The Digital Painting w/ Procreate Guide - Grayscale method (

We'll complete a digital painting in this step-by-step, easy to follow course with tons of tips, tricks, & shortcuts!

Created by: Kurt Michael Russell

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • You'll learn that Procreate's tools are more powerful than most realize!
  • You'll learn tons of tips, little-known tricks, and shortcuts for this amazing iPad app.
  • You'll learn creative ways to use selections, layer masks, filters, adjustments, and a lot more!
  • You'll learn art techniques you'll be able to immediately apply to your own work!
  • You'll learn how to properly paint colors over a black and white value painting or greyscale painting.

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Course Description

Procreate is an amazing digital art app on iPad for sketching, drawing, finished illustrations, and painting that total beginners or seasoned professionals can use to make digital art! Procreate is a bit like a piano. If you know the basics, you can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or, with a little practice, you might play some Beethoven!
The course is designed to show you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method of digital painting from grayscale to color. It's a great way for beginner's to learn how to focus on the important parts (value and contrast) without having to worry as much about color at first. This method will make it easier for you to select colors that work well together. You'll also learn how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls beginners make - like flat looking colors.
We'll go through the entire process together - from sketch to finished product! In each section, we'll focus on a specific aspect of the process.
  • We'll start with a basic thumbnail sketch, but feel free to create your own.
  • We'll tighten it up and start adding the light and shading.
  • We'll learn how to apply colors in a simple, but effective way that works for almost any type of digital painting.
  • Lastly, we'll polish up the fine details.
My name is Kurt, and I use Procreate in my professional work Image Comics as well as my own digital paintings. I've been creating tutorials and online courses since 2013 teaching thousands of students worldwide about digital art.
Procreate is MUCH more powerful than most users realize. You'll learn tons of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that I had to learn the hard way! :)
I'll also include:
  • the Procreate file I work on throughout the course, so you can see how the layers work from the inside!
  • several stages of our exercise, so you can pick it up at almost any point in the process.
So join me! If you'd like a Bob Ross-style walkthrough with my favorite digital art app for iPad, check it out. See you inside! :)

-KMR Who this course is for:
  • People who are looking to learn digital painting with Procreate.
  • People who are looking for more tips, tricks, and shortcuts that go beyond the basic tools.
  • People who are looking to learn how to correctly paint from grayscale to color and avoid common mistakes.

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Kurt Michael Russell

Hi! I have been working professionally as a comic book colorist since 2011 and teaching digital coloring online on YouTube since 2013.

I learned about coloring the hard way early on, and I do my best to make sure that no one else has to take the same route I did! I'm still always learning new things and try to bring you guys along with me.

As of July 2019, I've colored about 90 books for publishers such as Image Comics, Vault Comics, Top Cow, IDW, Oni, and many others.



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Super awesome course! I learned so many things that I dont think I would have discovered or understood without it. Thank you so much!

It was great lesson for making your sketch come to life with value and colour. Thanks!

I have seen a lot of videos on Youtube about digital painting and techniques, but this course showed me the exact techniques of blending and getting rid of line work and tweaking it to my liking to achieve my preferred art style. Very pleased with it.

Good beginner - intermediate level course on Procreate. Taught me a few new tricks on Procreate (I typically work in Photoshop and didn't even know that Procreate could do a lot of similar things).

Mir hat dieser Kurs sehr gut gefallen, weil es bis zur Letzt spannend geblieben und nie langweilig wurde. Als Anfngerin gab es hier fr mich ganz viel Neues zu lernen, aber nichts, was ich htte nicht folgen knnen. Die Stimme ist sehr angenehm.

Quick course for a nice overview of everything we can do with coloring in procreate! I am a completely beginner and I learned a lot, without feeling overwhelmed. Teacher is great and you feel like talking to a friend. Definitely recommend taking a basics in procreate before going to this one.... Thank you for a great class! <3

Die Kombi aus Zeichner-Wissen und ein bisschen Software-Einfhrung ist echt mega! Er zeigt echt gut, wie man die Vorteile der Schichten perfekt fr sich nutzen kann und klasse Effekte einbaut. Sein Weg, zuerst die Schattierung zu setzen und dann erst mit Farbe zu arbeiten, ist eine wirklich gute Strategie, besonders fr Anfnger - da kann man sich aufs Wesentliche konzentrieren.Was er nicht so ausfhrlich macht, ist zu erklren, wie man zB Grenverhltnisse richtig einschtzt oder die Perspektive gut trifft (--> Anfngerwissen), aber das gibts auf Youtube eh schon berall. Und dafr der Trick in Procreate, dass man einzelne Teile des Bildes nachtrglich zurechtrcken kann - Genial!Danke schn, probier ich gleich nochmal mit nem eigenen Motiv aus! :)

I'm pretty new to digital drawing but this course made me excited to give it a shot. I've never used procreate and I have a lot to learn, but the course is nicely paced and instructions clear. Loved the techniques given. Thank you!

O curso realmente me ajudou a aprender a pintar no digital, algo que eu tinha muita dificuldade. Recomendo para todos! Bem explicado, mesmo para mim que possuo uma base muito pequena de ingls, consegui aprender.

These procreate courses are the best courses on Udemy to learn the tool of Procreate and pick up some drawing technique training at the same time.

Trs intressant et instructif ds le niveau dbutant, merci beaucoup!

Super good! Very well explained, very well showed, I learned a freaking lot and the outcome is amazing! Thank you! <3