Summer is around the corner, and my planner system is looking pretty sparse. That’s why I went on the hunt for some awesome doodle art for beginners to try. Then I thought that it would be an amazing post for this blog! I’m obsessed with bullet journals, although I now have a bit of a hybrid; using printables and loose leaf dot grid paper in an A5 organizer.
If you haven’t started your bullet journal yet, check out this post and learn how to start a bullet journal the right way, for you. Meaning that I’ve simplified it as much as possible! When I started, I overreached. I went too big, too soon and quickly gave up because I couldn’t keep up with intricate banners and doodles on every page.
Now I enjoy clean, simple layouts and doodles that are really easy to draw.
21 Surprisingly Simple Summer Doodle Art For Beginners Tutorials!
Top Tip: When doodling or adding anything to your bullet journal as a beginner, you may wish to add it lightly, in mechanical pencil in case you make any mistakes. It means that you can erase them quickly!
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This AMAZING tracing tool from Amazon means that you don’t really even need these tutorials ever again! You can just trace an image from your phone or tablet!
Doodle A Cactus
I’ve talked about this lady before. Pegggggy! Peeeg! I LOVE Peggy Dean. Her classes are SO easy to follow and she is a real hand lettering pro/superstar. This is definitely a lady that you want to learn from!
If you want to take Peggy’s Cactus & Succulents Line Drawing Class, you can take it for FREE using my special link – Skillshare is offering you TWO free months!
How To Watercolour Doodle Succulents:
These watercolour succulents are stunning. I adore succulents. They have such stunning colours at times. Have you seen the ones that are almost all purple?! This tutorial is great and of course, practice makes perfect!
How To Doodle Tropical Leaves:
I’m in a bit of a tropical state of mind at the minute, with monsoon-like rains here in Northern Ireland, I’ve been designing lots of Tropical theme printable planner layouts for the Patreon group. Dreaming that I’m lying on a fancy outdoor sofa on a beach and wearing an orchid in my hair! These tropical leaves would be great to use as a cover for one of the summer months.
How To Doodle Beach Related Cuteness:
Oh my goodness. This Instagram account is AMAZING! I scrolled and I scrolled and I scrollllllled. These little beachy doodles are absolutely perfect for when you’re on vacation and bullet journaling at the beach! Why not?! Take a little cosmetics bag that is large enough to hold your journal and supplies, then you’re good to go!
How To Doodle A Sea Shells:
These little shells are so sweet! Again, this is another great drawing tutorial that you can make use of while you’re at the beach.
How To Doodle Headers and Banners:
Obviously, you still need headers and banners when it’s the summer! These are an all year type of deal when it comes to the Bullet Journal!
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How To Doodle An Instax Camera
My instax camera is white but I really am incredibly tempted to own one in pink and mint. Welcome to capitalism! Does that mean advertising works?! Yes, it definitely does lol. This doodle tutorial is great and I’m so thankful to Splendid Scribbles for sharing this!
How To Doodle Crystals:
Wow! The Tombow marker shading makes these crystals look amazing! Amethyst is my absolute favourite crystal and I would love to be able to draw it well and paint it well.
How To Draw A Shooting Star:
When I found this tutorial, I just smiled. It couldn’t be helped! It reminds me of the night sky, feeling serene and the time I used to spend doing this for hours on end, living in rural Northern Ireland. The sky can be pretty spectacular when it isn’t hidden behind clouds at night.
Video Tutorial: Simple Summer Doodle Art For Beginners:
Caitlin has smashed it out of the park with this video, with all of your quick summery doodle needs met in a matter of minutes!
How To Draw A Bird:
This doodle art for beginners is adorable! It’s so good. Birds are one thing I really struggle with. And bee’s apparently. If you look at the birthday card I ruined recently! As soon as I saw this tutorial I saved it one of my Instagram collections; the ones that I usually refer to when I need a little help!
How To Paint A Jellyfish:
Now, THIS is a jellyfish! Wow!! This looks so good. It’s easy to throw yourself into a comparison trap unwittingly when you see someone who is this good at art, but as with everything, it takes time and practice. I learned to draw in 2011 and I’m actually pretty good now when it comes to flowers. This post is an attempt to encourage me to get out of my drawing comfort zone.
How To Draw Bubbles
A few years ago I rediscovered the pure and simple joys of bubble blowing and I would highly recommend it! On a beautiful day, it’s a great way to lift one’s spirits.
How To Doodle Fruit:
What about that for an easy to follow tutorial?! It’s so easy to draw little cherries, pineapples and watermelon wedges! When something is broken down visually like this, it makes it so much easier to follow. Meaning that it’s pretty encouraging and soon you’ll be able to draw!
Doodle Ice Cream:
At this point, I don’t think I have to tell you how much I am obsessed with all things related to desserts, sweets, candy and baked goods. I figure that if I’m looking at these delightful things, I’m not eating them and they’re not staying on my hips!
How To Watercolor Doodle A Lolly
Dearannart is by far, the best ‘how to paint’ account to follow. The tutorials are great and the finished doodles really are impressive. Like, knock your socks off impressive.
How To Doodle An ADORABLE Pineapple:
Do you want to doodle the cutest little kawaii pineapple ever?!
Well, I recently discovered the term Foodles, which is a combination of food and doodles. In case you needed the help! It’s my new favourite word. Masha had done a great job at creating some more great tutorials that are so easy to follow!
How To Doodle A Watermelon With Markers
This is one impressive little illustration. I’ve always struggled to doodle and draw using markers but I haven’t actually properly attempted it with Tombow markers. Stocking up on a few blending markers is now at the top of my priority list!
Simple Sushi Doodle Art For Beginners!
These Foodles were far too adorable not to includles. If you love kawaii doodles then you’re going to love practising these little sushi snacks.
Simple Citrus Doodle Art For Beginners:
After sharing a recent citrus mood tracker layout in this post, I actually did look up how to draw citrus easily and I found this! Check out the mood tracker here. The colours are fabulous and such a great idea for a summery bullet journal.
If you are prepping for the summer months and getting excited about vacation time, these doodles have to be added to your arsenal! Being able to doodle genuinely does become second nature after you practice it enough. Then the simple step by steps isn’t even necessary!