I started drawing Lisa from the bottom of the envelope and worked my way up – I think that was a mistake, as her head is at a weird angle to work around the address! But it does look like she’s writing the address, doesn’t it?
I hadn’t expected that Puzzler logo to be so challenging to copy!
I still need to work on my faux calligraphy I think – don’t you?
I wanted a complete change with this envelope, so I dug out my watercolour pencils from the bottom of the drawer. They worked really well (with white gelly-roll pen highlights) for the lettering, and I used regular blue pencil for the background in the hope it gave a 3D effect.
I don’t draw Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh very often, so it’s about time he had an envelope all to himself!
I do think I need to work on my yellow colouring though – it looks fine when the ink is still wet, but once it dries there’s clear areas I’ve missed!
Time for Pinocchio and some fireworks I think!
I was aiming for fiery lines swirling around the letters…
…do you think it worked?
I was quite pleased to find the umbrella didn’t fit on the envelope – umbrellas aren’t my favourite thing to draw!
I decided to just do the address in neat capital letters, as the space I’d left wasn’t really large enough for clear calligraphy.
Not the best of envelopes to use – this looks like it was handmade paper, which was quite hard to get my pens to work on.
I want to work on my brush pen calligraphy skills, just to see if I can get those upstrokes evenly thin and the downstrokes nice and wide!
Rather than sticking with Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, I thought this envelope needed a change…. so I flicked through my book of how to draw dragons until I found some inspiration.
This one was coloured with fine liners, but I also added in some random dots of metallic gel pen just to give the colours a little lift when the light catches it.
Tigger was nice for a change, but Winnie the Pooh is a little easier to draw…. or maybe there’s just more pictures online of Pooh, so it’s easier to get inspiration?
Either way, this envelope was coloured with some glitter gel pens I bought from Hobbycraft (unfortunately they don’t have them online), so Pooh catches the light really well.