In an attempt to learn Procreate I’ve been taking a few SkillShare classes. As a visual thinker I find watching another artist’s process more informative than just a how-to-use guide.
‘Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate’ by Maia Faddoul
The class project asks you to chose someone you find inspiring to paint a digital portrait of.
Vivienne Westwood is someone I’ve always admired. Not only for her amazing fashion designs but her risk-taking. She is not afraid to say what she thinks or use her position to speak out against injustice.
Her style is so bold and expressive. Very daring and avant-garde, with appreciative nods to historical fashion that I find fascinating.
The first task was to create an inspirational mood board.
And then sketch out our portrait to be used later as a guide for painting.
This is my final piece. I used the Procreate calligraphy chalk brush in varying sizes to paint. Inspired by Westwood’s use of bold shape and line, I went for a funky asymmetric background in a dark colour to create a bold contrast to her bright orange hair.