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Fill A Page - 7 DAY Doodle Challenge

Jane Snedden Peever, Creativity & Mindfulness

Fill A Page - 7 DAY Doodle Challenge

Jane Snedden Peever, Creativity & Mindfulness

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11 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Fill A Page 7 Day Doodle Challenge Trailer

    • 2. Setup

    • 3. Day 1 Flowers

    • 4. Day 2 Leaves

    • 5. Day 3 Spirals

    • 6. Day 4 Outlines

    • 7. Day 5 Overlaps

    • 8. Day 6 Inking The Line Art

    • 9. Day 7 Inking The Details

    • 10. Bonus iPad Doodling

    • 11. What's Next

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About This Class


Doodling can be one of the most fun and relaxing hobbies and so perfectly portable that you can take it with you anywhere you go.  What a great way to unwind in this busy fast paced world we live in.

Come along with me and let's draw together in a 7 Day Challenge.  Each day I will challenge you with a new technique that will work us towards filling an entire page with beautiful doodles. 

This course is set up over 7 days, but you can do it at whatever pace works best for you.  If it takes a couple weeks, no problem.  Each day is set up that once you finish one challenge, you move onto the next one, until we have finished filling our page and completing our doodle.  

The Very Simple Supply List:

  • Paper or Sketchbook - I use Letter size - 8 1/2 x 11" copy paper.  This will work with any size paper.
  • Pencil - I use a mechanical as it never needs sharpening, but any sketching pencil or HB will work great
  • Eraser - I use both a white eraser and a putty eraser
  • Art Pens - 3 different tips are plenty - anything from sharpies to microns will work

I have provided a printable copy of the finished line art and the finished artwork for the doodle in this challenge.  These can be found in the file attachments section under the Your Project section.  You can use this to help you get a close up look at some of the techniques I share and how I work my doodles in and around each other.

At the end of the challenge I offer a bonus lesson for those who love to work on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.  You can do this entire challenge on the iPad Pro if you would like.  I love doodling using both methods.

If you are looking for more doodling ideas or want to learn more about how I draw my designs in this doodle you can check out these other classes I offer on Skillshare

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Jane Snedden Peever

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- Create Some Space For Yourself, And Enjoy Simply Creating Something From Your Heart-

One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to carve out some space everyday for a little creativity.  It doesn't have to be elaborate or complicated, just simple and fun and speaks to your heart.  Drawing has been my way to bring myself back to centre and create a calm space in my life where I can follow my own imagination.  Be it doodling fantasy like creatures, creating geometric designs, or just filling a page with flowers and leaves.    The process itself is where the magic is, enjoying putting pencil to paper, or apple pencil to iPad.  Whatever speaks to you and helps you enter that world of imagination.  

