How to Draw Midcentury Style Movie Popcorn // Procreate Tutorial

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Learn how to draw a midcentury-style illustration in this Procreate tutorial!

Let’s draw a cute box of movie popcorn! You’ll learn to use Procreate’s QuickShape feature to make a precise sketch, a time-shaving shortcut for drawing stripes, an easy way to add cast shadows, and how to not overthink the details. For this tutorial, I’ll be using one of my Magic Paper textured canvases for a print-like watercolor texture and brushes from my Midcentury Illustrators kit for that perfect, vintage-style line work.

Special thanks to Sam Aker for lending me her artwork for this tutorial!


Brushes in this tutorial are from my Magic Paper and Gouache Paintbox brush pack.
  • Textured Canvas: Rough Paper Magic Paper
  • Sketch: Sketching Pencil from Pencil Box
  • Main shapes: Bardot Inker from Midcentury Illustrators Kit
  • Popcorn coloring: Brush Brush from Magic Brushes (inc. with Magic Paper)
  • Linework: Bleeding Edge from Midcentury Illustrators Kit
  • Cast Shadow: Sweeping Wash from Magic Brushes

Get ready for a blast from the past with our retro-tastic brushes for Procreate on iPad. This set of 12 brushes were developed to emulate the bold, graphic, and texture-rich commercial artwork and illustrations of the 50s and 60s. 

Created from dozens of handmade and hand-painted real-life textures, Magic Paper just might change the way you use Procreate. Magic Paper is 25 textured canvases and 10 specially developed brushes that will allow you to create beautiful and unique works of art with photo-realistic textures. 

Artwork made in this Tutorial

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