How to Doodle an Idea

Step 1

drawing an idea

If someone asked you to visualize an IDEA, what would you draw? How about combining a cartoon head with a light-bulb? To begin your IDEA doodle, draw an oval in the middle of your page. This will become the head of our cartoon character.

Step 2

draw an idea

Let’s now draw some features on the head. Use an arc shape for the nose and mouth. Then use three straight lines on top of the head. These lines will represent the formation of an idea. They are action-oriented lines that symbolize that something is moving or happening.

Step 3

doodling an idea

Next, draw the light-bulb inside the head of our cartoon character. Start your doodle at the base of the light-bulb then work your way up to the bulb area. Notice the placement of the light-bulb inside the head of our cartoon character.

Step 4

doodle an idea

To show that an idea is churning inside the cartoon character’s head, draw connected v-shapes around the light-bulb. Notice the size of these v-shapes and the distance between them and the light-bulb.

Step 5

how to doodle an idea

Add the finishing touches to your IDEA doodle by giving it some color. And there we have it. This is our IDEA doodle that we can add to our visual vocabulary library of doodles. But this is, of course, just one way to draw an IDEA. How many other ways can you think of?