Hello friends, this is Smitha! Let’s pull out our Tombow Dual Brush Pens and create a floral-themed dot grid journal spread. The Design Team members are all being inspired by famous artists, and my inspiration comes from none other than Georgia O’Keeffe!
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 946, 845, 195 and 126
- MONO Drawing Pen
- MONO Graph Mechanical pencil
- Dot grid journal
First, I sketched the florals I wanted to draw in my dot grid journal. I plan to make this a planning spread, so I also drew in some blocks for planning. Using the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil is my favorite way to sketch out rough shapes to color in.
Next, add color to the leaf shape, mainly green—color in most of the leaves but not all. Pick up a different green Dual Brush Pen and then color in the rest of the leaves. Using two greens adds more drama and contrast to the simple illustration.
I chose a bright red Dual Brush Pen color for the flower, and I love how it looks on paper! I colored in the petals, again, not all of them at first.
Add more details, like a lighter red, some yellow centers, and lines. The illustration is very bold, and the colors pop off the page here! I finished off my spread by drawing lines using the MONO Drawing Pen. This pen is perfect for dot grid journaling, as the lines are so delicate and beautiful!
This floral-themed dot grid journal spread makes me so happy! Let me know in the comments what you are creating in your journals/ sketchbooks right now!
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I used to use strokes and it looked a bit crazy, huh. I’m going to try your way now.