Watercolour Painting on the iPad with Karin of @ipadlettering

In this interview, I’m welcoming back Karin Newport of iPad Lettering, and she’s going to walk us through how to do watercolour on your iPad.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to set up your floral painting
  • Which tools help you create a beautiful watercolour effect
  • How to colour in your flowers and greenery using stamps
  • How to draw florals and greenery using brushes in ProCreate 5

Key takeaways from this lesson:

  1. When setting up in the ProCreate app, always place your textures’ layer above the others.
  2. Make sure to lock the layer you’re working on, in order to avoid painting outside of your already painted pixels.
  3. You can duplicate your working layer to intensify the colour.
  4. Use the smudging tool to create a nice blend.
  5. Setting the blend mode to overlay won’t affect the other pixels.

Tools used in this video:

  • iPad
  • Apple Pencil
  • ProCreate 5 app
  • Download the brushes and textures you need for this tutorial here!

Resources we mentioned:

Want to join our FREE watercolour course? Join us at Show Me Your Florals. Like what you see? Don’t forget to comment on the video!


  1. This is so interesting and I have always hoped to learn how to paint as an artist. I have always beleived that a person had to have a special gift, to be able to paint. I hope I was wrong. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Debi Evans

  2. Sorry, I spelled believe wrong. Also, I am going to do this course with the paints. I misunderstood, and do not know why, now, about the ipad. Sorry.

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