Hello again! It’s Nicole from Plans That Blossom - I’ve teamed up with Faber-Castell once again to show you how to draw 5 fun little planner-related doodles!
I often get asked how to get started with drawing, and my 2 biggest pieces of advice would be…
Start simple. Everything is made up of basic shapes pieced together, and if you take it step by step, you can draw anything!
Practice! If drawing is something you want to improve on, make time for it in your life! Doodle something every day, join a challenge, or even carry around my favorite Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen in your bag, and use it to doodle on napkins and receipts when you’re on the go!
I’ve chosen 5 planner icons, and broken them down into 4 simple steps each. Follow along and keep practicing!
-Try adding a thicker outline using a thicker nib pen. I suggest using Pitt Artist Pens in size XS and S for the base, then outlining it with size F or M to make it stand out!
-Add a shadow along the side and bottom edge using a grey Pitt Artist Brush Pen (my favorite is warm grey 272!) You’ll be surprised how much this can elevate something so simple!
-To push it even further, color in your doodle! You can do this with colored pencils, markers, watercolors - whatever you feel comfortable with! (Check out Faber-Castell’s website to see all the incredible products they have available)
-Lastly, remember that no one is perfect… doodles are just that, doodles. Imperfections are what make each individual style unique - Embrace it!
If you’re not a doodlebug, keep an eye out for a fun printable sheet filled with doodles that you can use in your own journal!
Thanks, and enjoy!
Nicole Barlettano is a seasoned designer and illustrator living in the tri-state area. She is a bullet journalist known as @plansthatblossom, a chronic doodlebug, and a lover of list.