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Last fall, I purchased an iPad Pro 10.5 inchApple Pencil and it has taken my lettering to a new level! While it was quite an investment, it has quickly paid for itself by increasing sales, decreasing the time it takes to complete projects, & less wasted paper. Not to mention, it's just plain fun to play around on!

I will be sharing two blog posts soon -- one featuring my favorite iPhone apps and the second specifically about iPad apps. One way to find topics on my website more easily is by utilizing the search bar. I have tagged my posts with important key words to make things easier!

Today I want to feature the iPad app, Procreate. It is not just an app I use for lettering, but it is designed for drawing, painting, and so much more! Check out the steps below to learn how to create your own floral canvas, which can also double as a computer and/or phone screensaver!


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How to Draw Easy Flower Doodles for Bullet Journal Spreads

Flower drawing tutorials for bullet journal decoration.

Flower drawing tutorials to decorate your bullet journal layouts

Drawing flowers is one of my favorite ways to decorate my bullet journal spreads. As evidenced by social media, a lot of other people love decorating their bullet journals with flower doodles as well!
Well, I’m no expert artist, and for a long time, I actually avoided drawing flowers in my bullet journal because I never liked the way they turned out. Sometimes they looked too cartoony. Other times, the proportions and layout wouldn’t pan out the way it did in my head.
Right around the time I started Planning Mindfully, I followed this amazing woman named Liz on Instagram. Liz runs an amazing account there over at @bonjournal_ and she keeps a very lovely feed full of bullet journal goodness.
Liz is absolutely incredible at drawing sophisticated flowers. What makes Liz extra special, however, is her ability to break down her flower drawings into super easy steps. It’s no wonder she’s so popular because she’s been able to inspire so many artists and bullet journal accounts alike.
She has 105,000 followers on Instagram… she’s THAT good. Everybody loves her beautiful flowers and simple instructional posts! It’s a large reason why she’s one of the 18 most inspirational bullet journal accounts of 2018!
With spring around the corner, I knew I had to ask Liz if I could share her amazing work with all of you! And thankfully, she said yes!


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About Liz of @bonjournal_

Since much of her Instagram feed is either floral bullet journal posts or how to draw flower tutorials, I asked her a little bit about why she focuses on these two particular themes. Here is what she had to share!
From Liz-
Some of my best childhood memories are watching my grandmother paint. She was extremely talented and could paint landscapes and portraits, but her favorite thing to paint was watercolor flowers. This may explain my passion for drawing flower doodles!
I’ve been drawing since I was little, but these days, the opportunity to sit down and be a real artist are few and far between. That’s why I’ve incorporated flower art into my bullet journal – it serves me both as a planner and a creative outlet.
Flower doodles in a bullet journal daily layout
Art brings me so much joy, and after joining the Bullet Journal community on Instagram, it seemed like there were so many others that wanted to use their journals in a similar way. Hence – the flower tutorials! The best part about creating the “How-to-draw” series (and the main reason that I continue posting) is all of the amazing comments and messages that I get.
A mother once messaged me to tell me that she and her daughter do my tutorials together every week. Others say that they never thought they could draw a stick figure, much less a beautiful flower!
I’m so happy to be able to give back to everyone in this way – I love seeing everyone’s beautiful results (tag me, use #bonjournal, or message me!). And of course, I’m always taking requests!
And if you’d like to follow Liz, you will find her at @bonjournal on Instagram, Facebook, and on Youtube!
For now, let’s get to drawing!

22 Easy Tutorials on How to Draw Flowers

Drawing amazing flower doodles takes a little patience and a lot of simple technique. The best flowers often focus on creating the simpler shapes first, then adding the detail later.
If you’d like to follow the techniques that Liz uses to make her flowers, I’d highly recommend investing in a high-quality pencilandan eraser. These particular bullet journal supplies help with fixing mistakes and drawing general shapes prior to going over them in pen.
You may wonder why it’s even worth doing rough drafts of these doodles, but speaking from experience, it helps you develop a better eye for form and structure. Eventually, you may be able to ditch the pencil and eraser as you get better.
Related: Why You Need to Create Rough Drafts in Your Bullet Journal
For ease of instruction, I will include the instructions below each image. All instructions in her images are left to right, top to bottom. Let’s get started on learning how to draw a flower easy.


How to Draw an Anemone

How to draw an anemone flower doodle.

