The Art of Doodle Words by Sarah Alberto (Book Review)

Today I am reviewing The Art of Doodle Words by Sarah Alberto. 

It is a really helpful tutorial for anyone who would like to improve the look of their journals or just want to be more creative with letter writing. I spent a couple of hours following the step by step guide and you can see how I did in the review. I am a complete amateur at this but practiced in my own journal and found it hugely enjoyable.


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In The Art of Doodle Letters, YouTube artist Sarah Alberto shows you how to combine hand lettering and carefree doodles into your own artwork.

If you love the look of hand lettering and calligraphy, but find it too intimidating or perhaps too ornate, then The Art of Doodle Letters is the book for you. Now you can learn the basics of lettering just by doodling. Sarah Alberto, the artist behind the popular YouTube channel Sarah’s Doodles, likes to start her doodle words with a simple letter or word.

Whether you’re drawing a word like cold or love or idea, Sarah will show you how to transform it into doodles using super-cute sketches and simple lines. A basic word becomes an adorable illustration. Sarah will also teach you how to work in reverse, starting with a doodle and turning it into a cute illustration of letters and words.

Pick up The Art of Doodle Letters and begin learning stress-free, laid-back lettering styles now!


My Review

The book is split into two parts Doodle Letters and Doodle Words.

The first part looks at different types of handwriting and lettering and the second part is called Doodle Words where specific words are illustrated to look like the subject. As you can see from the photographs above the word ‘create’ and ‘rocket’ are made more relevant, fun and eye-catching by adding doodles to the words.

The Art of Doodle Words

Sarah states in the introduction that she finds calligraphy frustrating because it is a very sophisticated form of writing. She went on to find her own way of less formal lettering and her doodles are so popular she features them on her YouTube channel.

She points out that journal stickers and stamps can be expensive, so this is a great way to make a journal or planner look more attractive, and all you need is a pen!

This would make a great gift for anyone starting out in journaling, bloggers who want to make their own eye-catching graphics or creative people who need a little inspiration.

The Art of Doodle Words
A few of my attempts at the tutorial.

My Tips

As you can see from the photograph I did follow the tutorial myself and had mixed results. Here is what I found helpful.

1 It doesn’t have to be perfect, the main aim is to express creativity and originality is key.

2 Lined paper helped me follow the step by step guides.

3 Adding colour is great, but I found that pale colours with crayons worked best.

4 Be careful not to destroy the page below with harsh lines, it makes your journal look messy.

Thank you for reading. I really had great fun with this post and now I feel that I can add some artistic touches to my planner.

The Art of Doodle Words
Don’t strive for perfection. Let the creativity flow!



There’s some great journal, planners and notebooks at Erin Condren. Don’t miss the 30% sale for Cyber Monday.

They do wonderful designs which can be personalised with a name, initials so it is truly individual.


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