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I often find myself drawing flowers in my planner or notebooks to brighten up the margins, so I wanted to show you five of my favorite, super easy stylized flowers to draw using Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
Using the brush end of the markers I start with a lighter color to draw two main petals at the front and one peeking over from the back, then I use a slightly darker shade to color the petals in, leaving some space for the first color to show through in between petals.
Next I draw a simple stem and leaves, making use of the brush tip to vary the size of the line by applying more pressure as I draw the leaf.
I then use an even darker shade of both pink and green to add some simple lines as detail. Watch the video below to see it all come together.
I start with a light shade of yellow, and using the brush end I create the first layer of petals. Then, using a slightly darker shade of yellow create more petals in the spaces of the first layer. Next comes a simple stem and a leaf or two, before adding short black dashes to create the seeds in the middle. Watch the video below to see it come together.
These super stylized versions of Poppies are really easy! You start with a lighter shade of orange, drawing a circle in the middle. Then go around it with a darker orange or a red. Next I draw wavy stems and fuzzy bulbs, before adding a few black dots in the middle. Watch the video below to see the process.
Lavender flowers are particularly great for brightening up the margins of your planner without taking up too much space! I start with a wavy stem in a blue-green-grey color, then add oval petals down each side, gradually increasing in size. I use a darker shade of purple or blue to give some definition to the bottom of the petals. Voila, super easy! Watch the video below to see.
Are Dandelions actually flowers? I'm not really sure. But they're super fun to draw! I start with a light blue, or purple, drawing spokes all the way around the center. Then I do the same thing with a slightly darker shade. Simple, slightly-curved stem, add a little more color to the center, and you're done! Watch the video below to see the steps.
Dahlias are some of my favorite flowers. All those little petals, and the colors...oh my! I start with the darkest shade in the center, drawing little curved triangles. Then switch to a slightly lighter shade and keep adding petals. Switch to a lighter shade again and repeat as many times as you like. A simple stem and some little stalks and you're done! Watch the video below to watch it come together.
I was having so much fun I ended up drawing a couple of extras! If you end up drawing some of these flowers I'd love to see! Leave me a link in a comment, or tag @BrownPaperBunny on social media!
7. Cacti Flowers
So technically you're drawing the whole cactus here, but they're pretty fun to draw, and really easy, so why not! You can either start with a cute pot, or draw the cactus as if it was in the ground. Then add a couple of green blobs and upside-down tear shapes and you've got your base layer. Next, add some little flowers on some of the cacti branches. Next use a darker shade to give some definition to your cacti and you can draw in little spikes (I draw them as tiny 'V' shapes). Use a darker shade to also define your pot and your flowers and you're finished! Watch the video below to see how I drew mine.
8. Billy Buttons
As a kid we had Billy Buttons growing all over the place on our farm, and I used to think they were called 'Belly Buttons' — which to a little kid is just about the funniest thing you can imagine!
These are super easy to draw. You start with a pale yellow circle, then use a slightly darker yellow to give some definition along one edge. Some straight stalks, and a few dark brown or black dots and that's all there is to it. They look really cute on a yellow-themed planner page though! Watch the video below to see how easy it is.
I draw these little flowers all the time and I think they most resemble Aster Flowers. They only take a few seconds to draw, and you could make them in any color!
Start by drawing thin petals strokes outwards from the center, all the way around. Then add a simple stalk a cute curvy leaf or two and you're finished! Watch the video below to see how I drew these.