I try to draw something every day. No matter how small.
I’ve realised that my creativity has a sort of muscle memory, and the more I doodle, draw, paint or sketch, the easier my creativity flows.
I also find creating relaxing and meditative so the benefits are huge for me.
However, I don’t always feel like getting all of my paints out or spending hours focused on a big piece of art…..which is why I doodle.
Doodling doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, I suggest that it’s the simplest thing possible.
- Keep your tools simple
- Keep your ideas simple
- Keep your expectations simple
Tools I Use:
I always get asked about the tools I use so here’s a list of my fave doodle tools.
- PAPER: Because I enjoy creating doodle squares I prefer a square paper pad. My current top choice is actually a scrapbook notepad from Paperchase as the quality of the paper is great for ink pens with no leaking and I prefer a ring bound book so I’m not wrestling with the pages.
- PENCIL: I like to use a mechanical pencil so I don’t need to keep sharpening it. I am currently using a Graphgear 1000 by Pentel 0.5mm. I then switch between 2H and 2B leads.
- PENS: I am a huge fan of fineliner pens and for doodling the Derwent Graphik are my first choice. The set of 6 has nib ranges from 0.05 to 0.8. If I plan to use watercolour paints or water-soluble pencils then I use a waterproof fineliners and my go to choice are the Staedtler 308 SB6P Pigment Liners set of 6.
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Creativity is proven to boost relaxation, happiness and even problem-solving skills. However, few of us have a creative outlet that we engage in consistently. Doodling is the answer to this dilemma. It can be done anywhere and at any time, and all you need is a piece of paper and a pen. – Marelisa Fabrega – 7 Benefits of Doodling and How to Get Started