Using a simple doodle as a starting point, 18 artists take you on an inspirational, crafty journey! Filled with inventive prompts designed to fuel the imagination, these 75 exercises motivate crafters to pick up a pencil, brush, or marker, and explore their artistic voice. From quick “try it” ideas using shapes and patterns to doodled portraits and contour drawings, these step-by-step projects are wild creative fun. The featured artists include Cori Dantini, who provides a “Recipe for a Face”; Flora Chang with innovative watercolor designs; and Teesha Moore who offers ideas for adding personality to doodled characters.
Jenny Doh is the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio magazine and the President and Founder of crescendoh.com. Jenny serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation to deliver messages related to creative passion, authentic leadership, effective communication, and focused compassion. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry's top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. Jenny is the author of several books, including Hand in Hand and We Make Dolls (both Lark). She lives in Santa Ana, CA.
Truth be told, I don't really consider myself to be particularly skilled when it comes to drawing but that definitely doesn't mean I don't enjoy doing it! I love to draw and doodle with the kids and Craft-a-Doodle helped enhance that experience. What a terrific book! There were some more simple exercises like filling a page with circles and then doodling within the circles (super great to do with the kids!!). The kids and I are going to take this idea to another level and work on a large piece of paper together and each doodle an area of circles. We are going to frame this piece of our very own family art! My daughter helped me craft the Watercolored Owl one morning last week. She is a big fan of water color and the directions in the book walked me through how to doodle an owl (by the way....the instructions were clear and concise so my owl really looked like an owl!) and then my daughter and I painted it. What fun!
This book is just bursting with fun ideas. How about an Accidental House? This one is a lesson on how to turn any oops doodle accidents that you don't like into something you DO like! Or what about using pages from old books as a place to doodle?? I love, love this idea! There are so many wonderfully creative ideas in this book that are suitable for the whole family.
I love so many things about this book. It helps to spark creativity in a way that allows everyone to feel like an artist. It is also a great way to bond as a family. We have had so much fun poring over the pages of the book and then trying out the ideas together. If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive way to connect with your loved ones, doodling is the way to go! This book is a pure fun for all. Pick up your copy today on Amazon...
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