how to make a simple doodle of a mother and child

Growing Your Visual Vocabulary: How to Draw a Mother Holding a Baby

In last week’s post I introduced readers to a concept called a “visual vocabulary”. In this installment of this series on developing a psychology-related visual vocabulary, I will be showing you how I doodle one of the staples of my psychology visual vocabulary:  a mother and child. Mother and child, or parent and child, relationships are a…

How to draw a brain

Growing Your Visual Vocabulary: How to a Draw Brain

The truth is, the majority of people who are “artists” have a limited ability to reach into their visual memory and draw an object. Instead, we rely on using models, still lifes, photos, or even Google image search to base our art on. When it comes to sketchnotes, bullet journalling, and classroom doodles, these resources…

How to pack a compact kit for making an art travel journal

My Travel Art Journal Kit

  Previously I’ve written about my favorite supplies, but when it comes to travel- especially international travel, the rules are different! In July 2017 I set off on a 25-day solo trip journeying from iconic spots in Italy, across the Adriatic and down the Croatian coastline and venturing into the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina.…

Pony Coloring Book Pages

A few years ago I created these dog and pony line drawings for a friend, which evolved into black and white coloring book pages I’d keep in my office for kids when their parents were visiting. They were based on my horses and a a friend’s horse, so while they have lots of sentimental value,…

Mind Maps as Information and Art: A Mixed Media Example

In this post, rather than sharing a layout or a technique tutorial, I wanted to share one project where mind maps, doodling, and visual thinking combined with art to create a visual representation of… me! My first assignment in graduate school was the casual prompt to: “Tell ‘Who I Am’ using one side of a…

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