  1. First, start with three concentric circles as a guide.
  2. Fill in the smallest circle with dots, then add a few petals.
  3. Add more petals until you like the shape.
  4. Add dots around the middle circle.
  5. Connect the dots with lines to the center.

Doing this in pencil will help tremendously if you’re just beginning. As you complete the flower doodle, you will want to erase the remnants of the concentric circles.

How to Draw a Lily

How to draw a lily in your bullet journal.

  1. Draw a circle with an “x” and a vertical line through the center.
  2. Follow every other line and draw an oval petal- irregular shapes are good!
  3. Fill in the rest of the petals and draw curved lines through the center.
  4. Add details, such as the stamen, stems, and leaves.

One of the nice things about drawing flowers is that there is no such thing as ‘perfect’. You can have a few jagged or irregular shapes, and it can still look amazing!

How to Draw a Succulent

How to draw a succulent plant doodle.

  1. Start with 3 ‘curved’ triangles. Make them overlap a bit.
  2. Add more curved triangles all the way around but have them point upwards a bit.
  3. Keep adding more curved triangles around the image, this time the layers can point outwards radially.
  4. Final step: Add thin lines to the leaves. Have the lines follow the curve, but don’t connect them to the edges.

While a succulent isn’t necessarily a ‘flower’, it is a plant! Plus, I know how well-loved they are to draw in the bullet journal community!

How to Draw a Gladiolus

How to draw a gladiolus.
This particular image doesn’t contain very detailed instructions, however, it’s pretty straightforward to follow. You can adjust the location of the petals and arrange the shapes. Play with the placement of the petals, and add very fine, deliberate lines for detail.


How to Draw a Phlox

How to draw a phlox.

  1. Start with a ‘baby flower’, then add dotted lines pointing out from the middle of each petal. Do not draw the line inside the ‘baby petal’, only outside.
  2. Add 5 petals, and give them some angles.
  3. Continue until you’ve drawn petals around the flower.
  4. Add dotted triangles to each petal.
  5. Fill in the details!


How to Draw a Crocus

How to draw a crocus.

  1. Draw a curved triangle in a dotted line in pencil.
  2. Make an oval on the middle inner base of the triangle, and create ‘bunny ears’ on the top of the oval.
  3. Add three additional petals; one in the middle of the ‘bunny ears’, and two outside of each bunny ear.
  4. Add curves to the insides of the petals, then add a stamen and stem.


How to Draw a Poinsettia

How to draw a poinsettia flower doodle.

  1. Start with berries (one small circle, and five circles around that circle).
  2. Add the beginnings of petal stems all around the drawing.
  3. Add 3-4 small petals, spaced out. Make them fat, wobbly, and make sure the petals have pointy tips.
  4. Add larger petals, connecting them to the unused petal stems from step 2.
  5. Fill in the details!

Related: Bullet Journal Christmas Theme Ideas
Materials: Tombow Mono Drawing Pen

How to Draw a Holly Sprig

How to draw a holly sprig.

  1. Start with guides (in pencil). Draw a circle, then two leaves off the upper right hand side of the circle. Put defined dots evenly over each petal, as this will create the ‘points’ for the holly leaves.
  2. Connect the dots with arced lines.
  3. Add several overlapping circles for berries (this is done in the middle of the dotted circle).
  4. Add a few details!


How to Draw a Hydrangea

How to draw a hydrangea.
This image doesn’t feature explicit instructions but does include four different types of ways to draw the flowers. Keep in mind all of these flower doodles include four round petals; each petal ends in a point.
Hydrangeas feature many of these smaller flowers in a cluster, much like what is shown on the right page. If you don’t feel confident creating the clusters, there is a section further down the post on how to draw multiple flowers together.

How to Draw a Buttercup

How to draw a buttercup.

  1. Create three guide circles in pencil.
  2. On the middle guide circle, create small oblong ovals that point toward the outside guide circle. Then add more of the oblong ovals in the middle, filling in the middle section of the flower.
  3. Create five evenly spaced circle petals.
  4. Ink over with some bumps on the petal edges, and then add folds to the bottom petals.
  5. Add detail with a fine pen. Lines can start from the center and go out, or from the outer ‘bumps’ inward.


How to Draw an Azalea

How to draw an azalea.

