Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Doodle all the Day!

I actually got kicked out of History class in my junior year for doodling!  I was intently listening to a recording and didn't even think about the fact that I was doodling on the peachee.  The teacher (Mr. Dick; true story) noticed and made me leave the class.  Needless to say; it was so humiliating that I stayed away from doodling for a long time!  Years!  And I am not sure I ever got completely over it!

I got some watercolor markers from Tombow to use for a tradeshow workshop.  I hadn't used them before and started doodling and drawing in my sketch book.  It was so relaxing that I spent a good share of the week-end in front of the TV with the markers.  I loved the way they blended into each other and got a little carried away once I realized how smooth they were to draw with!

I started by making a color chart with the colors of pens that I have.  They all have numbers to identify them and I got them all matched up for easy use.  Below is a pic of my chart.  Doodle doodle  doodle.

Once I got started with one doodle sketch, I had to do more.  I was in a zen-like state that I hadn't felt in a long time.  I found it to be a stress reliever and relaxing!  Following are some of my doodle drawings.  I used only the pen collections that I had here and loved the way they would blend into each other.  The blending pens seemed to clean themselves in between colors.  Anyway, here are my sketchy drawings.  For some reason, I had to sketch them all around a face.

1.  Holly Head

2.  Celestial Jewels

3.  Purple Punk

4.   Rose Blossom

5.  Highlight Hair

6.  Celestial Zentagle Chick

7.  Blue Drops & Floral

8. Flowers & Greens

9.  Christmas Cheer

I dedicate these doodles to Mr. Dick.  May he rest in peace.  I now have a new week-end activity and look forward to trying out more marker collections!  Fall is just around the bend.  Lots of inspiration for the coming months.

Hope you enjoyed looking through the doodles.  I will be keeping a record of upcoming inspirations and color collections.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!


Tombow provided the watercolor markers used in these drawings.


  1. Marilyn these are darling! Very frameable art and worthy of going into your Etsy store shelves! Wow... I love the faces. They are very unique and makes me want to do some doodling. I was just looking at some Zentangles when I did a google search for Zentangle and now want to get going on some. I don't have any markers at all.. just watercolor pencils.. and would some day like some markers to play with. You are so talented! Just love the theme of the faces.

    1. Lol! I COULDN'T order any pink for the samples because that is not in the color theme we are using in the workshop we need them for. I felt very challenged coming up with doodles that didn't include pinks, violets, etc. Lol. Not bad though, huh? Lol!

  2. I came here and looked again at your doodles.. and have one more comment: WHERE'S THE PINK???!!!!! (smiles)