👩🏻‍💻 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

My Pick
Alternative Pick
Best Value Pick
Upgrade Budget Pick
Portable Pick
Who is it for?:
I think iPad Pro 12.9″ is great for professional digital artists who work long hours on complex artworks with multiple layers. I love the big, bright screen which is easy on the eyes and perfect for outdoor drawing.
Who is it for?:
I think iPad Pro 11″ is also great for professional digital artists who work long hours on complex artworks with multiple layers. But they want a portable iPad Pro and they to spend less than on the bigger iPad Pro.
Who is it for?:
I think iPad Air 10.9″ is the best value for beginners, students, hobbyists and professional digital artists who want similar specs to iPad Pro, but their budgets are limited.
Who is it for?:
I think iPad 10.9″ is the best upgrade budget iPad for beginners, students and hobby digital artists who want to draw in Procreate.
Who is it for?:
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.
Display:
★★★★★
ProMotion True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Display:
★★★★★
ProMotion True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Display:
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Display:
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with sRGB color profile
Display:
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Processor:
★★★★★
M2
Processor:
★★★★★
M2
Processor:
★★★★★
M1
Processor:
★★★★☆
A14
Processor:
★★★★☆
A15
RAM:
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
RAM:
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
RAM:
★★★★☆
8GB
RAM:
★★★☆☆
4GB
RAM:
★★★☆☆
4GB
Storage:
★★★★★
From 128GB up to 2TB
Storage:
★★★★★
From 128GB up to 2TB
Storage:
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Storage:
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Storage:
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Apple Pencil compatibility:
1st generation
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Description:

Apple Pencil 2

Supports Apple Pencil hover function

Description:

Apple Pencil 2

Supports Apple Pencil hover function

Description:

Apple Pencil 2

Consider older technology to save money without sacrificing quality: Renewed iPad Air 4th generation

Description:
Description:
My Pick
Who is it for?:
I think iPad Pro 12.9″ is great for professional digital artists who work long hours on complex artworks with multiple layers. I love the big, bright screen which is easy on the eyes and perfect for outdoor drawing.
Display:
★★★★★
ProMotion True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Processor:
★★★★★
M2
RAM:
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
Storage:
★★★★★
From 128GB up to 2TB
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Description:

Apple Pencil 2

Supports Apple Pencil hover function

Alternative Pick
Who is it for?:
I think iPad Pro 11″ is also great for professional digital artists who work long hours on complex artworks with multiple layers. But they want a portable iPad Pro and they to spend less than on the bigger iPad Pro.
Display:
★★★★★
ProMotion True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Processor:
★★★★★
M2
RAM:
★★★★★
8GB or 16GB
Storage:
★★★★★
From 128GB up to 2TB
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Description:

Apple Pencil 2

Supports Apple Pencil hover function

Best Value Pick
Who is it for?:
I think iPad Air 10.9″ is the best value for beginners, students, hobbyists and professional digital artists who want similar specs to iPad Pro, but their budgets are limited.
Display:
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Processor:
★★★★★
M1
RAM:
★★★★☆
8GB
Storage:
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Description:

Apple Pencil 2

Consider older technology to save money without sacrificing quality: Renewed iPad Air 4th generation

Upgrade Budget Pick
Who is it for?:
I think iPad 10.9″ is the best upgrade budget iPad for beginners, students and hobby digital artists who want to draw in Procreate.
Display:
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with sRGB color profile
Processor:
★★★★☆
A14
RAM:
★★★☆☆
4GB
Storage:
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Apple Pencil compatibility:
1st generation
Description:
Portable Pick
Who is it for?:
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.
Display:
★★★★☆
True Tone Liquid Retina IPS Display with P3 wide color profile
Processor:
★★★★☆
A15
RAM:
★★★☆☆
4GB
Storage:
★★★☆☆
64GB or 256GB
Apple Pencil compatibility:
2nd generation
Description:
  • 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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