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Draw a fun convertible car

February 26, 2014


Try this fun little convertible car.  Maybe you will want to draw a doodle bug driving it as well…here’s some help for you 


Drawing Car #1…things that go zoom!

April 29, 2012

Thanks all of you who commented on what  to draw…I heard you.  So let’s start with a car…and put a couple of doodle bugs inside it.  Follow along with the steps I’ll show you.   Here we go….zoom! zoom!

Way to go with your drawing!  You can build a whole scene now around your doodle bugs in a car…maybe they are in a big city or maybe they are driving down a country road with a farm in the background or maybe they are driving next to the ocean or maybe they are driving on the moon?!  You get to decide and make the picture the way you want.

Let me show you one more thing….the picture below shows the same car, but I did something different to make it look like it’s going faster…..maybe you want to draw your car again on another piece of paper and try it like I’ve drawn it below!  Have fun drawing!

You’re sooooooo creative!

Draw Ploosh the doodle bug

March 13, 2012

Glad you could join me today to draw!  We’re drawing Ploosh the doodle bug.  He’ll help us work on your rounded lines

and shapes.  The big curly Q lines in the wings are fun to make.  So, watch me draw Ploosh first and then follow me

in the steps below the video.  When you get Ploosh finished, maybe you will want to make another Ploosh but decorate

his wings in a different way…any way you like!






Draw Sassy the doodle bug

March 5, 2012

Watch me draw Sassy the doodle bug…she wants to be sure that you notice her new shoes!

Then grab some paper and a pencil and try the easy steps below.   Have fun drawing!

Draw Bongo the doodle bug

February 27, 2012

First, watch me draw a little doodle bug named Bongo in a short video…(my camera is acting up a bit, sorry)

Now grab a piece of paper and pencil and let’s draw him together….

Draw doodle bug, Lumbardo

March 13, 2011


Today I would like to dedicate this doodle bug character to a six year girl in the Dallas, TX area that loves to draw!  Keep up the great drawings you are doing and know that God has given you your creative ability as a special gift to enjoy and be a blessing to many others.  Hope you enjoy drawing Lumbardo today!

It’s always good to get back to the ole drawing board after I’ve been away from it like I have lately.  Today we will add another one of the many Doodle Bug characters that we’ve been drawing.  This is Lumbardo…a four legged doodle bug!  Notice his wavy  back?  God made us all with a part of our back called the “lumbar” region.  That is why I named him “Lumbar-do”.  Sometimes it’s fun to name our characters after other things that sound like that name.  Maybe your mom or dad or teacher can show you were your lumbar region is on your back…

I’m going to let you go with the drawing without my comments between each one.  Turn your paper sideways to draw Lumbardo because he’s kind of long instead of tall.  When you draw the first shape (his head), tilt it like I show you.  Also remember that we are using “angle lines”, straight lines, curve lines, circles and dots to make everything you will see.  (from “Drawing with Children” by Mona Brookes, Tarcher Putnam Press. 1986,1996…Thanks Mona!)

And, of course, add a little color!

Try to think of some place you could put Lumbardo for your own picture and make up a funny story about what he is doing there. Maybe you will want to add some other doodle bug characters with him also?! Have fun drawing!

Draw a Doodle Bug Ju-Ju flower

February 21, 2011

Today we are going to draw a Ju-Ju flower from the Doodle Bug world.  This flower is something I created from my imagination…as are all the things in the Doodle Bug world.  One of the great things about creating something new, is that you get to name it whatever you want!  I like the way “Ju-Ju” sounds….it’s fun to just say it!  You can Draw the letters for Ju-Ju like I did above if you like.  I think it’s fun to write letters in all kinds of styles.  The letters I did are called, “outline” letters.  You can fill outline letters with color or patterns or just about anything.  Do you see the little lines that are around “Ju-Ju”?  Those are called “emphasis lines”.  They are put there to decorate how the words look and to catch your eye….as if they are saying, “Hey!  Look at me!  I’m important!”  Maybe you could even try to write your name in outline letters and decorate them in some fun way…then put some emphasis lines around them?

So let’s get started drawing.  Turn your paper tall ways and somewhere between the top and half way of your paper, draw a big “U” like I show you below…

Going across the top of the flower make 3 rows of upside down “U”‘s…stacked one on top of the other…

Now add 4 curly Q lines going up from the top row of upside down “U”‘s like this….

Then draw two tall lines between the curly Q lines and put small circles at the end of these lines.  Draw some dots around the circles as well.  On the flower, close to the top, draw a circle.  In the circle draw an “X” and then 1 more line going through the middle of it.  That’s the Ju-Ju’s nose.  Also add a good size dot on each side of the nose like this…

For it’s mouth make a long curved line going across the lower part of the flower.   Make another long curved line connected at the ends of the first line.  The stem is a fun line to draw….starting at the bottom of the flower, draw a line straight down a little ways, then go over to the left and finally back down again almost to the bottom of your paper.  Leave a little room at the bottom.

