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10 doodling prompts to try in your journal

10 Doodling Prompts to Try in Your Journal

Unleash Your Creativity: 10 Doodling Prompts to Try in Your Journal

Welcome to our stationery shop blog, where we share our tips & tricks, product reviews and all things stationery! At WashiGang, we believe that creativity knows no bounds. Journaling is not just about writing; it's the perfect opportunity to express yourself through doodles, drawings, and colours. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, doodling in your journal can be a therapeutic and fun way to explore your feelings, goals, dreams and creativity. In this blog post, we have come up with 10 doodling prompts for you to try at home. So grab your favourite pens, pencils, and markers, and let's get doodling!10 Doodling Prompts to try in your Journal

10 Doodling Prompts to Try in Your Journal

  1. Dreamy Landscapes: Close your eyes and imagine a serene landscape. Whether it's a mystical forest, a calming beach, or a starlit sky, let your pen create a dreamy scene on your journal pages. Embrace the magic of your imagination and let your doodles transport you to far-off places. 

    Add some coloured pencil or watercolours to set the mood for your final sketch.

  2. Whimsical Creatures: Unleash your inner child and draw whimsical creatures. From friendly dragons and cuddly monsters to talking trees and flying fish, bring these fantastical beings to life with your doodles. Don't worry about perfection; let your creativity guide you.

    If you need a little help getting started, try one of our doodling books such as How to Draw Cute CreaturesMindfulness Drawing

  3. Intricate Patterns: Create mesmerising patterns in your journal. Start with a simple shape or line and repeat it, adding intricate details as you go. You'll be surprised at how quickly your doodles can transform into stunning designs.

    Add some colour with our Tombow Irojiten coloured pencils, or Tombow Dual Brush pens when you finish. 

    Need some extra inspo? Try the Art of Mindfulness.How to draw cute food

  4. Foodie FriendsEmbark on a delightful journey of culinary creativity with cute food doodles. From adorable smiling fruits to whimsical dancing donuts, these sketches infuse a playful charm that adds a touch of joy to every page.

    Try How to Draw Cute Food for a few ideas to get you started. 

  5. Wildlife Wonders: Bring the animal kingdom to your journal. Sketch your favourite animals, birds, or insects, and let your doodles capture their beauty and essence. Research their characteristics for added authenticity. 

    Try one of our beautiful Guide to Nature Drawing & Watercolour books here!Nature Water Colour & Drawing

  6. Draw the Ordinary: Look around your house, garden and street like you never have before. What can you see? By exploring the treasures within your home and sketching the intricate details of everyday objects, you'll learn to turn the every day ordinary into art.

    Try Draw Every Little Thing, or 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life  for step by step tutorials and ideas for things to draw around your house. Draw the ordinary

  7. Magical Potions and Spells: Embrace your inner wizard or witch and doodle magical potions and spells. Get inspired by fantasy books or create your own concoctions with mystical ingredients and enchanting symbols.

    Harry Potter Watercolour Wizardry is filled with water colour info, sketch templates and tips. Harry Potter Witch and Wizardry Drawing and Watercolour

  8. Celebration of Culture: Explore different cultures through your doodles. Choose a specific country or culture and illustrate its traditional costumes, landmarks, and customs. It's a fantastic way to appreciate diversity and learn about other societies.

    If you need some inspo, we love this book: How to Draw Cute Stuff from Around the World by Angela Nguyen. 

  9. Nature's Symphony: Create a collection of nature doodles in your journal. Draw elements like raindrops, leaves, flowers, and the sun. Combine them in a beautiful, harmonious arrangement that celebrates the wonders of the natural world.

    365 Days of Drawing in Nature is the perfect book to get you started. Draw from nature

  10. Draw Your Day: Reflect on your day. What did you wear, what did you eat and where did you go? Sketching your day can be a great way to practice drawing from memory, fostering mindfulness throughout the day and enhancing the ability to observe and appreciate the nuances of your surroundings.

    Draw Your Day will help you to learn some tips and techniques for journaling about your day through drawing. 

Visit WashiGang for Your Doodling Essentials!

At WashiGang, we have an extensive collection of high-quality pens, markers, and notebooks to bring your doodling dreams to life. From smooth-glide gel pens to vibrant brush pens, we've got everything you need to ignite your creativity. So, head over to our store and explore the world of possibilities with our stationery wonders! We love the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens for doodling, plus our range of Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Tombow Irojiten Coloured Pencils for adding colour. 

If you need a little more doodling inspo check out The Sketchbook Idea Generator as well as our amazing collection of drawing and doodling books

Sketchbook Idea Generator
Doodling in your journal not only sparks creativity but also acts as a therapeutic outlet for your thoughts and emotions. The beauty of doodling lies in its simplicity and the freedom it offers. There are no rules; just let your imagination flow. Happy doodling everyone! Let us know your favourite things to doodle in the comments.

Don't forget to share your drawings by tagging us on Instagram or sharing in our Facebook Group

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