paper cut out procreate

Creating paper cut-out style art in Procreate

I love making art on my iPad, but I often miss that raw, hand-made aesthetic I used to get before I started making digital art. Lately I’ve been experimenting with creating paper cut-out style art in Procreate, and I’m digging the results. Here’s an example:

And here’s another cut-out style piece I created inspired by a prompt on Twitter:

To create this look in Procreate, I start with a simple sketch, then use layer masks to turn a shape on a layer into something that looks like a piece of apper. I learned about this technique in this short video: