Hi there! It’s Bonnie from Archer and Olive. It’s hard to believe that December is already here. It’s been an awesome year, and I wanted to create a project using some of my favorite products Tombow has released in 2018. Two of my favorite releases were the Limited Edition Dual Brush Pen packs (I particularly loved the Desert Flora pack) and the 1500 Series Colored Pencils (thrown back to my days in art class). For today’s illustration, you will need just a few supplies.
- Tombow Limited Edition Dual Brush Pen 10-pack, Desert Flora
- Tombow 1500 Series Colored Pencils
- Tombow XL Blending Palette
- Watercolor Paintbrush
Step 1: Add ink to your palette
Holding your Tombow Dual Brush Pen as parallel to the palette as you can, rub a generous amount of ink onto the surface.
Step 2: Add water to your ink
Using your paintbrush, pick up a few drops of water and add them to your Tombow XL Blending Palette.
Step 3: Begin to paint your flora.
Because the Tombow Desert Flora pack contains the perfect colors, you can remove all the guesswork when it comes to choosing your palette. Simply decide which floral elements you’d like to include and paint away.
Step 4: Add details using colored pencils
With the Tombow 1500 Series Colored Pencils, it’s time to add some details! Adding veins to the leaves. and outlining the flowers really makes your illustration stand out!
This is so beautiful! I wish I could paint floras as amazingly as you do 🙂
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I have some more generic Tombow Dual Brush Pen colors in my art kit (dang, this floral set IS gorgeous!) and I’m intuiting that by placing the ink onto a palette and then using a brush you can sort of desaturate the color a bit yah? I dig this idea and will have to try it out. Lovely!