Explorative Doodles

In this activity, we’re going to let our creativity take over, creating our own unique shapes and patterns using surrealist drawing methods. You can do this exercise for as long as you like, and use it to take your mind off of your worries, or to get inspired.

You will need: A piece of A3 paper (or newspaper), a marker pen, and some colour pens or pencils.

Warm Up

Before you start the exercise, take a minute to figure out how you are feeling at the moment with this guided body scan – follow along with the video.


Gather your materials and prepare to look really closely, you’ll be letting your paper decide how your doodles will turn out. This exercise is called “entopic graphomania”, and it is a lot simpler than it sounds. Draw along, but feel free to continue after the end of the video and take as long as you need.


When you are finished, take a moment to reflect on how you found this exercise.