My Botanical Line Drawings and Doodles

Creating botanical line drawings and doodles is a new favorite hobby for me. I have loved working my way through Peggy Dean’s Botanical Line Drawing Book. It has helped me explore new flowers, leaves and other botanicals that I can draw and add to my art. This book makes it very simple to learn how to do botanical line drawings and turn them into doodles and other flower art.I have loved working my way through Peggy Dean's Botanical Line Drawing Book. It has helped me improve my drawing skills and doodles.-myflowerjournal.com

Practice Botanical Line Drawings 

The Botanical Line Drawing book is set up so you can practice right in the book. It has step by step drawings for each plant and a box at the bottom where you can practice drawing the leaf, flower, cactus or succulent shown in the steps above. There is plenty of white space where you can continue to practice. I challenged myself to do one or two pages a day. Sometimes I was having so much fun I just kept going. You can see my drawings in the “draw it” box on the pages below. (Here’s a new edition of Botanical Line Drawing.)

 

You can practice in the Botanial Line Drawing book. You can see my pen drawings in the draw it box. myflowerjournal.com

 

Botanical Doodles

After working my way through Peggy’s book I decided to try some botanical line drawings in a doodle style. I really like the simplicity of working with a piece of paper and a black pen to create flower art. It feels good to just use two simple supplies to be creative. Here are some of my botanical line drawings and doodles. Black and White botanical line drawings and doodles I drew after practicing in my Botanical Line Drawing Book. myflowerjoural.comPracticing botanical line drawing helped me draw these black and white botanical doodles. myflowerjournal.comFor the doodle above I did just leaves . I love flowers and use them in almost all my art. For this doodle I challenged myself to do something without flowers.

Background Doodles

I find my botanical doodles look more complete when I added some small designs in the negative spaces. It makes them look fuller and gives them more movement and life. Here are some background doodles I like to use.

I found my black on white doodles looked more complete when I added some small designs in the negative spaces.myflowerjournal.co

 

Have fun creating your own botanical line drawings and doodles!

 

 

Learn about my Watercolor Flower Doodles on Splattered Paint.

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How to do watercolor flower doodles on splattered acrylic paint on myflowerjournal.com.Children can learn to do this too! Its a great summer activity for all ages.

3 Responses to My Botanical Line Drawings and Doodles

  1. I just bought the line drawing book and can’t wait to take it with me camping ! Thank you for the extra ideas !

    • That’s a fun idea to take it camping. I haven’t seen the new edition yet. I’m curious to see if it’s just a new cover or more content.

  2. Is the new addition different than the first one or is the cover just different? I love the first one just wanted to make sure the second was different before I purchase.

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