Friday Fun & Easy Landscape Challenge- Horsetail Plant #Fun&EasyLandscapes #DrawingTutorial #ArtChallenge #Hahnemühle_USA @Hahnemühle_USA


The Friday Fun & Easy Landscape Challenge May 25 – May 31: Draw a landscape using the Horsetail Plant step-out.  Extra calorie-free brownie points for using Basic Shapes as well.

In real life the Horsetail Plant is also known as Snake grass and scouring rush.  It’s common – found everywhere in the world except for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean islands and on Antarctica.


I started the striping without drawing guidelines first.  My feeling is that doing it this way will give you more interesting shapes.  But nothing says that you can’t pencil in guidelines if you prefer.  If you use pen though, then the last four steps won’t work as well.

Note that the rows of bristles overlap each other.  Just draw right over the bristles below.  Play with the spacing between the rows – not every stripe needs bristles.  I’ve made my bristles larger as they go up, right until the very top, but what happens if you vary the lengths in different ways? Find out by trying it!

There are 20 different species of Horsetail plant, so lots of variations.  Why not create a few new species of your own?

Step-out drawn with Zebra Pen Sarasa Fineliners. 
Example painted with Aquanut Watercolors on Hahnemühle new Cold-Pressed Watercolour Postcard


For a full list and links to Fun & Easy Landscape 

Step-outs, Step-by-steps, Step-wiselys and guide rules go here.


Want to share your Fun & Landscapes? 
Join the Fun & Easy Landscape Facebook Group here!

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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