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Watercolor Flower Doodles– Easy & Fun!

Easy and Fun Watercolor Doodles with Flowers

I hope you are having a good summer.  I have spent some time doodling with watercolors, my favorite artsy thing to do.  Today I am going to show you how I transform puddles of watercolor to flower doodles.  Here is an example of a finished watercolor flower doodle.

detail flower shot up close

This step-by-step is fun, summery art project for you or your kids to try.  I like to share what is fun and exciting for me, because maybe you will take something from it and create your own spin on the idea.

Here’s what you need:

Step 1:  Dip your brush in water and create a small puddle of water on your paper.  Dip your brush in a color from your watercolor palette. Touch the puddle with the color and watch the colors spread.


watercolor circles close up

Drop in additional colors to create different effects.

Watercolor dots

Fill a whole page with the watercolor blobs.

watercolor dots watercolor dots

Step 2:  Allow your watercolor puddles to dry.  Use permanent black marker to outline the puddles.  Or, you can draw flowers right on top, radiating from the center of the petal.


20160711_155524 (740x463) Watercolor Flowers Step 2 (617x740)

Step 3:  Draw flower petals in various shapes and sizes around the outside of the outlined puddles.


Watercolor Flower Doodles with Black Pen

You can stop right there, or you can add additional color with brush markers or your other favorite type of coloring tools.

Step 4:  Add additional color and patterns with markers.  Use a white paint pen on top to make highlights and embellishments.


Watercolor Flowers with Pen and Marker

I had so much fun, I covered several sheets of paper with watercolor flower doodles.

Watercolor Flower Doodle Flower Doodles

Detail of flowers Detail pic of doodles detail shot Flower Doodles Close up

Watercolor Doodles of Flowers


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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

21 Responses to Watercolor Flower Doodles– Easy & Fun!

  1. Gordana says:

    It is very creative and easy.Thank you.

  2. kara says:

    thank you for this detailed and totally fun project

  3. Rhonda H says:

    Gonna do this right away with the two little girls who are my summer art students. (Actually, we meet informally while my son takes his violin lesson from their mom.) Such easy supplies to carry around, too.

  4. Bplv says:

    Love all of your ideas. Can’t wait to ty it out.

  5. Helene says:

    What a great project! I LOVE it and can’t wait to try it…Glad you’re on Pinterest so I could come across your website. Kudos!

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  10. Barbara says:

    Thanks. That was a nice idea!

  11. Marty Bond says:

    Looks like lots of fun! Thank you!

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