👩🏻‍💻 Digital Sketchbook Tour in Procreate #2

Iva Mikles

Hey! Welcome to my Digital Sketchbook Tour in Procreate #2.

Today, let’s explore scenes and landscapes inspired by my travels, all created on my iPad with Procreate.

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The Underwater World

  • Coral Reefs and Ocean Life: Sharing my fascination with snorkeling, I’ve illustrated underwater scenes that are both calming and vibrant. Remember the time I encountered a barracuda? Maybe that deserves its own illustration!

Travel-Inspired Landscapes

  • Koi Fish and Chinese Scenery: Inspired by Chinese architecture and misty mountains, this piece is a testament to the beauty of foggy mornings and intricate landscapes.
  • Italian Charm: The Amalfi Coast, with its citrus groves and scenic views, is perfectly captured in an illustration that makes you feel like you’re there, enjoying the Mediterranean sun.
  • Norwegian Wonders: From the fjords to the Northern Lights, this piece brings out the beauty of Norway’s natural wonders.
  • Cornish Cliffs: An ode to Cornwall’s cliffs and colors, this piece transports you to a sunny day by the seaside, away from the chilly winds.
  • Swiss Village Charm: The tranquility of a Swiss village, with its lakes and mountains, is brought to life in this serene composition.

Surf and Sun

  • Warm Beaches for Surfing: Exploring warmer locales, these illustrations are an invitation to dream of surfing in sunny destinations.

Floral Beaches

  • Spanish Coasts: An array of vibrant flowers set against the backdrop of the Spanish coastline captures a different yet equally captivating side of beach life.

Exotic Destinations

For Professionals
Nano-texture
Best Value
Budget Pick
Portable Pick
Professional, commercial and studio artists working long hours on complex artworks and illustrations.
Professional, commercial and studio artists working outdoors or under unreliable lighting conditions.
I think iPad Air M2 is the best value iPad for beginner artists, art students, art hobbyists and professional digital artists who want similar specs to iPad Pro, but their budgets are limited.
I think iPad 10.9″ is the best budget iPad for beginner artists, art students and hobby digital artists who want to draw in Procreate.
I think iPad Mini 6th gen is the best for beginners, students and hobby digital artists who want to start drawing in Procreate and they are on a budget. I also think it's a great secondary iPad for drawing in Procreate on the go.
★★★★★
13″ or 11″
ProMotion True Tone Ultra Retina Tandem OLED Display with P3 wide color profile
★★★★★
13″ or 11″
ProMotion True Tone Ultra Retina Tandem OLED Display with nanotexture coating and P3 wide color profile
★★★★☆
13″ or 11″
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
★★★☆☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with sRGB color profile
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
★★★★★
M4
★★★★★
M4
★★★★☆
M2
★★★☆☆
A14
★★★☆☆
A15
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
★★★★☆
8GB
★★★☆☆
4GB
★★★☆☆
4GB
★★★★★
From 256GB up to 2TB
★★★★★
From 256GB up to 2TB
★★★★★
From 128GB up to 1TB
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Apple Pencil Pro
Apple Pencil Pro
Apple Pencil Pro
1st generation
2nd generation

Also available in 11-inch version

Get Apple Pencil Pro here

Supports Apple Pencil squeeze, barrel roll, hover and haptic feedback

Also available in 11-inch version

Get Apple Pencil Pro here

Supports Apple Pencil squeeze, barrel roll, hover and haptic feedback

Also available in 11-inch version

Get Apple Pencil Pro here

Supports Apple Pencil squeeze, barrel roll, hover and haptic feedback

For Professionals
Professional, commercial and studio artists working long hours on complex artworks and illustrations.
★★★★★
13″ or 11″
ProMotion True Tone Ultra Retina Tandem OLED Display with P3 wide color profile
★★★★★
M4
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
★★★★★
From 256GB up to 2TB
Apple Pencil Pro

Also available in 11-inch version

Get Apple Pencil Pro here

Supports Apple Pencil squeeze, barrel roll, hover and haptic feedback

Nano-texture
Professional, commercial and studio artists working outdoors or under unreliable lighting conditions.
★★★★★
13″ or 11″
ProMotion True Tone Ultra Retina Tandem OLED Display with nanotexture coating and P3 wide color profile
★★★★★
M4
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
★★★★★
From 256GB up to 2TB
Apple Pencil Pro

Also available in 11-inch version

Get Apple Pencil Pro here

Supports Apple Pencil squeeze, barrel roll, hover and haptic feedback

Best Value
I think iPad Air M2 is the best value iPad for beginner artists, art students, art hobbyists and professional digital artists who want similar specs to iPad Pro, but their budgets are limited.
★★★★☆
13″ or 11″
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
★★★★☆
M2
★★★★☆
8GB
★★★★★
From 128GB up to 1TB
Apple Pencil Pro

Also available in 11-inch version

Get Apple Pencil Pro here

Supports Apple Pencil squeeze, barrel roll, hover and haptic feedback

Budget Pick
I think iPad 10.9″ is the best budget iPad for beginner artists, art students and hobby digital artists who want to draw in Procreate.
★★★☆☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with sRGB color profile
★★★☆☆
A14
★★★☆☆
4GB
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
1st generation
Portable Pick
I think iPad Mini 6th gen is the best for beginners, students and hobby digital artists who want to start drawing in Procreate and they are on a budget. I also think it's a great secondary iPad for drawing in Procreate on the go.
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
★★★☆☆
A15
★★★☆☆
4GB
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
2nd generation
  • Canary Islands: From the unique architecture to the vivid nature, these illustrations are a colorful representation of life on islands like Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.
  • Balinese Beauty: Inspired by Bali’s lush landscapes, this piece is a vibrant depiction of tropical paradise.

Experimenting with Colors

  • Color Exploration: Discussing my journey with color palettes and textures, I delve into the evolution of my artistic preferences and experiments.

Thank you for joining me on this digital sketchbook tour.

Through Procreate, I’ve traveled the world and captured its essence, hoping to inspire and motivate you to create your own art.

Remember, the world is our canvas, and every experience is a potential masterpiece.

Iva

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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Iva

Hey there!

I am Iva (rhymes with viva), and I'm the artist behind Art Side of Life. I'm all about helping you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art! So on my website, I share Procreate classes, tutorials, brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies, and resources. Ready to create and make amazing art? Then explore, join and have fun ♡

Grab your gear:

iPad Pro, Air, Mini or iPad

Apple Pencil

Procreate Brushes

Paperlike

Drawing Stand

Open Procreate and enjoy!

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