How to Doodle a Headache



Step 1

drawing a headache

If someone asked you to doodle a visual representation of a headache, what would you draw? There are a number of ways we could go about this. Let’s take a look at one example. Begin by drawing an oval in the middle of your page. Notice how the oval isn’t fully closed on the top right section. This is done on purpose as you will see below. This oval becomes the head of our cartoon character.


Step 2

draw a headache

Use two curved lines to draw the body of your cartoon character. Notice the length of these two lines. Notice also how they mirror each other. This now becomes the top part of the body for our cartoon character.


Step 3

doodling a headache

Let’s now doodle an excruciating face on our cartoon character. We want to show that our character is in pain. Use v-shapes for the eyes, an arc-shape for the nose and an upside-down curved shape for the mouth. Notice how in combination these shapes show that our character is in some kind of discomfort.


Step 4

doodle a headache

Now, to visualize that our character is experiencing a headache, we are going to doodle what looks like a lightning bolt shooting through his head. Use straight lines and v-shapes to draw this lightning bolt. Notice how a part of this lightning bolt is outside the head and a part of it is inside the head.


Step 5

How to doodle a headache

Add the finishing touches to your headache doodle by giving it some color. Notice also how I have added several curved lines on the side of the head to indicate that the head is moving slightly from side to side. This tends to add a little more emphasis on the pain aspect of our doodle. And there you have it. This is a doodle of a headache. But this is, of course, just one way to visualize a headache. What other ideas come to mind?