  1. Five dotted line guides that curve slightly.
  2. Add petals; make them elongated ovals with a bump at the end.
  3. Create five petals total.
  4. Add small curved lines from the center, then add small dots to the end of the curved lines.
  5. Add details.

Liz actually has a video on how to draw this exact same flower, so if you’d like to see how to doodle an azalea, watch below!


How to Draw Ranunculus

How to draw ranunculus flower doodles.

  1. Start with a small bud.
  2. Add four thin petals.
  3. Start adding more petals by making an arc shape. Have each new petal overlap the last.
  4. Keep building with petals until you choose to stop!

I love how you can make this flower as large or a small as you want. It’s really interesting how this flower looks very complicated to draw, but broken down into steps it’s actually quite simple.

How to Draw a Plumeria

How to draw a plumeria.

  1. Draw a dot and five evenly spaced lines. Curve them for a spiral effect.
  2. On one curve, trace along it and then connect the tip to the adjacent curved line.
  3. Repeat around the whole flower doodle!


How to Draw a Sweet Pea

How to draw a sweet pea.

  1. Draw a single petal.
  2. Draw one to two petals around the first petal. These can be of any size.
  3. Add a final petal, then add details.

As you can see, the instructions aren’t very specific as a sweet pea is a simple flower that can have a different look depending on the angle you choose to draw. Liz added a few variations of sweet pea flower drawings for you to see how you can change up this simple, sweet floral design.

How to Draw a Tulip



  1. Draw a long stem as two parallel lines.
  2. Add an oblong oval at the top of the stem.
  3. Draw another oblong oval to the side of the first oval.
  4. Include a small, rounded triangle in the middle of the two ovals.
  5. Add similar small, rounded triangles above the original two ovals, then add a long leaf to the bottom of the stem.
  6. Add details.


How to Draw a Pansy



  1. Draw a circle outline, then create a small upside down heart in the center of the outline.
  2. Add two little circles to the top of the upside down heart, then draw a large petal going around the bottom of the heart. The petal should be within the original circle outline.
  3. Add two petals on the right and left, also going to the tip of the circle outline.
  4. Then add one petal that doesn’t quite combine the petals to the side. Last, add a petal connecting the other two petals.
  5. Add details to complete the pansy drawing.


How to Draw a Freesia



  1. Draw the outline of a hexagram.
  2. Create three petals from the center and going out to three edges of the hexagram outline.
  3. Add the other petals to the unused edges of the hexagram outline.
  4. Add the stamen details.
  5. Last, create the details, stem, and leaves.


How to Draw a Black-Eyed Susan



  1. Draw a circle outline, then draw the shape of a gumdrop along inside the outline.
  2. Create six petals around the gumdrop. The petals on the rounded part of the gumdrop will be shorter, while the petals on the flat edge of the gumdrop will be longer.
  3. Add petals in the spaces between the six petals.
  4. Add many small dots within the gumdrop space and add details to the petals.


Combining flower drawings

So you have drawing individual flowers down, which is amazing! You may want to create floral banners or bouquets in your bullet journal spreads. While the concepts of drawing the flowers are relatively similar, there are some key differences in how to lay out the flower doodles next to each other.

How to Draw Flowers in a Bunch



  1. Sketch out guides for placing your flowers. I usually choose one big flower in the corner and two smaller ones off to the sides.
  2. Draw the main flower so that it is facing outwards towards you.
  3. The side flowers will face outwards, as if you’re looking at the flower from the side. Start with a “bowel” shape petal, and fill in petals around it. Repeat with other flower.
  4. Finish your drawing by adding leaves and other details!

While this is geared toward corners of pages, the concept is relatively simple to grasp and you could do bunches on any part of a page.

How to Draw a Bouquet



  1. Start with your guides in pencil. Choose the shape of your bouquet, then fill in the guide circle with random, smaller circles of varying sizes.
  2. Fill in the inner circles with any type of flower.
  3. Add stems and leaves. Make all stems intersect at a given point and fan out below.
  4. Detail! Fill in with smaller leaves, buds, etc… use delicate lines to add dimension to the petals. If you’d like, you can add a bow!


How to Draw Details on Flowers



  1. Start with creating a basic flower drawing.
  2. Give petals irregular shapes and wobbly edges.
  3. Give the flower petals some folds and add a curved line to the edge.
  4. Add depth to the flower doodle by drawing curved lines coming from the center.
  5. Repeat the same step as above with smaller curved lines from petal tips going in.
  6. Add circles to the center of the flower.
  7. Last, add the stem and the leaves.

