If you have time over the holidays to become familiar with Procreate for your iPad and Apple Pencil* a good place to start is with the Beginner Videos at https://education.procreate.com/beginners-series. The videos are available on YouTube however I suggest you follow the above link as it has the videos and PDF files that can be downloaded and followed at any time without an internet connection. This is part of ProcreateEducation and if you explore the Site you will see mention of the phrases such as ‘classroom’, ‘lessons’, and ’students’. Don’t worry the content is applicable to all of us.
* An Apple Pencil (or substitute) is not essential but does add to the Procreate experience. It gives access to brushes that respond to the pressure and tilt of the pencil. Having said that digital artists used Procreate for 3 or 4 years before the Apple Pencil was available. Procreate wasn’t born in the heart of Silicon Valley, but in Old Beach, Tasmania. The company remains in Tasmania and one of the brushes is named Old Beach.
Procreate has introduced new Beginners Series for those starting out with Procreate and the iPad.
An excellent place to start exploring art and animation using an iPad and Apple Pencil. Getting started with anything new is challenging, but this step-by-step walk-through makes learning easy and fun.
It is currently a free four-part video series. I have just completed working through the 2nd video and have enjoyed learning something new at each step. If you follow along while shown the various steps involved, completing the four lessons will leave you with three unique artworks and one animation you will be proud to show to your friends.