Doodling Using Tombow Twin Tone Markers

Here’s my exact guide to a quick and easy doodle that looks like you have spent hours upon hours creating!


Hello Friends!

Happy new year! I hope you all had a fantastic and relaxing holiday season. I thought I would start the new year with a quick doodle project that can be done at anytime. I’m not one to doodle but it’s definitely something I would like to do more of.

This is the perfect creative project to do at the beginning of the year as I find things are a bit hectic with back to work/school schedules, tackling new year resolutions, decluttering etc… Doodling can also be a mindless activity to complete during a self care routine. The bonus, it looks like you’ve spent hours upon hours completing this project when in fact, its super quick and easy!


  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Tombow Twin Tone Markers (I used the Pastel set)
  • Tombow ONLO Swift Mechanical Pen
  • Ruler



  • Use your doodle art as wrapping paper!
  • Or you can use your doodle art to create a beautiful background for labels, place cards or even a greeting card.
  • Why not try lettering on top of your doodle art to create a lettering art piece!
  • Try using the Bright set of the Tombow Twin Tone markers to get an entirely different doodle look.

Step 1: Divide Paper into Equal Rectangles

Measure the length and width of a sheet of Canson Mixed Media paper. Divide the paper into equal rectangles using the Tombow ONLO Swift Mechanical pencil and a ruler. You will want to create as many rectangles as there are marker colours. In this case, there are 12 colours and I created 12 rectangles.

Step 2: Doodle in the First Square

Using the bullet tip of the Tombow Twin Tone marker, create a half circle design in the top left corner. Create two more half circles on top, for a total of three (somewhat of a rainbow shape!). Keep creating this doodle, by branching out from your previous design. Every few lines, switch to the fine tip of the Tombow Twin Tone marker to create the same doodle. The alternation between the bullet tip and the fine tip, create a neat illusion.

When you have filled the square, outline the square using the bullet tip and ruler.


Step 3: Keep Doodling!

Keep doodling the same design in each square by using a different colour for each. I found that it was interesting to start the doodle in different spots in the square – left corner, right corner, centre. Experiment!


That’s it! Doodling is really that simple! Completing this project made me realize that being creative doesn’t have to take a lot of effort nor do I have to use a lot of fancy supplies. It can be as simple as using paper and pen and just doodling. Be sure to try this one out and tag me in your creations! I would love to see what other doodles you create as well.

Be sure to follow me on the blog and on Instagram (@letteringbyusha) to stay tuned to all of my lettering, crafting and personal adventures!

Do you have a favourite doodle? If so, what it is?


Life Updates

  • It’s the new year! How were your holidays? Unfortunately we all came down with a cold during the holidays. However, we were still able to enjoy with family, have lots of cuddles and pj time.
  • I have only 3 more weeks until I return to work…!
  • Do you make new year resolutions? I don’t really like resolutions so instead I made a 19 for 2019 list! That’s 19 things I would like to accomplish for 2019.

Other Blog Posts to Read

3 Ways to Create Blended Lettering Using the 12 New Tombow Dual Brush Pens
DIY Quote Art (Using Inspirational Quotes!)
DIY Ready Player One Anniversary Card

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