Because doodling is WAY outside my comfort zone I'm being extremely diligent about doing each practice exercise to the best of my abilities (and as often as needed) until I'm comfortable. That way when I move on I can do it confidently.
It's kind of fun being a total noob in an art class :)
I think I'm ready to move on to doing these over painted backgrounds. I think I managed to get a flat blob shape to look sort of 3D-ish. What do you think?
As for patterns... I think I've done more than 28 already. Patterns are apparently super-addictive.
Here's a few of my latest ones: