I’m a doodler, look at a church bulletin, a meeting agenda, a journal, or any piece of paper that sits in front of me during any type of meeting or large gathering and you’ll see my designs all over the place. I’m not talented at drawing or the person people come to when they need something replicated or symmetrical or for a display. I just like doodling and there are even several studies that suggest doodling is good for you.
I also LOVE colored ink in felt tip pens and new markers with all different points on them and crisp, clean heavyweight white paper. So, I suppose it’s only natural my kiddos enjoy these things as well and even though they have free access to those items all the time, they get stuck in a rut, just like the rest of us, and like the opportunity to try something new!
Last week, we discovered continuous line drawing after reading Meg’s post and spent a few days making all sorts of pictures with this concept. My sister and her 3 boys were visiting and jumped right in to create with us.
Continuous line drawing is basically the process of just not lifting your pen when drawing and making interesting spaces to eventually fill with color. Anywhere with large open spaces, like the owl’s chest or the butterfly’s wings, keep using the continuous line method or draw various patterns and go back with colored markers to create additional designs.
In the interest of not reinventing the wheel, there is also a short video Meg posted that may explain things in more detail, if you’re into detail. Otherwise, pick up a black marker or Sharpie and get doodling!