Digital pastels portraits with Procreate class

Digital pastels portraits with Procreate class is available on Skillshare, and you can get a 14 days free trial with the link, if you’re not already a subscriber. The class is also available on demand on Udemy

This class is about learning the importance of value over colors. Color is like the cherry on cake, and any color is correct, as long as the value is correct. Knowing this, you can use any color you want for skin tones: blue, green, yellow, red, purple!

I’ll talk a bit about color theory, and especially how to use the color picker in Procreate.


Then we will practice a colored nose with accurate values so you understand well the process of choosing the right colors. I’ll show you how to blend the colors to get this soft pastel look.

Then, go for the full portrait!

I’ll show you how to draw the portrait from the reference photo, or you can choose to trace if you prefer.

Then we will place the colors, taking care of color temperatures and values. I provide 5 different color palettes that you can use, depending on your style.

I’ll show you how to place the colors, how to make nice transitions between colors.

The class is made with a 12B brush provided to download in the resource section, but it can be achieved with any other brush you like!

So, ready for a colorful portrait?