Hi everyone! Today I am building off of the doodling periscope I posted a few days ago with a tutorial to make a fun fall card! I recorded a video of this lesson which you can find at the bottom of this page, but I decided to add a pictorial version as well for those of you who struggle with the longer videos.
The imperfections make it look homemade. ;-)
The materials I used for this project:
Bristol Paper (I chose bristol because it is thick so the markers don't bleed, and smooth so they blend beautifully). You can use cardstock or other thick paper, but these may bleed.
Start with your trimmed, creased piece of bristol. Lightly sketch out the pumpkin shapes, leaves, grass and wind lines. You can find out how to draw the pumpkins and leaves from the previously mentioned doodling tutorial. I drew two pumpkins, several leaves and some wind lines to suggest the idea of fall.
Use your waterproof black pen to ink in the drawing. The grass should just be a suggestion of grass, you don't need to go too detailed.
Once you are done inking in the drawing let the ink dry, and then gently erase away all of your guidelines.
From the lighter orange set of two colors you've chosen, take the lightest one and fill in the front pumpkin.
Take the darker of that pair and outline along all of the interior edges of the pumpkin.
Take the lighter shade once more and use it to blend the darker color inwards.
Repeat with the set of darker orange colors on the other pumpkin. Take your browns and use the same technique to shade the stems of the pumpkins.
Use the browns, oranges and greens to color in the leaves with a variety of fall shades. If you happen to get fingerprints on your card (like me!) it's okay, it makes it look homemade, and you may be able to camoflauge it later.
Use the lighter of your two greens to start shading in the grass. Work along the underside of your pumpkins, grass line, and leaf, bringing the color most of the way down, while still leaving some white space for effect.
Take the darker green and shade along the very topmost edge of the grass area, and then use the lighter green to pull and blend the darker shade down.
Take the lighter of your blues and use it to roughly outline all of the wind lines, leaves, pumpkins, and grass. You can accent with the darker color if you choose. (This is what managed to camoflauge the worst of my fingerprints.)
Add your lettering! I chose to use the faux-lligraphy I offer in lesson #2 of llamas love lettering, but you can use whatever style and write whatever words you want! Then I used the same light blue Tombow to add a highlight on the right side of the letters to tie it all together.
And there you have it! A fun fall card ready to send with a Starbucks gift card for a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
If you want to see me make this card in real time, check out the video below... Don't forget, my videos are uncensored. Post your work to Instagram and tag me (@llamaletters) so I can see it. Also, if you are interested, you can find me on Periscope at @llamaletters for some random chats and lettering tutorials on the fly. Hope to see you next time!