The two most popular questions I am asked on my Instagram account are: (1) how do I find my enneagram type? and (2) what tools do you use for illustrating your Insta posts? I’m working on that first question by currently developing an enneagram test (but in the meantime, checkout this post).
As for illustrating tools, I wanted to organize all my favorites in one post for y’all. So here you go!
First up are the physical tools I use. At this point, I do almost all of my illustrating digitally. Even sketching I typically now do on my iPad, .These are the only physical tools I have ever used for digital lettering:
Software for Illustrating:
- Procreate App
- Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop on my MacBook for any time I need to vectorizing any art
Now for all the fun stuff. Probably one of the easiest way to make your iPad art unique is by the Brush you use in the Procreate App. Here are the top 5 brushes I use the most in Procreate:
- Mirabelle Brush (Calligraphy Brush)
- Danville Brush (Monoline Brush)
- Frankfort Brush (Textured Monoline Brush)
- Versailles Brush (Calligraphy Brush with a Flat Tip)
- Lexington Brush (Thin Calligraphy Brush)
These are all my brushes that can be found in my Etsy Shop. However, I have listed the type of brush they are in case you want to make your own.
Color palettes are another way to make your digital artwork cohesive and unique. You can find all my favorite color palettes in my Esty Shop, too. If you want to create your own unique color palette, I recommend finding a photo on your phone to start. Pick colors out of the photo for a new palette. Don’t rely on the automatic color palette creator on Procreate, though. Instead, manually choose the colors you want yourself.
Hope these tools can help you if you are looking to start lettering or illustrating! Let us know in the comments below if you have any must-have tools for digitally lettering or illustrating.