I'd love to do a video of doodling my sermon notes but I don't have all the pieces necessary so in the meantime, I did a little step by step photo tour of a scripture I doodles this morning.
Big ideas here
- I don't really plan ahead and yes, I use pen. I love living on the edge
- Most of the time I can make a "mistake" work out and it becomes a "feature," as we say in our house. Sometimes I just have to start over (see below)
- I start by finding the words or phrase I think should stand out and consider that as I begin, leaving bigger spaces and reserving fancier fonts for those.
I was trying a new font and I just went too far, it felt beyond saving so I started over.
So here is a step by step with commentary of how I worked through a new verse that I am memorizing this week.
Here is the verse that I'm using for reference. I have this nearby so I can keep looking at it throughout the process.
1. I want "blessed" to stand out but I'm not ready to commit to the details so I do an outline font. This gives me the option to color it in later, add stripes, scallops, etc.
I've added the verse title at the bottom and it's done! Well, for now :) I may go back and add colors but I want to sit with it for a bit. I also may add a border or some small icon in the lower corner. As you can see, there is a bit of thought but not much preplanning. No major mishaps that needed to be covered up this time, but when that happens, arrows and hearts are great for patching errors.
Hope that gives you a peek into my process and I'll work or a video or photo tutorial of how I do my scripture notes! Have you been doodling? Link in the comments so we can see your art!