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Doodle Art: Get Creative with Gel Pens

Keren Duchan, Doodler, Teacher

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9 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Welcome

    • Supplies

    • Gel Pens

    • Warmup

    • Combining Black & Color

    • White Paper

    • Black Paper

    • Kraft Paper

    • Acrylic Background


About This Class

In this class, we will explore ways to incorporate color into our doodles using gel pens. 

If you’ve never doodled before, you might want to take one or both of my previous doodle art classes before taking this class:

Doodle Art: Basics and Beyond

Doodle Art: Curvy and Organic Designs

But even if you’re an absolute beginner, you should be able to dive right into this class.

All you need for this class is some paper, a black pen, and a handful of gel pens. I’ll tell you about the different types of gel pens I’ve tried, and which ones I recommend and why. We’ll practice some warm up doodle designs using gel pens and a black pen, and experiment with different ways to combine the two. Then we’ll doodle over white paper, black paper, and kraft paper. Finally, we’ll paint a messy dry brush acrylic background and doodle over it with a black pen and a gel pen.

So grab a black pen, some paper, and a couple of gel pens, and let’s get started!

19 of 19 students recommendSee All

Great class! A lot of examples and patterns for beginners. Doodles aren't as easy as they look! :O My admiration for doodlers just went up ten-fold after this class. Doodles might look simple, but they are definitely something that requires immense patience and ability to just "let it go." I tried to do a loose doodle, but I always ended up going back to one or two designs to start with (like an object drawing or a word).
Amy Lin

1-1 Online Chinese Teacher, Learner & Doodler

Keren's teaching style is fantastic! She simplifies the process and encourages us to try new materials and techniques.
Keren provides a lot of simple doodles for practice, then demonstrates more complex combinations on various papers. Inspiring class!
Anna Day

Calligrapher & Designer





Keren Duchan

Doodler, Teacher

Hi! I'm Keren. I work mostly with traditional media - pen, ink, and watercolor - processing my work at times using Photoshop. My work is mostly experimental, whimsical, colorful, detailed, abstract, and translates easily to a surface pattern.

I'm here to encourage you to follow your creative path, grow your skills and confidence, and have fun with it!

You can also find me on Instagram and on YouTube. Drop me a message - I'm always happy to hear from students and fellow c...

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