Art Lab, Episode 8: Scribble Art-Starters

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Hello, hello! 😀 Today I have a fun idea-generator drawing technique to show you. If you don’t know what to draw, this might help!

Technique: Scribble Art-Starters

Begin by closing your eyes and drawing a random squiggly pattern on your paper or ATC. Open your eyes and connect both ends of the line if they’re not already connected. You should have a very strange looking blob on your paper. Here’s my scribble:

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Next you have to use your imagination to turn your random squiggle into a picture. (Hint: the simpler the squiggle, the easier the drawing. But you may want to do a complicated squiggle for a challenge, right?) Turn it upside down or look at it from a different angle if you’re stuck. Does it look like a bird? A flower? A person?  What do you think my scribble looks like?

I thought mine looked like a fish, so I turned my squiggle into an underwater scene:

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Do you see how it works? Here are a few more scribble doodles for inspiration:

Heh heh, it’s kind of addicting. 😀

So there you go – a really easy and fun way to bust “artist’s block” if that is even a thing. XD

Have you ever done this? Do you think you’ll try it?


P. S. I first posted about squiggle drawings in this post. (Wow, that was almost 2 years ago!)


35 thoughts on “Art Lab, Episode 8: Scribble Art-Starters

  1. Wow, that’s so cool! I’ll have to try that. 😀

    -Clara ❤
    P.S: Would you mind checking your email? Pretty please? 😛


    1. Thanks, Clara! Yeah, it’s really fun to do!
      P. S. Checked and replied, ma’am. 😀 Could you check YOUR email? Pretty please too? 😉 (By the way, it looks great so far!)

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      1. You’re welcome! 😀

        -Clara ❤
        P.S: Hmm.. I don't see an email.. ? That's strange! :/ I'll check again in a few minutes. Thanks! 🙂


  2. That’s such a cool idea! When I saw your example squiggle, I thought “it looks like a fish”, and then I saw that you thought it looked like a fish, too! 😀 I really want to try your idea; it seems really fun. 🙂
    ~Christian Homeschooler


  3. Cool! I saw this somewhere else, but they said to like draw it for EVER and make it really detailed and weird..and well, this looks much …neater! 😛 🙂 😀


  4. OH THAT’S SO COOL!!!:D Definitely trying that, like, right now!!:D Thumbs up, Allison!;P
    I got your ATC in the mail on Friday, I believe-it’s amazing!!!! Even my parents were really impressed! 😀


    1. Oh, YAY! I’m always so happy when people want to try the things I post about! Thank you so much, Lainey! 😀
      P. S. Wow, really? (Heh heh, I kind of forget which one it was. XD Was it the zebra or the apple?) Thank you super much! I got yours too, and I really loved it! It’s so pretty and doodly, which is just the kind of art I like! 😀 I hope we can trade again soon!

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      1. 😀 I did two of them this morning and it was really fun!!:D
        P.S. Yep!:D It was the apple;D No prob;P Aw, yay!! I’m so glad you liked it! Me too!:D:D


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