Hi everyone! It’s Dayna from @daynadoodles and today I’m going to show you how to doodle your favorite summer activities in your bullet journal.
- STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen
- Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens
- Mildliner Highlighters
- Mildliner Brush Pens
- Zensations Technical Drawing Pens
- Zensations Colored Pencils
- Zensations Metallic Brush Pens
- Funwari Brush Pens
- Bullet Journal
Step 1: Sketch Your Summer Doodles
Start by sketching your summer favorites in doodle form with the STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen. I use this pencil for everything because I love how light the lead is and I don’t have to fret over erasing pencil lines. Plus, it’s smudge free! My summer favorite doodles included activities like camping, star gazing, bike riding, and more.
Step 2: Outline with A Fine-tipped Marker
Next, use the Zensations Technical Drawing Pen in 0.1mm to write over the title and doodles. These fine-point marker pens are perfect for writing, sketching, or outlining in various sizes. I always outline in 0.1mm because I like the look of thin wispy lines, but I always have the option to go bolder with these drawing pens with the other point sizes.
Once you are done outlining, erase the pencil lines with the eraser from the STEEL M-301 Mechanical Pen. Don’t worry about smudging the ink or the pencil lines because the ink is smudge-free!
Step 3: Add Color to Your Doodles
Now it’s time for the fun part—coloring in your doodles! I used several different materials for this, but I started coloring with Mildliner Highlighters (one of my essential bullet journal tools).I like to switch between the dual-tip ends because the fine tip is perfect for coloring in the tiny spaces whereas the highlighter tip is perfect for broad strokes. I also used Mildliner Brush Pens to gradually shade in the doodles.
Next, I colored in the stars with the Zensations Metallic Brush Penin Gold for a fun shimmer look. I also used the Funwari Brush Penin Gray on the camping tent after shading it in with the Gray Mildliner Highlighter. I like the contrast between the light gray from the Mildliner Highlighters and the dark gray from the Funwari Brush Pen.
I like to experiment when creating so I used the Zensations Technical Colored Pencils as a base shade for the lemonade. It gives a cool blended look when coloring over it in the Mildliner Highlighters and Mildliner Brush Pens.
Step 4: Add the Final Touches
With the Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen in Dark Green, I added a finishing touch to the turtle to bring a pop of color and different texture to it. I love using these gel pens as a final touch to my drawings. They are so fun and come in so many different colors from light to dark!
Finally, I added some finishing touches to the drawings with the Zensations Technical Pen in 0.1mm.
Then I decided to add a shadow to the title! I used the Gray Mildliner Brush Pento give it a cool effect while keeping it minimal so as not to take away from the drawings.
And there you have it! A super easy and fun bullet journal spread to create for the summer. I hope this brings some inspiration and creativity to your own bullet journal spreads. For more bullet journaling inspiration, check out How to Create a Bullet Journal Key/Legend.