Draw a Barbie-Inspired Swimming Pool in Procreate

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Get ready to dive into an illustration filled with summer fun! 🏊‍♀️💦

Are you as excited about the Barbie movie coming out as I am!? I’m counting down the days until it’s release, so I decided to create this Barbie-inspired swimming pool tutorial! From using QuickShape to alpha lock, clipping masks to blend modes, and exploring different transformation modes and pattern brushes, you’ll unlock a treasure trove of Procreate features that will take your digital art skills to new depths. So, grab your Apple Pencil and let’s make a splash of creativity, capturing the excitement and magic of the Barbie universe! (tying to squeeze as many water puns in there as possible 😉)

Canvas Size Used: 2800×3500 Pixels

Brushes Used

Brushes in this tutorial are from my Basic Toolkit brush pack (plus one from Imperfect Patterns).
  • Smooth Monoline: pool shape, inner tubes, umbrella
  • Simple Shader: pool shading
  • Grainy Liner: pool edge tiles, chair details
  • Undulations (from Imperfect Patterns): water texture
  • Coarse Shader: concrete texture
    Inker: inner tube stripes

The Basic Toolkit is anything but basic! This set of 10 essential Procreate brushes is sure to become your go-to for creating stylized illustration work, creating shapes and forms, or simply doodling! 

With 31 seamless repeating patterns, this set has brushes for nature, houses and buildings, decoration, and more. They’re satisfying to use, delightful to play with, and will save you loads of time.

Artwork made using this Tutorial

Elisha Lei at 3:24 am

Why Imperfect Patterns?


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