Hi Everyone! Marie Browning here with a new post! Sorry I have been rather lacking in my postings; my job as the Signature Designer at Tombow USA has me hopping all over the globe these days! For this post, I’m presenting some Halloween Doodles for your planners, journals or for fun tags for candy bags!
I use products from Tombow to create the Halloween Doodles, and as their signature Designer, I receive from them all these products to play with. This colouring method uses Tombow’s wonderful new MONO Drawing Pens and TwinTone Markers!
Step 1: Sketch the Halloween Doodles
Use a mix media paper for this step-out, but remember this method works on a wide variety of journal papers and cardstock. For the first step, use a 3H or 4H MONO Drawing Pencil to sketch out your doodle. Use a light touch when sketching to avoid denting your paper.
Step 2: Ink the Doodle Use the MONO Drawing Pen 05 and outline the doodle and any main parts with this thicker pen tip. Use the finer tips of the 03 and 01 MONO Drawing Pens for the details such as the eyes and loose threads. At this time, erase the pencil marks. I like to use the MONO Light Eraser or the medium sized MONO Eraser, white.
Step 3: Add TwinTone Colour Add the TwinTone colours by adding a line of colour in each part of the doodle. Keep the eyes white. I used colours from both the Bright TwinTone Set and the Pastel TwinTone Set.
Step 4: Blend the Colour
With a brush and water, blend the TwinTone colours. Be careful not to over blend – you may still see the original of colour and that’s okay, it gives the doodle more interest.
Step 5: Add Details With the extra fine tips of the TwinTone Markers, add more interest by adding details to your Halloween Doodles. Cobwebs, spiders and veins in the eyes are easy add ons to make your doodles extra creepy (Okay, sort of cute-creepy)! Ta da! You’re finished!