I can’t draw. I mean I studied art at high school right through year 11 but I was never any good at anything. I just really loved art class. I loved the theory of art. I loved colours, like the way that oil pastels all line up in their boxes. I loved making a mess and I loved when a sketch somewhat resembled what I was trying to draw. But mostly I loved it when things were perfect and my art attempts were never perfect. In striving for perfection, putting pen to paper and creating things stopped being fun. So after high school, I stopped drawing and colouring but I never stopped wishing that I could.
I still considered myself a creative person and I was always wanting to make things, or write lists with coloured markers and think things through on big pieces of paper with lots of different colour marker pens. I loved a good excuse to get crafty but I just wished I could draw.
Then I found The Doodle Institute and was immediately in love with the colours and the super cute doodles and I signed up straight away for the Sketchbook Basics course and dived straight in. I loved being able to just have fun and doodle without worrying about whether what I was doing was as good as someone else. It was a light bulb moment, by saying to myself it’s only doodling, I gave myself permission to not be perfect. I’m not trying to create art here, it’s only doodling. So I can have fun, make a mess, muck it all up, play with colours, create something and enjoy myself without the pressure to create a work of art.
Check out my first Sketchbook Basics doodles, for someone who can’t draw, I think it’s not too bad. So I can’t draw but I can doodle!
The Sketchbooks Basics course is simple and fun for any age. So if you’re like me and can’t draw and want to give doodling a go then sign up now for Sketchbook Basics and give it a try. It’s super fun and the best part is you can get started with Sketchbook Basics for FREE! Click here to get started!