How to Come Up with Drawing Ideas by Combining References

Iva Mikles
100% positive ratings
Intermediate level

“This class is a ton of fun. Not only did I make a beautiful seaside illustration I learned new ways how combining different references can spark my new drawin gideas. Thanks Iva!!”

– Melissa

Creating unique illustrations using various references can help spark your imagination for your art.

In this class, we will look at various references to help you develop new drawing ideas. We will do several sketching and drawing exercises to jumpstart the creative process.

This will help us create a more defined layout before adding beautiful colors step by step in one digital illustration. I will share tips and a process for combining these exercise sketches and creating a unique illustration.

I will also share with you tips to speed up your process when drawing a meadow with lots of grass and flowers. In addition to this, I will share with you how to add cool details, textures, and effects to add more depth to the illustration.

Beginner friendly:


What you will learn:

So, I hope you will feel super happy about what you created when you watch and follow this class! I am looking forward to seeing your projects. Don’t forget to tag me if you are sharing your art on social media.

Much More to Explore

If you’re wondering, your artistic exploration doesn’t stop here.

Dive deep into a treasure trove of over 30 of my Procreate classes, spanning from beginner to advanced levels. Each class is a new world waiting to be discovered.

So, without further ado, grab your iPad with Procreate and Apple Pencil, and let’s illustrate your colorful room.

Remember, every stroke, every detail adds to your artistic journey.

Embrace the process, enjoy every moment, and I’ll be right by your side every step of the way.

Can’t wait to 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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