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Doodles, Scribbles and iPencil creations by delia
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Doodle - Scribble Art
The Meaning: Idly Drawing ~ Scribbling a design, a figure, or what ever you like...passing time with scribbles, doodles, or making meaningless marks and just aimlessly drawings....well that sounds like me!
I have been doodling ~ scribbling for many, many years. So much so, that I have an accordion file full of scrap papers, envelopes, napkins, newspapers or whatever was convenient to doodle-scribble on. All this while talking on the phone or just carrying on a conversation at the kitchen table or restaurant. I have doodled on restaurant napkins and left them on the table to come back to the restaurant and the servers telling me they kept the napkins, framing them or just hanging them up....what a compliment!
Wikipedia source of meaning in short version:
A doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, generally without ever lifting the drawing device from the paper, in which case it is usually called a "scribble".
Images all the way around ~ upsidedown ~ rightside up - felt-tip pen ~ on watercolor splash ~
art by Delia ©
My doodle art images here are for me sharing on this art form/medium.
I am the artist and have all the rights reserved to the images.
Scribble Away ~Click thumbnail to view full-size
My newest doodle tool...an iPencil!
My daughter gave me a new iPad, an iPad Pro. I enjoyed all the new features with this iPad, besides having so much more memory. Then she bought me an iPencil and that was the crown jewel for my doodling/scribbling. I’ve also used it for other types of art, but enjoy just coming up with a doodle.
I relax every evening by using my iPencil and creating. My daughter wants me to get a program to get into this digital medium, but I don’t want to stop painting with my paint medium. I now do my art design planning with an idea in full color, then go from there with a real painting.
Here are my first IPencil doodling sketchesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Books for doodling?
Gosh to think they have books for doodling, but then it is a form of art...like I said before, you are expressing yourself...and that's what art is.
It's amazing the types and style of doodling represented in so many of these books...they are wonderful, interesting and creative works of art.
I challenge myself to do these "one-line doodles" seeing how far I can go to finish what I'm trying to accomplish with one line. Starting at one point and interweaving, overlapping till I come back where I started.
Some doodles are done with a felt-tip pen and some just plain pen or pencil...you can see here how the Peacock looks at doodle conception stage, then the duplicated version can be seen below.
Peacock ~ One Line!
Imagination and Creativity ~
Doodling is a form of art...you are exercising your imagination by creating...
Doodle to pass the time during long meetings or classes. Now you can learn the fine art of doodling while exercising your creativity at the same time. Creative Doodling & Beyond features a fun variety of projects, prompts, exercises, and ideas to get your doodling juices flowing, while also providing inspiration for how to use your doodles creatively. Artists will begin with some warm-up exercises and basic drawing instruction. From there, they’ll embark on creating projects with doodles.....
One-continued line to make these images
Keep that drawing line going
These are "one-line doodles~scribbles" all done with one connecting continuing line....drawn on envelopes, scrap paper etc. As you can see the horse is my preference to doodle.
Challenge yourself to try a one-line doodle, it's fun and it makes you think...where to go next or back to another point...it's fun!
I never thought about doodling as being an art form...but drawing is drawing and you are expressing yourself as an artist with your imagination and inspirations.
This is a felt-tip crosshatch doodle with an image inside of the design...see if you can tell what or where it is...What started out as a doodle, turned out to be a card....
Felt Tip Pens -
These are great Felt Tip Pens with fine tips and great colors! I love doodling with felt tip pens, they can be made to look like watercolor as seen in my intro photo image...fun to draw and play with your imagination.
Fun folded paper doodle project in color - done with felt tipClick thumbnail to view full-size
Simple steps for folded paper fun art...
1. Start with a square paper, any size, but small is better.
2. Fold the paper three times, more it the paper is larger, but you can go as many as you feel you can handle ~
3. First fold in Half ~
4. Then that portion in Half ~
5. Next fold is a Triangle, split it so the fold will be on each side of the square ~
6. Open the paper and see all of the 8 folds ~
7. Choose one of the corner triangles, draw a design in that triangle ~
8. Place the paper against a window and trace the design into all 8 triangles...you will have to fold the paper to get the right triangle to fill - do this till all the triangles are filled with the design.~
9. The designs should be on the same side of the paper ~
9. Color each triangle the way you like...I prefer matching up corners ~
10. If you wish, take a wet watercolor brush and add on top of the color, it will look like watercolor ~
Hoarding of mindless drawings
I have saved some of these doodles and scribbles for over 40 years...Guess it's called doodle hoarding. I also have many sketch books with my art ideas, illustrations and of course doodles from way back when.
Do you put pen to the paper and make mindless images?
Make it fun ~Click thumbnail to view full-size
Doodle or Scribble ~ are you going to try it?
So, what was your first clue that I like to doodle and/or scribble?
If you haven't done so, then you should make an effort to do so...it's very relaxing, especially when your mind is cluttered. You will find it most interesting with what you come up with...use your imagination, you'de be surprised what you can create.
I enjoy doodling one continuous line...it's more of a challenge for me. In the past I have also created paintings from a few of my doodles.
© 2013 Delia