The first thing that I found very interesting and unique is the quirkiness of this simple sketch. I feel that the layout of this particular sketch has been well thought out and there is a great amount of delicacy that is shown within this simple, yet detailed drawing. This relates into the theme of Earth as you can clearly see that this is an illustration of the earth's valuable forest and plants. I feel this is communicated through the detailed lines within the illustration.:
Over the years I have had folks inquiring about what tools/mediums I use in my visual journals. Thought I would share a bit, basically I start drawing with a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (usually no pencil, just jumping in feet first with the ink), then I apply color with my Winsor & Newton watercolor traveling kit, and finally I punch up colors and add details with Prisma Color Pencils.