How to Doodle a Task



Step 1

draw a task

If someone asked you to visualize a TASK, what would you draw? When I think of a task, I imagine a clipboard with checkboxes and ticks for completed tasks. Let’s give this a go. Begin your doodle by drawing the top of your clipboard. Use a combination or arc shapes and straight lines to draw the clip area.


Step 2

drawing a task

Use straight lines to draw the board. Notice how in the example it looks like there are two rectangles. One larger rectangle and the other smaller rectangle inside the larger one. The larger rectangle is the board, while the smaller rectangle is the sheet of paper held by the clip.


Step 3

doodling a task

Let’s now draw three tasks on the board. Use small rectangle shapes for the checkboxes, and then wavy lines for the task names. No need to write actual words when it comes to doodling. All we need to do is just scribble something that looks like a bunch of jumbled words. 🙂


Step 4

doodle a task

To highlight that these tasks have been completed successfully, draw a big checkmark (tick) on the bottom right-hand corner of the board. We could, of course, have just checked all the boxes, but adding one big tick to the bottom gets the same idea across that all these tasks have been completed successfully.


Step 5

how to doodle a task

Add the finishing touches to your doodle by giving it some color. And there we have it. This is our visual representation of a task that you can now use in your visual notes. Feel free to also add this to your visual vocabulary. And, of course, keep practicing each day. Only with practice will you get better at doodling. How many other ways can you think of to doodle a TASK?