Draw another stem line beside the first one and leave some space between them.  On the right side under the flower, draw two curly Q lines that slant up (like it’s arms).  These curly Q lines start off as straight lines and then curl at the end.  The top curly Q line is longer than the one under it.  Did you notice that?

For the other side of the stem, do the same thing with the curly Q’s but go the other direction.  Also add some nice dark dots inside the stem.  Try to put the dots the same space apart from each other the whole way down.  Good job!

Now draw a line at the bottom of your paper going all the way across.  Let the bottom of your stem touch it.  Of course, that is the ground.  We will put leaves on the stem in 2’s.  For this step, this is how to make the Ju-Ju flower leaves…on the right side of the flower under the curly Q arms, draw a short line starting at the stem and slant it down.  Then put your pencil on the stem where that line touches it and make a curve line going around it all the way to the end of the line and then head back to where you start.  There’s your leaf!

Now draw another leaf right beside that one.  That makes a pair of leaves.  Then draw another pair of leaves down lower on the left side of the stem.  We’re almost done!  Way to go!

On the top of the ground line on the left side of the stem, we are going to draw some grass.  In the Doodle Bug world this kind of grass is called “wag”.  To draw wag, you make a “pattern”.  A pattern is something that repeats.  Make a row of short curved lines slanted the way I will show you below.  On every other curved line, draw a small circle on the top.  You got some wag growing on your picture now!

For the rest of the ground beside the Ju-Ju flower, make your wag lines curved the other way!

And you have now made your first Ju-Ju flower in a field of wag!  Great job!

Time to color it!

I’ll bet you could draw some Doodle bugs in this picture too!  And maybe a Doodle Bug car or house as well!  If you can’t remember how to draw a Doodle Bug…or you’ve never even heard of a Doodle Bug, go to the category list over on the right and find, “Doodle Bugs” and click on it and I will show you how.  Have fun drawing!  And remember, it’s God that has made you creative…it’s a gift He gave you to enjoy because He loves you!

Draw Buzz the Bee

November 19, 2010

Today we are drawing this little guy, Buzz the Bee.  He’s in my doodle bug group and I think you’ll enjoy drawing him so you can put him in your own pictures if you want.  So grab a piece of paper and turn it tall ways and get a good sharp pencil with an eraser.

The first thing we draw is a good size “upside down U” in the middle of your paper…this is a curve line

Next, draw a straight line at the bottom that will connect the 2 ends of the upside down U.  Then draw 2 more straight lines above that one but leave some space between them.  The face of Buzz is going above these lines so we have to leave enough room for his face like I did in my drawing!

Between the bottom two straight lines let’s shade this in using small curve lines going all the way across slanting the same way.  Skip the space above that and then shade the following shape with curve lines again…but see if you can make the curves lines go the other way across this time.

Now let’s add Buzz’s face….two short straight lines for the eyes (nice and dark)…an oval for the nose…and a curve line (letter “U”) for the mouth.  NICE!

Add two tall curved lines for antennas with the curly q’s going the same way at the ends…

The wings will be curved lines going out like this…sort of like putting the letter “U” turned sideways on each side!

Now for Buzz’s legs….we’ll use the letter “L” with the bottom part darker…be sure and set the legs pretty far apart because we will be drawing a little stinger between them.  And if you notice really good, you’ll see that I turned the feet up just a little bit.  The legs are angle lines….

Now for the stinger….a curly-q !   (which you know is in the curve line family)

And you have just drawn Buzz the Bee!  Oh yeah!  He’s floating in the air in front of you looking at you with that little smile of his….so let’s put some movement lines around the wings since they are moving so fast….(these movement lines are curved lines)

And one of the fun things you can do with flying things is show the path they’ve flown….we’ll use a dotted line (a lot of short straight lines and curve lines put together to show the path!)

Last, since we don’t have anything up in the top left side, let’s write his name there nice and bold with letters that are easy to read….that will fill that space nicely.  As you are writing the letters, try to say what kind of lines you use to make the letters….Straight lines?  Curve lines?  Angle lines?

Now you are ready to add color to your picture of Buzz the Bee…have fun and keep up the good work  with your drawing! God has given you an amazing gift to be able to create all kinds of cool things….let’s keep using that gift!

Drawing a Boom Boom Flower

October 12, 2010

We’ve been drawing doodle bugs lately…you can look below and find how to draw one if you never have.  It’s very easy and very fun.  But every story has to have a “place” where it happens.  So, today we’re going to put our doodle bugs in a place!  I like to “invent” flowers from my imagination and one of my favorites is the “Boom-Boom flower”.

Before we can draw our doodle bugs, let’s draw the boom-boom flower.  Follow along with me and I think you’ll like what it looks like at the end…especially if you want to add some doodle bugs later on.  Turn your paper “tall ways”.  At the top left put an upside down “U”.  That’s the top of the first boom-boom flower.

Draw a line across the bottom of the upside down “U”.

