How to Doodle Yesterday


Step 1

If someone asked you to doodle the idea of YESTERDAY, what would you draw? This is a bit of a tough one. YESTERDAY isn’t a physical object that we could draw. So what to do? Let’s look at representing our doodle in a symbolic way. Hopefully, that will help us get the idea across. Let’s begin by drawing a moon shape (half-moon). Use a combination of two arc shapes for this purpose.

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Step 2

Next, let’s draw an arrow pointing away from the moon and to the left. Use a combination of arc shapes and straight lines to draw your arrow. Our doodle looks a little strange at the moment, but let’s see how the rest of the steps come together. 🙂

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Step 3

You might be thinking, what our arrow is pointing at? It’s pointing at an oval shape (partial oval shape) that represents our sun. We are, therefore, trying to get the idea across that night turns to day backward. Or to put it another way, it helps us to represent the idea of YESTERDAY in a symbolic way.

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Step 4

At the moment our Sun and Moon could do with a little more context. Let’s make these objects look like night and day. Do this by adding stars next to the moon and rays around our sun. I think that looks a little better. But we’ll still need to add some color.

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Step 5

The final step is to add some color to our doodle. And there we have it. This is now our visual representation of YESTERDAY. I think it gets the idea across, don’t you? 🙂 But, this might not be the only way to represent YESTERDAY. Could YESTERDAY be doodled in a different way? Go ahead and give it a go. 🙂

how to doodle yesterday