How to Doodle Sinking

Step 1

drawing sinking

If someone asked you to visualize someone or something SINKING, what would you draw? How about a doodle character struggling to stay above the water? Begin your doodle by drawing two arc shapes. One large arc shape that will become the head of our doodle character, and a smaller arc shape for the nose.

Step 2

draw sinking

Use a cloud shape to doodle the hair of your doodle character. Then for the mouth, use a combination of an arc shape and a straight line. Make sure to draw the mouth nice and large. We want to insert a few more details in there. 🙂

Step 3

doodling sinking

Inside the mouth, let’s draw some teeth and a tongue. Use a 3-sided rectangle shape for each of the teeth. Then use a combination of two arc shapes for the tongue. Next, draw the arms and hands on either side of our doodle character. Use straight lines for the arms and elongated arc shapes for the fingers. You will notice that our character only has three fingers and a thumb. It’s just a little easier to draw than a full set of four fingers and a thumb. Notice also how the arms are dangling in midair. This is where we will add the waves of the water.

Step 4

doodle sinking

To draw the waves, use wavey lines. Then draw several dots on the waves that will represent water bubbles. Notice how the arms and head are popping out directly from behind the wave.

Step 5

how to doodle sinking

Add three straight lines above the head to highlight that this is somewhat of a distressing moment. Then finish things up by giving your doodle some color. And there we have it. This is our visual representation of SINKING. How many other ways can you think of to doodle the idea of sinking?