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I love adding doodles that go with my monthly theme to my bujo but… I’m not the best at drawing lol. If you’re anything like me, these step by step doodle tutorials will help you get your bullet journal looking super cute
I tried to cover both super easy tutorials and more complex ones for those who are better at doodling. So, no matter if you’re a bujo pro or just starting out, you’ll find something here that will help!
Here are the ones for Vol.1:
Photo credit: Sue on Instagram
Before bujo doodling, I didn’t feel like I could draw ANYTHING. I’m left-handed so teachers trying to teach me in school was impossible, I get frustrated, and I don’t have artistic parents to help me. Tutorials like this one absolutely save me, and I’ve come so far! If you’re wondering how to draw a book. She makes it incredibly simple. The book is lifelike, the overview is simple, and she even has step by step instructions
Light Bulb Moment
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Everything begins with an idea, and a little light bulb going off in your head. When I really think about everything a light bulb can stand for, I realize how much I love doodles with them incorporated. Light bulbs signify new ideas, innovation, brightness, and positivity 💡Because of that, you’ll definitely want to know how to make them for your bullet journal doodles and trackers! Her tutorial is easy to understand, the light bulbs are professionally drawn, and she even gives different shapes of light bulbs
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Spring is in the air, and so are the fresh and bright doodles to go with it! In my bullet journal, I have season themes in the months of December, April, July, and September. Spring is my absolute favorite doodling season, and a lot of it has to do with perfecting the seasonal artwork! In this doodle, you can learn to make tulips, umbrellas, flower pots, and eggs. The drawings are simple, cute, and very decorative. Spring has definitely sprung and I’m so excited that I almost wet my plants 😜
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This is another version of a book doodle tutorial from your favorite book worms. I know, I know… I already posted one book tutorial. But this one is a way easier for those of you who are just beginning, and the books themselves turn out smaller so you’d use this drawing at different times. I like to track which nights I read in my habit tracker, and this cute and simple book makes it easy to draw a book or stack of books very quickly. I thought I’d share both and let you decide because this nerd uses both regularly!
Unicorn Step by Step
Photo credit: Splendid Scribbles on Instagram
In high school, I had a unicorn themed bedroom. It was happy, sparkly, and full of life and uniqueness. You know how the famous quote goes… “in a field full of horses, be a unicorn”. I love that and I think it’s really important. Drawing a unicorn opened my bullet journal up to so many different themes. She makes it easy to draw, and the unicorn itself is so gorgeous and lifelike. This really is magical 🦄
How To Draw Bears
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I can’t even cope with the cuteness of these drawings, it’s truly unBEARable. This is a tutorial on three different kinds of bears: brown, panda, and polar. Each type of bear is drawn in each stage. I must admit, this isn’t beginner stuff. The drawings are very detail-oriented, incredibly cute, and unique. Plus, who doesn’t love donuts? This is beary inspirational!
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How do you set up the week in your bujo?!!? YOU PLANET! But seriously, check out this awesome planet drawing tutorial! I love space themes, like absolutely cannot get enough and for me, it’s imperative that I have a good idea of how to draw planets. This is simplicity and it’s finest, and the drawing itself is out of this world! They are so cute, each one is unique, and she does an amazing job with her step by step. I love this to the moon and back 🌚
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Noses are red, fingers are blue, I never get tired of cute winter themes, how about you? As a Michigander, I have had to learn to perfect winter doodle decorations such as gloves, coffee, snowmen, hats, and fireplaces because well, I’m drawing them so freaking much. It never stops snowing around here, I swear! No matter where you’re from this winter doodling theme is adorable. This shows you how to make all of the above, and more
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This Holiday how-to screams happy Holly-days! When you’re looking to draw a festive wreath filled with joy, detail, and merry and brightness, this is the tutorial for you. She makes drawing something that looks extremely intricate quite easy, and she decorates the page with other inspiration as well. Happy holidays, and remember to always be yours-ELF
Step by Step Summer Doodles
Photo credit: Isabella on Instagram
I have to admit, this is kind of my go-to as far as drawing tutorials go. I’m not a good artist on my own, and I need step by step easy to understand instructions to shine artistically and for motivation purposes too. Her Instagram is filled with that, and a TON of different themes! There’s a summer theme, a Halloween theme, a leaf and cactus theme, Christmas theme, and even a magical and space theme with clear instructions and easy drawings. If you’re looking for it, it’s probably here. Take a look!