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1. Fill A Page 7 Day Doodle Challenge Trailer: Are you looking for some inspiration to pick up that pencil and start drawing? Are you looking for a fun and relaxing activity that is portable and easy to do? Then this seven-day doodle challenge is just the thing for you. My name is Jane and I'm going to be your guide. I'm going to walk you through seven fun-filled days and you'll get to see my process step-by-step. We'll start with a blank page on day one, and by day seven, we will have a complete and beautiful detailed doodle. This challenge will inspire you with daily goals and I will draw right along with you. You can do this challenge at your own pace. If seven days doesn't fit into your schedule, you can do the challenge over two or three weeks. I've divided the challenge into seven days to encourage you to keep drawing and inspire you to the next level. All you need for this challenge is paper, pencil, pen and eraser. But for any of you who love to doodle on the iPad, I have a little bonus section at the end that shows you how I do the same challenge on the iPad. So join me on this seven-day doodle challenge. Grab your paper and pencil, and I'll see you there. 2. Setup: Let's get started on setting up for our 7-day doodle challenge. First, let's go over the supplies that you're going to need, they are very simple. The first thing you're going to need is a blank piece of paper. I use 8.5 by 11 inch copy paper. It's easy to find, it's inexpensive, and it works perfect. Next thing you're going to need is a pencil. I love to use a mechanical pencil because my point always stays sharp and I don't have to sharpen it. Any sketching pencil or HB pencil will work great as well. Next you're going to want an eraser. I like to use a white eraser for erasing all my lines once I've done my liner and I also like using a putty eraser because it's great for getting into small spaces. Finally, you're going to want some art pens. You don't need very many of them. I usually suggest about three different tip points a fine, a medium and a thick, and you can use any different brand that you like. I like Microns, I like Farber castell and I use Sharpies as well. Now the way that I've laid out this class is I've divided up the techniques into seven different days. So each day we are going to explore a different technique. On day one, we're going to try flowers. On day two, we're going to try leaves. On day three, we're going to do spirals and other shapes. Day four, I'm going to show you how to do my outlines. Day five, we're going to work on overlaps. Day six, we're going to get to the inking process and day seven, I'm going to show you how I add in my detail. This helps us focus on one technique at a time and gives you one challenge a day to keep you moving in the right direction. Then as a bonus day, I'm going to show you how I do the same doodle process on the iPad, a short little lesson on a few tips and techniques on how you can use everything that we just learned to do it in a digital format on the iPad. Each day, I'm going to provide a drawing demo of how I used the technique. So you'll actually get to see me drawing in action for the techniques that I'm teaching you. This Doodle challenge is setup over seven days, but if it takes you longer than seven days, that's fine. It doesn't matter how long you take to do each day's challenge, as long as you keep coming back and doing the next day. The whole purpose of this is that I want to inspire you to pick up that pencil and get doodling for fun, relaxation and it's a great way to spend your time. So if you're ready to go, let's get started on day one. 3. Day 1 Flowers: Let's jump into day one of our challenge. I'm going to explain this as I go. Day one is all about flowers. We are only working with flowers today. Now, there's two ways that I approach doodling. One, is I start at one side of the page and I work my way all the way over to the other side. The second method, which is the one I'm showing you today and is my preferred method, is where I place elements in various locations around the page, and I keep coming back and doodling more and more in, in layers. As you can see here, I've started with my first flower, and I've placed it in the top left corner of the page that I'm working on. I usually start with about three focal points, and then I work off of those. I'm going to place three fairly large flowers around this page, in three very different locations. Now in this challenge, you can follow along with me and draw exactly what I'm drawing. Or you can work with your own ideas but just follow along with the principals. Remember, this is day one. We are only working with flowers today. I'm going to place three basic focal points on this page to begin with. When I sit down with a piece of paper and I want to doodle, I almost always use my pencil. I really love the feel of the pencil. I feel very liberated with it, because I know that I can erase anything that I don't like. For example, here I didn't quite leave enough space in between for that last petal. I just erase it out and make it fit the way I want it to. Also these flowers that I'm placing first, they're usually the largest ones in the whole doodle. They get me started. They put something on the page, so then I'm not so intimidated now by this big blank page, and they give me something to work from. Now I'm placing my second flower in the top right corner of the page. I'm making an, of