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10 Videos (30m)
    • Intro

    • Preparing the plywood base

    • Choosing the word and font

    • Cutting the stencil

    • Thinking about doodles

    • Planning the patterns on the wood

    • Drawing the doodles 1

    • Drawing the doodles 2

    • Drawing the doodles 3

    • The big reveal


About This Class

Do you love to Doodle? Would you like to be able to make some cool Doodle Typography?

In this class you will learn how to turn your doodles into a piece of Art. You will be working on a piece of plywood, choosing your own word and font and then cutting a stencil. You will get some ideas about different styles of doodle, creating movement and flow with your lines and then developing your own style.

Let's get doodling!

36 of 36 students recommendSee All

This is an excellent way to make custom text, loved it!
Mira Metzler

I Teach Makeup @Skillshare

Pretty cool stuff indeed! Well explained and nice example as well.
it was a joy watching you draw. thank you for sharing that.





Joe McMenamin

Artist - Illustrator - Teacher

Joe McMenamin is a painter and printmaker and the flowing organic patterns that ripple through his works have won him a following throughout New Zealand. Joe has a bachelor of media arts from the Waikato Institute of Technology. He teaches art part time at Naenae College in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Joe loves teaching and gets lots of the ideas for his work through interactions with his students. His students also experience first-hand the different processes involved in his prints, drawings and paintings.

In Joe’s latest series of nautical themed screen prints his detailed drawings are screen printed as a ship and anchor or a deep sea diver. Joe then carefully drops coloured powdered dye pigment in the midst of the image, and the colours splash across the print, making each one bright, exquisite and unique. He finishes the print with some hand drawn pattern to represent the water.

Joe’s recent paintings depict a range of subjects painted directly onto the medium of plywood - it is a natural medium that attracts him and he makes the frames for each piece by hand. He is interested in New Zealand native birds. Joe skilfully paints these birds directly onto the plywood, which gives them a raw quality and showcases his photorealistic painting technique. He often applies a layer of Danish oil overtop, which brings out the grain of the wood and the jewel-like paint colours.