This easy to follow project shows you how to master Scandi style leaves with EMOTT fine line pens. We’ll guide you through some very basic drawing know-how and great EMOTT fine line pens you can create the most charming of motifs. Here we use our EMOTT fine line pens to create a simple leafy garland.
We love EMOTT fineliners – they are dependable coloured pens that we think you will love too. While the pens look sleek and delicate, the EMOTT’s durable tip doesn’t bend or split so you don’t have to worry about your pen pressure. This ensures a consistent line-width at any angle or pressure. It draws and writes with clear line, excellent colour coverage and vibrance on the page. Plus they are water-resistant, non-bleed and fade-proof ink, which means work created with the EMOTT ever-fine markers looks crisp and will last an age.
EMOTT leaf garland – get started
To draw your Scandi style leaves with EMOTT you’ll need colours that look good alongside one another. That’s okay because you’ve got 40 colours to choose from or you can pick an EMOTT curated set with colours chosen for you.
To start with a simple garland draw a little more than a half circle in pencil as your guide.
Now use the pencil curve as a guide to draw outlines of your Scandi style leaves with EMOTT. Make sure you create a range of sizes and orientations in your leaf drawings, consequently you will have a more interesting looking composition.
We use these fine-line pens to draw in a central line and then some bulbous serpentine lines around them, joining them at the top and the middle to make our leaves. Depending on the shape of your serpentine line, these results in a variety of leaf shapes.
Get filling in.
We told you this project was simple. And it really is!
Once you have your basic leaf shape you can fill in these Scandi style leaves with EMOTT. We recommend using a range of simple mark-making techniques.
Divide you leaf shapes into sections to decorate. See how we’ve used basic colour blocking, diagonal lines and criss-cross above. Furthermore we have then been more playful by filling in our sections with curves, dots, zigzags and scallop-edge designs as seen below.
This is where the variety of leaf shapes and sizes you have created with the EMOTT pens will come into play. This results in a more dynamic design and gives you plenty of ‘fill-in’ options on your leaves.
Once you have finished your filling in you can erase your pencil guide.
See how we did it!
If these project has inspired you to pick up your EMOTT fineliners, take a look at our video for a closer look in how we created this very design.