Digital Drawing Help

Work along support for USH: Drawing with a Tablet

The Urban Sketching Handbook is a small book so it cannot encompass being a manual as well as a drawing book. It’s major aim is to lower the barrier to entry to this new medium – on the go digital art. This is a help-along website with links to scary world of manuals/Youtube but presented calmly without fanfare. If you’ve not ordered your book, you can buy it on Amazon or anywhere else books are sold (Amazon Link)

The words Key I, Key II  follow the book’s index and stand for chapters Key I, Key II in the book.

Support/Manuals

Procreate –

ArtRage –

Key II

  1. Procreate: How to make a new set of brushes – LINK
  2. Procreate: Adding a brush to a set – LINK
  3. Procreate: Adding a new palette, adding colors to a palette – LINK
  4. Procreate: Learn Procreate Video list – LINK
ArtRage allows a reference photo to be held within the same window as the drawing canvas
ArtRage makes these juicy 3D looking strokes
Palette is also always visible in ArtRage
The flat oil paint brush with 100% opacity gives the best oil texture thus far among all the front runners of tablet drawing apps
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ArtRage allows a reference photo to be held within the same window as the drawing canvas
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ArtRage makes these juicy 3D looking strokes
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Palette is also always visible in ArtRage
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The flat oil paint brush with 100% opacity gives the best oil texture thus far among all the front runners of tablet drawing apps

Example: Everyday objects with different lines

Example: Comparing gouache Vs. Watercolor

Example: Comparing oil effect in Procreate Vs oil effect in Artrage

Video: Simple Lines

Video: Household sketches

Video: Using the brush 'lightpen'

Key III

  1. Procreate: Video: Collecting Vignettes on separate layers – LINK
  2. Procreate: Video: Moving clouds from top of tower to behind tower
  3. Procreate: Video: Layer Interaction – LINK
  4. Procreate: Video: Group of layer functionality – LINK

Video: Vignettes (using layers) 1

Video: Vignettes (using layers) 2

Video: Layer Interaction

Key IV

  1. Procreate: Example: Coloring with No area Selection
  2. Procreate: Example: Area Select
  3. Procreate: Example: Area Select + transparency lock
  4. Procreate: Example: Area Select + transparency lock  + texture
  5. Procreate: Example: Area Select + transparency lock + texture + layer interaction (hard light)

Key IV example

Key V

If you are this far along in the book, you are not afraid to explore. Procreate 5 has been released and you can now add Text in addition to adding motion blur, gaussian blur, change color curves and so on.

Video: An Interior Scene

Video: An Exterior Scene

Video Example: Uses most tools - scaling, moving, layers, duplicating, blurring, alpha lock + drawing and design thinking

Procreate makes making videos of your drawings easy.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Then videos should be awesome instructors too!

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