How to Doodle an Understanding



Step 1

drawing an understanding

If someone asked you to visualize an UNDERSTANDING, what would you draw? This is a tricky one, as it’s not a tangible word or physical object. However, when it comes to “creating an understanding”, two people agreeing on an idea come to mind. So let’s go with that. Begin your doodle by drawing two icon characters on your page. Use oval shapes for their heads and a combination of arc shapes for their body.


Step 2

draw an understanding

Between the two icon people, let’s draw a light-bulb. This will be the shared “thought” that create an understanding between the two characters. Use a combination of arc shapes and straight lines to draw your light-bulb. There are various ways to draw a light-bulb, so feel free to experiment.


Step 3

doodling an understanding

Let’s now add a cloud share around the light-bulb. We are adding a cloud shape to encapsulate this shared thought between our two icon characters. You will notice in the example that I have left a couple of gaps within the cloud shape. This has been done on purpose as you will see in the next step.


Step 4

doodle an understanding

Within those two gaps and extending from each character’s head, draw three small oval shapes. These oval shapes represent the thought projection that leads to the shared idea and the mutual understanding that the characters have about that idea. Also, add several straight lines above each character’s head and also around the light-bulb. This gives us the impression that they are actively thinking about this idea.


Step 5

how to doodle an understanding

Add the finishing touches to your doodle by giving it some color. And there we have it. This is our visual representation of an UNDERSTANDING. In retrospect, instead of drawing a light-bulb, we could have drawn a handshake within the thought bubble. But that would be a bit more difficult to doodle. A light-bulb gets more or less the same message across. But, please feel free to experiment by drawing a handshake in the thought bubble, or anything else that comes to mind. Anything that helps get the message across that these characters have reached a mutual understanding about something.