50 Different Ways

For this exercise, we're going to draw the same thing 50 different ways. Anyone can draw three trees. But when you force yourself to draw 50 trees, you challenge yourself to stretch your creativity and see how many different forms you can come up with. Watch the video below to see why this exercise is a great way to enhance your doodling!

Tips & Tricks:

  • Your doodles can be simple or complex. Add variety.
  • Think of different types of trees, the shapes of them, what they look like when the wind is blowing, different seasons, etc.
  • Don't spend too much time on any one drawing. The point is to get as many doodles as possible on your paper. 
  • If you get stuck, try merging them together. Take pieces from other trees you've already drawn and come up with different variations to get something new. 
  • Keep moving forward. If you don't like a specific doodle or you get stressed, just move on to the next one. This is a great way to stretch your creativity. 

A sketch pad showing variations of a doodle

This exercise will get you seeing something in a new light. So many times, I might get stuck on the first doodle of a tree. I would never have thought of all these fun, new concepts of trees unless I went through the whole process of getting all my ideas out on a piece of paper. So, once you've hit 50, join me in the next lesson for another doodling exercise!

ASSIGNMENT: Draw 50 doodles. If you want to do trees like I did, great! Or think of something else you'd like to draw 50 times. Pick your image and then get to doodling. Then repeat this exercise every day for a week! Trust me, it will get easier the more you do it.