Doodles Unleashed: Mixed-Media Techniques for Doodling, Mark-Making & Lettering

Doodles Unleashed: Mixed-Media Techniques for Doodling, Mark-Making & Lettering

Traci Bautista

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1440310890

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Doodle, draw, paint and play!

With Doodles Unleashed, you'll discover wildly new ways to bring doodling center-stage! Traci Bautista teaches you how to use doodling as a meditative exercise, a raw form of expression and a vehicle for telling your personal story. Work with an arsenal of creative tools, from markers, pencils and pens to stamps, stencils, inks and paints, to find unique, intuitive ways to make your mark.

Inside Doodles Unleashed, you'll learn how to:

  • Doodle spontaneous marks, repetitive patterns, stylistic scrawls and more
  • Create textured and doodled backgrounds for your mixed-media art
  • Use photographs, vintage fabric and typography as inspirations for doodling
  • Work with unusual tools--skewers, toothpicks, sequin waste and more--to create surprising and unique marks
  • Develop a doodling style that's all your own

And if that isn't enough, you'll find links for additional downloads and video tutorials sprinkled throughout the pages, for even more doodle insight.

With over 60 doodling techniques and exercises, you'll find plenty of ways to unleash your creative spirit and make your mark!

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and abstract shapes for hair. Thicken the lines with color for more detail. Remember to add your own style! IDEA: Create a journal or sketchbook dedicated to drawing faces. Draw one face a day. DOWNLOAD IT! GO TO WWW.CREATEMIXEDMEDIA.COM/DOODLES-FACES TO DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE FACES TO PRACTICE WITH. TRACE, DOODLE, EMBELLISH AND USE THESE DOWNLOADS AS A GUIDE FOR YOUR OWN GIRLIE GLAM FACES. DEVELOPING YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE What images do you continue to draw over and over in your artwork? What

Change the brush size and color. Scribble and write words with the pen tablet. I changed the brush color and size four times to achieve varied lettering styles. Fill in the face. Add shading to the face with a brush with a soft edge. TIPS Experiment with drawing over your own images or adding doodles to photos. It takes practice to master the pen tablet, so don’t give up. It’s just like using a paintbrush with a little twist. The nice thing is that you can always UNDO your marks. Practice

website at www.doodlesunleashed.com. Take an online mixed-media workshop with me at creativityunleashed.ning.com BE INSPIRED & CONNECT WITH ME! MY BLOG: HTTP://KOLLAJ.TYPEPAD.COM WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TREICDESIGNS WWW.TWITTER.COM/TREICDESIGNS WWW.FLICKR.COM/TREICDESIGNS WWW.PINTEREST.COM/TREICDESIGNS WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/TREICDESIGNS TRACIBAUTISTA.ETSY.COM VISIT MY LOVELY ARTIST FRIENDS FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION Autumn Durald: www.autumndurald.com Karen Michel: www.karenmichel.com Susan Lenart

camera and take snapshots of the fabrics and accessories that catch your eye. Here are some other places to find vintage fabrics: Fabric swatch books and archives: Many fabric companies have swatch books and libraries of all their fabric designs. Vintage fabric and fashion magazines in print and online: One of my favorites is American Fabrics magazine. Fashion blogs: Do a blog search for “vintage fabric,” “print and pattern” or “vintage fashion.” Designer-inspired books: Designs by Erte,

waste and hand-cut stencils Craft metal with doodles TIP Challenge yourself! Create seven different backgrounds in ten minutes. WATCH IT! CRAFT METAL IS A UNIQUE SURFACE TO EMBELLISH WITH DOODLES. CREATE AN ENTIRE BACKGROUND, THEN STAIN IT WITH PAINT OR INK. THESE METAL SHEETS ALSO MAKE GREAT COLLAGE PIECES AND EMBELLISHMENTS THAT YOU CAN STITCH TO ART JOURNAL COVERS. WATCH A DEMONSTRATION ON DOODLING ON CRAFT METAL AT WWW.CREATEMIXEDMEDIA.COM/DOODLES-METAL. REPETITIVE PATTERNS A simple

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