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Monday, May 20, 2013


Welcome to Day 20 of the Doodle Day May challenge! I can hardly believe you all have been doodling along with my daughter and I and posting your creations on our Facebook Page for 20 days! This has been a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the last 11 days of the challenge. I've received a lot of inquiry about keeping the group open past May 31st and my response is YES, the page will stay open. I will not be posting prompts throughout June but I could get some guest bloggers to take a few days here and there and I encourage everyone who continues to doodle to post their doodles, their drawing questions, their ideas, etc... The group has become a wonderful community of artists, writers, teachers, parents, and friends.

If you are new to the challenge, this is a month long challenge to create a Doodle each day during the month of May. A doodle is a drawing that can take up to 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or even an hour from start to finish but if you are spending more than an hour on a doodle, you are trying too hard. Don't overthink it. Grab a pencil, pen, marker, crayon, piece of chalk or whatever you can and create some squiggly lines on a post it, paper, envelope, paper plate, etc...

Original Blog Post with the announcement of Doodle Day May
Day 1 - Zentangles
Day 2 - Monsters
Day 3 - Think outside the circle
Day 4 - Make a face
Day 5 - Flower
Day 6 - Hat
Day 7 - Dog
Day 8 - Tree
Day 9 - Critters
Day 10 - One Continuous Line
Day 11 - Give Me a Hand
Day 12 - Mothers
Day 13 - Through the Window
Day 14 - Sun
Day 15 - Heart
Day 16 - Space
Day 17 - Fruit
Day 18 - Swirls
Day 19 - Triangle

Today's doodle prompt is FISH.

Draw one fish. You do not have to add color to your fish or a scene around it. Just a fish. There are soo many different kinds of fish, draw one that exists or make up your own. Draw an outline for a fish and fill it with Zentangle patterns. Create a fish purse, a fish hat, a continuous line of a fish design, a fish pattern on a different shape, etc... One fish.

If doodling a fish creates too much thinking, create some fish scale patterns (see pics below).

Here are some pics for reference:

Have fun!


  1. That's one funny looking goldfish! Otherwise, great photos for the prompt!

    1. Which one? aren't we all a little funny looking in some way or other?