Create a Paper-cut Lightbox in Procreate

——   Created by Lettie Blue

From Sketch to Final Piece (Procreate Brushes Included)

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Hi! My name is Lettie. I am a freelance illustrator and co-founder of INobice Design and Software. 

I love to create all kind of illustrations in Procreate, especially realistic paintings, watercolors, animations and paper cuts. You already know how I create my paper-cut style portraits so, in this class, I will show you step-by-step how to turn your iPad into a layered paper cut light box.

This time, I don’t want you guys to worry about how to draw trees, the sky, mountains or any other element of the composition. I want you to be focused on making the illustration glow and cast rich shadows to get a enchanting scene. So, I’ve put together a set of brushes and two color palettes for you. You can find them on the “Files” section.

We are going to make together three fun and easy exercises and I will share with you lots of useful tips along the way.

For starters, I will walk you through my process to create a nice (paper cut) landscape. Then, we will add texture, light and shadows to our landscape and turn it into a paper cut light box. And finally, we will create a magical multicolored animation of our wonderful light box.

Whether you are a Procreate beginner or expert, this class is for anyone looking for improving their skills and learning new techniques when drawing digitally.

Ready to have fun creating a paper-cut light box? Let’s get started!

Basic knowledge of Procreate is recommended but not required to take this class. Having said that, let’s get started!

The course project

For your class project I want you to create a fun and magical digital paper cut light box using (or not) my landscape set of brushes and color palette.


1. Make a rough Sketch and start building up your grayscale layered landscape.

2. Add texture, light and shadows.

3. Add Color.

4. Create an animation.

5. Share your work with the class and if you're on Instagram, tag me @lettieblueillustrator and also use the hashtag #procreatepaperart so I can see what you’ve created!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

7 Lessons

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Layered landscape
Adding color
Making an animation
Bonus animation
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  • Project included
  • Teacher Q&A
  • 37m of on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable file
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About the instructor

My name is Lettie, I studied Architecture and I’ve been an illustrator since 2012. I’ve worked on a wide range of projects from architectural designs to video games, to children’s books, websites, I sell my illustrations on print-on-demand sites and, currently, I am combining my illustrator work with teaching digital …

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