Add  6 lines going across the inside of the boom-boom flower and some spikey-lines on top…

Now comes the fun part….see if you can draw a “curly-q” lines going around the bottom of the boom-boom flower like this…

…and some dots going around the boom-boom flower.

Now a stem that goes from the bottom of the boom-boom flower off the bottom of your drawing on the bottom left side.

Also add some curly-q’s under the bloom.

Another boom-boom flower connected to this one would look good.  Go out to the right of your flower (not as high as the first boom-boom flower bloom) and draw the same shape as you did when you began this drawing.  Do you remember what it was without looking?  Look at my picture below to see where I put this shape and try to make your picture look close to the same.

Same as the other boom-boom flower, make the curly-q around the first shape…

Add the lines going across the bloom and the spikey-lines on top…oops, I forgot the dots!  Add some to your picture if you want.

Time to connect this boom-boom flower to the stem of the first one.  Draw a slanted line from the bottom of the flower to the long stem.

Don’t forget the curly-q’s under the new boom-boom flower…

Those long stems need some leaves.  But I want to leave room between the leaves so my doodle bugs can have space to be in the picture.  To draw a leaf, put your pencil on the stem and start drawing a line that goes away from the stem then curves around and comes back to the same place that you started.  Easy! Let’s put some more on our stem…

Look!  You’ve drawn your first boom-boom flower!  Nice!

But we’re not through, yet….take the waving doodle bug we drew in one of the other drawing times and have him peeking his head around the first bloom.  We don’t have to draw his legs or other arm because he is behind the flower and we wouldn’t see it.  Right?  You can draw him a little slanted like I did to make him really look like he’s peaking around the boom-boom flower.  Hmmm, maybe I’ll call him, Joey.

To add another doodle bug to our picture, we want to make him doing something a little different.  If we make all our doodle bugs doing the same thing, it’s not as fun looking.  So take the doodle bug from the other drawing exercise that is running and put him going up the stem that leads to the 2nd boom-boom flower.  I think I’ll name him, Sammy.

How fun!  We’re almost done!  Last, take the doodle bug that is singing (looks like “opera”!) from the other drawing exercise and put him down on the bottom left leaf.  That’s Ralph!  Now we have Joey, Sammy and Ralph doing three different things at three different places on the Boom-Boom flower.  I”m adding some words up in that top right side because there is alot of white space up there that would look good with writing.  How bout, “3 little doodle bugs on a Boom-Boom flower”?

How bout adding a doodle bug parachuting down beside the Boom-Boom Flower  like we drew in the other drawing exercise?  I’m sure you got lots of ideas….go for it!  And be sure and show your mom the great picture you just drew!  Boy will she be surprised!  Maybe you can get your Dad to try it too!

Next time, I’ll add some color to my picture!

Parachute Doodle Bug

October 3, 2010

Let’s draw a doodle bug with a parachute….look back at the previous posts to see how to draw a doodle bug if you like.  This will help you feel comfortable with drawing our picture today.  To begin, turn your paper tall ways and in the middle upper part of your paper, draw an upside down “U”…this is the top part of our doodle bug’s parachute.

Add a row of upside down “U”s going from one side  to the other…

Next add the doodle bugs head (a circle) under the parachute.  Leave a little room between the two shapes for the strings that we’ll draw in a couple of steps…

Draw the doodle bug’s face…nose, eyes and grin…

Then add the fun antennae’s on top of his head…but put these out to the side a little.  Look at my picture to see what I’m talking about.  Between the antennas will be where the strings attach to his head.

Ok, so now it’s time to draw a string from each one of the points of the parachute down to the top of the doodle bug’s head.  Don’t put the strings in the doodle bug’s eyes or antennas….he wouldn’t like that!

Now add his little body…a couple of “u”s that are smaller than the head….connect them to the bottom of the head (like I drew it in the picture below).  Did you notice that I put the 2 “U”s a little to the right so that they are slanted?  That is because when you float down with a parachute it swings from side to side a little bit.  That’s how we want our doodle bug to look…floating down side to side.   Don’t forget to give him some arms too…so he can wave to you!

His legs are easy to draw….just a couple of “L”s.  But because he is swinging a little from side to side (remember?), we’ll put his legs up a higher on the same side like I drew in the picture.

Add a couple motion lines behind him and there ya go!  Good job!  One doodle bug with a parachute floating down, down, down….If I draw the same thing again but draw the doodle bug even more slanted, he looks like he’s really swinging!

And tilt him even more and it looks like this….

Congratulations!   You know how to draw a doodle  bug with a parachute. Maybe you could turn that picture over (so you can’t see it) and on another piece of paper, see if you can draw him from memory!   No cheating!

It might be fun to add to your picture with some more doodle bugs parachuting down…maybe some are different by adding another smile or a hat or holding something in his hand.  How bout adding where he is going to land?   Maybe he’s landing at wal mart…or your backyard….or your church?  You can draw out your ideas and have adventures with your friends the doodle bugs!  Maybe you can even write a story about your picture….wow, that would be fun!  See ya next time!

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