Although I have learned to paint, oddly enough drawing is VERY intimidating to me. I don’t know why. It isn’t as if anything will blow up if you “get it wrong”.
I have always been entranced by watching my husband and my son just sit and doodle the most amazing imagery. But when I try, I just freeze up and don’t know where to begin.
And that’s why I am sending this shout-out post to Katie Cook. Katie is an amazing artist (check out her website). One of her creations is a lovely little book titled “drawing cute with Katie Cook” (published by IMPACTUniverse.com, 2018). I bought my copy at a local Hobby Lobby (priced at $22.99 but 40% less with their awesome weekly coupon). It’s available on Amazon, as well as at the Artists Club. I thumbed through the book in the store and the simplicity immediately set me at ease. She also has a cheeky sense of humor that is interspersed throughout.
Long story short – I went home and started on page one. It has been a game changer for me. I can’t look at anything without seeing it with cute eyes and attitude. More importantly, I have found the confidence to “doodle”. I take my pencils and pens with me everywhere now!
I’ve made a bunch of cute little cards and gift bags. I’ve even created several doodles of my solemn pug, Mr B! I am not a big fan of “cartoons” that put all the facial features to one side of the face (two eyes looking at you from a head that is CLEARLY turned to the side). So – I went the extra step to figure out how to change up those examples to show a true profile. Frankly, I never would have tried previously.
A big thank you to Katie Cook for creating a book that takes the intimidation out of drawing and makes it simply fun!
This isn’t the best image in the world, but wanted to show you one of my little drawings. This was one of my first “original” doodles of my pug, Mr B. If you would like to draw but are afraid to try, I encourage you to pick up Katie’s book. The links in this article are NOT affiliate links. I get no kick-back for advertising this. I just want to share the good news that we timid doodlers have an ally and a resource to help us overcome our fears!