Leaves are beginning to fall in our neighborhood, and that has me ready for all things Fall. One of my favorite creative activities is to paint watercolor leaves. However, when I came across the new Faber-Castell white pens I had an idea for some fun hand-drawn leaves.
First I gathered up my supplies - different color cardstock (I went with traditional Fall colors, but this would be fun with any variety of colors), Pitt pens, a pencil, and scissors.
Next, using a pencil I sketched out simple leaf shapes. Don't worry about lots of detailed edges, just draw a variety of shapes and sizes.
Then using my Pitt pens I drew the stem of the leaf and began adding fun details. I chose to draw whimsical details with circles, lines, and flourishes.
Lastly I cut out my leaves (trimming off my pencil sketch of the leaf outline) giving me a pretty collection of leaves perfect for scrapbooking, adding to a mixed media project, or even stringing up as a garland.
I hope you enjoy experimenting with the new Faber-Castell white pens!
Artist and illustrator Lindsay Hopkins has been drawing and creating since childhood. She has a love for color and hopes to encourage and inspire others through her creativity. In 2012, Lindsay opened Pen & Paint and began selling her artwork and stationery online. Pen & Paint licenses artwork through Jewel Branding and is privileged to work with many global brands.