Entries in Procreate (26)

'Night soup' and 'Passing time' by Nikolai Lockertsen

Followers of Nikko's work will notice a slightly different style and colour palette on these two iPad paintings. Is it the perspective chosen, the use of colour, or just an extraordinary attention to detail that draws you in to his paintings? Whatever it is, it's an incredible skill and one that is pretty much unrivalled.

Further reading: Nikolai Lockertsen

Cosmic Procreate iPad Painting by John Seru

Cosmic from john seru on Vimeo.

We like the way this timelapse video starts with a paper sketch of John Seru's Astronaut. His Procreate iPad painting is all the more interesting if you watch to the end and see what the Astronaut has seen in his visor.

Video: How I Paint Cherries on the iPad

Illustrator Karien Naude shared this lovely image painted on her iPad with Procreate and we very much enjoyed seeing how she created it. We hope you do to.

You can see more of Karien's illustration work on her site and we are sure she will be sharing more videos to her YouTube channel in future.

Stunning iPad art by Dave Kuhn

The iPad Creative Flickr group is home to some incredible iPad paintings. Dave Kuhn's paintings are captivating, drawing you in and making you wonder what might be around the corner, just beyond the frame. Perhaps we'll find out one day...

Stunning work Dave, and thanks for sharing these paintings with the group!

Video: 'Reignite' Procreate iPad Painting by James Julier

Here's a nice warming iPad painting for those of us in the grip of Winter.  Painted by James Julier in Procreate for iPad, it is an interesting look at the creative process of someone who admits they are still learning how to get the best from this great iPad app.

See more iPad art created in Procreate

'No further' by Nikolai Lockertsen

It's always a pleasure to share Nikko's work.

Further reading: Nikolai Lockertsen

'Morgan Freeman' by Kyle Lambert

When a painting looks like a photo, you know you are looking at a something special. 285,000 brush strokes and more than 200 hours went into creating this astonishing likeness of Freeman. As a technical demonstration it's unrivalled. However, it's Kyle's inspiration that really appeals.
"One of the big reasons I decided to do this painting was to inspire other budding artists to embrace digital art. A friend of mine who is a school teacher explained to me recently that whenever he plays one of my painting videos in class, his students become noticeably more engaged and excited about creating art. The idea that more people are engaging in art because of something that I have created is amazing to me."

"Happy Ogre" by Andy Ellis in Procreate

Andy Ellis is an Illustrator who loves using Procreate to capture ideas and pre-production sketches on his iPad. Andy recently posted a review of Procreate on his blog telling us why he prefers using it over other apps, which is an interesting read.

The video above is one of Andy’s recent illustration sketches but to see more of his work be sure to visit his portfolio site too.

Video: Fantasy Speed Painting with Procreate

It is always fascinating for us to view and examine the creative process and how others use apps like Procreate on their iPads. With that in mind, we enjoyed this video by Danny Glasgow, we hope you do too.

'Winter Night' by Nikolai Lockertsen

Just stunning! 

Nikolai is probably the most telanted artist on the iPad scene right now. What's more, Nikolai often provides videos of his paintings. There's so much to learn here!

Further reading: Nikolai Lockertsen

'Still life with Japanese trawler' by Matthew Watkins

Once again Matthew Watkins demonstrates his impressive imagination and understanding of scale with this atmospheric iPad painting. The blockbuster Pacific Rim came to mind. Thanks for sharing this beautiful Procreate artwork on our iPad Creative Flickr group Matthew.

Further reading: iPad paintings

Great use of colour by Dave Kuhn

A great use of Procreate too!

Further reading: Procreate

Urban Robot by Nikolai Lockertsen

"Took some time, but had alot of fun" - Nikolai

Just stunning! Niko always tells a story, and does anyone else paint light quite like Nikolai?

iPad paintings of Andrey Malikh

We've been fans of Andrey's iPad paintings for quite a while now, but some of his recent work is just superb! There's plenty more on Andrey's Flickr account.

Procreate updated, now supports 4K (yes, that's 16MP!) canvas sizes


Things are moving so swiftly on the iPad creative scene. Just over a year after Savage provided an HD canvas in Procreate, version 1.7 embraces the next step in high-end display sizes, 4K.

It's hard to believe that a thin tablet computer costing as little as $329 has the power to support touch painting at 60fps on a 10MP canvas, or 16MP for the iPad 3/4, but such is the speed at which the iPad is pushing into new territory. The latest version of Procreate features a wealth of other new feature - go hit the update button now.

As an aside, we are thrilled to see the stunning artwork of Nikolai Lockertsen featured within the app and on the Procreate web site!

App Store Link: Procreate

iPad Art: 'Dad n Son' by Nikolai Lockertsen

As you may already know if you have been here before, we are big fans of Nikolai Lockertsen and we have featured his work several times in the past.

This image stood out to us though because it is not quite in the normal vein of futuristic/other-worldly art that Nikolai usually draws on his iPad.

Painted using the Procreate app, for his son Felix who has just turned 4, 'Dad n Son' is a beautifully detailed and touching portrait of the most magnificent example of Father and Son.

As Dad to a Son called Felix who is also 4 years old, it struck a chord and I just had to share it with you.

Nikolai added his picture to our iPad Creative Flickr group, where you can find more than 20,000 other images created and/or edited using an iPad. Be sure to check out the fantastic artwork there and feel free to join the group and add your own artwork to the pool.

Amazing iPad Art: Rabe (2012) by Roz Hall

If you follow us on Twitter then you may already have seen the beautiful painting below by Roz Hall, of fellow artist Benjamin Rabe, but we wanted to mention it here as it really stopped us in our tracks.

When you look at the brush strokes, colour, light and shade in this portrait it is hard to believe it was painted on an iPad, but it was! It just makes you say "Wow!".

Roz used Procreate (second time we've mentioned that app in as many days) and a healthy dose of talent to create this image, we are sure you'll love it too.

Be sure to check out the rest of Roz Hall's artwork on his Flickr stream.

Rabe (2012) - iPad portrait of the artist

iPad Art: Treasure Trove by Dan Hoffman

Dip into our iPad Creative Flickr Group on any given day and you will find many examples of paintings, sketches, photographs and even some animations that have been created or edited with an iPad.

The painting below from Dan Hoffman was made with the stunning Procreate app. We loved the colour, light and style of Treasure Trove, it really stood out to us, we hope you like it too. Be sure to check out Dan's other paintings on his Flickr stream.

Treasure Trove

iPad Art: Social Media is the Key by Rick Shulman

Social Media is the Key

Every day there are plenty of images being added to the iPad Creative Flickr Group. We wish we had the time to show them all to you, even keeping up with the new images is a challenge for us, but we are going to try really hard to let you know about more of them in future with these short posts.

This one from iPad Junkie (aka Rick Shulman) caught our eye today because of the clever old school/new school social media idea and also great detail. Rick painted this image on his iPad with the excellent Procreate app.

Feel free to leave us a quick comment below and tell us what you think.

Western Sunrise. The Procreate powered animated music video

You'll recall how impressed with were with Thank Each Mistake by Maniac, being the first fully animated music video produced entirely on the iPad, and a wonderful piece of art in its own right, Thank Each Mistake was a landmark event. A year later and nothing has quite matched its fun and flair, but the video for Art Decade's Western Sunrise comes awfully close!

As far as we can tell from the making of video, Procreate was used to storyboard the video and then to turn each frame of the computer animation into something a lot more impressionistic. Clearly this isn't an iPad only production, but the iPad did play a vital role in the final look and feel.

Via: Mashable

App Store Link: Procreate