What is a soft portrait? It’s a portrait made with flat shapes, where we will smudge the edges to get a soft look. ‘Soft portraits with Procreate’ class is available on Skillshare, and you can get a 14 days free access with this link. The class is also available on demand here.
In this class, I will teach you how to make a soft portrait with Procreate.
This is a follow up to my class ‘Flat illustrations 5 styles’ where I was focusing on full body characters. Here we will focus on portraits, but it can be used fo any subject.
I have gathered for you more than 100 copyright free reference photos where you can pick one, or follow along with the one I use in class, or use a personal photo.
I’ll show you how to simplify and trace the shapes over the photo
Then we will find the values and fill the shapes
Then we will discuss color palette, with different ways to find the colors you want
We will then work on the line art to integrate it with the shapes
Finally we will smudge the edges, paying attention to lost and find lines
At the end you can play with the new features in Procreate 5 to have different effects.
What students say about the class:
Great workshop / tutorial. My first on Skillshare. The instructor was very clear & easy to follow, I can’t wait to complete more of her lessons!
Cecile! I’m always so impressed by the techniques you show and how polished the final image is. I can’t wait to get started on this kind of portrait!
I liked watching Cécile trace and draw and work with colours. It looks like it’s quite easy to do, with a great effect! There were some interesting things for me to see, like importing the colour palette from a photo. I am new to Procreate, and I couldn’t follow along with everything, but it was still interesting enough!