Digital drawing: Tips for sketching whimsical trees in Procreate

If you’re new to digital drawing I think you’re going to enjoy these tips for sketching whimsical trees in Procreate. This approach and technique is a great way to dip your toes into creating lovely sketches that still look hand drawn and full of whimsy!

Sketching foliage and trees can be intimidating. In this quick tutorial I’ll show you a quick technique on how to draw a lovely whimsical tree that can be applied to any shape or size tree.

The secret is adding sketched details and textures to simple shapes that instantly add interest to your drawing.

I’ll be using the new Plush Pencil & Dry Media brush pack for Procreate to sketch and add colour to the tree.

Grab your pencil and iPad and let’s draw!


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    Do you have any brushes for photoshop?

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      Hi Joline, not at the moment. Unfortunately I can’t get the same results in Adobe Photoshop as the brush engine is quite different and more sophisticated in Procreate. But it’s definitely on my list to try and create Adobe Photoshop brushes.

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    I love this tutorial. Its very useful!! Thank you. Lisi

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    Hi, Lisa. I’ve completed 4 or 5 of your tutorials and would love to post them on my Instagram page (tagging you and giving you full credit, and referring people to you). Is this ok with you?
    Thanks, Joanie. @joanorcharddesigns.

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      Hi Joan,

      Congrats on completing the tutorials!! Yay! Yes of course I don’t mind at all! Feel free to show off your lovely work, I always love seeing what others create xx

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        Thanks, Lisa!! I love your work and your tutorials!

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    Hi Lisa! I just started with Procreate and absolutely LOVE all of your tutorials and products. I have now bought every one of your brush sets and canvases!! I’ve been looking for a way to learn to draw cute little characters with great expression and movements and I’ve already learned a ton from you. Thank you so much! I love your style of art and teaching, and I hope you continue to add more tutorials!

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      Awww!! That truly lifts my spirits Amy!! I’m super thrilled you find my brushes and tutorials helpful So glad you’re exploring Procreate, it’s such a fantastic creative tool. Hope you continue to enjoy the creative journey and have fun creating your cute characters!

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