Remember, too, that this advice can also be given to any of the flower doodle tutorials in this blog post!

Are These Flower Drawings Simple?

So after looking at all of these beautiful flower doodles and corresponding instructional guides, I set out to create a spread of my own! I wanted to see for myself how easy it would be to recreate these beautiful tutorials.
Back in March 2018, I recreated a bunch of these step-by-step flower tutorials from Liz for myself for my bullet journal spreads. Here is what I created below:
Flower doodles to decorate a bullet journal layout.
Flower drawing with goals in calligraphy.
Flower doodles decorating a bullet journal spread for March.
Flower drawing bouquet for a March habit tracker.
All in all, I had a blast making these spreads. They are by far some of my best bullet journal layouts I’ve created, and I have Liz to thank for her incredible floral doodle art tutorials!
Related: How to Start a Bullet Journal

Step-by-Step Easy Flower Doodles Ideas

I loved these easy drawing ideas for flower doodles. Decorating your bullet journal is one of the most fun parts of using a bullet journal! At the same time, it can also be one of the most challenging aspects.
Thankfully, there are many other resources to look toward if drawing flower doodles isn’t your forte.
If you’d still like to draw, there are amazing ‘how to draw’ books. Another bullet journal friend of mine created a few books for holidays. If you’d like to learn more, you can read that review and my personal experience using her doodle books here!
Floral Planner Doodles Workbook

Additionally, if you’d love to draw, but find either that art isn’t your forte or that you don’t have time for all of these details, there are other options if you’d still like to add some flair or beauty. You can use stickers, stamps, and stencils to simplify your bullet journal spreads! Here are some helpful ways to simplify your bullet journal setup, including simpler techniques for creating beautiful flower drawings in your bullet journal!
What are your favorite flower doodles to draw in your bullet journal? Tell me in the comments!!! Maybe we can get some more suggestions for Liz to make some epic tutorials.

Related Blog Posts to Complement Your Flower Doodles

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Easy Flowers to Draw for Bullet Journal Spreads

How to draw/ doodle flowers \u0026 leaves using Pen - Brush pen floral doodles - Easy flower drawing

One of the most fascinating aspects of illuminated manuscripts is the range and diversity of the borders.  Elements can include stylized and naturalistic foliate drawings, (flowers, ivy, leaves, buds), geometric shapes and pen sprays often growing from border bars anchored to illuminated initials.

This demonstration will look at a few basic structures and incorporate various common elements found in manuscripts to create simple borders with added layers of complexity as a starting point to either creating your own designs or researching manuscripts to recreate “authentic” styles.

The border designs in this demonstration are a simple Symmetrical Border, a Repeating Spiral Border and a Border Bar with Ivy.

I have also included references to a few manuscripts from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts for each design to give you an idea of the use, range and diversity of the elements.

Drawing Borders

What you need:

  • graph paper (refer to Calligraphy Resources page)
  • pencil, eraser
  • pointed pen nib and ink or fine point marker (e.g. Sakura Pigma Micron, Staedtler Pigment Liner)
  • tracing paper

We’ll start by working out basic structures on graph paper, but consider drawing these borders free hand to give a more dynamic, less mechanical look to your designs.

These designs use very simple shapes that are easy to draw.  If you don’t think you can draw, practice the shapes a few times – you might be surprised at how well you can draw!

Basic Shapes

The basic shapes to construct the borders are lines, circle, diamond, oval, hook and a squiggle:

Basic Shapes

Line, Circle, Diamond, Oval, Hook and Squiggle

We will also be using a simple flower, acanthus leaf and ivy:

Flower Construction

Flower Construction

Acanthus Construction

Acanthus Construction

Ivy Construction

Ivy Construction

Symmetrical Border

A very simple design containing a primary element (e.g. flower, leaf, etc.), a secondary element and pen sprays.

Manuscript References:

Lansdowne 851 f.54v
Yates Thompson 52 f.23v
Stowe 23  f. 62

Step 1:

On graph paper, draw a line for the center line.  Draw alternating long (first) and short (second) branches evenly spaced from the center line.  It might be easier to turn the paper vertically, and use the graph squares to help create symmetrical lines.