course, a little bit different than the first one. I don't get too caught up with detail at this point. I'm really just putting in some basic shapes. We'll get much more into the detail later. You can add it as you go. But I'm going to show you, I believe in day seven of the challenge, how I really get into a lot more detail. Now, I'm going to place a third flower, just down in the center here, right around here. You can place it anywhere. Really. You're going to be adding enough stuff. It's not really going to make a difference, but I like to spread them out so that I have something to base the rest of my design on. I'm big on frameworks. The concept here is that you're creating a framework for your doodle by placing some large items on the page, that you can then work from. Remember again, just for the sake of the seven day challenge, I'm walking you through one technique a day. If you are going to do this on your own going forward, you can add all sorts of different elements in at the same time. You can even start with the leaves, and start with extra objects, and spirals, and shapes. But for the sake of this challenge, I want to walk you through one technique at a time. Today we're just going to do the flowers. I've got my three basic flowers laid out here. Now I may go in and add a few more smaller flowers, just to fill in a little bit more of this space. You can do this now, or you can wait and do it after we start adding in some of the other elements. Because you will go back and add in more flowers, and all sorts of elements. Once you get the hang of each technique, you keep going back to it and adding in more. Not a lot of homework today on day one of our challenge, we're just starting with some simple flowers, and getting something on the page. Once you have that ready, I'll see you tomorrow in day two of our challenge, when we start to add in some leaves. 4. Day 2 Leaves: Welcome back where you are now on day two of our Doodle challenge and today we're going to work with leaf shapes. So day one was the flowers, and today we're going to work on the foliage. Any shape that looks like a leaf, a petal. I work them off of the flowers that we've already got in place. This is how we build up our Doodle gradually. You'll notice that I'm leaving a space between all of my objects. That's what I'm working with today. In a future day, we are going to work on overlapping, but today I'm just showing you how to add in objects, not touching the objects that are already in place. In my designs I love to do a lot of floating objects that really creates space in your design and you'll see what we do with it in a future day. It's always fun to save a few little mysteries for the upcoming days in our challenges. You can see here I'm using a few different type of leaf shapes that I like to work with and I'm even mixing it up and using more than one shape in a design. Here I've got a pointed leaf as well as a rounded leaf. Again, I'm working them based on the flowers that I already have in place and always keep in mind that your Doodle is a very random design. Although you'll have parts in here that makes sense with each other and you will carry shapes through that balance out your design. They usually a place fairly random. Now with the leaf part, you can do different things. Here, I'm going to put this on one side and then I'm going to mimic it on the other side so that this flower looks like it has leaves coming out both sides in a very similar fashion. Now again, I'm not getting too much into detail, I'm really just creating the shapes because we're getting almost like a first draft of our Doodle down. We're not going to get too caught up in the finicky part yet. Now we're just trying to fill the page with shapes of different kinds. The point of Doodling is to relax. So if you overthink anything then you've defeated the purpose of relaxing. By just getting out some basic shapes onto the piece of paper, it's a very relaxing method of drawing. Don't make it too difficult for yourself, just do what you enjoy. It's about the feel of the Doodle. It's really a great way to de-stress and get out of your head and when you're done, you've got this great Doodle that you can do even more with. You may want to color it in when you're done. Then you're going to want those spaces, or as we go forward we're going to layer in some detail and I'm going to show you that in the future days of our challenge. That in itself is also a way of coloring in your Doodle, but you're working with detail instead of colors. You can see here I'm just adding a random cluster of leaves lying on its own. You don't have to base them off of a flower. Again, they can be their own element. Remember you're Doodling. It can be anything that feels good to you. The whole point of the Doodle is just to have fun. Have fun with these leaves. Again, not asking a whole lot today, just a few clusters of leaves today and I will see you tomorrow on day three. 