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If you ever felt like you didn’t have the “art” like the artists you see on Instagram, or you didn’t know how to draw those beautiful little drawings that everyone added to the journals and their editors, today’s post is for you!
I will teach you how to draw fun but straightforward drawings step by step, then I will show you how to put them together to create beautiful words for your publishing, coloring pages, or expand your creativity.
You don’t have to be an artist or an “artist” to draw these. If you can draw a circle, a line, and some basic shapes, you can create art.
I’m Sarah Renae Clark, and I make coloring pages for adults – so much so that I love color; I also love drawing black and white, so I was thrilled when Ohuhu asked me to write them this post and send me they’re Fine – Pencil Drawing Line to try this lesson.
The set includes a wide range of sizes AND a toothbrush pen, ready for doodling as we do today. But you can start with any pen or marker.
I also use Ohuhu’s blood-stained pad Ohuhu sent me the alcohol marking kit I sent earlier. You can check that out here!
I have included step-by-step instructions with the images below. Still, if you choose to watch, I have created a full video tutorial you are managing to work on everything we will cover in this tutorial.
How Do You Draw a Banner?
We will go straight to the simple ad for the ad. I like to start any ad with a quick pencil drawing first to make sure we know what it will look like and that you can go back and fix any mistakes.
Step 1: Draw a curved line to represent the movement of the banner. Both the top and bottom will follow the same curve, so we can use the same process to draw any style banner.
Step 2: Join the edges, and start highlighting each section, one panel at a time.
Step 3: Define parts of the banner that goes behind the front panel, being careful not to draw inside the front panel (as this is behind it).
Step 4: Draw the edges of the banner – these can be straight, pointed, curved, torn, rolled – whatever you like!
Step 5: You can add additional accents within the banner, as I did in this example. This can be a simple line, dots, squiggles, etc.
Different edges or accents can be used to change the overall appearance of your banner. You can also change the style of your banner by creating straight edges instead of curves.
Here are some examples of banners you can draw:
How to Draw a Simple Flower
Now let’s move on to drawing some simple flowers.
There are SO many flowers you can draw, but it will also take a while to learn. So, I have a quick floral cut that can help you create hundreds of different flowers from a straightforward design.
The only flower you need to learn to draw is a simple flower like the one below.
Step 1: Start with a pencil circle in the middle, and draw another circle around us. The inner-circle will be your flower, and the outer ring will serve as a guide to making your petals.
Step 2: Draw your shoot, and then your leaves are about the same height on each side. They don’t have to be perfect, and they don’t have to be a specific size. Changing the size of your shoot and the size of the leaves can be one way to create more variety.
Keep rehearsing it until you can say it with conviction and confidence. Once you get the simple design, you can create a vast range of flowers and styles by decorating the leaves and changing the details.
You can change the number of petals, petal shape, shoot size, and you can add patterns!
Patterns are something you can’t see in nature, but we find ourselves breaking the rules because we are attracted, and we are happy.
I like to add patterns to simple shapes like flowers as a fun way to create interest and make drawings more interesting quickly.
Sometimes I like to use a small size marker for interior patterns – mainly if I use a thick title like I have today on a large flower – but this doesn’t matter.
How to Draw Succulents and Roses?
Now, I want to add a few intricate flowers to this lesson, and they are not as complicated as they look. So let’s take a look at the fun.
A key with lots of flowers like this starts in the middle and draws one piece at a time. The interior pieces will usually look round or closed, and the shape does not need to be elaborated.
As you reach the outer layers, you can focus more on the body and meet your leaves.
The shape and size don’t have to be perfect, but I find it helpful to try to add in all sides and focus on keeping the perfect shape as round as possible.
We can use the same process to draw other similar drinks or flowers. Also, start from the center and continue inserting the leaves – the drawing steps are the same; the only difference is the shape you use.
You can add as many petals as you like to make it bigger or smaller, or you can get creative and add patterns as we make simple flowers.
With all the drawings you read today, I have included a small printable booklet on my website with examples, step-by-step pictures, and space for you to try out – You can check it out here.
Now, if you make a mistake, don’t panic. You’ll make a few mistakes as you used to, but keep learning because soon, I’ll share my little secret!
How to Draw Leaves, Branches, and Branches?
