This digital art piece was created using Adobe Illustrator CS6 with the Pencil Tool at a stroke of 3pt. it’s based on the pursuit curve using a triangle base for the entire piece.
It was inspired by a YouTube video on doodling.
YouTube video link to ASMR Doodling 2 by YouTube channel ASMR Sounds by Sophie
[I suggest fast-forwarding to timestamp: 05 mins 40 seconds]
At first, it can seem a bit intimidating. While watching it, you’ll be thinking that looks so easy, that’s amazing. but all the while you’ll also be thinking, arghh I don’t think it would turn out like that if I did it…
But I suggest you give it a try. This is what I was thinking and yes it did take me almost 2 days after watching it to give it a try, but you will be pleasantly surprised at what you can achieve.
Mine was also based on a triangle. But you can use any geometric shape. Just keep following the same principle of connecting a point to a displaced distance on the other edge. Each geometric shape will achieve a different effect but my favourite is the triangle. Also, if you attempt to give this a try, I do suggest that you stick to the same shape for the entire piece, as mixing shapes doesn’t achieve something better but in my opinion something worse…
Digital Art Colour Variations
Obviously, the quickest way to give this a go is to do it by hand. She uses Sharpies but I recommend just regular textas (or coloured makers – however you refer to them). It’s cheaper and won’t run out on you after 40 strokes. Seriously, I wonder about the ml capacity of sharpies. At the rate I can run out of a new Sharpie, I seriously think that it’s not me that’s the problem, it’s the Sharpie.
I wanted to do it electronically this time so that I could play around with some colour combinations.
Let me know if you give it a go!