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On a scale of 1 to 10, I give peanut butter + chocolate a 27. So I did a little hand lettered version of the delightful duo, with bounce letters and a faux calligraphy effect. The flourishy little “and” was fun — I’d like to practice that type effect more.
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.
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.
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
From my homework for the Drawing pens: make it simple class on Skillshare:
2. A flora wreath with hand-lettered word in the middle (I copied the instructor’s design for this one)
3. All-over flora pattern with some spots of color (I pretty much mimicked the instructor’s illustration here as well)