5. Day 3 Spirals: Welcome to day 3 of our doodle challenge. So far we've worked on individual flower elements and we've worked on individual leaf elements. Today we're going to use those elements, put them together with just some basic geometric shapes, like circles and diamonds, and we're going to put those leaves onto stems, and we're going to work with spiral shapes. You can see here I've done a spiral shaped stem coming out of this flower. This spiral adds an interesting element to your doodle, it works its way in through the spaces that are there and you can add leaves and petals and flowers to it. I love working with spirals I find them so relaxing to draw and they're so easy to fit in anywhere that you want them. They're a great way to fill in the spaces in your doodle and tire designed together. Again I'm working a lot of these off of the elements that I already have in place. The spirals are coming out of the flowers that I've already put in, and I'm pretty consistent with my spiral, I usually create the spiral and then a little leaf on the end, and then I work with different ideas around this spiral. Again, with doodling, you're just trying to follow with whatever comes to you. It's not even about a realistic drawing, it's just more for the feel of it, the fact that it's relaxing, it's fun, and you can really practice a lot of elements in your doodle because there's nothing to say what you can and cannot draw. I usually come up with some of my best ideas in my doodles. I keep them all in a folder, and then when I get really stumped for something that I want to use in a design, it's my doodles I go back to. A great way to get inspiration and relax as well, is to take your sketchbook with you out into your garden or go for a walk in the woods. Watch the way that the foliage and the flowers all work together. Then sit down and doodle them in your own style. This challenge is all about taking your favorite shapes and getting them on the page. Add some fun little shapes into your doodle to fill up some more of the spaces, and I will see you tomorrow in day 4. 6. Day 4 Outlines: Welcome back to day 4 of our doodle challenge. Now, we have flower elements, we've done leaf elements, and we've added in spirals. Today, I'm going to show you something a little different that I love to do in my doodles. It's called outlining. It seems simple but it actually is a great technique to accentuate what you've already drawn, to divide it out and create space, and to give you something to work off of for more doodling. I guess in a way I feel it cleans up your doodle because when you're putting all these elements in, they tend to get mixed up with each other if you put too many into one space. What the outlining does is it defines the space for each element so that your eye can be drawn to it a little closer. It also makes it easier for you when you want to add more elements that they don't get mixed up with the ones that you've already put in. So the outlining helps you define the elements that you've already put in, and it also creates space in what is by nature being a doodle, a very busy drawing. At this stage, I usually outline everything I've already drawn in. You don't have to outline everything for sure because going forward you're not going to outline all of your elements, but I find it's really useful at this point. If I outline what I've already drawn, it's like a reset and it helps me define where I'm going from here. The other great thing with outlining is that if you're going to use this as a coloring page going forward. It creates a lot more space for you to color in closed spaces or what you're looking for if you want to color your design. When you run out of ideas, I'll often go back and start outlining because it gives my brain a bit of a break. Outlining is really easy. It's something that you can just do mindlessly. In that way, other ideas will come to me, or I'll find space that I didn't see before. You can see the layering process that goes on with doodling. You draw in your elements, you add more around those elements then you outline these elements to create more space and define them, then you go back in and we're going to add more elements in so there's a back and forth process there, almost relaxing, repetitive nature to the doodling process. I'll often outline my initial elements, all of them so that I can work off of them. Sometimes I'll do a double outline. You can create more space this way or more definition. Maybe there's an element you really want to stand out because when we go to the inking process then we're going to choose line thickness and the outlines is where that shows up, so sometimes you're going to outline something with a thicker pen to really make it stand out. Your outlines are very important and they will be used going forward in your doodle as you do the inking. When this whole page is full and you're done with this doodle, you're going to look back and not be able to pick out the parts specifically that you did. The great thing about building it in layers is that when you're done it looks like so much more of a complex design than you could've ever planned to do on your own. The joy and the relaxation involved in drawing a doodle is to just let it evolve. Now, elements that are out on their own like this one over on the left here, by outlining it I give it more emphasis. I define its space and then I give it more volume, and it'll work nicely into the design because the outline now gives it a solid form. So go ahead, finish your outlining today of the elements that you've already done because tomorrow on day 5 of our challenge, we're going to learn about overlapping, and these outlines are really going to help us establish the space for our overlapping. Enjoy, and I'll see you tomorrow in day 5 of our challenge. 