Hello Tombow fans! It’s Mandy from @a_heartened_calling! I’m sharing a project inspired by my fellow Design Team member, Adrienne from @studio80design! Adrienne excels at creating stunning florals and beautiful gradient patterns to swatch her markers. Take a look below at her botanical drawings and gorgeous pattern. Jaw dropping, right??!!
I thought it would be fun to combine both florals and patterns! So, today I’m showing you how to create a floral swatch pattern for your TwinTone Markers. The TwinTone Markers come in 3 different color sets: Brights, Pastels and Rainbow. We will be using the Rainbow TwinTone Markers for today’s project. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!
STEP 1 – Draw flowers
Referencing the order of colors in the picture above, start with the extra fine tip of Pale Rose (the lightest pink) and draw a row of a simple flower shapes onto a blank page of your Dot Grid Journal. Draw the shapes close together and about the same size. This journal is super helpful in keeping straight lines. I gave myself 4 rows of space to draw the flowers in one color.
Next, use Fuchsia Pink and create another row of flowers directly underneath your Pale Rose row. Draw the flowers the same size as your first row and directly underneath each flower. Then repeat for each color, adding Violet, Prussian Blue, French Blue, Turquoise Blue, Light Blue, Green, Yellow Green, Yellow, Orange and lastly Red.
Your floral swatch pattern is complete!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial inspired by Adrienne! If you want to be inspired even more by her stunning art, check out a few of her past posts:
- How to Draw a Peony With The MONO Drawing Pencil Set
- Remaking A Past Rainbow Lettering Project
- DIY Faux Heart String Art With TwinTone Markers
Thanks for following along and happy creating!
See you next time!