Paint Messy Spring Wildflowers in Procreate

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Spence and I love taking morning walks on our country road and the sides of the road have recently become covered with different wildflowers! I’ve been so inspired by these walks, wondering what I’ll spot next. When thinking about this week’s tutorial, I couldn’t get them off my mind, so today I have a messy spring wildflower bouquet for you! I grabbed a source photo as a base and in the video, you’ll see how easy it is to manipulate that base and make something original from it, messy details and all 😉

From this beginner friendly tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

✨ Create a custom sketch layer based on a source photo
✨ Paint simple watercolor florals
✨ Work with multiple layers
✨ Layer stem colors to mimic depth
✨ Apply messy effects without smudging your art

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

I use the Paperlike screen protector on my 3rd gen iPad Pro (12.9″, 256GB). More info here:

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This artwork was created on a 3rd gen iPad Pro (12.9″, 256GB) along with a 2nd gen Apple Pencil using the Procreate app (v.5.1.5)

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