Looking for something green and lucky to doodle in your bullet journal for March? How about a splash of fun shamrocks?
The great thing about these magical little plants is that they are timeless. They can be enjoyed all year and make a great filler for any floral drawings.
Can you draw one? Sure! If you can draw a heart shape and a straight line then you can draw a shamrock.
They don't have to be perfect because real plants are never perfect either. They just have to be FUN!
Here is what you need. (I recommend practicing on scratch paper before you try drawing in your journal if you just starting out.)
- Copier paper or other drawing paper
- Pencil (I'm using a super fancy Disney school pencil pilfered from my daughter, haha). Usually, I recommend a Bic mechanical pencil.
- Sharpie pen or other permanent pen
- Coloring supplies (markers, colored pencils, gel pens. Whatever you like.)
- Clipboard to hold your paper (optional but helpful!)
- White eraser
Draw a loose circle. It can be any size. It will disappear later, so it doesn't have to be tidy. This is just to help you mark the center of your shamrock and gauge the size.
Step Two: Draw Three Curvy Lines
These are the centers for your shamrock leaves. If you want to make a four-leaf clover, add one more line.
Step Three: The First Side of Your Leaf
Starting at the top of one your curvy center lines, draw a loose half-heart shape. Just like doodling a heart on the margin of your notebook.
(If hearts aren't your thing, this also looks like an ear.)
Repeat step 3 for the other side of the leaf.
NOTE: You can play around with the shape of the hearts to get some variation in your shamrocks. Tall, skinny, and uneven hearts also make interesting shamrocks!
Draw in the rest of your leaves using steps 3 and 4.
Once you add your stem, you may decide some leaves need to be bigger or smaller to "fit" or have better shape. You can draw new lines beside your old lines.
They all get erased in a minute, so don't worry about it looking rough.
Once you are happy with your shamrock shape and size, carefully trace over the design with a permanent pen. Be sure to just ink in the lines you want to keep!
Let the ink dry for or a minute, then gently erase any remaining pencil lines so that you have nice, clean line art.
One shamrock isn't really enough. Why not play around with the design and make a few more?
This is the fun part! Add textures and patterns to your shamrocks for more pop.
If you are using your shamrock patterns for decoration, you can color them in with your favorite tools.
Or, you can leave them blank to be used as trackers in your journal or planner. Then color them in one at a time as you meet a goal.