How to Doodle Open

Step 1

drawing open

If someone asked you to visualize the idea of OPENING something, what would you draw? How about a combination of an open box and an arrow? To begin your doodle, draw a rectangle in the middle of your page. Notice how the rectangle is leaning slightly towards the right.

Step 2

draw open

To make our rectangle look like a box, we need to draw it in 3D. Do this using 5 straight lines. Notice within the example the angle and length of each of these lines. Notice also how these lines mirror the angles of the lines we drew in step 1.

Step 3

doodling open

Let’s now demonstrate that the lid of the box is open. To do this, draw three straight lines at the very top of our box drawing. Notice the length of the lines within the example.

Step 4

doodle open

Let’s draw another open section of the box. To the left of the box, doodle 3 more straight lines. Notice again the angle and length of these lines. This gives us the impression that this is part of the top section of the box that is uncovered.

Step 5

how to doodle open

To demonstrate the idea of something being open, draw an arrow pointing upwards on your box. This arrow is pointing to the opening of the box within our doodle. This now helps represent the idea that something is OPEN. Finally, add the finishing touches to your box by giving it some color. Notice how the inside of the box is a darker shade of color. This makes our box look a little more realistic within this example. How many other ways can you think of to doodle the idea of OPENING something?