Doodle Days

Over 100 Creative Ideas for Doodling, Drawing, and Journaling

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Pub Date 06 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 03 Feb 2022
Penguin Random House, North Light Books

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Simple and fun doodle ideas and inspiration for anyone who loves to draw, sketch, or journal

Whether you're into journaling, drawing, or both, this delightful guide will provide creative ideas and simple instruction for doodling to your heart's content. Artist and author Jane Maday presents basic techniques, step-by-step instructions, and a world of ideas for drawing animals, flora and fauna, seashells, shapes, and more. The perfect way to add whimsy and fun to any sketchbook, journal, or bujo page, these doodles will make you smile and help you express your creativity, one adorable little doodle at a time.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large file size of this PDF, only part of the book is available on Netgalley. Please reach out to Andrea Cordova at PRH ( to receive a full file of DOODLE...

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This is fun, cute and really allows anyone to explore their creativity. The illustrations are fairly easy to follow, plus I imagine it'd be so cool to color all of the drawings afterwards. This would make a great gift for kids and adults alike, Highly recommend!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic sample to read and review.

This is a sample of the book; not the complete book due to file size. I loved it. The drawings are super cute! They include simple illustrated instructions using basic shapes that make it easy to follow. There are designs for the whole year as well. I have already pre-ordered my physical copy!

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What an awesome book for both kids and adults! The layout is clean and easy to follow. The drawings range from super easy to master to much harder and all are fun for any art ability level. Perfect to practice drawing and motor skills with younger kids. If you are learning to sketch and want to really hone your skills or just want to know how to create a few doodles for your journal, this book is for you!

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What a truly fantastic book, I will definitely be purchasing the paper copy.

I always struggled with drawing and I find this a good way to relax and unwind especially at the moment

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Get the paper copy, I absolutely loved this book but the ebook is weird to work with when drawing on paper.
A great source for a beginner like me, I'm a fan of the "library" of starter ideas.

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Doodle Days is a fun and engaging tutorial guide for doodles and how-to tips by Jane Maday. Due out 23rd June from Penguin Random House on their North Light Books imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

This is a beginner accessible, cute, and useful guide to doodling and page set-ups for journaling with tons of step by step line drawn tutorials which are easy to follow. The eARC provided for review contained a preview of approximately 40% of the finished release material, but the quality was very good throughout. The doodles cover a large number of subjects from florals to animals, foods, seasonal items and objects. In addition, the author has added chapters on journal page setups, adding text to drawings, and other how-to tutorials.

Very informal and cute doodles will appeal to a wide audience and many of them would be welcome in drawing sessions with small humans; thus will find use for child minders, parents, educators, and others who spend time with kids.

Five stars (assuming that the overall quality holds true to the same given in the review copy provided).

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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I just got back into journaling and this is such a cute and useful doodling guide. I’m far from artistic, but the easy illustrations definitely help add a little something extra to your journal. I used to draw a lot in the past, and this doodle guide has reminded me why I loved drawing cute little images in the first place. Such a great way to express yourself and to just relax and unwind. Thanks to Netgalley and penguin random house for a review copy in exchange for a fair review.

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Normally my doodles include hearts, flowers and my name in cursive since I can't really draw unless I'm tracing. In this book there are very simple and useful steps from items like patries, witch cauldrons, animals and festive doodles. At the beginning of the book, different tools are explained and also how to get started. I enjoyed this a lot!

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Often when I am in a class or talking on the phone I find myself doodling. Forever, it seems I have drawn faces, coffee cups and flowers. I am getting bored with these so was very excited to see this book. It is full of ideas about making those fun little pictures.

Short sections include everything from how to use the book to tools and materials, and lines and shapes. By the end of this sample, I wanted the full book and was full of ideas. I am very eager to get started.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this adorable book. All opinions are my own.

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This is a fun book for learning how to doodle different pictures. There are no written instructions. It is all pictures that show the step-by-step process. I look forward to trying out different doodles from this book.

