Pinspiration – Doodles

I feel like I’m doing these posts more and more, but I am addicted to Pinterest you guys. There’s so much things to look at and get inspired by. One of the things I’ve been eyeing up lately are doodles. I’ve always been fond of bullet journals, but I knew if I tried to make one, I would lose interest and not fill it in. So I’ve been thinking about filling in a journal with doodles instead. That’s what I’ve officially started.

I first wanted a title page, before I dove into my random little doodles.

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I am often asked if I use special pens to make the words on my Bible pages look the way they do. While there are special pens and markers to allow you to achieve the same look, I usually don’t use those in my bible. You CAN; I just normally don’t. Below is an example of the lettering I’m talking about. What I am doing in my bible is called hand lettering (or sometimes called faux calligraphy).  Hand lettering is different from dip pen calligraphy and brush pen calligraphy. These ARE do... handlettering

I always need something for reference, so I found some fonts that I thought I could copy.

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I did my best to try copy some fonts, and then filled the rest of the page with lots of random doodles. All tiny though.

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Birthday doodles

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I used these party themed doodles to write about reaching 1500 followers. It seemed appropriate.

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Basic Hand Lettering has never been easier with these easy design tips! Create your own round design in no time, using your favorite quote or phrase!

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For my next page, I thought of something else I really like. Coffee!! I wanted to do something in the middle again, as I quite like having that to centre my theme. Gilmore Girls came to mind, so I searched for some quotes. I came across this one, which looked cute, so I used it as my base. Then drew lots of coffee related doodles all around (with references).

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Travel Doodles Royalty Free Stock Vector Art Illustration

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Let's Go Somewhere- Mark van Leeuwen

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How could I not have a wanderlust page. I looked up a lot of travel quotes, and a lot I liked were too long. This one was short, and to the point. So again, I wrote it in the middle, and had my travel themed doodles all around.

Basically, I’m going to give each page a theme, and find some doodles for inspiration. I’m someone who works better from reference, if you told me to just draw anything, I would have no idea where to start. I need something to base my ideas off of. I plan to eventually start doing doodles based off of ideas in my head, but for now, I’m having a lot of fun!

What do you guys like to doodle?

Angela.

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