Paint Messy Watercolor Foliage in Procreate

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We used my paid set of watercolor illustration brushes for the entire project, including the lettering (thank you for your support!):

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Happy Tuesday! With it being January (and the coldest month for us in the US state of Georgia), I wanted to make something this week with blues and purples, but something that still reminded me of springtime. After a bunch of couch doodling, this messy watercolor foliage layout was born 🙂 There’s so much opportunity to customize this one – choose simple or complex foliage, alter the quantity, change up the colors, style, the sizes, etc. it can be really versatile for anything you want to create. Use the little card on top to add quotes, names, birthday messages or well wishes. If you keep it in the same watercolor style, I’m also sharing an easy way to control and customize how ‘messy’ it appears! It’s something I just started playing around with, so this is the first video that I’m sharing it in! Grab the free color palette and brushes used above to get started!

I use the Paperlike screen protector on my 3rd 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 3rd gen iPad Pro (12.9″, 256GB) along with a 2nd gen Apple Pencil using the Procreate app (v.5.1.3)

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