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Doodles, Scribbles and iPencil Creations by Delia

Updated on February 17, 2020

What you can Create

Bottom image but reverted colors
Bottom image but reverted colors | Source

Images all the way around ~ upsidedown ~ rightside up - felt-tip pen ~ on watercolor splash ~

so what do you see???
so what do you see??? | Source

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".

art by Delia ©

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My newest doodle iPencil!

My daughter gave me a new iPencil, 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 sketches

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Books for doodling?

Gosh to think they have books for doodling, but then it is a form of 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.

Peacock ~ One Line!


One-Line doodle

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 can see here how the Peacock looks at doodle conception stage, then the duplicated version can be seen below.

Make it fun ~

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Dog playing with Rabbit - one-line-doodle artOne-line drawing of a HorseMaple leaf one-line-doodleHorse head doodleCat Stain Glass Doodleone ugly cowSquirrel and a nut  collection of doodlesmountains - giraffe
Dog playing with Rabbit - one-line-doodle art
Dog playing with Rabbit - one-line-doodle art
One-line drawing of a Horse
One-line drawing of a Horse
Maple leaf one-line-doodle
Maple leaf one-line-doodle
Horse head doodle
Horse head doodle
Cat Stain Glass Doodle
Cat Stain Glass Doodle
one ugly cow
one ugly cow
Squirrel and a nut
Squirrel and a nut
collection of doodles
collection of doodles
mountains - giraffe
mountains - giraffe

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'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.

My favorite

doodle crosshatch
doodle crosshatch | Source

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 -

Pentel Felt Tip Sign Pen, Set of 12  Assorted Colors (S520-12)
Pentel Felt Tip Sign Pen, Set of 12 Assorted Colors (S520-12)
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 to draw and play with your imagination.

Fun folded paper doodle project in color - done with felt tip

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Take a piece of white clean square paper, any size you want, but smaller is better to start...this is 5" x 5"Fold the paper three in Half ~ then that portion in Half ~ the next fold is a triangle ~ then open upOne half seen with the finished colored designFold again in half (finished here)fold the triangle...
Take a piece of white clean square paper, any size you want, but smaller is better to start...this is 5" x 5"
Take a piece of white clean square paper, any size you want, but smaller is better to start...this is 5" x 5"
Fold the paper three in Half ~ then that portion in Half ~ the next fold is a triangle ~ then open up
Fold the paper three in Half ~ then that portion in Half ~ the next fold is a triangle ~ then open up
One half seen with the finished colored design
One half seen with the finished colored design
Fold again in half (finished here)
Fold again in half (finished here)
fold the triangle...
fold the triangle...
see my Name? that's the doodle
see my Name? that's the doodle

Simple steps for folded paper fun art...

easy steps

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 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 ~

Mindless drawings, but fun....

I have saved some of these doodles and scribbles for over 40+ years..They may be mindless, but at the time stress release.

Many of my sketch books are filled with my art ideas, illustrations and of course doodles from way back when.

Do you put pen to the paper and make mindless images?

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Created 01/22/2013

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'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's more of a challenge for me. In the past I have also created paintings from a few of my doodles.

© 2013 Delia

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    • Ram Ramakrishnan profile image

      Ram Ramakrishnan 

      2 years ago

      Scribblers and doodlers there are aplenty;

      Of being ridiculed, scorned - a bit tenty;

      Demonstrated have you, that we too belong;

      Creative artists have we been, all along!

      Wonderful doodles on a wonderful hub page.

    • poetryman6969 profile image


      5 years ago

      Love the doodles!

    • J - R - Fr13m9n profile image

      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 

      5 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      @Rynkman I am addicted to doodling and scribbling. I have written a hub on employing doodling or "scrap art" in writing articles to illustrate the point of what the writer chooses to emphasize. A writer of modest means can disassemble a junk mail envelope, fold and rip and start creating a masterpiece. Just before hooking onto the internet, I scan my "modest means masterpiece" from a second hand scanner a neighbor provided me with. On my aging Pentium II central processing unit there is imaging software on the hard drive to crop and alter the image if I so choose. The end result are digital masterpieces which I can use not only to enhance my hubs, but I can also use these images as background for HubPages and Twitter.

      By the way your doodles are creative and beautiful.

    • delia-delia profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @rubygem1: Ahhh, scribbles are a form of Art...yes indeed save your scribbles, you will always enjoy your progression...thanks for the sweet comment

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      6 years ago

      Your scribbles are the best ever---wish my art was as good as your scribbles. I will be saving my scribbles from now on though. You motivate me---Lynn

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      Heidi Vincent 

      6 years ago from GRENADA

      I wish I could doodle like you do :) Great doodle art lens, d-artist!

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      What wonderful doodle art you have here. The one liners are something else, I love your art.

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      Diane Cass 

      6 years ago from New York

      Your horses are magnificent! I used to doodle all the time, horses especially. Mine aren't nearly as good as yours. That's a horse in the cross-hatch design. Love it! I really love the folded paper doodle. I have to try that. Your lens has really inspired me.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Your one liners are very good. I love them.

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      Renee Dixon 

      6 years ago from Kentucky

      I love peacocks, will have to take a stab at that one! Great lens :)

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      6 years ago

      My dear, I can't wait to see that book of yours with doodles and scribbles and other art along with your personal anecdotes and stories. Quite impressive!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, you are an amazing doodler. I love to doodle but haven't ever accomplished anything like your beautiful art. I think doodling is so relaxing. Thanks for sharing your talent here. Enjoyed.

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      7 years ago

      Oh my, you give doodling new meaning and I can sure see why you have saved some for over 40 years....this is art. I've never done one line doodles and love that of course do it to perfection...I'm marveling along with everyone else and FB liked to share with others...beautifully presented and fascinating! :)

    • LisaDH profile image


      7 years ago

      WOW! Those one-line doodles are amazing. They're beautiful to look at just because the art is lovely, but when you realize they're drawn from one line, they're an absolute marvel!

    • wiseriverman profile image


      7 years ago

      These are beautiful doodles, real art. You're very talented.


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      Maria Burgess 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Beautiful doodles, Delia. I love your horses and that peacock is very pretty. The one-line doodles are amazing! I never thought of doing them but, that's your department! ;) I enjoyed this peek into your artwork.

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      7 years ago

      You are very talented. I love to doodle and scribble but mine do not look remotely as good as yours.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome stuff, doesn't do it justice to call it doodling!

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      7 years ago

      Love your doodles. Anything from Delia is so beautiful. You are the best and we love you clear up to God.

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      7 years ago

      Hi Delia,

      We sure are glad we visited your doodle sight! Thanks for the link. Hope the others check in, too! You doodles are beautiful!

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      Gayle Dowell 

      7 years ago from Kansas

      I just started doodling for relaxation. It really relaxes the mind once I get started. Lovely lens. These would make great coloring pages!

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      7 years ago from Iowa

      I doodle quite a bit. It a wonderfully creative way to pass the time and improve my drawing skills. Love your one line drawings. What an interesting challenge.

    • nicenet profile image


      7 years ago

      Fantastic pictures. I am a lover of art.Painting and drawing is like a balm to the soul.

      I think the picture in the cross hatch is a horse. Well done.

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      7 years ago

      I admit it. I doodle. But my doodles don't come out looking like real art. whereas yours do! Wonderful pictures. I especially like the 'stained glass' cat.

    • takkhisa profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent art work! I really liked them.


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