Doodle Art For Beginners
- 8 March 2021
- Posted by: Yogitha Karthik
- Category: Education
Doodling isn’t just an amazing way to take a break after an exhausting class, but it can also help you improve your creative capabilities and discover your passion. As long as you unwind and let your hand think, you’ll have unique and interesting dazzling doodles. If you want to learn more about doodle art, simply make sure of the following:
You Need To Look For Inspiration
This is the tricky part. A lot of times, looking at others’ art, or anything for that matter, does not seem to inspire you. If you don’t feel excited to draw, you can overcome this by challenging yourself in new ways. You can just sit with a pen and paper, and let the creative juices flow. To challenge yourself, try scribbling randomly till it takes some shape or form, or try to draw something that is in front of you upside-down.
Have The Correct Tools For Doodle Art
You will find so many exciting supplies that will help you doodle. In any case, you don’t require costly brush pens or highlighters to start doodling. Another enormous advantage of doodling is that it serves as a creative outlet. It’s probably the simplest approach to let your creativity flow since all you require is something to draw with and something to draw on. This could be a pen and a piece of scrap paper, a napkin, a paper bag, or even a receipt.
But if you’re interested-
- Fineline pens- you need to have different nib sizes. The finer details can be done with small nibs and the outlining work can be done by the larger nibs.
- Coloured pens, coloured pencils- Doodling does not necessarily require colour pens. Using black pens can be fun too but adding colour just makes it look more attractive without putting in the extra effort. The brand does not matter as long as you have a variety of colours, you’re good to go. In case you have trouble finding smooth and affordable coloured pens, a great alternative is coloured pencils. This can add depth, texture, and richness to your doodles
- Circle makers are great. It seems like an impossible task to draw a perfect circle. No matter how much you try to control your stroke, you almost always fail to make a circle the way you want. For this, you can always use a circle stencil/ compass. This comes in extremely handy when you need to make a mandala that requires you to make circles in different sizes.
Maintain a Sketchbook To Keep Records Of Your Doodle Art
This will help you track your improvement. These previous doodles are full of ideas and inspiration. You can always look through those when you find yourself uninspired.
How do you get confident with your doodles? To boost your confidence, there are a few things you can add to your everyday routine:
(i) Practice each day. This is the conspicuous answer, but on the other hand it’s the most honest. The more you practice, the better you will get.
(ii) Draw what you like. Doodle art can be a great stressbuster. So draw whatever you feel like without trying to make everything look perfect. This way, you won’t get bored and view it as a ‘chore’ you need to complete everyday.
Doodle Random Objects
Doodle art can be anything. It can be something you see, like a cat sitting on a bench or even a cityscape, anything you hear, your name, a random person’s face, stick figures, animals, mandalas, eyes, or even flowers. You can draw a self-portrait, caricature of yourself, a sketch of any object from different angles, etc. To challenge yourself, you can draw yourself double your age, or as a superhero.
Your doodles don’t look as good as the inspirations on Pinterest? That’s okay. You’ll take time to gain confidence. Shrex Learning offers an online course on doodle art for beginners.
It’s a great place to start if you want to learn the basics of doodle art like mandala patterns, plant doodles, food doodles, bookmarks, etc.
Some Doodle Art Tips For You To Get Started:
- Don’t start with something complicated. Start with random shapes, scribble. Warm-up first.
- When you try to replicate something, see them as multiple shapes coming together instead of seeing them as they are.
- Draw things that make you feel happy. Pick a spot that you feel positive in. Sit there and doodle.
- Use a variation of thick and thin lines to give your doodles shadow, depth, and that extra perspective.
- Last but not the least, remember YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG. There is absolutely no right or wrong way to doodle. So just go with the flow.
Among other things, doodling:
- Acts as a stressbuster.
- Enhances creativity and improves memory.
- Helps in relieving boredom.
- Improves your understanding of your mood & feelings at that particular time.
- Helps you concentrate and increases productivity.