Line Drawing: Cactus & Succulent Edition

Peggy Dean, The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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22 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction

      0:39
    • Cactus #1: Pincushion

      3:09
    • Cactus #2: Beavertail

      3:50
    • Cactus #3: Red Cap

      2:54
    • Cactus #4: Fairy Castle

      3:32
    • Cactus #5: Hedge

      3:03
    • Cactus #6: Dwarf Chin

      2:57
    • Cactus #7: Snow White

      2:05
    • Cactus #8: Saguaro

      1:37
    • Cactus #9: Peyote

      1:44
    • Cactus #10: Turk's Cap

      1:27
    • Succulent #1: Zebra

      2:16
    • Succulent #2: Aloe

      1:51
    • Succulent #3: Hen & Chicks

      1:18
    • Succulent #4: Elephant Bush

      1:31
    • Succulent #5: Burro's Tail

      1:45
    • Succulent #6: Panda Plant

      1:39
    • Succulent #7: Snake Plant

      2:00
    • Succulent #8: Living Stone

      2:00
    • Succulent #9: Topsy Turvy

      1:36
    • Succulent #10: Rabbit Ear

      2:56
    • Project Time!

      0:34

About This Class

Line drawing is an easy art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine lines and bold lines. This class is a follow up from my Botanical Line Drawing class featuring flowers and leaves (which is not needed to take this class, although you should because it's fun!), and goes over 20 types of cacti and succulents. 

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This class will go over the following cacti and succulents in a "doodle" illustrated form

Cacti:

  • Pincushion
  • Beaver Tail
  • Red Cap
  • Fairy Castle
  • Hedge
  • Dwarf Chin
  • Snow White
  • Saguaro
  • Peyote
  • Turk's Cap


Succulents:

  • Zebra
  • Aloe
  • Hen & Chicks
  • Elephant Bush
  • Burro's Tail
  • Panda Plant
  • Snake Plant
  • Living Stone
  • Topsy Turvy
  • Rabbit Ear

For more DIY projects, lettering and drawing tutorials, and resources of all kinds, visit my channel, my website and my Instagram.

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141 of 142 students recommendSee All

I love Peggy's classes. They are easy to follow, well-produced, and leave me with a sense of accomplishment when I flip back through my sketches at the end. Her instructions are clear and at the end of the class you have a great toolbox of ideas for adding cacti and succulents to your line drawings.
Kate Smith

Artist, Dog Mom, Human Person

Great class and I've got many ideas to take this even further.
So so fun! Loved the way the lessons were broken up, my only suggestion would possibly to have the reference image of the cactus up on the screen along with the step by step. Learned so much! Thanks!

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Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700). 

Today, I'm known prominently for hand lettering and my unique line illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!