And taking inspiration from absent minded doodling doesn't help... cos all I seem to draw is swirly lines and my initials (I know it's a bit narcissistic).
I subscribe to a YouTuber who goes by the name Peter Draws - and he is an epic doodler. So I sometimes look to him for tips on how to doodle (I know it sounds silly but I feel intentional doodling gets me in a creative mood).
Anyway Peter did a video where he drew a big mandala - which intrigued me...
I too wanted to try drawing a mandala.
And then I came across another video by a different YouTuber who kind of gave you a step by step on how to get started.
So I had a go myself...
I don't think it turned out too bad for a first attempt (especially seen as I was watching a horror movie at the time of drawing it)... I just drew whatever came to me - yellow stars, green lines, black zig-zags - whatever. And when I outlined the last bit it just felt finished.
What sort of things do you doodle?