Next, draw some leaves. Like flowers, we can use a few simple leaves and create a crazy amount of diversity in patterns and shapes, giving us endless designs to use. I recommend using a small pen for these patterns, especially if your significant lines are as tight as mine.
And we can change the structure and make things interesting by introducing the shoots and branches.
Branches and branches can look beautiful in the drawing. They can be simple or complex; they can look real or be fun. So let’s try a few.
Step 1: I always start my shoots with a simple line. Working with a curve usually looks better than a completely straight branch.
Step 2: Choose the shape of my leaf and start drawing until I reach the top. Try to keep your leaves smaller and vertical compared to the base.
You don’t just have to add leaves – you can add swirls, buds, or other random shapes to make your branches look fun and funny.
You can also add other branches. When doing this, try to keep your angles sharp as a V-shape and usually point in the same direction, not more than 45 degrees, so that they do not look out of place.
How Can You Draw Patterns?
We’ve gone through a few basic patterns to complement our flowers and leaves, but let’s look at some patterns as this can help you complete other types, create interesting backgrounds, and separate large blank sections into your art.
Many patterns are made up of a few simple shapes. If you can draw simple lines, squiggles, and circles, then you can draw designs!
You can change these patterns by changing the direction, combining different curves and lines, or introducing new shapes. The options are endless!
Doodling Shapes & Accents!
Before we put it all together, let’s take a quick look at some simple styles and accents that we can add to our drawings.
It is good to get used to simple shapes such as hearts, stars, circles, spirits, and dots as this can be an excellent little detail to fill in the blanks on your pages.
Or, like everything else, you can take these situations and fill them with patterns to create many drawings and variations!
How You Can Combine It All: The Art of Doodling!
OK, now that we’ve learned to draw some of these things, it’s time to put them together.
There are a few different steps you can take here – the good thing about doodling is that there are NO rules.
You can take what you have learned and draw it yourself, or you can choose anything and start drawing, or you can take a completely different approach.
Here are 3 ways I’d like to get started.
Drawing in groups
As I did below, that’s where you start with the big thing and then keep adding things around. You can split items after each other and add as few or as many as you want.
There are no rules here, and this can be a very healing activity if you’re practicing your doodling or want to draw something to reduce your anxiety.
Tip: Now, you’ll see that I’ve chosen to use a smaller marker for these drawings compared to what I’ve used in this whole issue – something with doodling that you can do with any size marker.
I like to draw with a thick marker, but when I create my coloring pages, it doesn’t help people to color, so I’ve started making my lines very small in my new books.
So offer a variety of sizes on the trip and find what you enjoy. Smaller markers will allow you to create more details, but more petite tags will show more errors. (EASY Doodle Ideas)
Drawing with Guides
If you use your drawings as decorations, you may want to follow a more detailed design, so you can use the tiple pencil guides to help organize it or lines.
An easy way to do this is to think about the main things you want to include and then draw a basic shape with an independent pencil to see how the whole picture is scaled up before starting.
You can also use circles or lines to create general guidelines for the direction or composition of your entire piece and use this as a border for your drawings.
These drawings can be an excellent way for editorial pages or journals, especially around your page titles or borders. So try to create a frame with a pencil first, and then start doodling on that frame.
Keep most of your drawings behind the frame, but try adding a few pieces that come in front of the edge again. When you are done, draw the whole outline with your marker, and you are done.
Doodling & Drawing Bonus Tips
Let’s finish with quick tips:
First, if you don’t know where to start, start by adding drawings to coloring pages or other existing drawings instead of a blank canvas.
Challenge yourself to turn a kids coloring page into an adult coloring page by adding more details and patterns to make it fun!
Second, remember that it does not have to be perfect! Doodling is not perfect; that is part of the magic.
Did you make a mistake? All right! Time to spend my great secret. When you do doodling, the key to hiding mistakes is to do doodling. The more art you have on your page, the more someone will notice your errors.
If you look closely, I would take any of my art projects and point out at least 10 beautiful embarrassing mistakes. But no one sees them because they get lost in art if you keep painting.
That’s a great thing about doodling – it doesn’t have to be perfect, and it’s a great way to make art without worrying about making mistakes.
We hope you enjoyed this lesson today! Comment below if you found it helpful!