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Scribble Drawings Forever

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Back in elementary school a wonderful teacher showed my class how to make scribbles into art. I can’t remember if the original demo involved a black marker or crayon, but what I do remember is watching that black line loop-d-loop all over the page and feeling so empowered as a little girl with with a box of crayons.

I was small but I could scribble.

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Three decades later, the scribble drawing remains my all-time favorite thing to draw and color. You can read my column about how my kids have inspired me to keep on scribbling here.

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Now I hope you’re inspired to get out your crayons and make a scribble drawing of your own. Scribble drawings forever!

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Comment from Juanita
Time: March 17, 2013, 3:32 pm

TY for this, Jennifer. I do art class with my homeschooled grandkids, so I am always looking for good ideas and this is definitely one of them.

Comment from Holly u
Time: March 20, 2013, 7:16 am

I used to do this all thd time! Mostly in some class, so I had only one pen or pencil on hand, and the spaces alternated between filled and blank. So funny you would post this now; I just showed this to my 5 yo son for the first time a couple weeks ago. He loves it!

Comment from LPC
Time: March 21, 2013, 3:45 pm

Jennifer, look up Zentangles. They’ve basically “unvented” these scribbles into a meditative artform. They call the scribble a string.

Comment from Jian @ Potassium Humate
Time: March 26, 2013, 3:58 am

Wow, i like the lines & colors, beautiful! i will draw one for my daughter

Comment from Stevan
Time: May 26, 2013, 10:22 am

OMG! My husband and I were just taking the other day about how I had books & books of these type of scribble designs. I started doing them when I was 4 years old (MANY YEARS AGO!). LOL!

Comment from Lily
Time: June 5, 2013, 3:48 am

I love these scribble drawings, so cute.

Comment from tagheuer
Time: July 16, 2013, 3:41 am

When I was young, I liked to draw, but no talent, your painting is very beautiful

Comment from Erin
Time: July 17, 2013, 4:38 pm

I remember when my teacher use to come around, draw a scribble on a sheet of paper and we had to make something out of it, ie: turn it into a person, animal or some sort of a picture. Another fun way to get creative :)

Comment from william wizard
Time: February 4, 2014, 4:01 am

It’s a great thing that you draw so much! I love seeing your artwork! And I think Piper and Annabeth will be great friends and hang out and make fun of the boys in the future. How did you scan these in so dark, or do you just use dark pencils? Awesome work Andy!

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