Here’s a simple but pretty doodle – No. 17 – today you’re going to draw a map. It’s not of any place in particular, so you’ll need your imagination too!
- This map is folded in three, so the edges are going to be zig-zags. Draw two zig-zaggy lines, about 2cm apart. There should be three lines in each.
- Next, join up the sides with two straight lines.
- Then add a thin border round the inside of the map. It looks better the thinner it is, I think, so try to keep very close to the edge with your pen.
- It doesn’t look folded yet, does it? Draw two lines, starting at the top zig-zag and ending at the bottom one. It should look like the picture in step four now.
- In the middle section of the map, draw an upside down teardrop shape with a circle inside, to mark a location. Though you could try an X marks the spot instead!
- Finally, let’s add somewhere to explore. Islands can be any shape, so really it’s up to you. If I were you, I’d try to fill up the space, rather than draw a tiny island in one corner.
- Use a forest green pen, a sky blue pen and a blood red pen to colour this in.
Why not… add a compass in the corner? I did this by drawing a filled-in circle surrounded by little spikes.
Don’t forget to add this drawing to your page of travel doodles!