How to Doodle a Protest

Step 1

drawing a protest

If someone asked you to visualize a PROTEST, what would you draw? Let’s use very simple icons for our doodle. To begin with, draw a couple of icon characters in the middle of your page. Use a combination of circles and arc shapes. Notice how one character is positioned a little higher than the other character in the example.

Step 2

draw a protest

Because this is a protest, our characters are not feeling very cheerful. Let’s, therefore, use an upside-down arc shape to draw a frown on each face. Then add two more arc shapes on the side of the body of our characters. This will represent their hands.

Step 3

doodling a protest

Let’s now show that our characters are holding protest signs. Use a combination of straight lines and rectangles to doodle the two signs. Notice how the signs are extending out from each hand. This is very simple, but all we are doing is just creating the visual idea of a protest. And simplicity is best.

Step 4

doodle a protest

Next, use ovals, dots and arc shapes to draw a couple of sad faces on each sign. Feel free to use some creativity here. You can follow along with the example, or create a different variation of these faces.

Step 5

how to doodle a protest

Add the finishing touches to your doodle by giving it some color. And there we have it. This is our visual representation of a PROTEST. Yes, it’s very simple, but doesn’t it get the idea across of a protest? And that’s the whole point when it comes to doodling. It’s all about simplicity and getting our message across in a very simple and straightforward way. How many other ways can you think of to doodle a protest?