Good Morning Y’all! I am sharing a fun and “succulent” coloring project, How to Draw Succulents, featuring Tombow 1500 Colored Pencils! These high-quality pencils have a perfectly centered core, which prevents breakage and allows uniform sharpening, even with an electric sharpener. The 1500 Colored Pencils have a hard, dense lead for precise details and sharp lines. And they color like buttah! I am in LOVE!
- Tombow USA 1500 Colored Pencils
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker Tombow USA
- Tombow USA Foam Tape
- MONO J Drawing Pencil Tombow USA
- Tombow MONO Zero Eraser
- Fudenosuke Brush Pen Twin Tip Tombow USA
- Cardstock – 110 lb. White
- Cardstock – Colored
How to Draw Succulents with a FREE Printable
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STEP ONE – Drawing
When doodling, always start out with a pencil sketch using MONO Drawing Pencil 4H grade and I like the double, shaky lines of my drawings. The MONO Zero Eraser is small and detailed, so it helps smooth away all the mistakes with excellent accuracy.
STEP TWO – Inking
I like to tape my sketch to the Cricut Light Pad and then secured 110 lb. cardstock on top. Using the fine tip of the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker trace over the drawings with the double line and shaky qualities that I drew in the sketches. This is my secret to making all of my doodles have a more artistic feel.
STEP THREE – Coloring
Now we can get on to the fun part – COLOR! The @tombowusa 1500 Colored Pencils have an artist-grade wax-based lead that blends smoothly and has a strong pigment with deep color saturation.
A few tips and tricks for adding color to the succulent doodles, but first, we have to make a color chart! Y’all know how much I love my charts. Color a small swatch of each color on a scrap of cardstock, and then label with the color’s name and number. Attach this chart to the inside lid of the reusable tin for reference.
STEP FOUR – Shading
Color each pair of succulents with a variety of shades. There are seven different greens in the set of 36 and I loved blending them to create unique colors.
The ombre effect was created by changing the pressure when coloring with the Violet Pencil to create a variety of shades. The harder the pressure, the darker the color.
Shade shapes to create a dimensional effect by adding layers of color to the sides and edges of the doodle. I always use a circular, scribble style stroke to color in larger areas, with a light touch, for the best coverage and blending.
STEP FIVE – Hand Lettering
Add a greeting to each doodle with Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Twin Tip. Attach doodle to colored cardstock with Tombow Foam Tape, for dimension.
Here is a close-up. Don’t you just love the range of color and vibrancy of these 1500 Colored Pencils, they are my new favorite product! I would love to see what you are inspired to create, so tag @creativelybeth on Instagram with your results!
FREE PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD: CLICK HERE HOW TO DRAW SUCCULENTS
I hope you will use my inspirational How to Draw Succulents as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creative drawing skills!
If you enjoyed this tutorial, please see my HAND LETTERED AMERICAN FLAG PLAQUE project for more creativity!
Thanks for stopping by today!