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    Design-a-Doodle #1

    "The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas,
    and throw the bad ones away."
    ~Linus Pauling

    Grab a camera and go on a treasure hunt. Take a photo of something with interesting lines. A tree branch, a door, a mailbox, the lego monster your kids built, the cover of a book. Now on to the fun part! You'll need a pencil, paper and your photo. You can work in front of your computer, or print it in B&W on printer paper. We're going to make a cute little design! Something simple that can be drawn easily and repeated for effect.

    An array of vivid orange chairs along a sunny corridor in a museum.

    So look at your photo. Stare at it. Turn it upside down. Let your mind see just the lines and not the thing. You can trace the the major lines using tracing paper. Or use Photoshop filters. I used the "glowing edges" filter. [Filter - Stylize - Glowing Edges]

    I started with the diagonals, and played around with different ways to repeat. As you can see I played within a horizontal box and a vertical box to get the repeat.

    Isn't this fun? Time for Design-a-Doodle #2.

    You can keep track of the doodles you design using Eden's concept of a Doodle Directory!

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    Reader Comments (3)

    I wish I were as inventive as you! I'll try this, maybe your creativity will rub off on me.

    01.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEli

    ok, nice simple steps. I'll give this a try :-)

    And thanks for the insight into where your doodle ideas come from. I couldn't get my brain to come up with any new ones (I have about 3!)

    01.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

    Love this Tammy, so interesting to see u work out your doodles here :)

    01.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEden

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