Draw a Tropical Beach with Sunset Light in Procreate

Iva Mikles

Hey there!

In this tutorial, we are going to draw a tropical sunset landscape in Procreate together.

Don’t worry if you are a beginner, I will share with you my process, tips, and tricks so you can draw this lovely illustration and learn more about using Procreate app.

To start off, we will choose background colors for the water and create a rectangle selection. Then, we will add the palms and paint the clouds. We will continue adding more colors to the water and the palms.

As my gift to you, I prepared 3 Procreate brushes which you can download and use in this tutorial, and a color palette that you can download to follow along.

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The canvas size we will be working with is 2500 by 3000 pixels, and the color profile is sRGB.

We will be using the selection tool to create rectangles and the layers panel to duplicate layers, merge layers, and add colors to our artwork.

Choose the first color in the second row of the color palette and drag and drop the color into the selection.

Then, duplicate the layer and add a different color to the new layer. Keep repeating this process until you have the desired number of colors in your water.

Once you have your water colors, merge all of the layers together and apply a Gaussian blur to blend the colors together.

Next, we will create colors for the sky.

Drag and drop the first color in the first row of the color palette into a new layer.

Duplicate this layer and add a different color to the new layer.

Keep repeating this process until you have the desired number of colors in your sky.

Finally, we will add the palms and paint the clouds.

If you want to share your illustration on Instagram, be sure to tag @art_side_of_life in the image so that I can see your artwork!

And if you enjoy this tutorial, I have more than 30 Procreate classes on my website, with a variety of topics for different skill levels.

Iva

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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Iva

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 ♡

Grab your gear:

iPad Pro, Air, Mini or iPad

Apple Pencil

Procreate Brushes

Paperlike

Drawing Stand

Open Procreate and enjoy!

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