Hello my lovelies. Just recently I’m not getting a huge amount of time to craft so have been looking at ways of getting my ‘fix’.
Whilst browsing the art pads in an arts and craft store recently I came across a little square sketch book that I thought would make a perfect doodle journal – so I grabbed it and trotted off, after paying for it of course.
Hopefully I will be able to find the time to have a little doodle each week and of course will be sharing them with you – this post is the first page!
First, here is the pad of which I speak-eth – a little over dramatic however I do love a new sketching pad.
Quite unassuming. I may have to decorate it at some point I reckon.
After stroking the cover for a moment or two I took the brave step and opened the cover.
*happy squeal* A fresh white sheet of paper. Mmmm, so pretty.
Ok, so I’m a little weird however I do love the first page of the new sketch book.
I did however think that this journal wasn’t going to fill itself and that I had better get doodling or I will have failed in my goal already! Lol.
HB pencil, ruler and eraser at hand and I set to work blocking out a pattern.
Quite geometric. Now had to think how I was going to ink this in so reached for the pencil case of pens that I have been collecting, erm, I mean buying for professional crafting reasons.
GOLD! Yup, that was going to feature in it somehow. After hovering the pen over the paper for a moment or two I plumped for filling in the small diamonds.
Nice. Like It. Ok, it’s going to need some form of shading.
Snatching up a Zig Clean Color Real Brush grey pen and popping off the cap with my teeth – sounds like I was in a mad panic doesn’t it? – I added a little shading to each of the larger overlapped diamond shapes.
Working out well so far. Time to ink the main lines in.
I opted for a Uni-Ball eye fine pen for this.
Ditching the ruler in favour of the calming concentration of drawing the lines by eye I worked across the design.
A tiny bit more detail I think.
Worked out well didn’t it?
Now a tad too excited about doing more but will have to close the doodle journal until the next time I have a spare few mins and can work through another design.
Hope you enjoyed this wee post and will join me for future Doodle Journal posts.
Many thanks for reading!