Want to learn to doodle and add more creative content to your planner or bullet journal? I’ll show you how to learn in one hour or less.
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From the moment I laid pen to my first bullet journal, I knew I wanted to add lots of doodles. I’m a sucker for flowers and girly crap. But, for a while, my flowers looked more like blobs of paint that fell off a paint brush and splattered on the page. AKA, they were ugly.
And while I’m still no illustrator, I am proud to show off my doodles. In fact, I’m bold enough to create hand-drawn printables with my doodles on them. So, if that tells you anything, I’m getting better.
While I credit a lot of my progress to practice and Pinterest, I’ve found a more efficient way. You can learn how to doodle in an hour or less with Skillshare.
What is Skillshare?
Skillshare is an online learning community. There are more than 17,000 classes available through their website. If you want to take a class on doodling, you’ll find 100. Want to learn how to make your own handmade journal? There are classes for that. What about algebra? Yep, they have teacher’s teaching math lessons.
Seriously, I haven’t searched something and come up with zero results. There are tons of classes and more being added every single day.
I signed up for Skillshare through a sponsored post I saw on Facebook. I had to enter my credit card info for the Free 30-day trial, and as usual, was pretty skeptical. Once, I had a terrible incident where I thought I was getting free trials of teeth whiteners. Thirty days later this company charged me $200 and sent me more teeth whitening stuff, which made my teeth spotty and tasted awful. Lesson learned. Read the fine print.
Anyways, sorry about the tangent.
I signed up through Facebook, was certain I would cancel my membership within the thirty days and saved a few creative classes I thought I would like. I can’t get enough of this site! I’m using it every day and learning more than I initially thought I could through online courses.
I’ve decided to keep my membership, which costs $8.25/mo billed annually. You can also choose to pay monthly, with a monthly cost of $15. With the membership, you get access to all of the 17,000+ classes, online and offline access, and you can refer friends to make a little cash on the side. Grab 2 free months now with my link.
My Favorite Skillshare Drawing Courses So Far
There are so many. For my bullet journal peeps, this is where it’s at!
The first class I started and finished was Botanical Line Drawing. I totally geeked out on it and took notes and everything! So worth it. I ended up drawing up a mock header with designs from this class that I plan to use in my bullet journal soon.
The botanical line drawing class is taught by a lady named Peggy Dean. If you decide to sign up, definitely give her a follow. I have watched a few of her classes and a bunch more on my list of wanting to watch including: Line Drawing: Succulent and Cactus Edition, Create a Botanical Alphabet, and Hand Lettering: Adding Flair and Embellishments.
In the below photo I combined the skills I learned from the botanical drawing class with the hand lettering embellishments class. It’s a simple mock up of a header, but I’m totally in love with it and give my credit to Skillshare.
Another fun class is Explore Your Creative Style: Draw an Expressive Alphabet. For one, ladies, the teacher is pretty cute. And two, he really makes you dig into the creative side of your brain. The first exercise he assigns you is to quickly fill an entire page with random doodles. Does that sound easy? It’s not! But it’s fun and it really gets your creativity flowing. Then, he makes you fill an entire page with the first letter of your name in different styles. You can see both of my assignments below.
Learn How to Doodle in an Hour or Less
So, obviously, the point is:
You need to sign up for Skillshare! PS: if you use my link (at time of writing this) you will get 2 months of Premium Free. Which means you get access to all of Skillshare’s courses for Free, online and offline access, and access through your computer or the app.
After you sign up, I almost guarantee you can find a class that will teach you how to doodle in an hour or less. Work through exercises and practices with some of the best teachers and professionals. From doodle animals and robots to mandalas and zentangle and comic book characters to realistic hands. There are classes that can help you increase your doodling skills and boost your creativity.
Go get yourself some free class time and then let me know what classes you are taking in the comments below. Let’s compare notes!