Aurora Lights

I was simply experimenting again with my Procreate app to see what other options are available. Ever checked out the Aurora effect? Aurora lights, typically visible in the high latitude areas of the Arctic and Antarctic, are the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by solar wind. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emit light of varying color and complexity. Looks really amazing! And thus whilst aimlessly painting, I came across the Aurora effect and thought it would be interesting to try it out here!

Funky Flower Background

Having started from a pink background, I went about doodling using the pre-set options. Also had a go at experimenting painting on some grass with the various effects available.

  • Layer 1: Crystals
  • Layer 2: Water and Ocean
  • Layer 3: Wildgrass and Rainforest
  • Layer 4: Flower Power
Funky Flower Background


I was not sure about my next step as I was randomly doodling away. All I knew was that I wanted to add Little One and some other kawaii creatures in the painting. Having used in the past conventional mediums like paints, pastels and charcoal, I had a look through other options and noticed Procreate had in fact added other effects. Aurora came up by chance, and how eerie but fun did that turn out!

Aurora and the Wild Light

I love how the multi-tonal effects of this Aurora. Little One’s blue dress turned out so cute, and the teddy and bunny look so adorable in a mysterious sort of way. Following this eerieness, I made the eyes all spooky using the Wild Light effect for fun!

Final Details

I dotted in the whites of the eyes as final layer to the painting still with of course the Wild Light. More flowers were further doodled around with the Leatherwood and Hartz effects, two more interesting stuff I discovered in the app. And now!

Once again, it’s always fun to experiment with the unknown! And how amazing to discover all the other unusual stuff on the app which certainly made me want to create something cool yet kawaii. I would definitely like to do this more often. Perhaps an idea is to make the Aurora effect the background next time?

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