Echotanicals Video or Ebook
Echotanicals is a little word I invented to describe imaginary botanical illustrations created intuitively with Echo Lines, using organic lines and hatching techniques over tan paper tile.
Learn how to create beautiful fantasy antiqued buds and plants
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Echotanicals = Echo Lines + Botanicals
I love the look of antique engraved botanical drawings, however, I'm not incredibly attracted to reproducing realistic pictures. I noticed that some types of Echo Line bunches resembled natural plants and flowers, and set out to explore more. By using certain basic guidelines, any bunch of Echo Lines can be transformed into imaginary plants and buds. Combined with Renaissance techniques over tan Zentangle tiles, the results look like engraved antiqued botanicals illustrations.
Learn how to create organic hatching using black or brown inking pens
Create antiqued imaginary flowers, plants and buds based on Echo Lines
Don't know what Echo Lines are?
Then stop for a second and find out first, since they are a pre-requisite for completing this lesson.
In this lesson you will learn:
How to master the tricks of creating intricate organic hatching
How to create imaginary flowers, buds and plants using Echo Lines
How to use shading and hatching to create antiqued engraved effects
How to develop a project over tan tile from beginning to end
How to create an interesting background over tan tile using pencils and gel pens
And so many tips and tricks!
If you love the relaxing flow of Echo Lines, you will LOVE this project even more!
Beautiful “Renaissance” Techniques over Tan paper
Tan paper or tan Zentangle tile. Find tan tiles at Zentangle.com here.
Brown inking pen, my favorite is the Sakura Micron 01
Dark Umber (brown), Sanguine (dark orange), and black colored pencil. My favorite is the Polychromos.
Optional: white pastel or charcoal pencil. My favorite is Pitt Pastel. You can use a regular pencil instead.
White gel pen. My favorite is Sakura Gelly Roll 10.
If you need most of these materials, consider getting a Zentangle Renaissance kit here. Includes 5 tan tiles, 2 brown pens, 1 black pen, 1 white charcoal pencil. Great value for the money.