“Sweet Summer” Digital Illustration Collection, Volume 1Art
Client: Color My Life
Tools: Procreate, Adobe Photoshop CC, iPad Pro 9.7″, Apple Pencil
Number of Illustrations: 67
Objective / Brief
Create a set of colorful, summer-inspired illustrations to be included with the “Sweet Summer” digital planner sticker set.
I really enjoyed the entire process of creating these illustrations, It allowed me the opportunity to work with a ton of interesting textures – from the rough outer peel of the orange to the smooth, wet surface of the popsicles.
Procreate App on iPad Pro 9.7″
Each object began as a rough sketch, outlined with a simple sketch brush in Procreate. Once I was satisfied with the overall shape, I created another layer and began blocking out the shape using the main color as a base. Then the sketch layer was moved back to the top and opacity was set to around 10%.
Alpha lock was enabled on the color block layer to ensure the overall shape stayed the same. Then I used a variety of mono, sketch, and watercolor brushes to add additional color and details, blending and adjusting as needed. Finally, I used a custom semi-transparent watercolor brush with a screen blend mode to add the highlights and a separate watercolor brush with a multiply blend to add the shadows.
Procreate Canvas Information
- Pixel dimensions: 2400px x 2400px
- Physical dimensions: 8″ x 8″
- DPI: 300
- Layers used: 8
- Color space: sRGB Standard Color
- Strokes made: 138760
- Tracked time: 65h 43m
- Image file size: 48.71 MB
Modified in Adobe Photoshop
After drawing each illustration in Procreate, they were exported to Photoshop as a layered PSD file. Then they were then converted into individual art boards before being exported as individual transparent PNG files.