Step 1: Main Stem and Branches

Step 1: Main Stem and Branches

Step 2:

Draw diamond shapes for leaves on the ends of the long branches, and circles for berries on the ends of the short branches.  Try to make the leaves follow the direction of the stem.

Step 2: Leaves and Berries

Step 2: Leaves and Berries

Step 3:

Draw the hook shape (pen sprays) between the branches a little shorter than the berry branches, and following the same direction.

Step 3: Pen Sprays

Step 3: Pen Sprays

Step 4:

Above the berry circles, draw two short lines and finish with a squiggle stroke.

Step 4: Berry Pen Sprays

Step 4: Berry Pen Sprays

And we’re done!  Now we can transfer the design for painting or just add a few details.

Finished Border

Finished Border

We can make a variety of borders by simply changing the elements and pen sprays.  The border below uses the same structure and substitutes flowers for leaves, oval-shaped leaves for the berries, and berries for the hooks:

Border with Flowers and Leaves

Border with Flowers and Leaves

We could keep adding details such a pen sprays:

Border Variation with Pen Sprays

Border Variation with Pen Sprays

Of course, borders do not have to be straight – try adding some curves or have the borders “grow” from an object:

Border Variation

Border Variation

Repeating Spiral Border

A simple design that is easy to repeat around a page.

Manuscript References:

Harley 24 f.1
Harley 44 f.2
Harley 2966 ff.27v-28 – Symmetrical and Spiral Borders

Step 1:

First we’ll use the graph paper to plot out a spiral shape.

Step 1: Plotting a Spiral Shape

Step 1: Plotting a Spiral Shape

Step 2:

Connect the “dots” by drawing a curved line through each point.  Draw an acanthus leaf at the end of the inside line.

Step 2: Spiral with Acanthus Leaf

Step 2: Spiral with Acanthus Leaf

Step 3:

Trace the design on tracing paper, then flip it and copy it:

Step 3: Repeating the Design

Step 3: Repeating the Design

Step 4:

Now we can start building elements starting with a few evenly spaced nodes – these are simply a “curved” variation of the ivy shape:

Step 4: Adding Nodes

Step 4: Adding Nodes

Step 5:

We can continue adding elements such as berries and pen spray hooks:

Step 5: Adding Berries and Pen Sprays

Step 5: Adding Berries and Pen Sprays

Step 6:

Add a few details such as lines from the berries, and we’re done!

Step 6: Finished Repeating Spiral

Step 6: Finished Repeating Spiral

Border Bar with Ivy

Ivy vines and leaves are generally attached to border bars and initials.  These can be very simple or quite complex and often are combined with other elements and design styles.

Manuscript References:

Harley 2899 f. 34v – spiral design
Egerton 3035  f. 38 – alternating style
Egerton 3037  f.193 – simple symmetrical

Step 1:

Draw parallel lines about one graph square apart for a border bar.  Draw a second smaller width line outside the bar for the main vine line.

Step 1: First Lines

Step 1: First Lines

Step 2:

Draw a wavy line at the top and bottom extending the smaller vine lines.

Step 2: Extending Vine Lines

Step 2: Extending Vine Lines

Step 3:

At the bottom and top of the first outside line, draw a few scalloped shapes and connect to the inside lines of the extended vine lines.

Step 3: Extending Outer Lines

Step 3: Extending Outer Lines

Step 4:

Add a second vine at the center of the bar attached to the outside vine.

Step 4: Drawing Center Vine

Step 4: Drawing Center Vine

Step 5:

Draw alternating stems and leaves attached to the vines.

Step 5: Drawing Stems and Ivy

Step 5: Drawing Stems and Ivy

Step 6:

Draw section lines around the center vines and to separate scallops at the top and bottom.

Step 6: Adding Section Lines

Step 6: Adding Section Lines

We can continue adding a few details such as pen sprays on the ivy and vines, and the design is ready to be transferred for painting.

Finished Ivy Border

Finished Ivy Border

Painting Borders

Borders are usually (but not always!) painted and they are very easy and fun!   What you do depends on your design requirements whether it is a simple touch of color, elaborate layers with detailed white designs, incorporating gold leaf, grisaille, etc.

These are just a few simple suggestions using a limited palette of colors that are easy to paint.  Try substituting the Yellow Ochre with a metallic gold artist paint or metallic gold gel pen!

