Skip to Content

Diana

Diana has been an artist for over 25 years and has training in drawing, painting, digital drawing and graphic design. Diana's latest obsession is digitally drawing with Procreate and creating t-shirt designs with Canva. Diana has experience selling her art across a number of platforms and loves helping other artists learn how to make money from their art as well.

Procreate’s Clipping Mask vs. Alpha Lock: Key Differences

At first glance, Procreate’s clipping mask and Procreate’s alpha lock seem very similar. While it’s true that the results of using both features look alike, there are very important behind-the-scenes reasons why you should pick one or the other. Procreate’s clipping mask should be used for making additions to your art that are separated on …

Read More about Procreate’s Clipping Mask vs. Alpha Lock: Key Differences

How to Use Procreate’s Clipping Masks and Layer Masks

Procreate’s masks open up a world of possibilities for artists that want to make changes to their work that are easy to undo and change. As the queen of mistakes, sign me up for that!  Procreate’s clipping masks and layer masks allow artists to make changes to their work on a separate layer. This allows …

Read More about How to Use Procreate’s Clipping Masks and Layer Masks

Why Does Drawing Take So Long? How to Speed Up the Process

There are some art forms that are a labor of love. Or, to put it more bluntly, there are some art forms that seem to take forever to do. Drawing is one of them. Especially with realistic drawing, artists find themselves making a big time commitment. So, why does drawing take so long? Drawing takes …

Read More about Why Does Drawing Take So Long? How to Speed Up the Process

What Type of Pencil is Best for Watercolor Paintings?

Choosing the right type of pencil to use for sketching out the design of a watercolor painting can feel like a big deal. Choose wrong and you could end up with visible pencil lines you never intended. The best type of pencil to use for watercolor painting is a sketching pencil with hard lead, generally …

Read More about What Type of Pencil is Best for Watercolor Paintings?

How to Start an Embroidery Kit: 5 Steps to Take

Embroidery kits are such a gift to beginning and advanced embroiderers alike. Order an embroidery kit and you get everything you need for your project, from your pattern to your thread and your needles and your hoop. This is amazing, but how do you use all of it? How do you start an embroidery kit? …

Read More about How to Start an Embroidery Kit: 5 Steps to Take

Why Do Artists Sketch in Red and Blue? 5 Important Reasons

Blue and red pencils aren’t just great for coloring. In fact, they play a really important role in sketching and drawing that goes beyond their aesthetic appeal. Red and blue pencils have been traditionally used with copy machines because the blue pencil becomes invisible and the red pencil appears black. They’re also less reflective when …

Read More about Why Do Artists Sketch in Red and Blue? 5 Important Reasons

How to Use the Undo and Redo Gestures in Procreate

Being able to undo and redo your artwork is one of the biggest perks of digital art, especially Procreate. As a Procreate user, undoing and redoing your most recent strokes and movements is quick and easy with pre-defined gestures. To undo in Procreate, use two fingers to tap your screen. Hold two fingers down on …

Read More about How to Use the Undo and Redo Gestures in Procreate

5 Amazing Procreate Shading Brushes for Every Style of Art

When shading your artwork in Procreate, technique and patience matter a lot. That said, the Procreate brushes you use for your shading play a huge role as well. Shading with a watercolor brush instead of an airbrush will give you very different results. We’re diving into some of the best Procreate shading brushes you can …

Read More about 5 Amazing Procreate Shading Brushes for Every Style of Art