How to Doodle Motivation



Step 1

drawing motivation

If someone asked you to visualize MOTIVATION, what would you draw? This is a tricky one, but let’s give it a go. Begin your MOTIVATION doodle by drawing a very simple icon of a person. Notice in the example that we have a head, a nose, and the upper part of a body. Very straightforward shapes were used to draw this icon. Notice also how there is a gap at the top of the head. This is relevant for the next step.


Step 2

draw motivation

Extending from that gap, draw a couple of long curved lines. Notice the angle that these lines are extending from the top of the head. Notice also how they end at a point toward the left. These lines will become our motivation stick.


Step 3

doodling motivation

On that stick, let’s tie a rope and attached to that rope is a carrot. In other words, we are doodling a carrot on a stick. Notice how I used a combination of straight lines, v-shaped lines, and arc shapes to draw this step.


Step 4

doodle motivation

Let’s now show our cartoon character reaching out for the carrot. Use elongated arc shapes to draw the fingers and thumbs. The hands don’t need to be perfect. They just need to get the message across that our cartoon character is trying to reach for the carrot on the stick.


Step 5

how to doodle motivation

Add the finishing touches to your MOTIVATION doodle by giving it some color. And there we have it. This is our carrot on a stick doodle that represents the idea of MOTIVATION. As our cartoon character tries to reach forward for the carrot, it keeps eluding them. Which is why this is an effective way to doodle the idea of MOTIVATION. But I’m sure there are other ways we could visualize MOTIVATION. What visual ideas come to mind?