Beginner | 2 hours
Taught by Pam Garrison
In the first part of Pam’s doodling course, learn how to use basic mark making techniques to start building doodle designs. With pens and a sketchbook, Pam walks you through her go-to methods, providing prompts for when you’re stuck, and showing you how to use color and scale to explore a single motif.
Learn how to:
  • Approach doodling with basic marks and techniques
  • “Shake up” your doodling if you’re stuck
  • Use scale and style to change a motif

Chapters
00:46
00:29
Doodling 101
23:24
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Micron pens
  • Gel pens (Pam uses Sakura Gelly Roll)
  • Scratch paper
  • Sketchbook (Pam uses Strathmore Mixed Media)
  • Markers (Pam uses Koi Brush Pens)
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Creative Doodling
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    Part 1:
    Creative Doodling: Get Your Doodle On
    Pam Garrison
    In the first part of Pam’s doodling course, learn how to use basic mark making techniques to start building doodle designs. With pens and a sketchbook, Pam walks you through her go-to methods, providing prompts for when you’re stuck, and showing you how to use color and scale to explore a single motif.
    Part 2:
    Creative Doodling: Exploring Pens and Lettering
    Pam Garrison
    Pam has never met a pen she didn’t want to try. While a basic pen is great for doodling, playing with other pens and markers can help expand your style and the look of your doodles. In the second part of Creative Doodling, Pam introduces you to a few of her favorite tools and also shows you some fun lettering styles. Learn how to start organically doodling, filling the page with patterns and colors as you go.
    Part 3:
    Creative Doodling: Working on Different Types of Paper
    Pam Garrison
    The surface upon which you draw can have a huge impact on your doodles. Follow along as Pam doodles all over solid, printed and vintage papers. Learn about responsive doodling, using inspiration from what is already on the printed surface to create your design. As a bonus, Pam shows you an easy way to gather your papers into a homemade sketchbook and how to build a large-scale design to create doodled wrapping paper.  
    Part 4:
    Creative Doodling: Filling in with Line Work and Color
    Pam Garrison
    By now, we hope you’re feeling comfortable with doodling and having lots of fun experimenting with new styles. In the final part of this course, you will take your skills to the next level, learning how to reference photos and patterns to inspire simplified doodles. Pam shows how to segment images to easily turn them into a doodle and create contour. 
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