I know that this is an obvious idea and probably everyone has doodled before, but sometimes we still have no idea what to doodle and even doodling can become a difficult task.
What are the benefits of doodling?
When you doodle you strengthen your memory and improve your focus. Doodling also helps you generate ideas, and it is also a great stress reliever.
Here are a few key benefits:
- Doodling helps you concentrate.
- Doodling can help spur up creative insight.
- Doodling can help process emotions.
- Doodling alleviates stress.
- Doodling can be a creative outlet.
- Doodling can help you learn and focus better.
- Doodling helps big-picture thinking.
When you doodle you strengthen your memory and improve your focus. Doodling also helps you generate ideas, and it is also a great stress reliever. Here are a few key benefits:
I asked my nephew to join me to create a beautiful doodle artwork. To start your doodle picture you need a pen, crayons, pencils, and a piece of paper.
What we did was buy sketch book, pen and marker and just scribbled random lines without much thought. Just lines here and there as we saw fit. We made lines overlap and cross each other. I think we always struggle with what we should paint, draw, sketch and where to start, even with something as simple as doodling where there are no rules at all.
I would like to encourage everyone to take a plain white piece of paper and pen and just start drawing random lines, then fill those lines with more lines, dots, squiggles and shapes and everything that comes to mind.
Doodling can be anything, from names or signatures repeated over and over again, it can also be cartoons, abstract patterns and scribbles. Let your mind and hand move freely without being stressed.
If a big piece of paper is intimidating, start with a smaller piece of paper so that you do not feel too overwhelmed. You can also change up the thickness of your pen to fill in the lines, this helps to build contrast. Do not worry too much about it at first just simply have fun and enjoy the process.
Contributed by Deonie Miller of Clamber Club Sports– Claremont