Are you ready for the magic of the holidays? Are you ready to get creative and make some stuff?
Today's drawing tutorial is super simple (because I know you'll be very busy for the next few weeks!).
This primitive little Christmas tree doodle can be done in just minutes (depending on the size) and is perfect for bullet journal pages, ornaments, tags, and other Christmas crafts.
So, are you ready? Awesome. Let's make trees.
For doodling on paper, all will you need is:
- Permanent black ink pen
- Coloring media of your choice
Note: Use much lighter pencil lines that I did here so that your lines will erase easily.
Draw a wobbly triangle. It does not need to be even, and it will look better if it isn't. You can make it whatever size you wish your tree to be. Mine is about 2.5 inches tall.
Connect the bottom of the tree and add a half rectangle for the trunk.
Don't do what I did and get it off center the first time. ;)
Draw some lines across the tree this way to be ribbon or garland. Again, the more uneven the are, the better.
I added another set of lines inside the ribbon, so it can have two colors. You can do this, leave it open, or add any type of doodle/textured filler.
Then it is time to draw the shapes for ornaments. Since mine was very small, I just used simple circles. If your tree is bigger, you can use any shape you like.
Once you have added all of your decorations, carefully trace the lines you want to keep using your permanent pen. Don't forget to add a little something on top. I used squiggly lines for a more folksy star.
When the ink has dried, erase the pencil lines.
You will have a nice, clean outline. It will be cute enough to use just like that. Or you can move on and color it in.
Use whichever coloring tool you prefer and color your tree and decorations. I used markers here, but colored pencils or watercolors would be great too!
7. Draw More Trees!
Once you see how easy these are, you will want to draw at least one more.
Once you've gotten the hang of it, you can put them anywhere. For holiday decor, draw or paint them directly onto:
- Glass jars
- Greeting cards
- Wooden shapes
Or just pop them into your journal or planner as you organize for the holiday chaos.