This month's theme on the Sketchbook Challenge is Doodling, so I've been challenging my own thoughts on the topic. You may have seen my post on Collage Doodles on the Sketchbook Challenge.
I particularly liked Lyric Kinard's post in which she raises the question: is it a doodle or a sketch? I question the value of doodling when you know where you are going with it. If your goal is to fill in a particular shape with a particular repeated mark, then where is the effort? Where is the challenge that brings you someplace new? I wouldn't claim that this is not valuable at all - it may be soothing, calming, and relaxing, and thus have therapeutic value - but you get a lot more bang for your creative buck when you don't know where you are going, and you "doodle" to find out.
Off my soap box now, here is a video on how I did a couple of ink doodles:
Here is the ink doodle over collage in the first example:
And then I wrecked it with some paint. I mean, I like the original one better, but this is my sketchbook and I am trying new stuff. At some point I will add more to this page, but that's not important now.
And here is the second example from the video:
This ink doodle was done over a long forgotten page in my sketchbook. Looks like and abandoned random collage.
And after playing around with a bit of paint:
Go to The Sketchbook Challenge to see more examples of my ink doodles, and check out the other posts about doodling.