- Arts and Design
Inspirational Doodle Art
Ahh, the beautiful art of doodling.
Anyone can doodle. All you need is a marker and something to write on. I came across some doodles online a few days ago and instantly became inspired to create my own doodles. (Seen on the left). To me, there is nothing better then some great inspiration-- and that is what I hope to provide for you all right now.
Take a look at these amazingly beautiful pieces of doodle art work and then grab a marker and a piece of paper and start your own! :) Enjoy!
Doodling is fun!
zentangle 8 - Artist: Serene Lewis
zentangle 10 - Artist: Karen Gaskin
Are you inspired yet??
Get a marker! Get some paper! Put some music on. Draw some lines. Color some boxes. Draw some squiggles. Circles! Triangles! Dots! Dashes! Anything you could possibly imagine. Anything goes in Doodle Art. You don't even have to know what you're doing. That's the beauty of it. Once you start, your hand will lead the way. And no matter what you do, the outcome will be amazing.
Start by drawing larger shapes and lines first.. then work your way around the page filling in each little section one by one until you are satisfied with the way your page looks.
Get your doodle on with these supplies!
Doodle digitally with Bamboo Fun!
Bamboo Fun lets you get hands-on with your creative projects, giving you the benefits of Multi-Touch along with the comfort and precision of Wacom's ergonomically-designed pen. With Multi-Touch, you can navigate, scroll, and work with simple gestures in an area larger than on mobile devices or laptop trackpads. For precision work, pick up the pressure-sensitive pen to draw, sketch, edit photos, and add handwritten elements to your creations. The generous size of Bamboo Fun gives you lots of space for creative freedom, making it simple and comfortable to use. Bamboo Fun works with your existing computer: desktop or laptop, PC or Mac. Attach it to a standard USB port and set it comfortably by your keyboard. You can even customize your Bamboo Fun experience by assigning your own shortcuts to the four ExpressKeys. Available in a stylish silver color, Bamboo Fun will complement your current setup. It includes valuable additions that make it ideal for your creative projects.
Combining intuitive design and versatility, the Bamboo Fun is a powerful creative workstation that lets PC and Mac users create digital art with an organic, hands-on feel. Using an innovative tablet and Wacom's "Multi-Touch" system, users can manipulate images and navigate the Web using simple gestures and finger taps. When combined with Wacom's pen-input technology, the Bamboo Fun allows you to write, doodle, and embellish with ease.
More Doodle Drawing
Step by Step Tutorials
Watch these tutorials to help you get started on your own doodles. (Also called "zentangles")
Zendoodle Tutorial Part 1
Zendoodle Tutorial Part 2
Zendoodle Tutorial Part 3
Zendoodle Tutorial Part 4
Study shows doodling helps you pay attention.
Did you know that doodling helps you pay attention? According to TIME Magazine, doodling aids memory.
Why does doodling aid memory? Andrade offers several theories, but the most persuasive is that when you doodle, you don't daydream. Daydreaming may seem absentminded and pointless, but it actually demands a lot of the brain's processing power. You start daydreaming about a vacation, which leads you to think about potential destinations, how you would pay for the trip, whether you could get the flight upgraded, how you might score a bigger hotel room. These cognitions require what psychologists call "executive functioning" — for example, planning for the future and comparing costs and benefits.
Doodling, in contrast, requires very few executive resources but just enough cognitive effort to keep you from daydreaming, which — if unchecked — will jump-start activity in cortical networks that will keep you from remembering what's going on. Doodling forces your brain to expend just enough energy to stop it from daydreaming but not so much that you don't pay attention.
So the next time you're doodling during a meeting — or twirling a pencil or checking the underside of the table for gum — and you hear that familiar admonition ("Are we bothering you?"), you can tell the boss with confidence that you've been paying attention to every word.
- Study: Doodling helps you pay attention.
TIME Magazine study shows doodling aids memory.