\nHi, guys! I'm Tara from Rad \u0026amp; Happy and I love to doodle! Welcome to this class. I'm so excited you're here and I can't wait to share everything I know about doodling with you. \nDoodling is taking an object and drawing it in its most simple form using basic shapes. Throughout this class, you'll begin to look at objects and drawings in terms of circle, square, triangle and you'll be doodling anything you want in no time. From a party hat to a monster, all doodles are simply a series of shapes drawn different ways. Easy peasy! \nIn the next few lessons, we'll be working through a series of exercises, which we'll then use along with some inspiration, to create a finished piece. Each exercise is designed to spur your creativity and develop muscle memory for doodling. I want to encourage you to try them out and come back to them when you need a creative boost or simply want to practice. The more time you spend with your pen to your paper, the better you'll get! But, before we get to doodling, we need to start at the beginning. Check out the video below to find out everything you need to know to get started. \n\n\n\n \nThe most import thing I want you to take away from this first lesson is to just start and keep at it! Get your pen to the paper and don’t worry about how it looks at first. Not everything is going to be pretty—in fact, it shouldn’t be right now. Trust me on this: any time spent with a pen in your hand will pay off. To get to where you want to be with doodling, you'll have to take the tools and knowledge in this class and apply it. Spend time practicing and you will be happy with the result—you just have to put in the work. \nNow that we’ve got that taken care of, let’s move into more of what you’ll be doing in this class. One of the main concepts you’ll be exploring as we begin doodling is creativity. With all our practice exercises and assignments, try to be as creative as you can. Don’t worry—you can’t “use up” creativity. Actually, the more you use it, the more you gain. And don’t think that if you’re not naturally creative, you can’t doodle or make art. Creativity can be taught and learned just like anything else!\n\nThe last thing I want to mention before we start looking at the tools you’ll need is to stop consuming and start creating. It’s so easy to look at Pinterest for hours and hours wishing you could draw a certain way. But if you would spend that same amount of time practicing with a pen, big things will happen. So, stop waiting around and overthinking it. Just start! \n\nASSIGNMENT: Set yourself up for success and carve out some time in your busy schedule to dedicate to this class and practicing your homework. The only way you're going to get better at anything is to put in the hours and work at it. Remember, any time spent with a pen in your hand will pay off. So whether it's 30 minutes every few days or several hours a week, dedicate yourself to spending time practicing your new skill!