How to Doodle Small



Step 1

drawing small

If someone asked you to draw the idea of something or someone being SMALL, what would you draw? For this, we will need to use a comparison. For instance, a salt shaker is something that we typically view as being small. So let’s start by drawing a salt shaker. Draw the outline of your salt shaker as shown in the example above. Use a combination of arc shapes, straight and curved lines.


Step 2

draw small

Add some more details to your salt shaker using arc shapes, straight lines, and dots. Then add the words SALT on the label to highlight that this is an actual salt shaker.


Step 3

doodling small

Salt shakers are typically very small. They fit in the palm of our hand. On the other hand, people are much larger than salt shakers. However, to represent the idea of something being small, let’s draw a doodle character who is smaller than the salt shaker. This will give us the perspective of something being small compared to the salt shaker. Use an oval shape and several curved lines to draw the head and body of your doodle character.


Step 4

doodle smal

Use straight lines for the arms and legs. Then use ovals and arc shapes for the hands and feet. Notice the positioning of the arms and how this gives us the impression that our doodle character is resting or leaning on the salt shaker. Feel free to play around with different variations of arm and leg positioning.


Step 5

how to doodle small

Finish things off by giving your doodle some color. And there we have it. This is our visual representation of something being SMALL. There are, of course, many other ways we could visually represent the idea of something being small. How many other ways can you doodle this?