Here's an opportunity to develop a smart doodle drawings technique with an exercise called "Close Your Eyes And Create".
Here's what you need to do:
There's nothing to stop you from turning your page around as you study your doodle drawings to find symbols. Just keep rotating your page until you stumble upon something that catches your eye.
If you think your page is too messy, do another and remember to keep it shorter than last time. This is an excellent exercise because you are only seeing lines and shapes. It's a great way to kick start your creativity.
I didn't think I'd be showing anyone my doodle drawings, let alone this first attempt, but I want you to experience it, to see how liberating this exercise is and how you can benefit from it.
Ok, now I have to admit that when I first did mine, I used a pencil so it hasn't scanned very well but you should still be able to see what I managed to highlight with color pencils.
I recommend a pen because it makes objects more prominent and easier for you to identify. Also, if you need to erase, you won't ruin your original doodle.
Here is my first musical doodle:
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It's interesting to note how I subconsciously highlighted things that pertain to my life.
Once you finish the above process, you can now move on to creating an entirely new canvas using elements that you particularly liked in your original doodle drawing.
Leave the scrawl behind and select outlines that you liked.
You created images that normally would not come from your imagination so this new artwork is unique and completely original to you.
This exercise is not only good fun but it motivates you to continue drawing and creating.
I really regret not writing down the name of the song that I was listening to so please remember to do that on your sheet.
This idea was introduced to me by a lovely lady named Leah from Creative Everyday. Thank you, Leah.
You only need to let go and play with new ideas when you draw, you will surprise yourself and your interest will never wane.
Doodle drawings can be much more than idle scrawl so make sure you take the time to discover why they evolved from your pencil.
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