New Tutorial: Retro Rocket Ship in Procreate 5X

A while back, I posted a retro inspired rocket ship illustration I had created in Affinity Designer for iPad. Well, I decided to channel my inner space nerd once again and, this time, turn it in to a fun Procreate tutorial that is now up on my YouTube Channel.

This is a full length tutorial where I show you, step by step, how I created the scene above, using a mix of tools, both new and old, in Procreate 5x. I also created a mini textured brush set, color palette and texture image files just for the tutorial and provide them as a free download for you to follow along.

Here’s a time-lapse of the final illustration so you can take a peek at what you’ll learn when you take the tutorial.

My plan with my YouTube Channel is to provide weekly tutorials on everything from Procreate to the Adobe suite as well as the Affinity suite, both desktop and iPad. I am an unabashed nerd when it comes to all things digital illustration and I love to share knowledge.

If you would like to check out this tutorial, and create your own retro rocket illustration, head on over to my YouTube Channel by clicking the button below.

If you would like to check out some of my full length classes on other illustration and photography topics, head on over to my Skillshare Channel where I post one or two classes (complete with free downloads) every month. Follow the channel and you will be notified whenever I post a new class. Not a member? Get 14 free days to try out unlimited classes by clicking this link.

Happy Creating!


I am a self taught illustrator, photographer and teacher, located in the Chicago area. I believe in sharing my knowledge whenever I can, allowing students to grow in their own craft, whether it's photography or illustration. I am a Top Teacher on Skillshare where I share my knowledge of the Affinity and Adobe suites, Procreate and more. I also have a YouTube Channel where I share short form tutorials that complement my classes on Skillshare. I share my creative space with my husband, painter Joe Smigielski, and our three entertaining and nutty felines: Jack, LuLu and Sadie.

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