Enjoying the many types of doodle art.
I do enjoy a good doodle. Always have. No doubt always will.
I doodled a lot as a child (often on things that I wasn’t really supposed to be doodling on), and still enjoy it as a way to relax.
Here are some of my favourite doodles, I hope they inspire you to do some of your own.
Over the last few years there has been a lot of interest in doodle art, in particular with the introduction of the version trademarked as Zentangle.
I have quite a few Zentangle books, and have been very inspired by the beautiful patterns. I like to use my favourites and combine them with my own to create “make it up as you go along” designs.
I love creating ATCs – Artist Trading Cards, which are small pieces of artwork. Click this link for more information about Artist Trading Cards – Introduction to Artist Trading Cards.
Doodle art can be incorporated into all sorts of different crafts.
Sometimes the doodling is the background and the main feature of the piece is actually a blank space. This works very well for Zentangle-inspired art pieces. This technique is very easy to do, but looks dramatic and unusual.
You can start the doodle off with an image. Printed, stamped, die cut or collage pieces – there are many options for this.
There are many styles of doodling. I rather enjoy the “kawaii” style that is based on Japanese and Korean characters. These are very simple to draw but look cute.
You can include doodle art in journals, card making, scrapbooks and more. It is such a versatile art form.
Combine Zentangle type designs with your own artwork to create original pieces that have extra impact.
Start your creativity with a simple stamped or sketched design and just start doodling. Don’t worry too much about what goes where…just let the dots, lines and squiggles flow from your pen how they will.
Here are links to my reviews of two of my personal favourite books of Zentangle patterns. These books are great value and have loads of inspiring designs you can use (and adapt) for your own creations.