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As a creative and art teacher I loved this book! This is the perfect book to have for students who get done early and need just a little inspiration. Would also be awesome to keep kids busy while you're on a phone call or busy making dinner. Instructions are step by step and well laid out. Easy for any age to enjoy! Happy creating!

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What a fun book! I am one of those people who can barely draw a stick figure and depend on stickers to fancy up my day planner when I really want to have some sort of cute handwritten scrapbook/bullet journal planner. This book is perfect for the amateur drawer such as myself, or more advanced artists who may want a few more ideas.

I can happily say with the easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations, I was able to doodle myself a few cute little diddlies that actually looked like the picture. Winning! A nice bonus was the meditation like feel I got when I was drawing.

I plan on purchasing this book to have on hand when I do my weekly spreads in my planner and hopefully someday soon I will have that cute bullet journal I have always dreamed of.

Thank you to NetGalley and North Light Books for the partial ARC of this book in exchange for my review!

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This book is fantastic for anyone who wants to add little doodles in their journals or on notes. There are a lot different drawings to look at and they are all broken down into really easy to follow instructions with basic shapes. This book is great for anyone who wants to start doodling or journaling and would also be great for younger teens/kids who want to learn some basic.

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This is a great book for those who want to try to learn new ways to draw or want to get inspiration, the book has a wide variety of drawings, that are all very cute and easy to follow. Something that I loved is that at the end it has a section with different types of spreads for journals, where you can follow or imprint them. I definitely recommend it if you want to get inspiration or want to learn something new.

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This is such a cute book. It has tons of doodles you can learn to draw. The instructions are easy to follow. This book is just a lot of fun. There is something in this book for everyone. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to draw/doodle.

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This is the doodle-drawing instruction book everyone is longing for when they see blogs for bullet journals planners. "How do you draw those cute little things? they wonder.

From each group of drawings, a few are broken down and shown from simple shapes to finished drawing. The drawings are also grouped so learning to do a couple in the group will help you draw the others.

With some practice, anyone can make a decent copy of these simple and adorable items!

I have seen many books that teach drawing, but none are so basic and simple to follow. Plus, you can use them in a planning journal, greeting cards, party decorations, or a multitude of other crafts!

This book is for artists of any age, although I suggest using tracing paper or scrap paper, not drawing in the book itself, so it can be used over and over! The book is well organized, and well worth the investment.

Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for the free preview of this ebook!

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5/5 Stars

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An excellent book on doodling. It is filled with illustrations separated into various categories. There are pages of animals and sea creatures, leaves and flowers, holiday doodles and everyday objects. This a fun book that gives you lots of practice and doodling ideas. I highly recommend it!

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Jane Maday gives readers over 100 ideas about doodling and drawing.
This style is awesome, very simple, but could be easily made to be your own.
This is a great book, and Jane is really inspiring. I really enjoyed this!

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A great addition to my art classroom.

For early finishers, I like having an array of art books for students to continue their productivity. This is a great way to practice tracing for young learners/artists, as well as step by step drawings. I do wish there were a few more step by steps to follow but overall a great book for elementary art rooms and young and beginning artists looking for more practice drawing.

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Doodle Days by Jane Maday

This book is so cute and informative. The individual whom I message to receive the full book was so nice. As, the name states this book is all about doodling plus other information. The book provides you with steps on doodling basic things such as cats, dogs, or flowers just to name a few. They are very easy and gives you step by step on how to draw these. The author also guides you in knowing the importance o f doodling and different places that it can be done at. For example, you can doodle in your journal, art book and other places. Doodling is not just for those who can draw but anybody can draw since it is a form of expressing yourself and relieving stress. You do not necessary need to be an artist to doodle. All you need is motivation and a little push to do it. Each section of the book gives you different ideas. For example, there is a section regarding journaling and examples on how to set your pages. This is such an inspirational book. Love it and recommend it wether you are beginning to draw or want to improve.

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This book has many examples of various items to doodle. More complicated designs even has step by step instructions. This could be a great book to help jump start a daily doodling practice.

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