In this class, we will work on a random geometric abstract painting (in the style of Matisse), a minimalist geometric abstract painting featuring bold geometric shapes. We will be doing this in Procreate with supplied brushes to keep your first one simple. Although the shapes are easy to create, I believe that starting with a brush set will get you creating immediately. You can always add more brushes and shapes! How many times have you looked at an abstract painting and heard someone say, "I could do that!"? While abstract painting looks easy to, it can actually be more challenging than traditional or classical painting. You will see that as I work my way through the composition and layout. This is because abstract art defies rules and conventions. It's up to you as the artist to break rules, be expressive, and decide what is art. I will give you plenty of suggestions on how to make your art piece more interesting, from using blending modes to adding textures using clipping masks.

This class, Matisse Inspired Abstract Geometric Textural Art Using Shapes in Procreate, will show you some of my illustration and design methodology, and ways to use brushes to create this abstract art piece. In the class, I take you from start to finish in creating a complete painting, notably with plenty of texture. As we work our way through, I will talk about the elements of art and the principles of design. I will explain how I make decisions about placement of elements and how I adjust to create areas of value, rhythm and movement, balance, unity and good form.

This is an ideal class for you, even if you are not sure what you will use the finished art for, whether it be for POD sites like Society6 or whatever! Learning new Procreate workflows is always desirable. I guarantee you will create something really appealing, and it’s so much fun, once you get the hang of it!

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