Year End Update 7 of 7: Scribble Drawings

Parents, teachers or youngsters looking for a simple art project to pass the time or inspire creativity this New Year’s Eve, here is one my eldest daughter and I have been enjoying for the past few weeks.

We call it Scribble Art and find it challenging, fun and sometimes even funny.

We each take a piece of scrap, doodle paper and a writing utensil.  The craft works best if each person has a different colour pencil or crayon, or if one person uses a pen and the other uses a pencil.

Each artist tosses a very basic “scribble” on their page, then papers are exchanged.   The artists creatively add lines or shade portions to create some sort of picture out of the scribble before them.  The creativity gets even more intense when each artist is given a time limit on the doodle they make out of the scribble they are given.

Here are some examples of my doodles (in pencil) built upon my daughter’s scribbles (in red ink).

Dawud Doodles 2Dawud Doodles 3 Dawud Doodles 1

Here are examples of my daughter’s doodle art (in red ink) built upon my scribbles (in pencil).  Can you spot the bird, snails, rabbit, person, inch-worm, hat and dinosaur?

MW Doodles 1 MW Doodles 2

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2 thoughts on “Year End Update 7 of 7: Scribble Drawings

  1. Mona Rahman

    Awesome idea Masha Allah. Seeing as
    my drawings just look like scribbles anyway, this should be interesting. I think I shall be the first and the joys can finish up Insha Allah. By the way, found and bought your long awaited Colours of Islam at RIS. Alhamdulillah. Also saw your clip on DeenTV as well as the new video Masha Allah. The little one wants to know why uncle Dawud hasn’t visited our house. So, consider that the formal and open invitation :) Insha Allah to you and your lovely family.

    Wassalamu ‘alaikum

    • Salams and thanks as always my friend ~ God willing, 2014 may be the year we actually get away on a family vacation someplace in Ontario, so if we make it up your way we will be sure to drop a line ahead of time. In the meantime, maybe there is a hospital, palliative care facility, retirement home, public school or library you know of that may need some singing to brighten the atmosphere? If you have one the above in your neighbourhood, drop in one day with a print out of my bio, tell them I’ll drive up and sing for no set fee, will happily take a cup of tea with biscuits and a donation for gas money. Let’s see what happens. Before I leave town I’ll pop `round to visit your family. Maybe hold off until April though when the 401 is not so precarious. :)

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