Here on Masha Plans, we do talk a lot about Bullet Journaling, but also on how to doodle for beginners and beyond.
I believe that the creative part of journaling is just as important as the functionality. Or at least if this is something you’re interested in.
As I was learning to doodle myself, I started sharing a lot of resources and tips on how to discover your creative side. Later on, I started to create tutorials to help you learn faster.
This page is a place where I gathered all my resources on how to doodle.
From stick figures and abstract shapes to cartoons and intricate mandalas, there are so many ways to express yourself through doodling that anyone can enjoy it—no skill required!
Time to escape the mundane by exploring this relaxation-filled form of art that will also be amazing for decorating your Bullet Journal.
We’ll start with supplies, then talk about some resources on how to get started, and then you’ll find all the posts with doodling tutorials available on Masha Plans.
Finally, there is also a free course for beginners that you can find at the end of the page.
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Best Pens For Doodling
Before we talk about doodling, let’s talk about the supplies you’ll need to get started with doodling.
You really can start doodling with any supplies you already have, but if you’re looking for some exact recommendations, here is what I love using:
- A pencil and an eraser. The best way to get a pretty doodle is to start with a pencil, which will allow you to avoid mistakes. I recommend using Pilot Dr. Grip Pencil since it has the most comfortable grip, and you will probably be using it for a long time. For an eraser, I’d recommend these Sakura Foam Erasers because they will allow you to erase lines smoothly without leaving any color behind.
- A fineliner. These are the best pens for doodling, especially since they come with different tips, which will allow you to play with the line thickness of your doodles and make them stand out more. I’d recommend trying Sakura Pigma Micron.
- Marker. Something to add color to your doodles if this is the style you want to go with. There are so many recommendations, but I’ll say for me personally, my go-to pens are Zebra Mildliners, since they have my favorite color palette.
- Colorful pens. If you want to add color, but in moderation – you might want to use colorful pens instead of markers. I would definitely recommend using Sakura Gelly Rolls for that; they are probably the smoothest pens out there and come in so many colors.
I can talk about stationery for hours, so I’ll just say if you need some more ideas, check out my post The Best Pens For Doodling.
Getting Started With Doodling
You can start by reading my post Bullet Journal Doodles For Beginners, which has all the information you need to learn to doodle, even if you’ve never doodled before.
Let’s also talk about getting started with doodling, why you’d want to, and of course, what resources are out there to help you on your journey.
- 7 Incredible Benefits Of Doodling And How To Get Started
- How To Boost Your Creativity: 9 Simple Drills
- 7 Free Resources To Learn How To Doodle
- Foxsy: Learn lettering, Watercolors, Doodling, And More
- 11 Wonderful Books On Doodling
- Doodling Prompts To Get You Working On Your Creativity
- How To Start Doodling (and 13 easy doodles to try)
- 11 Doodling Books For Adults
Now that you get the idea of why and how to start doodling, I think you’re ready to get started on doodling itself.
Step By Step Doodling Tutorials
I create and gather a lot of different doodling tutorials. After all, the best way to start doodling is to follow a tutorial.
There are plenty of tutorials on the blog, so let’s organize them by categories.
General Doodle Tutorials
Next up are a few general posts with some random doodles, not necessarily something thematic.
These are just some easy doodles that you might want to get started with:
- Easy And Cute Doodles For Your Bullet Journal
- 17 Easy Doodles To Draw In Your Bullet Journal
- Fun and Easy Bullet Journal Doodles
- Easy Doodling Ideas For Beginners
- 11 Doodling Tutorials For Beginners
Seasonal Doodle Tutorials
From wintery landscapes to summery floral arrangements, we have some amazing tutorials for learning how to create unique doodles for every season.
Check out these tutorials:
- 25+ Simple Fall Doodles For Your Bullet Journal
- 31+ Easy Christmas Doodles Anyone Can Draw
- 21+ Halloween Bullet Journal Doodles
- 15+ Cute And Easy Summer Doodles For Your Bullet Journal
- Easy Spring Doodle Tutorials
- Bullet Journal Easter Doodles
- Bullet Journal Valentine’s Day Doodles
- Fun And Easy Step By Step Self Care Doodles
Thematic Doodle Tutorials
There are also some tutorials that are based on separate themes, like how to doodle coffee or how to doodle stationery.
This is definitely a fun way to challenge yourself and practice more doodling – pick a theme and just start doodling.
Here are a few posts to help you with that:
- How To Draw Flower Doodles In Your Bullet Journal
- Simple Bullet Journal Flower Doodles: 15+ Step-By-Step Tutorials
- Spring Flower Doodle Ideas
- Easy Spring Flower Drawings
- Simple Flower Drawings: 20+ Step By Step Tutorials
- 15 Cute and Easy Stationery Bullet Journal Doodles
- 7 Simple Ways To Doodle Coffee: Step-By-Step Tutorials
- Cute Succulent And Plant Doodles For Your Bullet Journal
- How To Draw A Book: 7 Easy Step By Step Tutorials
And more are being added all the time, so be sure to bookmark this page.
There is also a blog post that is about doodling, but it can’t fit into any of these categories. It’s still a fun one to create, and I hope you have fun doing this project:
Free Doodling Course For Beginners
Finally, I wanted to share with you a free doodling course for beginners.
Even if you’ve never doodled before, this course will walk you through all the steps you need to start doodling right away.
Simply sign up in the form below, and once you confirm the subscription, you’ll get an email with all the details.
I hope you enjoy your doodling journey, and I’m always here to help you out and share tips, tricks, and tutorials.
I hope this list was helpful; if you find it so, please share!
And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t Be A Blob.