Hello friends, this Fall I broke open a new Brown Paper Sketchbook and had so much fun creating Fall-themed pages! I used various different art mediums and enjoyed creating these pages. Take a look below!
A Brown Paper Sketchbook or commonly called Kraft Paper has a beautiful tan color and everything you create looks so unique and different on these pages!
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Brown paper sketchbook video:
Enjoy these Fall Sketches in my Archer and Olive Kraft Sketchbook friends! Watch the video by clicking the box below or watch the video in HD on Youtube here.
My Brown Paper Sketchbook Pages, Step by Step:
The leaves were my first page, and honestly, I was a bit scared to break open this brown paper sketchbook. But once I got started, the black color I flooded onto the page made the leaves simply pop! Such an easy idea that anyone can do! Watch the
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For my sunflowers, I used markers, pens, and even colored pencils! I loved how the blue sky color looks on the kraft paper and enjoyed this illustration so much! Watch the Sunflower REEL here.
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The mushrooms turned out to be my favorite! I enjoyed using gouache on paper and the colors are all matte and gorgeous! The gouache white paint is so beautiful in this Brown Paper sketchbook! Enjoy the Mushroom REEL here.
These trees are so simple, but the Gansai Tambi Watercolors made them look rich and vibrant! The key to using watercolor cakes on thinner sketchbook paper is to add very little water. Always add as little water as possible and instead of blending colors on the paper layer them on top of each other giving time between for the layers to dry. Watch the REEL here.
For these whimsical Pumpkins, I pulled out soft colors of Tombow Dual Brush Pens and had fun coloring these in with my brush pens! Watch the REEL here.
Tips for creating in your Brown Paper Sketchbook:
- One way to check if the color of marker/paint/pen you’ve pulled out will work on kraft paper is to create a Color Testing or Color swatch page. I used the last page of my Brown Paper Sketchbook for this and found it so helpful!
- White on kraft is simply gorgeous. I always reached for my white gel pen or white paint to add final finishing details to make the illustration pop!
Thank you for being here today and spending some creative time with my friends! I’m so thankful for your kind words and support.
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