What you need:

  • round brush (medium and small)
  • mixing palette
  • gouache paint (Opaque White, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber)
  • paper suitable for water-based media
  • pointed pen nib and ink or fine point marker (e.g. Sakura Pigma Micron, Staedtler Pigment Liner)
  • ink


  • Metallic gold paint or gel pen

Start by using tracing paper and a pencil or another method to copy a design on to the painting paper.  After you having finished painting, you can outline the design using a pointed nib with ink or a fine point marker.  Try to make the lines thin and not too heavy or it will look too “cartoonish”.

If the black outline looks too dark, thin out the ink so it is a gray tone, or mix a bit of brown gouache such as Raw Umber for the outlines.

Sample Symmetrical and Repeating Borders

These borders generally follow the same steps when painting:

Step 1:

Paint any areas you want in “gold” first – either with Yellow Ochre or a metallic gold paint.

Step 2:

Paint the flat areas of color (e.g. red, blue).  If you are mixing a color such as green (Yellow Ochre with a bit of Ultramarine Blue), mix enough to paint all the flat areas so the color is consistent.

Step 3:

Use Opaque White to paint details in the flat colors once the paint is dry.

Step 4:

When the paint and paper are completely dry, outline the design if desired, and add in the pen sprays.

These are just a few suggestions and variations:

Sample Flower Border

Sample Flower Border

Sample Alternating Design

Sample Flower Variation

Sample Spiral Repeated

Sample Spiral Repeated

We could also use one color and paint a monochromatic design for a grisaille effect:

Sample Grisaille Style

Sample Grisaille Style

Sample Bar and Ivy Border

Step 1:

Mix up a bit of Yellow Ochre and paint center section, top and bottom scalloped areas on the bar.  You can also add a bit of Raw Umber and paint a few darker strokes to make it look like gold.  Paint a few ivy leaves around the border with the same color.

Step 1: Painting Gold

Step 1: Painting Gold

Step 2:

Bar and vine colors generally alternate, so we will use Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red to paint the top of the bar red, the bottom blue, and switch the colors for the vine.  Note that the vine color changes about halfway at the center gold section.  Paint the remainder of the ivy leaves alternating red and blue.

Step 2: Painting Blue and Red

Step 2: Painting Blue and Red

Step 3:

Mix up Opaque White, and paint a line down the center of the vines.  You might want to mask out the areas as discussed in the Calligraphy Layout: Designing a Certificate post.

Tip: Another method of painting straight lines without masking is to use short, connecting strokes rather than trying to paint one long, straight line.

Step 3: Vine Center Lines

Step 3: Vine Center Lines

Step 4

Using a small brush and Opaque White, add details to the border bars by painting straight lines in geometric shapes on the red bar, and curved line shapes on the blue bar.  You can paint these as simple or as complex as you like – try adding a few white dots in the shapes, painting double lines, etc.  Paint a few highlights on the edges of the blue and red ivy leaves.

Step 4: Painting Bar Design and Ivy Highlights

Step 4: Painting Bar Designs and Ivy Highlights

When the paint and paper are completely dry, outline the design with a thin line of black ink or brown gouache and finish up other details such as pen sprays.

Sample Bar and Ivy Border

Sample Bar and Ivy Border

These are just a few simple suggestions to get you started – try different structures, colors and elements with variations.  Study manuscripts to recreate an authentic border to match a particular letter style, or create something completely contemporary!

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Flowers easy calligraphy

How to to create your own watercolour flowers!

We asked our Artist of the Month Anni Engel to create a new step-by-step brush lettering tutorial for you all and she did not disappoint! She has put together this beginner friendly tutorial which uses two different artistic mediums, brush lettering and watercolour painting.

Follow her steps below and create your very own watercolour masterpiece! The beauty of this tutorial is that it allows you to improvise and add your own unique touch and style to your design! 

So, what are you waiting for? Get your brush pens ready and lets go! 

A list of products you will need:

Step 1

Get your paper and pens ready, we have used green, yellow, orange and brown in our example but you are welcome to choose the colours you want. 

Take your Aquabrush Marker and create messy line star shapes varying in size, colour and placement. Then take your paint brush and dip in some water and here's where the fun starts - create flower petals by painting over the stars you have created. You can make the petals to any shape you like, round, oval, big or small. 

