For a brainless exercise that is mildly functional, I created a watercolor doodle art of flowers on card stock so that the end artwork can be folded and mailed as a notecard.
|Practice version in my art journal.|
I did a practice version in my art journal and then repeated the same concept on a notecard with one "bouquet" on 1/2 and another "bouquet" on the other half of the card.
First, use a round brush to swish circles of color across the page. I chose shades of yellow and orange for the practice version and half of the notecard; and purple and blue for the second half of the card. Use a smaller round brush to paint stems and leaves. Then use either a fine tip marker pen (my practice version) or colored art pencils to draw in outlines on the flowers, stems, and leaves.
|The first half of the notecard|
|Make exaggerated outlines with colored pencils.|
|Embellish the stems and leaves with outlining.|
|The second half of the notecard.|
|A pretty practice piece to write a note inside and mail.|