Have you ever tried learning on your own? If you’re anything like me, you will quickly realize how difficult it is to learn without proper guidance. At least that’s what I experienced some three and a half years ago when I switched from Photoshop and Illustrator to Procreate.
The app offers you countless possibilities … but if you’re thrown into using it with no proper insight, it can quickly get overwhelming.
After countless hours of searching for quality Procreate classes when I first started, I’ve come to realize there are two kinds of courses available.
Some go really in-depth and share heaps of theoretic knowledge, but leave you without the proper idea of how to apply it. Others just throw you right into the drawing process, instructing you to blindly follow the teacher’s instructions without providing any background knowledge.
That’s why I decided to combine the two approaches together. You’ll get enough theory to get you properly started, and continue with two practical exercises. Doing those, you’ll have to use the knowledge and techniques you've learned before.
Another detail I focused on is finding the right tempo. When learning from others, the pace of the course quickly overwhelmed me, and I had to hit that pause button after nearly every sentence. And for a beginner, that can be pretty frustrating.
This is why I chose the method that lets you follow your own tempo. Mainly, you should be able to follow the calm narration just fine , but should you feel the need to use some extra time, you can pause the video at any time.