You'll only need a couple basic materials to get started: a pen/pencil/marker and some paper. However, if you're super dedicated to daily doodling, then get yourself a blank journal and label it "[Insert Name Here]'s Doodle Diary".
Before you even think about touching your pen to your paper, try to purge your mind of self-criticism and the image of perfection. It's hard to do, but those things just don't mesh with doodling; after all, this is supposed to be relaxing.
A great way to get yourself comfortable with the concept is to try noodling (name doodling)! Just write your name a bunch of different ways—in cursive, block, or bubble letters as shown below:
Other than writing, doodles can be made into pictures. Due to the fact that I enjoy nature, I like to create cute animals. However, you can really do anything you want—let your mind wander! If you need some quick inspiration, click and print my free Doodle Template—it has a variety of illustrated animals that can be colored in:
Whether you enjoy doodling as a past time or if you use it to relieve stress, I hope you found this post a useful resource.
I'd love to see how your unique doodle creations have turned out! Please send me a picture through my Facebook or email. Then, I'll choose a winner and feature them in my next post.
Have fun doodling!