7. Day 5 Overlaps: Hello, and welcome to Day 5 of our doodle challenge. Today we're going to work with overlap. So far we've done flowers and we then leaves, and we've done spirals, and we have done outlines. Today we're going to work on overlapping, which means taking any of those elements that we've already worked with and we're going to tuck them in behind what we've already done. What we're creating here is the illusion of an overlap. We're going to make our elements pop out from behind the elements that we've already drawn. Here, I'm making these leaves pop out from behind the flower that we drew originally and you'll see that in the previous day that we did the outlining, it creates that nice edge that I can make this overlap come out of. Here's where drawing in pencil really comes in handy because to get the feel for overlapping, you almost have to draw the entire element and then erase out the parts that you don't want. That's how you get the feel for it. Eventually, you'll be able to draw half of an item and make it look like it was a full item that is tucked behind another one. When I started trying to do overlapping elements, I didn't make them look like they were tucked behind. I make them look like they were half of an element sitting on top of the item that I had already drawn. The realistic look to it didn't really work. Over time, I learned to draw them completely and then I would erase part of it and from there, I got the feel of what half of it was supposed to look like or perhaps maybe want three-quarters of it to show or perhaps you only want a quarter of it to show. The other thing that you're working with, you want some of it to show up behind if there's spaces, you have to work that into it as well. I use this mostly if I want a flower to look like it's lying on top of another flower, or especially with the leaf elements where I want the leaves to come out from behind the flower. Once you've started creating overlapping objects, you might want to add in some more outlines. It gives a complex look to the doodle when you have a flower that you've outlined, then you create a leaf structure behind it and then you outline the flower again so that they look like they're in layers. At this point, I'm going to go back to the elements that I initially drew and I'm going to start creating overlapped elements that lie underneath them and since you are using a pencil, you could also put elements over top of what you've already drawn and erase out some of the original stuff. This is where you're drawing goes from a flat drawing on a piece of paper to a more dimensional looking drawing because you're creating elements that are overlapped with other elements so you're creating depth and space simply by creating the line art with overlaps. Now if you recall at the beginning I said there were two ways that I do my doodles. One is working from one side of the page across to the other side, and the other method is the one that we're using this time round, which is putting the elements in all over the page and then layering them in. I actually prefer this method, and the reason that it has its benefits is because you can get into drawing a certain shape and you like to draw out of that shape and then you move on to another shape. If you're working from one side of the page to the other, you're going to see a lot of that shape on one side and then you're going to see your doodle transition across the page. This way, you can pick a shape that you really like and you can put it all over the page in different parts. Then you can decide on a different shape and you can start dispersing that amongst. That way it mixes up your doodle and it gives a very balanced look to your doodle. I've also been showing you one technique a day, but now that we've got to to this point, you can go back and you can mix it up and put in flowers and leaves. You can do outlining, and you can do overlapping, and don't forget those spirals. I love my spirals. I'm going to show you here on another doodle that I've finished. There are little tiny spaces that you're not going to know what to do with. I fill those up with tiny flowers and tiny circles or even more outlines or I just draw something right over top and erase it what was underneath that gives you more overlap and it fills in those spaces without crowding up your design. Here I'm just going to fill in a few circles. Now, usually I don't do this until very close to the end because I might want to do something else as I work in more elements and more overlapping, I might want to use this space for more outlines or to create another leaf pattern that comes out of one of my flowers. Don't be too quick to fill in those spaces, but that's what I love to do with it. Just keep drawing in your favorite elements wherever your eye is drawn to. Another thing that I'd like to do, now when I work these doodles, I don't draw them right up to the edge. I do leave a little bit of whitespace. I draw these little tiny flowers around the edge of my doodle and then I outline them and I often use a double outline so that they look like they're overlap. If I show you on a previous doodle, I have them out on the edges. This is where they show up the best and I just create a nice bold outline around them and they look like they're just sitting on the edge of my botanical doodle. I'm going for a very tossed look in my doodle. I like everything to be in multiple directions. When you're drawing, don't allow yourself to draw only in one direction like everything is facing up or everything to this side. What really helps with this as if you move your paper around, flip it upside down, and work on it from different angles, and then you will be drawn to draw in