Learn my exact step-by-step process to create a beautiful floral alphabet. Plus get access to my free easy floral doodle worksheet to help you learn how to draw flower doodles.
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Prefer watching over reading? Feel free to watch the video below see the step-by-step tutorial to create these Floral Alphabet letters. All the tools I use are linked.
TOOLS I’LL BE USING FOR THIS FLORAL ALPHABET TUTORIAL
STEP 1: CHOOSE THE YPE OF LETTER AND FLORAL DOODLES YOU LIKE
You can pick any lettering style you’d like. I’m using the uppercase reference page from my Modern Calligraphy Printable Workbook for beginners. It’s a step-by-step guide to help you learn Modern Calligraphy the right way! You can get access to it here.
If you’re doing the whole alphabet with flower doodles, I recommend you keep a reference page with the whole alphabet style you choose for your flower doodle letters. This will help you create your letters consistently.
The same goes for the type of flower doodles you pick. If you want your floral alphabet to be consistent, pick 2-3 different flower doodles and 1-2 greenery to add to your floral letters.
STEP 2: SKETCH YOUR LETTER AND DECIDE WHERE TO PLACE THE FLORAL DOODLES.
I always sketch all my designs with pencil first. I recommend you do the same because this will help you easily erase any mistakes or make any changes you want to your letter.
A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU SKETCH YOUR FLORAL LETTERS…
- Practice the flower doodles you want to draw with your letters before hand. This will help you get better doodles on your final piece.
- Place your floral doodles in a way that your letter is still legible. Once you’ve completed the sketch, look at the letter from afar and see if you can easily spot which letter it is. If the answer is yes, then you’re good, if not, then make sure you move around your flower doodles.
- Keep the size of your floral drawings proportional to the size of your letter. This will also help with the legibility of your letters.
NEED HELP WITH DRAWING YOUR FLORAL DOODLES?
Check out this Step-by-Step tutorial (includes video) so you can learn easy ways to draw floral doodles.
You can get access to the Free Floral Doodle Worksheet that I created by filling out the form below.
This is completely optional, but I like to use a kneaded eraser to lightly erase the pencil sketch. And this is going to be helpful for you especially if you’re doing a final print or if you’re using a watercolor paper and you’re gonna do watercolor.
This eraser is great because it will erase most of your sketch. But it’ll still gonna leave a trace of your design. That way you can go over it with your pen.
STEP #3: TRACE OVER YOUR DESIGN AND ADD PERSONAL TOUCHES
As I mentioned before, I started doing this flower alphabet in black and white, so that’s why I’m using these Mono Line Studio pens to trace over the design.
I traced the outline of my flower doodles using the Mono Line Studio Pen 05. Then, with the monoline studio pen 03 and I’m going to be adding the details to the flowers. Make sure you do them sort of like curve and don’t make straight lines. This will help give dimension to the flowers and that’s what helps them look a little bit more realistic.
Once your done, tracing over my design with the mono-line studio pens, you can finish erasing the leftover marks of the pencil sketch.
I colored the inside of the letter with this Tombow Dual brush pen in black. You can use whichever color you’d like to paint the letter and flower doodles.
As I was filling in the downstrokes of my floral letters, I noticed that my upstrokes were too thin. So I decided to do is use this Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen in the hard tip. I went over the upstrokes and thickened them a little bit.
One thing to keep in mind: You want to make your upstrokes proportional to the downstroke. You don’t want to have super thin upstrokes and then super thick downstrokes.
And there you have it a beautiful floral letter and you can follow the same steps to create any letter of the alphabet. If you’d like to see the whole floral alphabet I created, head over to my Instagram account.
I hope this inspires you and helps you to create your own floral alphabet
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