Draw a Scenic Mountain with Sunset Light in Procreate

Iva Mikles

Hey there!

In this video tutorial, we will be drawing a cool mountain with sunset light in Procreate.

Even if you don’t have any experience with Procreate or drawing, try to have fun during the process. I will guide you through every step of the way, so don’t worry! By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to create a beautiful Mountain landscape with a pine tree forest in the foreground.

The inspiration for this illustration comes from the Swiss mountains and spending time in nature.

I believe that nature can give us a lot of inspiration for our art. This mountain window view was inspired by one of the days in the mountains when I was lucky to have a lovely view of a mountain with fascinating light changing during the day, which was super interesting for drawing and illustration. Hence, I wanted to share this with you guys.

For this tutorial, the canvas size is 3000 by 3000 pixels, and the color profile is display P3.

I’ve linked the color palette in the description if you want to use the same colors as I’m using during this tutorial. I’ve also included fun extra free pine tree brushes for Procreate, which you can download.

Get your FREE brush set and color palette

When you’re ready, let’s get started. First, click on the wrench icon and activate the drawing guide.

This grid will help us create a frame for our window in the illustration. Make sure you have this Excel size for our grid, which you can adjust, but I tested some of these grid sizes to fit our illustration.

I will guide you through the process of creating a rectangle shape and filling it in with a light blue color from the color palette. We will then adjust our shape, create the frame, and add more colors to the sky before diving into drawing the mountain landscape.

Then we create the mountain shape. When creating mountains, it’s best to avoid perfection and create squiggly lines for a more interesting look.

Use a realistic shape, and connect the lines to avoid Procreate straightening them. Once you have your mountain shape, it’s time to add color. Turn off the outer grid, and use the airbrushing folder to add soft color on top of the mountain. Use the alpha lock to draw only on the mountain shape, and play around with the brush to create a gradient effect.

Next, create a new layer and add a second mountain range.

Use the calligraphy folder to draw a loose shape, and connect the shapes to fill in the color. To blend the colors, use the soft brush and select the color from the mountain range. Alpha lock the layer to paint only within that shape. Create a third mountain range on a new layer, using a different outline than the previous range. Use the soft brush to add a darker color to the bottom part of this mountain range.

Now it’s time to create shadows. Create a new layer above the mountain shape layer and select the clipping mask. Use the monoline brush to create shadow shapes using purple color.

Adjust the brush to create straight shapes resembling rocks and mountains. Drag and drop the color to add shadow effects. Keep in mind the light source and add shadows accordingly. Add more shadow shapes as needed.

Finally, add some final touches to your mountain landscape. You can add highlights to the mountain peaks or add some trees and clouds in the background to make your artwork pop. The possibilities are endless!

Remember, practice makes perfect! Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. I hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Good luck, and have fun creating your mountain landscape!

If you’re excited about the artwork you’ve made, share it on Instagram, and tag me in the image so that I can see your illustration – @art_side_of_life. I feature amazing illustrations made by wonderfully creative people who watch my classes.

You can find even more drawing tutorials and classes on my website. I published over 30 Procreate classes on various topics, ranging from beginner-level to more advanced levels.


Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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Hey there!

I am Iva (rhymes with viva), and I'm the artist behind Art Side of Life. I'm all about helping you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art! So on my website, I share Procreate classes, tutorials, brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies, and resources. Ready to create and make amazing art? Then explore, join and have fun ♡

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