Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Da Vinci Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor Paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune 1 in Mottler, Princeton Neptune Quill Size 4 and Princeton Velvetouch Long Round Size 6.
The Echo Technique is pretty simple.
You draw a plant, whether a bush, shrub, tree or flower, using simple shapes.
You add similar shapes inside the plant. If your plant is drawn with round shapes, then you draw round shapes inside. If your plant has long spiky shapes, you draw long spiky shapes inside.
It’s easier to show than explain.
The variety is endless because you can vary the shapes inside, as long as they echo, that is, they are similar to the overall shape of the plant.
Here’s a video, so you can see how I draw the plants, and how I vary some of them.
If the video doesn’t work properly on your device, click the link below it to be taken to the YouTube version.
Now you’ve got the idea, go forth and echo plants in your own unique way!
Wanna buy some of the cool toys used in this tutorial?
Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad
Hahnemühle Britannia watercolor paper