Hello Planning Mashers!
We are again jumping into one of my favorite things to do – doodling.
Get your Summer mood on your Bullet Journal pages with these easy and fun doodle tutorials, plus a “How To Doodle” video and a doodling worksheet.
I have a lot packed in this post since I love doodling and I think that creating seasonal doodling pages can also be an amazing way to brainstorm theme ideas.
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You know I love doodling, I usually just need a theme and I can keep doodling all day long. As a matter of fact, the weekend came and that’s exactly what I did!
After a crazy two months of end-of-school-year preparations, it finally happened and Thursday was the last day of school. I’m telling you guys, I don’t think I EVER had to work so intensely and under so much pressure as I did while working in BSB International School.
Therefore I thought I could reward myself with a Friday off. The day came, I armed myself with a notebook, some pens, and the first two seasons of “We Bare Bears” (which I’m totally addicted to now!) and spent the day doodling.
All this fun turned into my new “How To Doodle: Summer Doodles” video, which you can check out at the end of the post.
I had a few more ideas and different doodle variations for you, so I made 15 tutorials of other Summer themed doodles. I’m sure with all these step-by-step instructions you’ll be able to create cute little doodles in no time!
To practice, I also made a worksheet and a set of stickers, which are already in the Resources Vault. If you’re not a part of Planning Mashers yet, sign up in a form at the end of the post and get access to the worksheet and loads of other free goodies for your Bullet Journal!
Finally, I also added a lot of doodle ideas and tutorials from other creators as well, so be ready for a huge doodling feast with this post!
As I mentioned in my post Beginner’s Guide To Doodling, the secret to doodling lies in dividing any doodle into basic shapes, so in all my tutorials below, I’ll be starting from some basic shapes.
Before we dive into the doodling, I thought I’d mention some of my favorite doodling supplies, especially for summer doodles.
First, you need good paper, especially if you’ll be using your brush ones for coloring. You can use a high-end printer paper like this one, or get a separate doodling pad. Personally, I prefer to have a separate notebook or pad for doodling.
My go-to notepad is any from Archer and Olive. They are beautiful and have the amazing 160 GSM paper Archer and Olive are famous for.
If you ever decide to get anything from Archer and Olive, be sure to use my code MASHA10 that will give you 10% off your order.
You might also need a pen and pencil, below were two of my favorites:
I also love using fine liners for doodling – they create such vivid black lines! There are many on the market, but these are my favorite ones:
- 4 PITT ARTIST PENS - Features 4 Black Pitt Pens in a variety of nib styles, perfect for a variety of art applications. Includes S (Superfine .3mm), F (Fine .5mm), M (Medium .7mm) and B (Brush 1-5mm) artist markers
- PREMIUM QUALITY INK - Faber-Castell Pitt Pens feature the very best quality India Ink ink that is highly pigmented, lightfast, water and smudge resistant, permanent, odor free, acid-free and pH neutral
- BLACK PITT PENS - Faber-Castell Black Pitt Artist Pens are a universal artist marker that can be used for a variety of sketches! This highly lightfast marker is a favorite for artists, calligraphers and hand lettering enthuasists of all ability levels
Finally, you’ll definitely want some colors for your doodles, especially for summer-themed ones. Here are a few of my favorite coloring supplies for doodling.
Start from an oval. Then correct the shape into the way you want to. You can make it more squared as I did, or maybe just widen the lower end of the oval.
Add a net on your pineapple and draw a dot in each section. Finally, add the green leaves on the top.
Start from two rectangles, the large one on the top and a smaller one at the bottom. Round the corners on each rectangle.
Add some melted chocolate dripping from the top and finally add little ovals on the ice-cream itself. You can skip any one of these steps and play around to get the ice cream you like.
Our basic shapes are two rectangles, I chose to make them cross here, but you can draw them next to each other.
Next step – shape your rectangles into flip flops: round the corners and narrow a bit the bottom side of the rectangles.
Final step – little curved lines coming from the middle to the edges of each flip flop.
With flip-flops of course comes the swimming suit or bikini. Start from a large triangle on the bottom and two smaller ovals at the top.
The ovals are the top of the swimming suit, so add whatever decorations you want to see on it and connect the ovals.
The bottom is the lower part of the swimming suit, so curve the sides on the triangle to look more like that.
Glass of Lemonade
Or water, the beverage type really depends on the color you use in the end.
Start from a rectangle – this is your glass. Then curve the edges and add an oval on the top of your rectangle. Just like that your glass is done!
Inside add another little rectangle with curved edges and draw little circles inside – this is your drink. Leave it as it is, or add some little details, like a straw and a lemon wedge.
Draw a half-circle at a bit of an angle – you don’t want your umbrella to stand straight. Divide your half circle into several parts and connect them at the bottom with curved lines.
Now that you have your umbrella drawn, just add a curves line coming out of its center and a little black dot on the top and you’re done.
Start with a square or maybe a rectangle – depending on the shape you want your bag to have. Then soften the edges and narrow a bit the bottom part of the square.
Add a curved line as the handle and two little circles inside your square at the place where the handle meets the bag body.
Finally, add some summery colors and your beach bag doodles is ready!
The freshness of lemon 100% associated with summer for me, and they are so easy to doodle!
Start with two circles, one inside the other. Try to put them pretty close to each other. This will be the zest of your lemon.
Inside, add triangles with curved edges, all facing the center of the circles. Finally, add little lines to each triangle as a symbol of a lemon texture.
