Paint a Gouache Herb Garden in Procreate

Download this week’s free color palette here (make sure you’re updated to the latest version of Procreate before downloading/ installing):

We used my paid set of gouache lovers brushes for this project:

As well as the mono marker from my Font Lovers Brush set: (thank you for your support!)

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Want to learn more about digital gouache techniques in Procreate? Take a deep dive in my online course, Gouache Botanicals in Procreate:

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Happy June! Time to kick off video no.2 of 3 in my mini gardening series with an herb garden! My real cilantro was MIA this week, but I’m loving having fresh thyme and basil every week. I’d love to start a vegetable garden now that we have the outdoor space (we currently grow our herbs indoors), but there was a chigger incident last summer (if you don’t know what they are, brace yourself if you look them up!), so Spence and I are both a little scarred still. We’ll get there, but this will not be the year 😂

From this intermediate tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

✨ Create proportions using a drawing guide
✨ Paint an easy wood grain texture
✨ Evaluate plant structure + scale; simplify and paint accordingly
✨ Properly layer elements within the grass
✨ Add a painterly background that doesn’t interrupt viewer focus

Grab the free color palette and brushes above to get started!

I use the Paperlike screen protector on my 5th gen iPad Pro (12.9″, 256GB). More info here:

I’m also using the NimbleGrip by Uppercase on my 2nd gen Apple Pencil. Check it out/pick it up here:

This artwork was created on a 5th gen iPad Pro (12.9″, 256GB) along with a 2nd gen Apple Pencil using the Procreate app (v.5.1.7)

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