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Friday, 11 July 2014

Doodling & Stuff

I've never been very good at intentional doodling... I can never think of what to draw... and then I run out of time.

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?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

NaNoWriMo Countdown



I think we can safely say that the 'schedule' has gone out of the window - I almost (only almost) forgot to post this.

There are now only

123 Days

to go until the start of NaNoWriMo 2014!