Doodle It Up!

A Place for not so serious ART

Sunday, October 10, 2010

30 minute doodle

I can't believe how I have let this blog fall apart.:(
A thought about doodling
Doodling is a relaxing activity. It is about feeling the pen or pencil glide across the paper, playing with the visual elements without the pressure of producing something that is conventionally accepted. Isn't that the goal of creating great art too. It seems only natural that the process start with a doodle.
This doodle was done last week during a planning period when I was subbing for a middle school math teacher. This was the perfect way to unwind and feel confident about what I can accomplish in a short time. I relied on my memory for this one and I'm pleased with the results.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Let the doodle fun begin!

Well this is exciting! Stephanie sent me her first doodle. The circle on the left is the circle she chose to use. And the circle on the left is Stephanie's doodle creation! I love it!

Thanks for playing Steph! I hope you'll do some more!

Everyone else is welcome to join in!
Just go to the Doodle game post for details:)

A doodle Game!

Sorry I haven't doodled in a while! Pretty pathetic huh? I should be able to do at least a doodle once a day, right?
If you head over to Chalk it up I explain how I came up with the idea for the game.

On with the game!

Below you will find 8 incomplete doodle circles. Grab the circle and print it out actual size is on a 3"x5" index card. I used a simple black bic pen to start the doodle. You may use any drawing implement of your choosing. Complete the doodle. Scan your completed doodle and email to me at In a new post I will display your doodles. :)

First, Here is a doodle circle that I completed, for a little inspiration!


Here are some circles that I started: Choose one of these doodles to print out and complete
Doodle 1

Doodle 2

Doodle 3

Doodle 4

Doodle 5

Doodle 6

Doodle 7

Doodle 8

I hope somebody wants to play along. This blog has been abandoned for so long, I'm not even sure if I have any readers.

Happy doodling! I look forward to seeing your doodle creations!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Doodle Tip #9 Illustrate your thoughts and ideas. Today my kids and I were looking up how to moonwalk on youtube. We discovered that it is a simple illusion that with some practice is an impressive trick, as we all know! Michael Jackson was a musican and a magician! This is a silly doodle but remember doodling is not so serious art! Have fun!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wonky 1950's Car BEEP BEEP!

Doodle Tip #8 Doodle down your ideas! Don't worry about preciseness or details just get it down. Warm up with a doodle or two. This doodle is a warm up for a very large painting that I will be doing in the next day or two.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Face it!

Doodle Tip #7 Start by drawing a face! Doodle when you're sad, angry, happy or confused. You may be able to work out your feelings through pictures and words.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Doodle Bird

Doodle Tip #6 Grab a magazine for inspiration. Flip through the pages and find an object with an interesting shape(I flipped through a home decorating mag and found a picture of a framed bird print). Draw your object of interest and continue doodling around it. Make a decorative border and fill the negative space with shapes or an imaginary landscape.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tiny Bubbles...

Doodle tip #5 Mix it up a little! Switch your writing implement a few time during your doodle. In this little doodle I used, pencil, black felt tip marker, black ball point pen and colored pencils.
Also mix up your technique. For example use different shading techniques like the tiny bubbles to create a gray value or the smooth blending with a pencil.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Italian bridge

Doodle Tip #4 Get a drawing tablet and stylus fordoodling on the computer (I'll need to get one)

I just found this cool website called Doodlebug

It is an online community of Doodlers! I set up an account as Doodleitup and drew my first doodle. I did this doodle using a mouse, which I found very difficult to control. I looked at a picture of a bridge, that was on an Italian restaurant menu, lying next to me on my desk. I think I may need to get that drawing tablet
Here's my first attempt, click on this.... Italian Bridge

It's pretty cool! You can watch how I drew it in animation mode!
Here's the screen capture of my doodle
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Pen doodle

Doodle tip #3
Start your doodle with a word or letter and doodle away!!
This doodle was done using a black ball point pen!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Birds of a Feather!

Doodle tip #2 Start with a large shape in the center of your paper. In this case, it is a leaf shape.This is my doodle inspiration. Begin doodling around and within that shape. The drawing will evolve from there.

This was a quick doodle that took place while I was talking with my sister on the phone this morning.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Doggy Doodle

Doodle tip 1# Use a writing implement that you love the feel of when you make a mark on the paper. This doodle was done with a sharp pencil:) The pencil would get dull and I would sharpen it again with an electric sharpener. NOTHING LIKE A SHARP PENCIL TO GET THE DOODLE JUICES FLOWING!!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

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