\nIt's time to put all our hard work into action and create a doodled piece from start to finish! From gathering inspiration to breaking images into shapes, in this lesson, we'll combine everything from the previous lessons to create your very own unique doodle. Let's get started with the video below. \n\n\n\nDon't let doodling intimidate you! Doodling is simply drawing things out of basic shapes. Once you get your basic shapes down, you can combine them and build on them to create anything you want. But for now, we're going to start simply.\nStart with pencil and (using your inspiration from Pinterest) doodle words and basic shapes to get a rough outline. I like to go back and forth across the page, adding images on both sides to make sure my page stays balanced. Don't worry too much about making this sketch perfect—we'll be tracing over it with a pen and can change it up at that point. For a complete and cohesive look, find a small pattern to fill in any empty spaces. Once you're happy with the look of your piece, your first step is done!\n\nMy next step is to bring out the light table. You don't need a light table to doodle, but I prefer using one. As I showed in the video, it's helpful for tracing the sketched image with a pen. \nWhen you're tracing the sketch with a pen, my best advice is to go slow. Take your time and make nice, crisp lines. It's also helpful to move your paper instead of your hand to get the right angle. This is the time to make your adjustments if you aren't happy with small details from your original sketch. \nOnce you've finished tracing your doodle with a pen, you can decide if you're happy with the result. If you're not, simply layer another piece of paper over the top and try again! Remember, the more time you spend with your pen to the paper, the better you'll get! \n\n\n\nThank you so much for joining me in this Doodling class! My hope is that you've gained some inspiration, a few tips and tricks to try out, and lots of motivation to get started. I can't wait to see what you draw, so be sure to share it with me on social media. Remember, just start!\n\nASSIGNMENT: Let's see your doodles! Start with a pencil and then trace with a pen. Do this as many time as you need to until you're happy with the results. Then, be sure to share your work. I'd love to see what you're working on!