Origami Step by Step
Photo credit: Ingvill on Instagram
Can you do origami? I was always so jealous of friends and classmates who could create such unique art right in the palm of their hands just by folding pieces of paper. Well, I’ll be honest… I can’t create it in real life but I can sure draw it and draw it well thanks to this tutorial! She focuses on planes and doves in this how-to, and makes 3d lifelike artwork so easy to draw by using simple shapes and step by step directions to help you visualize. This is a very inspiring theme, and I definitely use it in my doodles!
How To Draw Pizza
Photo credit: Sue on Instagram
Slice slice baby! Let’s be honest, it’s crucial that we all know how to draw a crusty, chewy, yummy piece of pizza. This signifies parties, the weekend, eating out, and just… well, pizza What more is there even to discuss? 🍕
This is the easiest tutorial on drawing a slice of pizza I’ve ever seen while still being intricate and detailed. She even shows you how to draw cheese coming off the pizza and how to draw certain toppings like mushrooms as well. This has a pizza my heart, for sure
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Step by Step Shells
Photo credit: Splendid Scribbles on Instagram
People often tell me I have a resting beach face. They aren’t wrong, I love the beach 😉 It holds such a special place in my heart and I love spending summers at my family’s cottage or spring breaks in Florida collecting seashells and relaxing by the water. This tutorial on drawing different kinds of shells will have you saying “shell yeah” because they are so detail-oriented, gorgeous, and perfect for that summertime theme. In fact, I’ll be honest, this drawing is absolutely incredible. I can’t match it, but I can come somewhat close and I love using it for inspiration. Sea you at the beach 🏖️
Step by Step Movie Theme
Photo credit: Doodle Me This on Instagram
Have you guys seen the Avengers movie? I saw it, but I learned that my dad is a movie theatre clapper… So at what cost? I love everything about the movies. I love buttery popcorn, reclining seats, and I even love to have an adult beverage here and there at the movies. If you’re looking for a good movie or acting doodle, this is a simple yet “showstopping” how to. I love the camera film, it’s so retro! And the popcorn looks just buttery enough for me to be munching on. Enjoy the show! 🍿
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I’m so bad at drawing animals. I don’t know what the problem is, but for some reason, little furry friends are the hardest concept for me to grasp. I can’t just have any old tutorial when trying to draw animals, I have to have one exactly like THIS. This simplifies and essentially dumbs down drawing the cutest of animals including a bunny, penguin, chick, and bear. She uses the simplest of shapes, the easiest of directions, and the most straightforward yet adorable drawing style. I use this in more than just my bujo doodles, but in everyday life. You’d be amazed at how many times you’ll catch yourself drawing these now that you can!
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Photo credit: Tanja on Instagram
Before I found this tutorial I was feeling pretty bamboozled out of my own artistic abilities. I never thought that I would be able to draw a detailed bamboo tree but here I am, bambooing away! In four easy and straightforward steps, she outlines exactly how to draw this panda friendly tree, and the concept is extraordinarily simple. This will be your new “bam” boo thang 😃
Photo credit: Isabella on Instagram
In a field of horses, be a unicorn 🦄 This tutorial is magical AF. When you need some sparkle in your doodles, or you’re going for a fabulous theme, this is right where you need to be directed. You will never be too old for unicorns, sparkles, shooting stars, or, well… donut cats! I love how adorably cute this theme is and it’s truly a day or month brightener. Shine on!
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I’m a 90’s chick, so movies like “The Land Before Time” make me incredibly happy. Honestly, I just love dinosaurs in general and ancient history. If you’re looking for a cute little long neck to draw, this tutorial will make it very easy for you. The dinosaur is cute, green, and intricately drawn while still being relatively simple Dino-mite tutorial!
Step by Step Roses
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Will you accept the final rose? Bachelor season is almost upon us and your girl is the biggest fan. Nothing makes my night better than Bachelor Monday and sometimes I catch myself with Friday night vibes. This rose tutorial is amazing, and I use it to document my favorite bachelor nights. She gives four different ways to draw a delicate and gorgeous rose and gives easy to follow instructions on each. These are so beautiful, and you won’t want to miss out on learning how to draw them. Stop and smell the roses 🌹
Step By Step Backpacks
Photo credit: Julia on Instagram
Back to school means picking (and drawing) the perfect backpack. At the start of my freshman year of college, I finally caved and bought a Northface backpack and I’m so happy I did. It was more expensive but it never broke on me, it holds so much, and it’s designed with a student in mind. I would have thought because of the straps and folds of backpacks they would be extremely complicated to draw, but this tutorial makes it easy! It’s very lifelike and perfect for a back to school theme ✏️
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