Draw a Semi-Precious Stone (Aquamarine) in Procreate

Iva Mikles

Hey there!

Welcome to my easy Procreate tutorial, where we’ll be drawing a beautiful semi-precious stone aquamarine together.

Whether you’re a beginner or new to Procreate, don’t worry—I’ll guide you through the entire process step by step. Let’s draw an amazing aquamarine gem together!

I’ve prepared some fun brushes and the color palette for you, which you can use in the tutorial.

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First, we will define the background. Then, we’ll sketch the semi-precious stone called aquamarine. Don’t worry about perfection at this stage; we can make adjustments later. Once the sketch is complete, we’ll move on to coloring.

Create a new layer below the sketch and zoom in to focus on the gem. Use a monoline brush and choose colors from the palette to fill in the gem surfaces. Create new layers for each shape and fill them with different colors following the sketch. Take your time and align the lines to create a cohesive illustration.

As you add more colors to the surfaces, you’ll see your semi-precious stone illustration come to life. Feel free to make adjustments and experiment with different tools to refine the shapes.

Now, let’s add some extra charm to the background. Duplicate the gem, make it a little bigger, and give it a soft glow effect. Adjust the position and opacity of the glow to get the desired look.

To add depth, create a new layer and add some dark shading around the gem. Soften the shading using for a dynamic effect.

You’re almost there! Play around with the size and position of the elements until you’re happy with the result. Remember, you’re the artist, so let your creativity shine!

With all these incredible details, your gem illustration will undoubtedly stand out. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your creations. Embrace the process, practice, and develop your unique style.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful and inspiring for you. Keep honing your digital art skills, and who knows, you might create even more breathtaking artworks in no time!

If you share your illustration on Instagram, don’t forget to tag me in the image @art_side_of_life so I can see your amazing work. Who knows, your artwork might even be featured in one of my future videos!

By the way, if you enjoyed this tutorial, I have many more Procreate tutorials and Procreate classes available. You’ll find a variety of topics and skill levels, from drawing people to composition and more. Feel free to explore and build your art skills further.

Happy illustrating! 🎨🌟


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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Apple Pencil

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Drawing Stand

Open Procreate and enjoy!

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