Doodle time!

I've been making tons of these doodle drawings lately. I got the idea from a random blog of a 4th grade art teacher. If a 4th grader can do it, so can you! :)

Here's what you'll need: 
black Sharpie, colored pencils, paper, sharpener.

Start by drawing a wavy line across the paper like this. Don't make your hills too big.

Make 8 dots along the line. They don't need to be spaced evenly, do it however you like. 

From there, start to connect the dots. Don't worry about it being perfect. You can also camp out in certain areas to make them bigger or avoid them to make them smaller, which gives it more of an optical illusion type of effect. 

here you can see what the beginning of the design
should look similar to.
After you fill up the entire page, it should look a little something like this: 

Now you can start coloring the sections in. Pick colors that go well together. I chose different shades of browns, reds, and greens for this one, since it was a special request. 

When you color in the sections, to give it a more 3D effect, you want to press harder with the pencil in the corners and lighten it as you get towards the middle. 

 Once you're finished coloring it in, it should look just as awesome as this! 

Have fun! :)


  1. That's pretty awesome, I was linked here from r/trees.

    Just to let you know, firefox lets me block your little "no you can't right click on my page" dialogue box. I'm not trying to steal any of your content - I just wanted to bookmark it. And I did. Because of firefox.

  2. what´s crackalackin Meagan! i´m definitly gonna try and make a drawing like this, looks very cool! sincerly timmytreeleg, the 20 something norwegian kid that doesen´t normally touch pencils.:)

  3. No worries. Thanks for letting me know! I'm a bit of a computer noob so I was only trying to block some original photographs I had posted previously. Bookmark away! :)

  4. thanks timmytreeleg! :)
    i would love to see yours when you're finished!

  5. awesome art! *uptoke

  6. I wanted to do this as soon as I saw it. Hell, I still want to.

    My house, however, is completely devoid of any colored pencils or crayons or ANYTHING. And I lack the transportation to go get any.

    This sucks. T_T

  7. thank you! due to a lot of positive feedback and requests to buy them, I am going to sell them (mounted on canvas so they can be hung on the wall). If you are interested in purchasing one, email Quirkability@gmail.com with the size you would like and color preference!

  8. Found this on r/Trees, very nice tutorial!
    Thank you for taking the time to do it :)

    Sincerely, M

  9. Well, thank you for taking the time to comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

  10. Coming from r/trees, this is an awesome idea, I have been looking for an art project to do for a while now!

  11. Good stuff! Thanks for posting.

  12. wow thank you for sharing, this looks so fun to make, I plan to make it with my bf.
    I was brought here by Pinterest.

  13. That is sooo awesome.. Imma do this right after homework, yay...