Doodling, drawing, coloring with markers…did we not do all of these things as children and teenagers? Growing up and getting into scrapbooking, I feel like I had forgotten what it was like to draw. JUST DRAW!
The best way to get back into doing something you love (or trying something new) is to just start doing it. I'm not showing you the pieces I threw out (believe there were quite a few) but the pieces I loved, I kept and turned into card fronts.
This heart was just a doodle that I started and colored in. Then I added shading with another pen in a similar color. Next, I added a messy outline. The messy outline is a nod to my friend Joanne Fink, whose Zenspirations lettering and drawing method uses multiple outlines as a way to disguise mistakes and also add depth to an image. I really enjoy how the outline gets darker as it overlaps the other colored parts of the image — its like watercolor!
I love to ink the edges of paper with inkpads, but, since I already had the markers on the table, I decided to use the brush tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pens , blending the colors just as I had blended them in the drawing of the heart.