Art Techniques, Artist Gems, Thank You

Artist Gems for August 19

About Art of Others

I’ve been searching for other artist bloggers as a way to expand my thinking.

I write about these artists I’ve discovered in my blogging and artistic journey: Artist Gems. Take a look to view and enjoy their work.

Be inspired through the ripple effect when we appreciate and observe others at their best and as they share while they develop their work– influencing others to share their attempts at the style or to learn a tip or two from the sharing.

Often in my most recent posts I’ve shared artists on Skillshare, [remember you can start with a free trial]. Since many of us learners aren’t quite sure what type of classes to take, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite YouTube Artists– so you can try a few of those styles and learn the strategies of Procreate.

Every other week I’m pleasantly surprised by what I find– I hope you enjoy these picks.

Artist Gems for August 19, 2021

Brenda Bakker

YouTube Channel

One of my favorite lessons was her alphabet series with lots of techniques to apply not only for lettering but your other Procreate art as well. You can see how I applied them in my Alphabet Series posts. As you look at them, you’ll see many things to apply to your art– and Brenda’s series will guide you step by step. It also gives you a flavor for the types of things you’ll learn in her Skillshare classes. I use her free brushes from her classes so much in my artwork — especially the scribble brush and background ink splash.

She also shares many “replays” like this bird which helps viewers see the process of drawing with Procreate. And she introduces her Skillshare classes  with links to free trials, like her Limoncello, which I loved and followed through with several of my own, including this one — Romulan Ale! As you can see she has a delightful free -flowing watercolor style that inspires the imagination. She provides clear and fun directions for her process, and I’ve learned so much about watercolor and quick and fun art from her.

See her Instagram and Skillshare profile for more information.

Tracey Capone

YouTube Channel

Tracey loves texture– so if you want to learn about texture, watch her videos. Her channel provides iPad Art Tutorials for Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fresco, Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo! I love this Affinity Designer playlist — for the vector  and pixel based app for iPad and Desktop.

One of my favorite classes for Affinity Designer is this time lapse of vector folk art insects, a class she teaches on Skillshare and from which I learned so much about that intense and full vector app. I never thought I could create this on my iPad. Tracey leads viewers through clear and step by step processes. Be sure to look at her beginner class on Affinity Designer Florals first to get the feel for the app– it’s quite dynamic with many more elements than Procreate and Tracey’s exacting demonstrations lead you to success.

Find Tracey on Skillshare, Instagram, and her website as well.

Art With Flo –Floortje Visser

YouTube Channel

If you’re a beginner in Procreate, you’ll find Flo’s lessons perfect. An example is making a gradient background in this playlist. Or, if cute animals are your thing, check this playlist. Like Tracey and Deb, Flo shows you step by step the process with many tips.

Perhaps you are an ace at procreate and just need a nudge— look at this “Shorts” playlist. The short “How to Draw A Sunset Scene” is similar to her Skillshare class learning about alpha lock and clipping masks– a great class for beginners– from which I made this beach scene.

Find more information at her website, Instragram, Gumroad, and Skillshare.

So Take a look!


Love these artists who create art with heart– sharing their style with visuals of their beautiful work, including excellent tutorials on YouTube that will inspire you. There’s no way I can thank each of these for their sharing– so take a look: each of these three artists are dynamic and professional in their products, their art, and their sharing. I’ve learned so much from each of them and am grateful for the lessons they’ve shared.

Each artist has a little ripple effect that improves the world, which is something that is much needed in these times today.

Take a look– I’m sure you’ll agree, each of these artists create with the heart first! Stop by their channels and thank them!

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