As an extra, you can also add two (or however many you want) little drops on the side.
What summer beach vacations can go without a lifebuoy ring?
Start with two circles one inside the other and leave quite a lot of space between those. Add lines inside the circles as a decoration.
In this doodle, I also had a curved line all around the swim ring to make it look more like the one from yachts. I doodle a unicorn-shaped one in my “How To Doodle” video so feel free to check it out below.
This one is pretty simple. Start from drawing a star, then round up the corners. Finally, add a big dot in the center of the star and draw hidden lines to each star point.
Draw a triangle and a rectangle on the bottom pointy end of the triangle. Soften the triangle edges and draw a wavy line on the top. Then connect the top waves with the bottom rectangle.
Finally, curve the lines of the rectangle and narrow down a bit the upper part. Your seashell is ready!
I love those, they are very easy to doodle and they’re so summery!
Start with a circle and from the center draw 5 little lines. Then add curved lines coming out of the center and going all the way to the circle.
Add more curved lines to connect the existing ones with the next one, Finally, add some curved lines inside of each petal, just to add an extra little dimension.
I don’t know about you, but summer is the time when I take pictures the most. With the sun and good weather you just feel like doing more and filming more, don’t you?
To start, draw a rectangle. On the right side add a big circle and a smaller one inside. Finally details – add a button on the top left of the doodle, a little rectangle under it, and lines all the way between the circles.
Start with two ovals – one will be for a body and another one is for the beak, so connect them accordingly.
Shape the bigger oval a bit like a peanut – the bottom part wider than the top one with a little narrower part in the middle. Then you just need to sharpen the beak part on the left side.
Time for details. First, add the legs – three straight lines for each leg. Then color the tip of the beak black. Finally, add a wing and a tail – a triangle with a wavy end.
This little guy will brighten any page in your Bullet Journal.
Basic shapes are – big oval, two little ovals on the sides, and two smaller ones on the top. Then connect all the ovals to the bigger one and sharpen the side ones.
Turn the top ovals into eyes with a dot in the middle and add some eyelashes (Scientific disclaimer: Real crabs don’t actually have eyelashes. The more you know!). Add two curved lines next to each claw as a symbol of them moving and clicking.
As for the feet, draw straight lines and add sharply curved lines on the side. When coloring you can also add white dots on the top of the body.
Finally, you can find more doodles in my how to doodle video below!
These are all so simple and just looking at the result I see so many fun ideas for Summer themes.
If summer themes are what you’re looking for, by the way, be sure to check my post Fun And Bright Summer Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
More Summer Bullet Journal Doodles
I decided to include here a few tutorials and inspiring ideas from amazing artists from all over Instagram. I’m sure you’ll love their style and take on summer-themed doodles.
I always find it fun to look at other people’s doodles, it helps me see new styles and pick elements that I like and would like to include in mine.
These doodles are so perfect! I have to admire those perfect lines.
It’s also a great example of how even black and white doodles can be fun, happy, and cheerful!
These are actually the doodles from the video above. Makes me dream of hot summers, cold cocktails, and dare I say some seaside.
Boy, I miss my overly hot summers! I live in La Paz now and the weather kind of stays evenly warm throughout the year, it’s never too cold but it’s also never too hot.
Speaking of hot summers, how awesome are these doodles!
With this 2020 pandemic, I haven’t seen sea seems like forever, at least I can look at these cute doodles and remember warm seas and hot white sand.
How beautiful and cute are these doodles. I’m not really much of an ice cream person, but these doodles definitely make me wanna have some.
I really like how the middle one had these lines shade, such a cool trick to add a bit of dimension to your doodles.
I love my summer doodles bright and full of color, but I think my photo editing skills are too bad and the colors don’t really look as bright as they do in real life.
I’m actually surprised and don’t really have an explanation on why I started this list of doodles with black and white ones.
However, all those black and white doodles just prove that you don’t need tons of supplies to rock your pages.
Finally, some bright colored doodles. Love those colors, especially that happy yellow.
I love seeing different people’s doodling pages like these, it always inspires me for theme ideas and generally helps to create a happy mood.
Ok how absolutely amazing are these doodles! They look printed.
I always heard this is an effect you can get with Copic markers but I never saw it. Extremely impressive.
I always find that when you do your doodles tiny they come out looking so much cuter.
Also really loving the bright and beautiful colors, I wonder what kind of markers were used to color these.
How cute and happy these doodles look!
I love that some of them are animated, I find that this is always a fun way to make your doodles stand up.
Technically these are not your usual summer doodles, but her – what can be more summer than seaside?
These are so simple to doodle and can help you create a beautiful summer Bullet Journal theme.
Nothing screams more summer than travel!
This is kind of strange when I think about it since I haven’t been traveling in the summer since my college years. But I guess old habits die hard!
Growing up in cold Russia, summer has always been the best time for fruits. Apart from imported tropical fruits being cheaper and much fresher, you also got tons of homegrown deliciousness.
Fresh strawberries, raspberries, apples, and blueberries. Nothing in shops tastes nearly as good as freshly picked berries!
To practice some of these doodles I have a special worksheet in the Resources Vault. Just go to the Resources Vault page and in the category “MISCELLANEOUS” find a printable “Summer Doodles Worksheet”.
Moreover, you can find there a set of summer-themed stickers, so you can simply decorate your summer pages. Download it from “STICKERS” section, print it out on sticker paper, and add straight to your journal.
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