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Thursday, July 11, 2013

DOODLE DAY JULY - DAY 11


Welcome to the Doodle Day July drawing challenge. Today is Day 11 and this group of doodling participants is AMAZING! The Facebook Group has posted more than 850 doodles! Whether you are an artist, writer, parent, teacher, grown up, or child old enough to hold a crayon - this stress free challenge is for you. Maybe you think you "can't draw". Seriously? Did someone actually tell you that? Have you read ISH by Peter H Reynolds? Can you make a dot? A line? A squiggle? If you can, then you can draw. If you think that you can't it is probably because you are judging yourself too harshly - maybe you don't paint like Rembrandt...

but who told you that you have to? There are as many different styles of painting and drawing as there are artists. The Doodle Day challenge is to inspire, to let your creativity free, to draw and share your drawings without being judged.

After all, if you can draw this:

 
Then you can also draw these:
ED EMBERLEY
 
Stop overthinking it. Doodling is fun.
Use circles, lines, and squares in combination to create shapes or just put your pencil to the paper and see where it goes. It doesn't have to "BE" anything that you recognize.
 
Look at these famous paintings:
CALDER

KANDINSKY

MIRO
 
 
Now that I have given my mini "You Can Draw" lecture, it's time to introduce the DOODLE DAY JULY - DAY 11 DOODLE PROMPT.
 
Thank you to Sylvia Liu for posting this one on her blog.
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO SYLVIA'S SITE FOR
TODAY'S DOODLE PROMPT
 
Then click around Sylvia's site to see her work.
 
Have fun!
 
 



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