Tools you’ll need:
- Archer and Olive Acrylograph Pens in 3mm yellow, orange, brown
- Archer and Olive Acrylograph Pens in .7mm white and gold
- Archer and Olive A5 Dot Grid Notebook
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pen
The first step is to find the center of your page of your A5 Dot Grid Notebook. With a pencil, draw a circle going out four dots from the center on each side. Then sketch out some petals coming out from the center on the top, bottom, left and right.
Next, use the 3mm yellow Acrylograph Pen to draw in the petals. Don’t worry about coloring in the whole petal, leaving white spaces will add natural highlights. Then use a 3mm orange Acrylograph Pen to draw lines coming from the center and going outward.
Go back in with the 3mm yellow Acrylograph Pen to blend out the orange detail lines.
Continue to fill in petals around the sunflower using the blending and coloring techniques. Erase any extra pencil marks with an eraser.
Once the petals have dried I used the .7mm orange and white Acrylograph Pens to outline each petal and add more highlight lines.
Now it’s time to fill in the center! I used the 3mm Acrylograph Pens in light and dark brown shades. The thicker tip of the pen is perfect to stipple in the center of the sunflower. Use the lighter shade on the outside of the circle and the darker brown in the middle.
Use scissors to cut the top and bottom sections of the page in half and around the right side of the sunflower. This will be our dutch door page!
Use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen to write in the month and calendar on the next page. Make sure the calendar is visible with the sunflower page on top! And you’re done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you give it a try! For more inspiration like this, make sure to follow me @studio80design and use code STUDIO10 for 10% off all Archer and Olive products!