Saturday, March 10, 2012

Class Supplies for I doodle, do you?

I am hoping for the class to go live by my birthday - May 10th.  I loved how Joanne Sharpe did that with her birthday - she's my inspiration in so many ways!!!

I wanted to give everyone a heads up for the supplies that I recommend, they are certainly not set in stone, and I will happily give you help with alternatives.  There aren't many things you will need, but I took advantage of the Dick Blick site - (GOSH I love that site, and truly, just saying the name makes me giggle) and set up a course materials list.  Again - just to give you an idea of what will help you get the most out of this.

Here is a link - click me - you'll need to enter 'online course' under the "state" drop down, and find "i doodle, do you" under the "school name" drop down.

Also, my friend Kaere has a fantastic store and here is a link - - excellent prices and has indicated a coupon code will be available to I Doodle, Do You? class members!

For those of you with a Michaels or Joanns or Hobby Lobby, etc, you should be able to find everything you will need there.  And, FYI - do you know how many art supplies I find at garage sales? Pads of paper, paints, brushes...

You will need a good, heavyweight smooth pad of paper.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Strathmore Smooth Bristol 300 series.  Here is a picture of what I use:

Next up is the black fine tip marker for all your outlines and some of the doodles.  I LOVE the Faber Castell Pitt pen - fine tip.  BUT - if you can't get your hands on one, a fine tip Sharpie will do the job, and I know 
you can find them.  Here is a picture of the Faber pen I use:
Next up are the markers.  My preferences may be completely different than yours - and there is no wrong way.  I LOVE my Prismacolor Markers - the Premier ones.  I am in love with bullet tips.  You really  need bullet tips for this - because the areas you will be filling in may be quite tiny.  Copics are fantastic, but all my Copics are brush/chisel tip, and the brush tip is just too large, wet and squirmy for the intricate spaces.  

Or perhaps I'm just not adept enough with them.  Also, you don't need the blending function - again, our areas are so tiny there isn't room for any type of blending.  

Can't get to the store for markers? Got kids? Look in their toy box.  Use their markers.  They'll never catch on.  

I suggest lighter colors - I can't stress enough that this type of doodle is filled with tiny boxes and circles and you will lose the color - it will just look black.  And you already  HAVE black, remember? ;-)

I use a lot of shades of greens, blues, purples, violets... yellows, oranges, reds... 

Here is a picture of the Prismas and one of the Copics.  The Copic pic is the brush tip type - so if you have the bullet tip type, you're in business.

 Oh - and you will need a pencil, and a good eraser, and a compass if you can get your hands on one - it may make your life easier.  I got one out of my husband's workshop drawer.  From the looks of it he was using it in grade school.  It's old and rusty (like him?) (don't tell him I said that) but it WORKS.  

Keep check here for updates!  Hope you'll join me in doodles... ;-)  

I crack myself up.  I hope you all know that.  



  1. This sounds Fabulous Sandi... can't wait to see what you put together.

  2. I just re-read this and thought "Uh OH" I need to make sure of something. This class IS video recorded and not "LIVE - I need to be on my computer when you are on yours" right? I need to be able to do this possibly when kids are in bed. I'm pretty good at multi-tasking but trying to pay attention to a teacher while making sure my 7 year old isn't letting her bunny down to chew on wires or my 6 year old isn't stuffing my dog into her doll house, etc....Yeah - can't do it.

  3. Have supplies....ready to go!!! I'm wiggling with excitement!!

  4. Ok Sandi, I'm ready with my supplies. But my invite is invalid, What Happen?