D is for... April 13 2020

Sorry all, it took me ages to get this online... I re-opened the online shop and have been busy packing orders. But here is finally the letter D.

I figured that D had to be for doodle and I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce you to the zen doodle, which is also known as zen tangle. A zen tangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing different patterns.

So I thought it would be nice to make the letter D out of doodles. We will just use one pen or pencil for this. So all you will need is a piece of paper and a pen, you can pick any colour you like but often zen doodles are made with a black pen. You can either fill the letter D with doodles or you can fill the space around the D and leave the letter blank. 

Here are some ideas to get you started...

If you click on the picture it will take you to the Craftwhack website where you can find lots of doodle ideas. But you can also just give it a go. A good way to get started is to fill a small space with circles or squares or triangles and add a pattern within those shapes.

Here is the D that I made in a time lapse. Remember how Design School is all about not being fussy and just having fun... I made my D on an iPad pro so I would be able to share the video with you. If you would like to have an outline of your letter you could draw or print one on a separate piece of paper and put it underneath the piece of paper that you will doodle on.

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I really liked the little matted bit in the bottom left of the letter so I did a separate little time lapse to show you how I made it. You start of with the small squares and then alternate connecting them up on the inside of the square and on the outside. It looks really complicated but you will soon get the trick.

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I added some shading to give more depth to the doodle. You will be able to find lots of examples online and you will find that it's so much fun that you end up doodling the day away. As always... I would love to see what you have made, so email a picture of your letter to info@onneke.com.

I will try to have the next letter up a bit sooner. Happy Easter Monday everyone.

x Onneke