Woohoo! Managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of doodling again this week so that means that I have page 2 from my Doodle Journal ready to share.
Ok, this one started out by using two stencils to trace out a pair of stags against an animal fur pattern.
The pen of choice for the outlines this time was a Staedtler Tiplus Fineliner. Nice hard tip, smooth flow of colour. Perfect for edges.
Sticking with that pen I begin to fill with pattern.
The stags got a circular microbe type pattern and the fur patches, is it Zebra?, got a straight line effect. Gives them distinction from each other I think.
To add some detail to the background I selected a light grey Staedtler Triplus Fineliner and popped in some dots and crosses.
Back to the old Zig Clean Color Real Brush grey pen for some shading – which ended up being way more than I had first thought.
Hmmm, almost there. Just needs something a little more …
*rummages through pencil case for gold gel pen*
Bingo! Looks like the stags are made of gold coins or sequins or something, lol!
Bit more shading – around the stags this time. Zig pen again here.
Also brought out a black zig brush pen and outlined the stags and added some extra detail to their antlers.
Used an old dried out marker to add a distressed looked border to the outer edge too – and I think that we are done…!
Yup. Like it.
Almost looks at first glance like I drew this on a book page!
Right! Page 2 done! Woohoo!
Do you like it? Something cool to have a go at isn’t it? I’m really enjoying this – less trepidation about using the journal now and excited to see what I shall do next.
Thanks for stopping by. Will catch you again soon.
9 thoughts on “Doodle Journal 2”
Just had another look at this John. Such clever shading/ outlining has given the stags a 3D effect. So clever. xx
Love this, must give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration John :)
I’m in awe of what you achieve John. I am going to have to try this myself. X
Well done John! Love the end result – wasn’t too sure at the beginning! The background looks like trees. The gold bring out the deer. Thanks for sharing.
Love this John. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Wow. Really like this one John.
Love it, John, you are so talented. Have a good day. xxx
I love this John. It would make a fabulous Christmas card for someone special.
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Lovely lovely lovely. Well done John x