10 Tips for Composition in Art and Illustration in Procreate

Iva Mikles
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“This class was awesome! It has been said that a true expert knows how to explain complex topics in a way that a kindergartener could understand, and Iva definitely fits that bill. My biggest struggles in art have always related to composition and this course covered all the bases for me! This course has also helped me to overcome a lot of my struggles with feeling uninspired. It can be difficult to come up with ideas when you don’t know where to start, but with a strong understanding of composition I am sure that even the most uninspired artist will feel compelled and empowered to create beautiful works of art! ”

– Autumn Radchishin

Improve your composition with these fun exercises in Procreate.

Hey there!

I’m super excited to share valuable insights with you in my popular online class on compositions in art.

Are you ready to take your artwork to the next level by mastering the art of composition? If so, you’re in for a treat! Creating captivating backgrounds and telling small stories through art is something I absolutely love.

What Will You Learn?

In this class, I want to pass on what I’ve learned about composition and help you gain confidence in creating your own unique and stunning artworks. Together, we’ll explore different fun story moments, including some from my travel sketchbook, as we dive into 10 simple tips that will quickly and easily improve your composition skills.

We’ll delve into what makes a composition strong and visually pleasing, and I’ll guide you step by step on how to arrange and balance the elements in your artworks. By mastering these techniques, you’ll be able to create artwork where everything works together harmoniously. Plus, I’ll show you how to engage your audience through your art, making your illustrations truly stand out.

Fun Exercises and Freebies

To make the learning process enjoyable and hands-on, I’ve included fun examples and exercises that will boost your confidence in creating your own compositions. These exercises will emphasize what’s important in your illustrations, resulting in overall pleasing artworks. Trust me, practicing these techniques in a quick and easy way will make a world of difference!

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Why Should You Learn from Me?

During my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with both local and international companies such as Lego, Procter and Gamble, and their brands like Ariel and Wella. I’ve worked on various projects, including concept art, color scripts, character illustrations, animations, packaging, and advertising concepts. Along the way, I’ve gained invaluable knowledge about compositions in illustrations, and now I want to share that knowledge with you. My goal is to help you build your confidence in planning and creating balanced illustrations that highlight what’s important in your artwork.

Grab Your Gear

While I’ll be using Procreate in the class, feel free to use any other digital software, or even pen and pencil or other traditional tools that you’re comfortable with. It’s all about finding the tools that work best for you and your artistic journey.

Who is This Class for?

Whether you’re a beginner just starting to learn about compositions or a slightly more experienced illustrator looking to level up your skills, this class is designed with you in mind. We’ll start from the basics and gradually move towards creating awesome compositions that will captivate your audience.

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of composition and take your artwork to new heights? Join me in this class, and let’s embark on this artistic adventure together! I can’t wait to see you there.

So let’s start creating awesome compositions. 

See you in the class!

Meet Your Instructor


Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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