March 19, 2021

Creating a Galaxy Scene in Procreate

As a lover of all things galaxy, I’ve been dreaming about these brushes for a long time. Some of my earliest forays into digital art were galaxy themed. It’s hard to imagine a scene more majestic and breathtaking than the stars and the heavens. I’m so excited to finally release these brushes – I hope you love them as much as I do!

Made using iPad Pro 2020 in the Procreate app with Apple Pencil on a black background using brushes and the “Standard Galaxy Palette” from my new Galaxy brush set. You are very welcome to follow the tutorial with any galaxy brushes that you have.

A Few Tips:

  • Start with darker colors and build lighter colors on top. The more layers you add, the more it glows.
  • These brushes are pressure-sensitive and present differently based on how hard you apply them.
  • Use the brushes labeled “intense” with discretion for the best effect. The brightening effect is gorgeous, but can get too bright very quickly.
  • You’re going to want to keep some empty dark space for contrast

Specific brushes used:

  • Dust Cloud
  • Dust Cloud CV
  • Patchy Dust Cloud CV
  • Intense Dust Cloud CV
  • Light Dust Cloud CV
  • Nebula 9 CV
  • Nebula 10 CV
  • Nebula 11 CV
  • Dense Stars
  • Sparse Stars
  • Stardust 1
  • Stardust 2
  • Metallic Stars 2
  • Galaxy 2
  • Single Star 2 (Pressure Size)
  • Single Star 1 (Pressure Size)
  • Starburst (Pressure Size)

Canvas size: 20 X 16 inches at 300 DPI.


I would love to see what you come up with! You’re very welcome to tag me on Instagram @alainajensen, use #alainajensenbrushes or share your work in our free facebook group

If you have any questions please click here to contact me. I’m always happy to help!


Brushes used: Galaxy

xo, alaina