A Curly Piece of Art




About: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology

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

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

Step 2: Starting to Draw

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

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

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

Step 5: Done!

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!



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    5 years ago

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

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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...


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!! :)

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    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


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)

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