the lower toolbar, tap Symmetry, then tap Options. Change to Radial, turn off Rotational Symmetry, and turn on Assisted Drawing.

 

Tap Done to go back to your canvas. Whatever you draw will be automatically repeated in all the other sections!

 

You can use the Quickline and Quickshape features to help you draw straight lines and angles. I also like to use the Eraser tool to create sharp corners on my angles.

 

Here are some snowflakes I made using this method! Get creative with the shapes and look up examples of snowflakes for more inspiration.


Once you draw your snowflakes, color and finish them however you’d like!

Want to create snowflakes that look like you cut them from paper like the ones above? Learn how in my new Skillshare class: Realistic Paper Cut Illustrations in Procreate!

 

Learn how to cut digital shapes out of real paper, create lighting effects and manipulate shadows to create folds, bends, and curves in my new, in-depth class about making paper cut art in Procreate!

 

​New to Skillshare? Get one month of Skillshare Premium on me using the button below!

 

December's Theme:

Holidays

Week 53: Crafts, Cards, Celebrations

It’s a short week for MAE so all I wanted to say here is that I wish you the most relaxing week ever. Cuddle up on the couch with some blankets and your iPad and enjoy some creative time. Stay tuned for announcements about MAE 2022!

As a reminder, each prompt this month is an actual holiday that occurs on that day in December!

The Prompts

Week 53 | Dec 27-31

crafts, cards, & celebrations

Mon: Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
Tue: Card Playing Day
Wed: Tick Tock Day
Thu: National Bacon Day
Fri: New Year’s Eve

This piece was drawn using my built-in Procreate brushes and my Skillshare Paper Cut Class!

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

If you love drawing on your iPad and also adore the tactile look and feel of crafting with scissors and paper, my new Skillshare class is for you! This class will teach you everything you need to know to make realistic paper cut illustrations right in Procreate.

Students of this class get FREE access to my Paper Cut Paper Pack: 14 high-resolution paper scans optimized for making realistic digital paper cut art.

*for new members

Bardot Brush SALE // 15% off everything

use code: ARTSY15

I’m running a Bardot Brush sale to get you ready for all the amazing creativeness you are going to accomplish. Nothing inspires an artist like new supplies.

Get 15% off all brush sets and bundles!

This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

I’m the owner of Bardot Brush, one of the leading brush makers for Procreate. If you’d like to support me, please check out my premium brush sets that inspire creativity at bardotbrush.com.

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