different directions all over the page. The fun thing with this as your inspiration sometimes just comes from the space that you need something fit it into. You'll develop a new element based on where it will fit. This often happens with my spirals or my stems with leaves. The leaves will come off wherever there's a space for them to fit. How true is this in nature? If there's a space to be filled, especially when it comes to a weed or a vine, they will fill it. They will make themselves fit, and they will make that space fit them. That's what you're doing here. You're just drawing into the spaces and giving it an overall organic looks. Now you have all the tools you need to finish your liner. That's your homework tonight because tomorrow in Day 6, we're pulling out our pens and we're going to start inking our liner. Go have some fun doodling and I will see you tomorrow. 8. Day 6 Inking The Line Art: Welcome back. It's Day 6 of our Doodle Challenge and you can see here I've got most of my line art done. I'll probably add a little bit more into this, but I'm going to get right into showing you how I ink the line art. You can start this at any part of the process, you don't have to finish all your line art. I like to have most of my pencil work done before I start the inking, but you don't have to have all of it done. Here I have a few of the fine tip markers that I like to use and I use the faber castell as well as the micron and I also use sharpies. Whatever works for you, whatever feels good for you, they all have a different touch to them and they all have a different look when you draw them in. Right now, I'm using the XS faber castell artist pitt pen, which I believe, it's an extra super fine. It creates a nice thin line to start with and if you know you want something thick, you can go right to a thick marker, but I like to do most of my line art inked in thin and then I'll move to thicker from there. Just jump in with your markers and start drawing whatever makes sense to you, it doesn't have to be in the same order that you drew it with your pencil. You can see here, this is one that I've finished, different one and that's just the line art. This I have added a lot more details, we'll get into that in Day 7. But, back to today's challenge, we're just going to ink the line art. So you can see I went back and added in some more pencil work here and then, through the magic of video, I have my finished line art, all done with my fine art pins. Now that I have everything inked with a basic line, I'll go through with my eraser, my white eraser is the best one to use. I do use petty erasers when I'm drawing, but the white eraser will get rid of the lines beautifully, all the pencil will be gone, and now you can see I have an assortment of my markers here. I love to have many different thicknesses and I tend to collect them whenever I find more, I always buy a new package, even when they start to dry up, they create different thicknesses so it's really nice to have a whole assortment. Of course, it's not necessary to have as many as I do, just a few, like maybe two or three different tips and you'll get a nice variety on your page. Once I have all my line art inked with one thickness basically, then I'm going to go in and thicken up some of the lines that I know I want them to be thicker. This is a process that I can do now, I can do it as I add in more detail. So take the time to get to know your markers, play around with them so that you know what kind of thicknesses you prefer and what you're going to get from your marker before you draw with it. Here I'm using a thicker marker and I'm going to go over this section because I know that I want this one to be a little thicker for contrast. I'm going to follow this line, so your original line art that you inked is now your guide for your next stage and once again, we're following along with that theme of layers. So every time we add more in, we can see more areas that we want to put more contrast into, add more detail into and that's how we're working the doodle. Remember for this day, we're only working with the line art. We're not doing any shading in yet, we're not adding any fine detail, that's Day 7. Stay with the line art today, thicken up your lines, make sure all of your pencil lines are covered in ink and then you can add in some thickness in areas that you want to, and that is your challenge for today. So have fun with that, play around with your different sizes of markers, and tomorrow, on Day 7, we're going to get into adding in some detail with our ink. 9. Day 7 Inking The Details: So here we are, day 7 of our doodle challenge. Our last day, and today we're going to add in detail, we've already done the liner, and now you can see I've started to add a little bit of detail into my different petals and my different flowers. I'm just going to show you some of the things that I do here, sometimes I just add in solid black, which gives a really nice contrast. That's the easiest way to add some interest into your doodle. But I'm also going to show you how I add in textures so you get different levels of contrast. They create different tones of grey's simply by using your black ink markers and drawing in shapes for texture. Now you can just use the liner and not do any of this added detail and contrast, if you want to. You can just use it as a coloring page, which is often what people love to do, but I love to add an extra texture details ends and contrast, it's almost like I'm coloring with