Fearless Friday, Doodling and Coloring Pages

After many weeks without doing any artwork, I felt a little rusty when I got the chance to sit down with my sketchbook

 

 

 

 

Art is like anything else, if you don’t do it consistently, you will loose your feel or edge just a little

 

 

 

 

To loosen up I decided to  pick up my favorite pen, 0.4 microliner, and just start drawing.  Open up a book or magazine and choose one thing on the page that catches your eye and draw it

I drew these from a Mary Englebreit book

 

 

 

Then turn the page and pick out another thing

 

 

 

 

Before long you will have a complete page of doodles and drawings

 

 

 

Guess what?  You’ve just created your very own coloring book page!

 

 

 

You can leave it black and white or proceed to color with markers, pencils, watercolor…

 

 

experiment!

 

 

 

Try different color techniques, layering colors, combining media, shading…this is a learning experience, you’re not trying to create a masterpiece, just practice freely!

 

 

 

 

Try adding color first and then using a pen to define your subject

 

 

 

 

Try different color blends and lettering with a brush tip marker

 

 

 

 

Make up a fun alaphabet

 

 

 

 

Practice lettering with different font styles

 

 

 

 

 

To really get loose, quickly sketch your subject with just a few lines

 

 

 

 

All of these exercises will help you grow and “bloom!”

 

 

 

 

 

You can also try drawing from an actual coloring page, there are a zillion on Pinterest that you can look at for ideas

You can find printable fall coloring pages here

 

 

 

Have fun and Be Fearless!

 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it, 

Between Naps on the Porch, Cooking & Crafting with J&J

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

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Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

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34 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Doodling and Coloring Pages”
  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Looks like you are having fun, Jenna. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  2. Inspiring, Jenna🦋🌸💕

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  3. Love your lettering and coloring pages. Coloring is so much fun! You should write a coloring book. 😀

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  4. These are wonderful exercises — and you’re right. If you don’t do it regularly, you lose your edge. I know — my summer is big art time. But that early part has a lot of epic fails when I haven’t kept up!

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  5. Jenna, I think you would be a great hit with coloring books. Love this, looks like fun. Did you get pumpkins at TJ’s?

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    • Yes, I didn’t get to TJs until this morning and people were buying pumpkins left and right, and flowers too, it was mobbed! I got 3 cinderellas for a stack and some minis. I have to stagger my pumpkin buying, they are so heavy! Have a great weekend Pam!

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  6. Oh, Jenna, I wish I could do that. You do such a great job and it is so nice to enjoy something. I agree you could sell coloring books.

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  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you are so talented! I agree with Pam…you could create such a wonderful coloring book! Enjoy your weekend!!!

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  8. pattyanneart says:

    So much fun, Jenna!! 😀
    Love your artwork and all the wonderful tips! 💕

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  9. Rosie M. says:

    I search out coloring pages on the net whenever my grandkids come over, or I’m hosting a holiday and they’re visiting. I’d love to have a book of YOUR coloring pages to have them work on! I agree with the others who are encouraging you to make your own book! Your pictures have such a free spirit about them, they’d be fun to color for all ages!!
    Rosie

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  10. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh whenever I visit your blog you always inspire me to draw or paint. I need to set aside some time and just do it!! I love looking at all of your nice artwork. 🙂
    Hope you have a nice weekend.
    Julie xo

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  11. Mary says:

    Love your coloring book pages Jenna! You make doodling art. ♥

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  12. I love your artistic style, Jenna. Your use of color always make me smile. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your coloring book page is a wonderful idea to get your creative juices flowing again!! ❤️ I am a big ME fan! 👍🎨 Your page looks like something right out of her book… fantastic Jenna! 🎨

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  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    So cool, making a coloring book ! You should,you are So good! Hope you have a great weekend! ☀️

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  15. Rita C. says:

    It’s fun to watch your creativity unfold, Jenna. Welcome back to your niche.

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  16. Thought of you today as I pulled out my pumpkin pillow cover – one of my fav fall decorations!

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  17. I love this post SO MUCH! I enjoy your artwork, but particularly enjoy seeing the process. I doodle, but not much else, but I was fascinated seeing how doodles can come together to make an entire scene. I also love coloring.

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