Digital Drawing

Turn Your Photos into a Digital Drawing - Online iPad Drawing Class

By Yeran

$150.00 $177.00
38 lessons
Running time
6h 58m
By Creator
List: $177
(15% Off)

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1. Learn at your own pace in this 20-week online course.
Artistic guidance & feedback from the artist herself.
3. Engaged & supportive community of peers to exchange feedback.
4. English subtitles (Original audio in Korean).

5. Enroll now to start learning right away!

See for yourself to the improvements our classmates have made in this course!
112 students enrolled and 98% said they were satisfied with this course.

I really wanted to learn digital drawing, and because of this opportunity, I am able to learn. It’s very fun! 👍😍

-by Singing Classmate

While I was working on it, I felt that it was very hard, but after finishing, I think I kind of got a feel for it!! It was so nice because you explained it so well! I’ll be looking forward to your next class!

-by Yujin

Finally, the class has begun! I've been enjoying your class so far. Looking forward to your last chapter :)

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With Procreate,
Capture light and shadows in your illustrations.

#. How to turn a photo into an illustration: Photo analysis - Sketching - Coloring - Effects

As anyone who has tried to draw a picture knows, it's harder than you think to create the atmosphere that you want. It is not too difficult to realistically reproduce the picture if you take the time, but it takes a lot of thought to draw a picture with the desired feeling with proper omissions and exaggerations.

Because I know the frustrated feelings you get from facing white paper, I have prepared simple perspective theory and sketching methods to help those who are beginners, to help them draw without that frustration. I’ll show you many methods, so choose the method that fits you.

1. Sketching and Planning

How to sketch using the grid

After choosing a photo to draw, the first thing you must do is a sketch. Sketching is important because it helps to organize the information needed when coloring. As important as it is, there are many people who struggle with sketching.

Don't worry, that's why I have prepared a detailed curriculum with perspective theory and sketching techniques to help you out!

Simple perspective theory for drawing the background

2. Coloring that captures mood

Color determines the overall impression of images. Rather than directly using the colors as they are in photos, you should choose colors that effectively create the mood that you want to portray.

So, in the class, I will talk about basic color theory such as the three elements of color, base color, complementary colors, and various tips when using color.

3. The effect of using light and shadows

Drawing with light

As a photograph captures the light at the exact moment the photo is taken, the expression of light is important when drawing illustrations. Light changes indefinitely with time, season, place, etc. Once you understand how colors change with the change in light, you will be able to expand your capacity to express atmospheres.

One of the best features and advantages of digital drawing is “Drawing with light.” With hand drawing, you draw using a brush or pencil, but in digital drawing, you draw using light on a luminous screen. Therefore, I think that digital drawing is most appropriate for expressing the light in pictures taken on a digital device (dslr, mobile phone, etc.)

Before / after adding light with the blending mode on Procreate

One way to maximize the expression of light is the blending mode on Procreate. It makes it easy to express darkness and light and it helps colors look richer as well. I’ll show you the many ways you can use blending modes.

Complete illustrations that capture light and shadows

Illustrator Yeran

Step 01 : Preparation - Visualization and Planning

Learn & practice visualizing and planning before beginning a drawing.

Step 02 : It's not that difficult but, very useful. Principles of Perspective

Learn the basic theory of perspective that will come in handy when drawing.

Step 03 : Coloring Artistically

Understand the basic concepts of color and practice using it.

Step 04 : Expressing Light and Shadows Using Blending Mode

Use the various features of Procreate’s Blending Mode & how to apply and use it.

Step 05 : Transit your Pictures to Drawings

Learn to recreate your pictures as drawings with proper omissions and emphasis.

Step 06 : Procreate

Familiarize yourself with the basic features and layers of Procreate.


Take and choose the photo you want to draw yourself!


  1. How does a drawing capture light and shadows?
  2. Meet Yeran: illustrator, artist, and your instructor
  3. Let’s look at the materials used in this course

01. Getting to Know Procreate

  1. Canvas settings and the multi-task function
  2. Functions used when editing photos
  3. Exploring the various brushes and creating your own palettes
  4. Using and blending layers

02. Analyzing and Planning

  1. Editing photos: Distortion, size, and color correction
  2. Planning: Dividing the background into smaller sections
  3. Three-dimensional backgrounds: Understanding and identifying perspective
  4. Traffic cone: Sketching off of photos

03. Understanding Color

  1. Tints, Shades, Tones, and Color Harmonies: Basic Color Theory
  2. 7 Tips on Coloring: On secondary colors, color and mood, and finding colors
  3. 7 Tips on Coloring: On harmony, limiting color use, preliminary coloring, and analyzing contrast

04. Expressing Natural Light: Mild Evening Landscape

  1. Planning and sketching
  2. Coloring
  3. Adding a character and highlight points

05. Light and Shadow: Han River Night View

  1. Planning and sketching
  2. Coloring
  3. Depicting light in the dark

06. Light and Shadow: Sunlit Alleyway

  1. Planning and sketching
  2. Coloring by section
  3. Coloring the details
  4. Expressing lights and shadows

07. Light and Shadow: Snowy Evening Landscape

  1. Planning and sketching
  2. Coloring
  3. Expressing light
  4. Adding snow, making corrections, and creating highlight points

08. Light at Different Times of the Day: A Church View

  1. How light changes based on time
  2. Analyzing and sketching night and day church pictures
  3. Planning how to color the sketch
  4. Coloring the daytime view
  5. Coloring the nighttime view

Bonus: Get to Know Your Own Light and Shadow

  1. The standards of choosing a photo to draw
  2. Drawing simple figures
  3. Practice coloring with various drawings


Congratulations on completing the course!

One picture, One spoon of imagination
iPad drawing

Illustrator Yeran


Hello! I am Yeran, an illustrator who draws the moments in life I want to remember.

I majored in fine arts in university and now work in various fields such as illustration, exhibition, and teaching. I worked on illustrations in “Folding the Ends of Books,” a book introducing platform and currently, I am working as a digital drawing art instructor at Moong’s Art House in Hongdae.

Taking walks is my hobby, and as I stumble across wonderful moments during my walks, I take pictures. To record and remember the emotions of that moment, I draw pictures.

  • People who want to become good at drawing with the iPad
  • People who like photography
  • People who want to express many colors and lights
  • People who want to capture the short but beautiful moments of everyday life
  • People who want to learn various functions of Procreate

This course will teach and guide you on how to effectively utilize different tools such as "digital brushes," "palettes," and "blending options" in Procreate app.
We will help you adjust app settings to optimize your drawing experience.

*Please Note: Students will have to purchase Procreate application ($10 in Apple Store). It is not included in the course package.

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation (iPad)

Also, you need an Apple Pencil to take the class. iPad Air, iPad, iPad Pro all works! Do not forget about downloading the 'Procreate' app as well.

Class access

We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase. Please check your inbox or spam!

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