Who don't love succulents and cute cactus??!
As an inspiration for the rocks, I used this Color-in' Cactus an Succulents book from Ooly (click here) but you can find a lot of inspiration on Pinterest too (click here). I love to have these cheap coloring books as I can carry them with me anywhere to inspire me when doodling rocks.
Now a big hooray for these amazing multi-surface markers from Ooly: Oodles of Doodles. The bright colors will show up moist and darker. In few seconds they will turn on in opaque, lighter and very pigmented colors. I love to see the transformation!
Also, the 4 mm tip is wonderful for kids to use. This 10 colors set is one of the supplies that I always bring to my workshop Crafting with a Purpose.
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Here is my working process:
1. First I draw he cactus with a 6B pencil. I try to do it as light as possible to make it easier to erase later.
2. Then I cover the pencil lines with an extra fine point of any permanent black marker as the Micron 0.5 mm. Here you can find some of my favorites. Wait a while and erase any visible pencil line. The black color will fade a bit.
3. Now comes my favorite part: to color with Oodles of Doodles. As the pigment quality is awesome I just need to do it once with maybe one or two tiny retouches.
4. Trace the black lines again to cover any imperfection.
5. Protect the rock with Triple Thick Glaze.