How to Create 5 Doodle Designs

Learn how to turn basic doodles into eye-catching collage fodder.

If you love a bit of doodling and collage-making as much as I do, then you’re in the right spot. This video is actually part two, so don’t forget to check out part one!

To kick things off I demonstrate a really fun design on black drawing paper using a white gelly roll pen. This is a super simple process – you just draw straight lines in different diagonals to form small diamond shape designs. Then, fill these diamonds with lines in various directions. Or, you can play with keeping the diamonds empty and see how that changes the look and feel of your paper!

Next up, I switched over to white paper and a variety of markers. I started experimenting with curvy lines, this time alternating between small and bold shapes. Don’t be afraid to play with the width and design of your lines and shapes, or even add some tiny doodled pictures or circles. You will not find out what you love if you don’t spend time playing!

In the video I continued to doodle with circles, wavy lines, and scribbles. Each design and pattern has its own meditative element and I find my mind quieting the more I doodle. You can spend as much or as little time as you want on these papers. There’s no right or wrong way to do it – just follow your intuition!

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Supplies Used

Mixed media paper 108 lb.
Black drawing paper 
Artist Tape, repositionable – ½ inch white 

Choose at least one white and one black pen:
Gelly Roll 08 pen – white
Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.2, 0.5 & 0.8 – black
Stabilo Pen 68 Brush – black 
Pigma Micron Pen – black 
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush – black 
Artistro Paint Marker Pen, extra fine point – white
Posca Pens

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