Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Dangerous Doodle: 'Over and Under'

Building up layers is a great way to give perspective to your artwork.  Make the top layers bigger than the bottom ones, and voila! You have instant perspective...because we all know that things look smaller as they get further away. 

My 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son were mesmerised by the idea that things look smaller far away but are really the same size as the same object close up.  I guess it is something we understand but take for granted as grown ups. 

Anyway, here is a Dangerous Doodle tutorial for you called 'Over and Under'.  I have made it fairly simple, but you could easily embellish this with more shading, colours, and patterns to make it your own.  The sky is the limit! 

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How can this be a dangerous doodle, I hear you ask?  Well just be careful not to get caught up in those vines or fall through the spaces as you draw...doodling can be a risky business, you know!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss the next tutorial, and please share this article with all your doodler friends :)
Send me your doodles at miraculousmosquito (at) gmail (dot) com.

Have fun!

P.S: (You are welcome to use the 'Dangerous Doodle' pattern designs in any of your own creations, as I have provided them for free, however I would really appreciate it if you have the chance to link back to my articles so that others could share the doodly fun!  Thanks :))


  1. I just found your blog and enjoyed your tutorial. I will have to go through your blog and see what all I have been missing out on.

  2. Thanks, Carol, glad you liked the tutorial, I plan to do heaps more, they are a lot of fun to make. I hope you like the rest of my tutorials, let me know if you can't find them.

  3. I think I LOVE you! Great work! When I have time I will check out more of your great work! Thank you for sharing your marvelous talents.


  4. Greetings to you,

    Love your work!
    I watched the video of Over and Under and tried to follow along (with many pauses clicked :) I am not an artist and just started doodling and tangling pretty recently... Am having a lot of fun along the way and discovering so many wonderful artists!

    I'm going to upload my attempt at this "dangerous doodle" and will definitely add a link to your site.


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