One of the most intriguing aspects of using Procreate app for iPad is the variety of textures that are available to work with. Procreate uses “brushes” that can produce areas of a given pattern. Using these brushes one can create very complex overlapping textures. By layering these and combining them with multiple colors, it’s possible to create an endless variety of visual elements. Some of the resulting compositions are very structured and some are mainly experiments to learn how to interestingly combine the elements.
I usually start with a textured background to set the color palette and to form a base for the layered elements that will be “stacked” above it. Some of the layered elements are opaque and others have various levels of transparency. This adds variety to the end result.