Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

I use this project in my classroom as an early finisher project for 6th Grade artists, but it started as a sketchbook activity for myself!

I’ve always been attracted to artwork that contains a lot of repetition. This one meets that requirement, for sure!

I started by drawing 10 circles and coloring them with markers.

Then I drew lots of circles around those 10 – with a permanent marker.  Over and over and over again.   Some of the circles end of getting overlapped by others, or tucked away in little pockets of circles.  The possibilities are endless for all of the different overlapping that can occur.


I had so much fun doing the first one – that I made another!  I think I like this one better with the wider black lines – made from a thicker permanent marker.

Sometimes it is just fun to sit down and doodle – artwork doesn’t have to be a masterpiece every time, it just has to be fun, relaxing and rewarding.

Update:  Try these on ATC (Artist Trading Cards)! – Even better – they get done so quick – very rewarding!