my ink markers. I love the challenge of using textures and only black ink to create a lot of different levels of contrast within my doodle. So in this section, in particular, I'm using very tiny circles, all different shapes and sizes of circles by no means are they perfect circles, ovals, whatever will fit and I'm filling in just around the outline to space that I created around this little leafy design. These tiny shapes adds so much interest and texture into your design and there are so many ways to do it and you're really just using the same shapes that you're already drawing, you're just making them smaller and you're fitting them into the line sections that you've inked in. If you take a really good look at the texture that you see in a lot of drawings, you'll see that it's really just simple shapes drawn either really close together or with a finer touch. You can see here when I work my flowers, I like to add in literally tiny veins. They just add a little bit of pop to those small, small flowers. Now you don't have to use a pen directly, sometimes when I don't know what I want to add in, I go back to my pencil, in this way I can experiment ideas and see if it's something that I really want to do. You have to keep in mind that this is just a doodle. We're just filling the page for fun and relaxation. So you can go back and forth, you can use a pencil, you can use a pen, you can do whatever you want. That is the fun of the doodling. I decided I didn't like what I did there and I'm going to try something different. I think I like this idea better. So without even going any further with the pencil, I'm just going to pick up my pen and go ahead and ink this detail in. Like I said before, when I doodle, that's where a lot of my ideas pop up on the page, and I hang onto my doodles and put them all together so that when I'm actually doing a design for a client or for some of my professional work, I'll go back to the doodles to see what ideas I really like. It's one thing just to have my sketchbook full of pencil drawings, because I love to have that as well, but I like to have fully inked designs done with texture and done with shading because that too gives me a lot of ideas for other designs that I can work on. There's your standard ideas that I use in then you can experiment with unique ideas as well. I love my spirals, so putting them within anything that they'll fit is always a fun, especially in the centers of my flowers. And then of course, stippling is a main say. It does take a little while and I do find some days when my hand isn't steady, it looks more like dashes than dots, but a light touch really works well. It's a great way to add texture, It's a great way to add shading and with stippling you can do just a light stippling, you can do a gradation so that it's darker on one side and lighter on the other simply by adding in more stipple, and when I add in my detail, I'm really one for going back and forth so if I think of an idea, I'll put it right in because often if I continue on with just one idea, I forget what it is I saw earlier. So go right ahead, add things in as you think about them, and then we go back to our thicker pins and now that we've added in some texture, we can accent that with thicker, darker contrasted lines. Now you're using these thick lines to make certain areas of your design pop out from the rest of it. I'm just giving you the process here, if you want to know more about the detail I like to add in, I cover a lot of that in my other course, creating depth and dimension, where I go into little more detail about how I use these textures, and I've also provided for you in the download section, a completed version of this specific doodle with all the detail that I added in. So you can get a nice, good close up look at where I put everything in. You'll find the more that you add, the more ideas will come to you. So as you fill in some of the detail, other ideas will just pop from that. You'll be able to see where you want to go next. So you have to look at it one step at a time and don't get overwhelmed with how am I going to add all this detail in? It literally comes in layers over time and that's the joy of the process of doodling. As much as I've broken it down, analyzed it, and tried to walk you through step by step in this process, the whole point is to get out of your head and just let the doodle a flow onto the page. I'm trying to give you some guidelines here on my process and how I set myself up so that I can just flow onto the page without having to think too much about it. So I will leave you to it and day 7 can stretch out as many days as you want, because adding in the detail is a relaxing and fun experience. So enjoy it and don't rush the process. 