Combination of markers and water-based brush pens
In celebration of Earth Hour on March 28, Ludmila Blum has created a step-by-step tutorial so that you can draw your own map of the world.
But what exactly is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour has now been celebrated for 13 years and was originally initiated by the WWF organization and its partners. The idea behind it is simple: All over the world, lights are switched off for an hour in order to draw attention to environmental and climate protection.
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- Template for the world map (download it here and print it out in your desired format)
- An HB pencil such as the MONO 100 for tracing the map of the world
- Paper for alcohol markers such as the Bristol drawing pad
- An ABT Dual Brush Pen in light blue (e.g., ABT-515,ABT-452, ABT-451, ABT-491 )
- A water brush or a simple brush and water
- Alcohol-based Tombow ABT PRO markers in two matching color gradations, respectively, e.g.:
- Optional: Brushpens wie den Tombow Fudenosuke, ggf. in verschiedenen Farben oder einen Fineliner wie den MONO drawing pen
Step 1: Trace the map of the world
Your map of the world does not have to match reality exactly. The outlines that you can download here provide you with a good starting point. Use a pencil to trace them without applying a lot of pressure on the paper. A light pad works really well for this, but you can also use a window or place a bright lamp under a glass table.
Step 3: Gentle color gradient
Now choose the suitable lighter color for the respective color of each continent and color another broad stroke lighter in color toward the center. Slightly color over part of the area that has already been colored in order to create a gentle color gradient. You can leave the middle of each continent white or color it in however you like.
Tip: For colors that deviate a little more from each other, it is worth using a little trick in order to get an even smoother color gradient. For this, simply press the tip of the lighter marker into the tip of the darker marker in order to absorb some of its color. Then color in the transition between the light and dark color using this mixture.
Don’t worry: This won’t harm your markers and the darker color will come right off the tips once you start coloring with it.
- Ludmila Blum
Ludmila loves to be creative with her lettering or coloring. She has the heart of a teacher, so she enjoys passing along her knowledge and experience, whether in video tutorials, books or simply on her website. For her, a day without art is a lost day. She just loves the feeling of having created something that she likes!