\nFinding inspiration is key to doodling. And lucky for us, there's tons of inspiration right at our fingertips if we have access to the internet. Check out the following video to see where I get my inspiration and get some tips for collecting inspiration of your own! \n\n\n\n \nAs I mentioned in the video, Pinterest is a very helpful tool when looking for inspiration. While you're browsing, be sure to have a piece of paper next to you and draw out what you're most drawn to. By doing this, you can reference your own sketches later and not the actual images, which will keep you from directly copying another artist (a big no-no!). \nOne of the most important things about looking for inspiration is knowing when to STOP. Once you've sparked your creativity, it's time to shut Pinterest and put your pencil to your paper and start making magic. \nWhen you start sketching your images from the inspiration you gathered, fold your paper. Not only will this save paper, but you can also trace over what you want to keep from your first rough drafts. Don't erase what you don't like. Just start a new image, keeping what you love and leaving out the rest. This will keep you from having to completely redraw your doodle every time you want to change something. \n\nNow that you're inspired, let's start doodling! Over the next few lessons, I'll be sharing a series of exercises to help you get comfortable with your tools and to stretch you creatively. Then, we'll come back to our inspiration pieces and create a finished doodle in the last lesson!\n\nASSIGNMENT: Head over to Pinterest and start making your own inspiration boards. Practice sketching doodles based on your inspiration and then meet me in the next lesson to sharpen your doodling skills!