Quick Marker Art Doodle

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Marker art doodle of young girl by Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

This was a super-speed marker drawing of a young girl waiting in the lobby our our local movie theater.

I was really rushing to draw her, trying to get what I could before she darted off — which of course she did.

Given how quick this marker rendering was drawn (initially in blue ink), it’s super messy but still so much fun to share.

Mostly, I’m loving drawing with markers and hope to do more marker art over the summer.


Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

A Doodled Girl

A pencil sketch doodle of a girl wearing studious glasses

Here’s a doodle of a young girl quickly sketched while attending a webinar today.

She’s got thick, studious-looking glasses and a half-baked grin on her face.


Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

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Female Face Doodle with Special Attention To Head Proportions

Female face doodle with head proportions practice

I have a quite extensive selection of used drawing books.

Some books explain how to create realistic portraiture and human anatomy, while others walk you through more stylized characters and body shape approaches.

When drawing the face, most books suggest using grids or lines — both across and up and down the face — -to create symmetry. 

You can see my vertical and horizontal lines across this woman’s face as I was following one of the drawing lessons from one of my vintage drawing books. This pen ink doodle on yellow lined notebook paper is one of my first practice drawings of the human face.

More than 24 months later since this doodle was first penned, I’ve continued to practice drawing faces and figures either on my own or as part of grad school illustration assignments.

I’m still learning but feel more knowledgeable and confident when drawing the human figures or portraits today compared to this earlier drawing.

Until next time,

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson