Hi! Japanese Illustator Mom, KOKO!
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Ever wished that you could draw?
Are you into Bullet Journal, and interested in drawing your own?
Or maybe you’re looking for drawing activity for your kids for fun? 😀
I had noticed that many people are interested in drawing….but they struggle.
in this post I’m going to talk about how to draw doodles!
Get FREE Printables Coloring, Practice Sheets
There are a lot of freebies are available for Summer Doodles!
– Coloring Page for older kids 6 or 7 +~?
– Practice Doodle Sheets (small icon versions)
– Practice Doodle Sheets (large icon versions)
They’re stored in my resource library under DRAWING section.
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I hope you get inspired by this post.
Drawing Tips / How to draw doodles for beginners
I initially made this activity for kids, but I do think this is good for grown ups who want to try drawing!
My professional background, is Illustration.
I started drawing when I was 7 years old or so – and drawing (and food) have been alway my favourite things to do.
I’ve seen some people saying “How can you draw like that ???” ” I wish I could draw…but I don’t know”
I’d like to give you some advice from my experience.
Drawing is something you can get better by practicing!
Drawing tip 1 -Keep it simple.
It’s important that you keep everything simple!
Start from simple shapes like circles and squares.
For drawing angle, start from the easiest – mostly Flat / Front angle.
Drawing tip 2. – Start with Pencil and Eraser
Never start with a pen.
Use a pencil and an eraser because you are going to be correcting lines all the time. 😄
Even when I work on concept for a client work, first I usually use pencil, too.
I don’t feel comfortable with pens.
Do you want to know what’s good eraser? THIS eraser is by far, the BEST – in the whole world.
Drawing tip 3. – Copy and Practice
It’s fine to copy someone’s works as long as you use them as practice. 😉
I think it’s important that you copy someone’s works in the beginning.
Once you become comfortable with drawing, then you will start to develop your style.
Keep practicing! Drawing is same as swimming or cooking… you do more and you become better!
Drawing tip 4. Find doodle friends, inspire each other!
It’s fine if you want to keep your drawings to yourself, but drawing hobby becomes more fun once you start sharing with friends who have same interest.
It can be Facebook or Instagram, find a Drawing / Doodle groups and get inspiration and feedbacks.
Meet up with friends, bring own notebook and just doodle over a cup of coffee…mmmm! Doesn’t it just sound nice and cozy?
Drawing tip 5. Don’t stress – Enjoy!
Don’t stress or hate if you can’t draw.
Everybody sucks at drawing at first! It’s normal!
The most important is that you enjoy drawing.
Drawing is a great way to express your creativity and brain exercise.
GET Free Doodle practice sheets
I drew 18 Summer Themed Doodles, and made 2 types of worksheets!
A, Step by Step Doodle Drawing
B, Tracing and Drawing
For A) there is a example below:
You can see what steps I took to draw each doodle. 👇👇
Last step of doodles are grayed out, that’s where you can trace and practice. 😀
And they are what you’re going to draw 👇👇
For B, Tracing and Drawing,
This is enlarged, selected doodles on a page.
They are grayed out so you can trace them.
There is also some space on the bottom, where they can draw themselves 😁
Perfect for kids indoor activity or someone who likes to draw bigger.
All of them are stored in my Library page. Under a section Drawing.
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I made 18 Summer Doodle items 😃 and made practice sheets.
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There are more free giveaways too – have take a look ! 😃
To read more details about worksheets – scroll down 👇
Suggestions? Comments? Questions?
This is the first time I made a practice sheet. I have no idea how many of you are interested in drawing, but if you do download them – I hope you enjoy!
If you have any feedbacks on my practice sheets or requests – which I’d love to hear – always feel free to contact me!