Can Procreate Replace Photoshop?

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Thoughts as an Illustrator & Graphic Designer

When I first started drawing and doing illustrations, software apps Procreate and Photoshop didn’t exist. It was all about the pencil and paper (still is a big part of my process today).

Later on in life when I started as a graphic designer then Photoshop was the main software we were being taught for graphic creation.

Today for me, I go between the two and that separation is when it comes to the type of work I am doing as neither of the apps fills the gap for me well but together it is a great combination.

Why Procreate for Illustration?

When I first heard of Procreate I was very comfortable with using Photoshop and had it set up to the way I liked to use it. I have an Intuos Pro tablet as my main point of contact for my illustration work.

After a while, Procreate kept popping up with illustrators I liked and thought that I would give it a go. The price is once of payment of $14.00 that includes continuous updates of it.

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Illustration for Perth based client for a series of blog posts
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Illustration drawn using Procreate

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HAPPY DECAY = Bjarni Wark

Originally I was trained in fine arts with a focus on illustration, drawing and letterpress (hand set typography). Later on I learnt Photoshop and Illustrator along with other modern digital illustration techniques.

Now with this combination of traditional & digital drawing I love to work with commercial work from small book type illustration, through to poster and full mural painting sized illustration / digital art.

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