Tombows, Hahnemühle and Florals


Do you remember this tile? Probably not and that is alright. I show you so much color on a daily basis, how would you possibly remember this one? Hahahaha! I couldn’t remember how I made it although I had my guess. So I went back into the site until I found where I originally showed you this colored piece. You can see the original post here, but long story short this color was created using Tombow brush pens as a watercolor. There is also a video in that post. The paper is a roughly 3″ x 4″ piece of Hahnemühle‘s Bamboo Mixed Media that comes in a pad of 10 sheets. I can go through a pad of this Bamboo literally in minutes. It works so great and loves all the color I give it. But this particular post is not about that.

I love the color on this tile and thought it would work great for a floral piece of art. I used my Eco TWSBI fountain pen and quickly drew some flowers. I had like 10 minutes tops, so this was a quick project. Only possible because the color had already been done and dried.

To add a little more color and definition, I grabbed my cheapo Cra-Z-art colored pencils that were purchased on one of my many trips to Florida. Probably at a Cracker Barrel, but you can also find them on Amazon. Because Amazon has everything. I use these all the time even though I have more expensive and nicer pencils. For something simple like this the Cra-Z-Art pencils are perfect. These are the colors I ended up choosing.

I focused just on the flowers themselves, nothing in the background. I tried to compliment the colors already in play, and highlighted those yellow areas. I love it and the best part is I was done in about 10-15 minutes tops. Because that is all the time I had. Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media paper, Tombow Brush Pens, and Cra-Z-Art pencils. Ta-da!!!

Bamboo Mixed Media Pad
Tombow Brush Pens
Cra-Z-Art Colored Pencils
Eco TWSBI Fountain Pen
De Aramentis Document Ink, Black

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20 thoughts on “Tombows, Hahnemühle and Florals

    • hahaha! because minutes is all the time I usually have. I know you can relate to that 🙂

  1. Love your posts and everything you do. What kind of ink do you use in your pen for drawing this? All the best

  2. Beautiful, Alice!! You made an already wonderful background into a fabulous backdrop for your lovely, loose flowers. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’ve just managed to order one of these little Bamboo pads and am looking forward to making myself some coloured backgrounds. I know that’s shocking coming from the usually-muted me but I’m tangling according to the seasons this year, so the greys and muted blues of winter need to give way soon to some spring colour. I’m scared but a little excited too.

    • hahaha! that’s awesome! don’t be scared, just go for it. you will never go back to the greys and muted blues. glad you found a Bamboo pad, I’d love to hear what you think of it.

  4. I’m loving your whimsical flowers, Alice. Colors are just so juicy and vibrant!

  5. I think it’s neat how you brightened up the flowers and left the background the way it was. Very pretty.

  6. Very dramatic with the addition of the coloured pencils – I had to open another window & compare the before & after. That middle flower especially with the yellow centre & green inner petals is pretty striking as is the top right.

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