Redwood Forest ink drawing with lettering

Redwood forest flora drawing practice

This drawing is inspired by a laurel wreath and the flora of the Redwood forest where we vacationed. The top half is a grouping of coniferous things, found higher in the trees, and the bottom half is ferns, flowers, and berries found lower to the ground.

Redwood Forest ink drawing with lettering

Tools

  • Micron pen
  • Paper Mate Flair color felt tip pen
wreath of Redwood Forest flora

Hand drawn wreath of flora from the Redwood forest

Inspired by the Skillshare class Drawing pens: make it simple class, I sketched out the plants that were around the cabin we rented for our summer vacation. There was such a variety in the northern California Redwood forest, especially compared to what I’m used to seeing in the Arizona desert. And I wanted to do my own version of a flora wreath with lettering inside since the first time I mimicked the instructor’s version.

wreath of Redwood Forest flora

And of course, I had “This Land is Your Land” running through my mind:

From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me

Tools

  • Micron pen
  • Paper Mate Flair color pens
hand lettering of Serenity Now quote from Seinfeld

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: serenity now

I’m practicing my hand lettering and decided to do a series of quotes from Seinfeld because it’s my favorite show ever, and it’s a funny juxtaposition. In the show, “serenity now” isn’t actually said from a place of serenity…

hand lettering of Serenity Now quote from Seinfeld

Season 9, episode 3 “The Serenity Now”

Tools

  • 05 Micron pen
allover flora pattern ink pen drawing

Simple ink drawings from Skillshare class

From my homework for the Drawing pens: make it simple class on Skillshare:

  1. My blush and brush, with one of my handcrafted Pocket Critter dog toys (I seriously struggled with the composition here!)

objects from around the house drawn with ink pen

2. A flora wreath with hand-lettered word in the middle (I copied the instructor’s design for this one)

flora wreath ink pen drawing

3. All-over flora pattern with some spots of color (I pretty much mimicked the instructor’s illustration here as well)

allover flora pattern ink pen drawing

Tools

  • Rapidograph pen filled with india ink
  • Micron pens
  • red Stabilo fine point felt tip pen