In this blog post, I’ll be sharing super easy floral doodle ideas you can draw to decorate and enhance your lettering.
EASY FLORAL DOODLE IDEAS TO DECORATE YOUR LETTERING
These floral doodles are really easy to make and can make a difference between a plain piece and a full beautiful lettering composition.
I’m a visual person, so for me sometimes is easier to learn by watching a video. Especially when it comes to lettering or doodling.
If you’re anything like me, then you’ll enjoy this Easy Floral Doodle Ideas video I made:
I created the lettering piece on the video as part of our #LetteringPositiveVibes Challenge.
The quote of the day for the challenge was “Every Moment Matters”. This is a lettering challenge I’m co-hosting on Instagram.
Our main goal with this challenge to encourage you to practice more your calligraphy or lettering, while spreading positive vibes through the motivational and empowering quotes and words we pick for every day of the challenge.
Daily or frequence practice is super important to improve your calligraphy. Sometimes we can spend more time thinking on what letter to practice than to actually doing the practice.
That’s why it’s so important to have a plan when practicing calligraphy. Hence why the lettering challenges are great to help you practice and improve your calligraphy.
If you want to know more about the challenge, here is a full blog post I wrote explaining everything you need to know about the challenge.
TOOLS I USED ON THIS “EASY FLORAL DOODLE IDEAS” VIDEO
You can use any pen or paper you have handy to practice these easy floral doodles. In the video, I used these tools:
For this piece, I used kraft paper and a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen 08. I put a piece fo sticky note on the center because I wanted to draw the floral doodles around it creating a rectangular shape to place my lettering phrase on the inside.
EASY DIY FLORAL DOODLE IDEAS TUTORIAL
Decide the type of shape you’ll be using to draw your floral doodles around it and the quote you’ll be using.
As I mentioned before, I’m lettering the quote: “Every Moment Matters”
And I want to use a rectangle shape to put the quote inside and the floral doodles around it.
A good tip to keep in mind: When you want to create floral arrangements around a shape, create the share you want with sticky notes. They are easy to remove and you don’t have to erase
Decide on the type of florals you’ll be using. On this piece, I’m using 4 different types of simple florals and 4-5 types of greenery.
It’s always good to interchange between flowers and leaves when you’re drawing your doodles. This will look your piece look more cohesive.
Drawing a rose tip: draw an oval and around it, draw concentric arches for the petals of the rose. Draw them so they go over the gaps. Keep making the petals until you’re satisfied with the size of the rose.
Tip to draw greenery. First, draw a stem, then add the leaves. Even if you draw the same shape of leaves, draw different details and lines inside to make the greenery look different.
You can also draw branches, which are simple sticks with dots on the ends on them.
Use the same type of floral doodles on the other side of the rectangle. I just positioned them differently. I chose to leave the sides of the rectangle without any floral doodles.
Letter your quote inside the shape you chose.
I letter the quote using Faux Calligraphy. You can learn more about it and learn how to make faux calligraphy step-by-step by checking these blog posts:
- Faux Calligraphy Lowercase letter tutorial & Uppercase letter tutorial.
- Faux Calligraphy numbers and symbols tutorial
You can also access my FREE Faux Calligraphy worksheet from my resource library by filling out the form below.
Tip: make sure you letter the quote with a pencil first to make sure it will fit inside the shape. This will also help you to make sure you have an even layout of the words of the quote.
Here is another view of the final piece:
Tip: You can draw the same floral doodles and choose a different shape. You can even do a banner to include in your lettering piece.
Here is an example of another lettering piece I did with a banner and floral doodles:
I hope you found this tutorial helpful and give these easy floral doodles a try!
Come over to the Facebook Group and share your work with like-minded lettering and doodling lovers!
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