Let’s celebrate summer with a few easy-to-draw seasonal doodles! These are perfect for embellishing cards, gift tags, hand lettered quotes, and more. You can draw them just about anywhere to add a touch of summer fun.
All you need is a pencil, eraser, black marker, and your favorite colored markers/crayons/colored pencils. Or, you can draw digitally on your iPad with the Procreate app and Apple Pencil. Ready? Let’s get started. I recommend sketching these doodles with pencil first, then tracing them with your marker and adding color.
First, draw a tall upside-down “U” shape, then connect the open part at the bottom with a slightly curving horizontal line. This will be the body of your popsicle. Next, draw a tall, thin “U” shape below it for the popsicle stick. Finally, draw two more upside down “U” shapes inside the popsicle to add the idea of texture. Color it in any way you like to represent your favorite flavor.
Start this doodle by drawing two vertical lines that are slightly closer together at the bottom than the top and connecting them with a curving line at the base. This will be the body of your cup. Next, draw a backward “7” for a straw. Draw an oval at the top of the cup. This will overlap your straw in the back, so if you’re sketching with pencil, you’ll want to erase the overlapping line. If you are using a marker, pick up your marker and hop over the straw before continuing your oval. Draw a wavy line inside the cup to represent the top of the liquid. Now, add color! I used a light yellow to represent lemonade, but you can draw any kind of cold drink you like best. Iced coffee, anyone?
The body of your pineapple is a shape that I think of as a squashed oval. It’s slightly larger on the bottom than at the top. Next, draw a series of spiky leaves on the top of your pineapple (I recommend an odd number, like 5). The tallest spike should be in the center. For texture, add some tiny “v” shapes to the body of the pineapple. Color it in, and your pineapple will be complete!
The first shape you’ll draw is the body of your bag. This is a trapezoid shape that’s smaller at the bottom and larger at the top. Don’t worry about making it perfect; part of the fun of doodles is that they are hand-drawn and each one is unique. Next, add a handle by drawing two arch shapes, one slightly smaller than the other. This will overlap your base shape, so be sure to erase those extra lines before tracing them with marker.
Once your bag is drawn, all that’s left is to embellish it. I added a series of vertical stripes, but you could substitute those for any other pattern you like. Try polka dots, stars, suns, palm trees, or words for variations! Color in your bag, and enjoy!
FLAMINGO POOL FLOAT
This one looks tricky, but it’s easier than you think! Start with a basic oval. This will be the center of the float. Now, draw a curving line for your flamingo’s head and connect the base of the neck to the left side of the oval. Starting behind the head, draw the outside edge of the ring by going around the oval.
Give your flamingo a beak and a neck. The neck should connect it to the outer edge of the ring you just drew. Add an eye and color it to finish your doodle. This doodle can also be changed slightly to make a duck or other animal shaped ring.
What do you think? If you try these doodles, I’d love to see how they turn out and how you put them to use! Be sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share pictures and we can all be inspired.
Want more doodles? Before you go, be sure to check out these other doodle tutorial posts!