Dot Grid Journal- 9 Doodles to Include 2


Dot Grid Journaling - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

Hi friends, Renee with @thediyday here to share nine doodles to include in your dot grid journal layouts.  While creating these headers I wondered if I should call them doodles or line drawings.  Afterall, these are doodles because they are simply made but they are also line drawings because they consist mainly of straight lines.  Maybe I should call them doodle line drawings?  Anyway, it’s time to unleash your inner artist and start creating!

 

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Dot Grid Journaling - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

 

Step One

First, here is a step-by-step of each doodle.

Dot Grid Journal - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

When creating these journal headers, make them in pencil first.  I am using a Tombow Olno Mechanical Pencil.  When I first started designing layouts in my dot grid journals, I’d try to save myself a few steps and create in marker.  What I quickly learned was erasing pen mistakes is not an easy task and correction tape was an eyesore.  I’d often consider ripping out the page, but I didn’t want bald spots in my journal.  So, I changed my process.  I create all doodles in pencil before going over them with markers.

Dot Grid Journaling - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

 

Step Two

Second, these line drawings look great when using a ruler.  A straight line doodle appears strong (nix the ruler for a flowy and organic look).  Also, if you’re new to journaling, consider a notebook with dot grid sheets rather than plain sheets.  It makes lining up a ruler that much easier.

Dot Grid Journaling - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

 

Step Three

When creating these line doodles, make your art vibrant and pop by using multiple pen colors.  The markers I am using for these doodles are the Tombow TwinTone Markers.  These markers are my favorites.  They are double-sided with a broad tip and an extra fine tip.  Also, they come in two sets, bright and pastel.

Dot Grid Journaling - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

Step Four

Don’t be afraid to add details to the journal headers.  Dashes, Dots, checks, or adding a mix of thick and thin lines really make a difference within a doodle.

Dot Grid Journaling - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

Dot Grid Journal - 9 Doodles to Include by @thediyday for @tombowusa www.tombowusa.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed these line doodles.  Which one(s) will you add to your dot grid journal?


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