10. Bonus iPad Doodling: Now that I've shown you how to do all of this on pen and paper, I'm going to give you a quick little bonus by showing you how you can do this on the iPad. It's fairly simple. You open up the Procreate app and we're going to go to the little plus sign here, which creates a new canvas. Go down to Create Custom Size, change the measurements to inches, because we're going to put it as if we're drawing it on a regular piece of paper. Your width is going to be 11 inches in your height is going to be 8.5 inches. I'm going to go with a 300 dpi because that gives you a nice detail where the file isn't going to be so big that it runs slowly. Now you have a canvas that is proportioned exactly like an eight and half by 11 inch piece of copy paper, which will be handy when we go to print out our doodle. Choose black from the palette and then we choose a brush. They have a really nice selection. I have a few of my own. You could use the Ink Bleed, which gives you a realistic pen look, or you can go in and use their technical pen, or their studio pen, all of these are pressure sensitive, or you can create your own. Now the nice thing with this canvas, is I can zoom in and out, I can change the size of my pen, and I can go in here. I can even change the streamline ability under Stroke. This averages out my stroke and gives it a nice smooth effect. I'm just going to touch on some of the techniques here. I do have a few courses on the iPad drawing that you could follow up on much more detail, but I'm just going to give me an idea here of how you can do this simply on the iPad. I use the Apple Pencil, because you get such a nice detail. It's just like drawing with a regular pen or pencil. It does only work on the iPad Pro. The other thing is, I'm using a 12.9 inch iPad because I love the size of the space. You can see here just like I showed you in the very first day of our challenge with flowers, I've put a flower in the top corner of my canvas and I can zoom in. That's the great thing on the iPad Pro, is I can zoom in so that I can draw a regular size. This is a great idea for anyone who has difficulty seeing detail, or needs really strong glasses to see detail work that they're drawing. The iPad Pro lets you zoom it in and make it really large. It's also really easy if you don't like what you just did, you just hit the undo button and it's gone. There's really so many fun things you can actually do with the iPad. The way that you can change this streamline function to smooth out your strokes. It really makes you look like you've got a steady hand. You can make different thicknesses quite quickly, going back and forth from a thin line to a thick line, simply by changing the thickness of your brush and you can draw on multiple layers. See how I drew the outline on a separate layer. That works really nice. If you're not sure if you want a detail in there, you can remove it easily to see what it looks like. Layers is such a bonus. All the different brushes that you can use and being able to zoom in. These are the great things I love about working on the iPad Pro. Now you can also use the eraser here to touch up any of your drawing. You could do this whole doodle challenge on the iPad Pro if you would like to. All the techniques work the same way. They're very different experiences, but you really can use the same techniques to accomplish this doodle challenge, whether you do it on pen and paper or whether you do it on the iPad Pro. Let's say you have all of your line art finished. I'm going to show you here this is my iPad Pro doodle with my line art completed. If I want to print this out, I go into my wrench and I choose Share, and I choose the PDF option. I like to go with best quality because I'm going to print it. Choose the Export button and then you can airdrop it, you can print it, you can save it to files, you can save it to Dropbox, but I want to print it because I've put it on 8.5 By 11 inch sized canvas, it will print nicely. I'll choose the black and white, so I get a nice clean print. Then I would just choose print. It would go to my printer and it would print out on a regular size 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper. Now you could also color this on the iPad by getting into more of the colors in your palette, or you can add some more detail. We would add another layer so that we're not drawing directly on our line art. We can just go ahead and start putting in some detail. You can put quite a few layers in at this size of Canvas on an iPad Pro. Again, the fun thing with the iPad Pro is the brush settings. There are so many different kinds of brushes, so they have a stipple brush in here, and I have shown you how to use Stipple in the detailed section. You can just use this stipple brush and put in a little bit of stipple where I did it in the paper and pen. The Procreate app has quite a few nice texture brushes that would let you add in texture that you might not be able to do by hand as easily, and that's the fun part too with the iPad Pro. You're working with digital brushes, which is a whole different experience than working with just pen and paper. Now you know how simple and fun it is to doodle on the iPad Pro with an Apple pencil. Take that seven day challenge onto your iPad and let me know how it goes. 11. What's Next: Congratulations, you made it through the seven day doodle challenge. You started with a blank piece of paper, a pen, a pencil, and some erasers and now you have a beautiful doodle. Hopefully you've learned some fun new techniques that you can use going forward in your drawing practice. You no longer have to be intimidated by that blank page. You have lots of tools now you can use to inspire yourself to keep doodling. Drawing is as such a relaxing activity, it's fun and you can do it anywhere. If you're looking for more inspiration on how to make beautiful doodles, you can try one of my other Skillshare classes, and I also offer weekly tutorials on my blog. You can also find some free coloring pages on my site, all full-page doodles. Post your doodle in the project section and let me know how this experience of a seven-day doodle challenge went for you. Thanks for joining me. Now pick up that pencil and go do some drawing.