You want to know how to doodle Essex? No rules… Just do it!
I’ll return to this topic from time to time in the coming months because I know it’s always helpful to receive pointers, but I’m serious when I tell you that there are no rules. When it comes to doodling, there should never be any rules. I’ll share some optional (and hopefully helpful) guidelines, but remember, there’s no right or wrong way to doodle. Period.
If you’re one of those paint-by-pictures types, or even just a doodler waiting for a few good ideas to prime your creative pump, I’ll pass along some tips on how to doodle.
Tips for How to Doodle
First off, consider the tips in “How to Doodle: 12 Steps“, a helpful article with appropriately doodled illustrations.
- Don’t think about what other people will think. Just focus on your drawing, and go with your instincts.
- Don’t worry about erasing… Use your “mistakes” to guide your doodles in a more creative direction…
- Be creative and draw real-life objects, but give them a… cartoony look.
- Try using different kinds of fillings for some solid objects or add lines to the edges of a drawing or piece of art to add a 3-D effect. (wikiHow)
Another clever idea proposed in this article is to Doodle what you hear. Because doodling is experienced visually it’s easy to overlook the fact that you don’t need visual inspiration to doodle. Try starting with a song, a sound, an overheard conversation…
How to Doodle Video
And because a video is sometimes the best inspiration of all, take a look at this “walk-through” of how to doodle:
I’ll return to the topic of how to doodle again in the future to pass along tips as I discover them. Perhaps you have a helpful pointer? Please share it in the comment section below. Thanks!
- Need help focusing? Start doodling (theglobeandmail.com)
- The Doodle Revolution: The Higher Purpose Of Doodling And How It Boosts Your Visual Literacy (feelguide.com)
- 13 Original Doodles Created on Snapchat (mashable.com)
- How often are you doodling in your business? (rawcarrotblog.wordpress.com)
- The higher purpose of doodling (worldobserveronline.com)
- The secret doodles of Kafka: Surprisingly free of doom and gloom (lostateminor.com)