Introduction: A Curly Piece of Art

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For everyone who likes to draw: it doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming!

In this instructable I will show you how to make this doodle kind of drawing I make all the time. All the skills you need to have to make this, is knowing how to use a pen/pencil. When making this drawing, try not to think about the end result, just doodle away, this will make the drawing so much more fun and could even result in a better drawing!

I made an instructable on this kind of drawing before, but the pics were a bit hazy and it only had one sentence of text, so I decided to remake it :)

Step 1: Materials

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All you need is a piece of paper and pen/pencil :)

Step 2: Starting to Draw

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First of all, you need to choose a shape to start with. I like to start with a butterfly, since you can use the feelers to add the first curls to your doodle.

Step 3: Getting Curly and Adding Shapes

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To create a place to draw a shape, you can draw a second curl as shown. The place between the two curls is perfert

Step 4: And More Curls

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And now it is up to you: doodle away! I've added some pictures for possible inspiration :)

Step 5: Done!

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And that's what my finished doodle drawing looks like! To end it, all I did was draw on the wings of the butterfly, since they looked a bit empty in the doodly result :) I really hope you liked this instructable and found it useful, I would love to see your doodles!


Crafty11_ (author)2014-04-05

Because of this wonderful idea in class I made one for my teacher and everybody loved it thank you

I'm glad you liked it!

ynze (author)2014-03-03

Nice! Can you use the curly wirly swirlies as a jumpstart to jewelry designs?

ynze (author)ynze2014-03-03

PS: We visited the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam last week. There's a _huge_ exhibition of Marcel Wanders. Big time interior designer. You should go there as well. Because I happen to know that you will love it. The guy makes crocheted(!) lamps...

emilyvanleemput (author)ynze2014-03-03

Thank you! I am going to try to use it in jewelry, but probably after finishing all the unfinished stuff I'm working on at the moment :) *searches google images* Those are amazing!

Abigail02 (author)2014-03-02

This is the one I made

Awesome :D

madisonmcburney (author)2014-03-01

amazing how long does it take though

I takes about 10 minutes I'd say

it looks so cool

lindarose92 (author)2014-03-01

The first thing that comes to my mind when looking at this ible is "relax"! What you drew gives a relax feeling itself and I'm sure that drawing it was also very relaxing! (Tarun's forum topic "what calms you down?" has just come to my mind!).

It's just too good to be considered a doodle!! :)

THank you so much Linda! It is relaxing indeed :) Still, I like to say I doodle during class better than I draw during class :p

haha you are right, better to look at it that way!! :D


Abigail02 (author)2014-03-01

Very cute!! I am so trying this!!

Thank you!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-03-01

I see swirls! :p love the simple patterns, very inspirational! :)

Thank you Muhaiminah :D

hunter999 (author)2014-03-01

Wow! This looks awesome and very neat! I might try it sometime - I can't resist doodling ;-) Well done Emily, you did a great job and thanks for sharing :D

This should get featured :)

Thank you so much! Yes, It's hard to resist doodling!!!

Haha, no problem!

Forgive me bro, when do you sleep? I am really curious :D

Haha, I always go to bed at 9pm and wake up at 9 in the morning or 7 am on a weekday. But I am always on 'Ibles. Like most people, it is my home. :D

I get notifications to my email the second someone posts something and so I am usually the first to comment. :-)

And like most Indian parents, my parents are very strict about education and bedtimes ;-)

I guess that your asking this because I'm active? Well I hope I answered your question! :D

You answered it very well Bro. Atta Boy :D

Thanks Tarun! :D Funny enough, I first did not know what the term 'Atta Boy' meant before I googled it. I thought that you thought that I make atta (you know for roti XD)

Thanks again Tarun, you are too kind!:-)

Ha ha ha ha :), actually I replied from my phone, I meant to write attaboy :)

XD attaboy would make more sense :-). Do you use the app then? :-P

Yes I do :)

ahh right, do you get notifications on the app? (I have used the app before, but I don't think you do)

Also sorry I'm asking so many Q's :-P Just curious.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-03-01

Very cute drawings Emily, I see many jewelry patterns in those.. Do ya ? :D

Thanks! Don't get started, there are already about 100 projects I need to make :P

Wow... I will be watching ..btw Did you check my latest ible?

I sure have, can't believe I forgot to post a comment!

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Bio: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology
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