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Step 2

Take a green Aquabrush marker and create some large and small smudge style shapes next to your flowers. We will now create some leaves so vary the amount and size as you like. Taking your paint brush, dip into some water and create your leaf shapes. If you would like some more definition in your leaf shape take your marker and fill in and add more colour. 

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Step 3

Wait for your flowers to completely dry and then take your green and orange Italic Markers and add some line definition to your flowers and leaves. It's important your canvas is completely dry for this step as your Italic Markers may bleed through on a wet surface. 

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Step 4

Time for the final step, now if you're new to lettering you may want to create your outline in pencil first, so taking your pencil gently create the word "Creation". Take your black Aquabrush Marker and go over your pencil work. Now take your Black Italic Marker to add the final touches to your illustrations and create some additional line detail in the centre of your flowers for extra definition. 

Finally, once your ink is dry take your eraser and rub out any pencil work that's still visible (unless of course you're a pro and went freehand, you can skip this step!)

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Calligraphy may be the elegant and fancy method that letters and test is written on some things like diplomas, certificates, invitations and letters. It is itself a type of artwork that requires practice and a gradual hand. The term is derived from the one which literally means beautiful writing. If youd like to learn calligraphy, here is how you can get started.

Materials you will need to start include pencils, a ruler, an eraser, paper or parchment, a dip pen, a fountain pen, ink and paper towels. Make use of a particular variety of pen which has a flat end as opposed to the prevalent round head found on many pens. Where to get your supplies is a craft store or simply a more professional office supply store. Most suitable make use of a dip pen, that includes a removable end, called a nib. You should use different nibs to regulate the thickness and form of the lines. The kind of ink you use is also important. I suggest finding Pelikan or Higgens permanent ink for the writing.

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Just as critical as your writing utensil and ink may be the paper youll be using. You must find acid free paper that is certainly over 20 pounds. The thicker the paper better, as it should take the ink better. Standard paper that people use in copiers and printers is with a rating of 20 pounds and it is too thin for many of us calligraphy work. However , a lot of it may spread once you begin writing and the paper can wrinkle easily. Youll find nothing worse than during almost a complete page and also have the last few lines ruin it. Then you will have to start all over.

Finally you are prepared to get started. Find a good book which includes instructions for writing your sort of art correctly and start out with an effective project. Use the pencil, eraser and ruler to slightly trace where you need to write. Then you will have guide for before you start using ink. As you get better pictures craft you wont have to use the pencil, but its extremely very easy to go overboard when starting you will want to utilize it until you are snug without it. Like varieties of art, calligraphy just takes practice to obtain great at it. The harder you practice better you may be.

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For this first rose-like flower, draw and fill in a small black oval. Add a series of half-circles petals around the oval. Once your flower is about the size you’d like, add the final layer of petals, pointing them slightly at the center.


Now we’ll make some flower buds. Draw a raindrop shape, filling it in with curved stripes. Add two stamen at the point, placing a dot at the top of each.


This next flower is daisy-like. Draw a circular flower consisting of five or six petals that are almost heart-shaped. Add speckles to the center. Draw a V by the center of each petal.


For the next flower, draw a star shape, but round off the points. Add a dot to the center.


To make this flower, draw a shape like a pair of lips. Draw a second pair of lips above and behind the first, but don’t draw the curved bottom line.  Add a half-circle to form the center of the flower. Add speckles.


These round flowers are super easy. Just draw an oval with a second oval in the center. Fill in one of the ovals. Add two rounded leaves along one side of the flower.


Finally, make a berry branch by drawing a slightly curved vertical line. Add rows of V’s to the branch. Place a dot at the end of each line.


Now that we know how to draw a variety of simple flowers, we can combine them into borders or bouquets. Start with a large flower at center, then build a border by adding an assortment of flowers. Draw a curved branch behind the flowers to anchor them together.


Once the India ink is completely dry, you can color the flowers with drawing or calligraphy ink if you want.


Add lettering to your design by changing to a medium slanted nib. You can learn more about writing script calligraphy with a dipping pen by watching my previous tutorial.

I sometimes get questions about how to market hand-lettered pieces. One idea is to make prints or postcards of your work that you can send to potential clients. I scanned some of my hand-lettering and flower borders, then uploaded my image to They turned my design into custom postcards that I can use to advertise my hand-lettering services, or that I can include as a free perk when shipping orders from my Etsy shop.

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