I love patterns, all patterns! Crochet patterns, knitting patterns, sewing patterns and of course seamless patterns for print design. This design is from the Holiday Knit bundle I created last year and includes many more seamless patterns and “knit” style brushes.
In this tutorial I will take you step by step on how to create a buffalo check pattern. We will start off in Affinity Designer and then head over to Procreate to create our brush.
Create your one of a kind pattern to use on print material, digital artwork or just to create your own Procreate brush!
I hope everyone is doing good and staying creative! I have been working on making cut files for my Cricut machine and thought you might want to see how I create most of my vector artwork. For the most part, I use my iPad and my work is created in Affinty Designer which is vector based so your artwork can be scaled infinitely.
In this tutorial I will be creating a ghost with the word “BOO!” I will take you step by step showing you how to create your document, how to import an image, using the pen tool (and the vector brush tool!) and finally how to save your work. A basic knowledge of vector based programming is necessary as I do not include how to use Affinity Designer.
I hope you enjoy!
Hey there! It's been a long and very strange year hasn't it?
I hope you are doing well and staying healthy!
We have settled into our new home in the country in late 2018, I went back to work full time after a health issue (anyone with thyroid disease knows what I mean) and now this horrible virus.
Covid-19 is no joke! A friend of ours passed away from this horrible virus and I am sure many of you have been directly affected as well.
Besides the virus, people are out of work or had their hours dramatically reduced which another thing that is really hurting people.
All is not bad though! We can take this time to think about what is really important in our lives, use the extra time to learn a new skill, spend more time with loved ones (within our household, of course) learn to relax more and take better care of ourselves.
I am very fortunate to still have work available although my hours have been cut, however, I am using that extra time to create new tutorials for digital art, crochet and other crafts!
Which brings me to what this post is all about-
If you are new to my site I want you to know that I stand behind my work and am here to serve you, my customers, clients, friends, family, etc, with my best work and will do my best to answer your questions and/or concerns. The last few years have been very busy and my website, classes/tutorials have been put on hold unfortunately. After much thought, I have decided to keep it going and to make it a point to keep creating tutorials, new work and maybe even more classes!
A little bit about me-
My name is Kim Miller and I live in Michigan with my husband and two dogs. My younger brother (who happens to be 20 years younger than me is living with us for a short time as well.) My mother; Mary Moore, passed away quite suddenly in 2011 and I decided to dedicate this site and my work to her. She was a very creative person and was always doing some sort of craft or art with us.
I work full time as a project manager/photographer/editor for a large scale photo project. My background is in Visual Communications and Web Design. I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Weebly and of course, Crochet! My work consists of product photography, hand lettering, vector artwork, custom brushes and handmade crochet items. I also create artwork/lettering for the Cricut.
I love teaching others what I know and like to "think outside the box" when designing and crafting. I am a true believer that anything is possible.
I have never been a great cook... however, as I have gotten older and the health issues started creeping in, I have changed my diet to vegetarian and increased my daily exercise. So needless to say, I also like to get creative with my cooking and baking!
If you have any suggestions on what you would like to learn please feel free to contact me via email, Instagram or Facebook!
Now, on to the actual Mandala tutorial for the Procreate app! Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions. I do want to add that when you are creating your canvas please make sure your resolution is at least 300ppi.
It's been a LONG time since I have created a tutorial or even digital brushes for that matter! The new watercolor pack has not yet been released BUT below is a video showing each brush and a few pointers on how I use them as well.
This pack has a 32 Watercolor brushes, 1 Blending Brush and 4 Watercolor textures. Check out the video below and let me know what you think!
Hey everyone! It has been quite a long time, so sorry for such a delay! Everyone seems to get busier in the summer months.
I have been wanting to sit down and try out a watercolor program called Rebelle 3 from Escape Motions for a while now and I am SO HAPPY that I did! WOW! is all I can say! This program is just like using the real thing. There is a free version to try out, although it is limited in what you can do but you'll get an idea of whether or not its for you! I have created a little video for you to see it used in real time and demo the full version. Here is a link to Rebelle 3 if you would like to check it out! Make sure to also check out the other apps while you're there too!
I am in the process of releasing a new blending brush pack for the Procreate app and have created a little video to demonstrate how they work. I have included two videos, the first is how to use the brushes when hand lettering and the second is for illustrations.
I would love to hear your comments and thoughts so please either leave them below or email me.
Thanks and enjoy!
Hey all! It's been a while! In this short tutorial I will show you how to mass upload brushes to Procreate!
Finally got the video uploaded! A quick video on layer masks, let me know if you have questions.
Hey there! Just a quick tutorial on how I create grid paper on the iPad. Thanks for watching!
Graphic designer, hand letterer, crocheter, knitter and huge craft enthusiast.