Free Doodle Border References

free doodle border references for your art journal or sketchbook

Hello artsy friends! Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share a bit of a follow up to my free doodle reference sheet.  It’s full of doodle designs and patterns to use in your art journal, bullet journal, planner, sketchbook, or wherever else you like to doodle, so I thought sharing some great resources for doodle borders would be fitting!

These borders come in handy whenever you want to section something off, but still in an artistic way. So let’s get into it! Draw them yourself in your sketchbook or visit their sources by clicking the images to download the full resolution images to print!

doodle border ideas
This sheet is full of a variety of doodle border styles. From L’oiseau noir.
doodle arrow references
Arrows are simple but virtually endless in the variety you can get by changing the way you draw them! From Twenty Something Meltdown (visit her blog for more free doodle downloads!)
doodle border art journal ideas
Feathers, arrows, and nature-inspired vines all provide limitless variety. From Passion Themed Life (check out her blog for more doodle ideas too!)

So I hope you’ve enjoyed this little roundup of doodle border ideas! Thanks for stopping by, and till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3

Creativity Prompts for the New Year!

creativity prompts

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a few Pinterest resources to help us fight that dreaded Artist’s Block, and stick with our creative New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe your resolution was to draw more in your sketchbook like mine was, or maybe it’s to experiment more in an art journal, or maybe it’s to simply start a simple written journal full of creative ideas and subjects for future works of art. No matter what your creativity goals are this year, the following resources are full of great creative prompts, so let’s get to it! As always, click on the pictures to be taken to their sources. Enjoy!

101 List Prompts for Your Art Journal

This list by artjournalist is full of creativity-inspiring ideas like things on your bucket list, what’s inside your bag list, and your pet peeves list. Having these lists created gives you a huge list of subjects to create art journal pages around!

artist block solutions
This list of 101 art journal ideas is sure to keep your creativity flowing!

101 Sketchbook Prompts

This list by Sara Sketches is another list of 101 items, but instead of list ideas, they’re actual subjects to draw in a sketchbook. Print this one out and glue it into the inside cover of your sketchbook so you’ll always have inspiration when you need it! Sometimes all we need is something to tell us what to draw, and we can do the rest!

sketchbook prompts
A big list of subjects to draw!

100 Sketchbook Prompts

This list by The Art of Education is a bit more specific in the subjects to draw, which can be helpful when you’re really stuck. They’re also organized into categories, so you can decide if you want to draw a person, animal, object, or something more abstract.

sketchbook prompts
Another great selection of subjects to draw or base an art journal page on!

Art Journal Ideas

This list by EWian contains a whole bunch of art journal prompts from single words to questions to ask yourself. There’s some really great ideas in this blog post, so have a look!

art journaling prompts
Another great collection if ideas to create art journal pages or sketches of!

So that’s all for now, guys! I hope you’ve found this post helpful! I’ll be printing off these resources myself and putting them into my sketchbook so I’ll always have something to draw, even when I can’t think of anything on my own!

Thanks for stopping by, and till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3