Home National Days Kinda Sketchy: Fun Facts About Famous Doodlers By Amber GuetebierJanuary 27, 2016 Search more like this disneyfirst-wordsmusictheme-parkssketchpencilartyouthfulbarcelonasculptoramerican-historymuseuminfluenceanimation Read next National Days Your Little Rocket Scientist Can Design a Robot for NASA in This New Contest National Days Celebrate the Season with Disney’s New Winter Coffee Blends National Days Scrub a Dub Don’t: Survey Shows Adults *Really* Dislike Washing Dishes National Days New (& Cool) Kids’ Shows Coming to Netflix in November National Days 8 Cool Facts about People Born in November Grab your sketchpad and pencil because once you read about these three famous doodlers, you’ll be inspired to create some masterpieces all your own. Or at least doodle. Read on for the scoop.photo: Stravinsky by Picasso via Wikimedia Commons Pablo Picasso Possibly one of the world’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso was a painter, sculptor and more. Long before Picasso revolutionized art as one of the founders of the Cubist movement, he was a boy with a sketch pad. In fact, his mother said one of his first words was “piz” meaning lapiz (the Spanish word for pencil). Picasso’s father was a painter and art instructor. Pablo entered art school around the age of 10. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain includes many “early works” from his childhood. photo: Tony Cheng via flickr John Lennon Known across generations for his music, from the Beatles to his solo works, Lennon was also an avid doodler. He enjoyed drawing and writing and published several books of both, including the collection of drawings for his young son— Real Love: The Drawings for Sean—published nearly 20 years after his death. photo: National Museum of American History via flickr Walt Disney Your life would be very different without the influence of Disney. Whether your kiddos are repeat watchers of Disney flicks or visitors to the theme parks or just know Mickey Mouse by sight, Walt Disney’s cartoons and characters changed the way animation was made. Little Walt became very interested in art at a youthful age: at 4-years-old he repeatedly sketched a neighbors horse. Check out some of the earliest drawings of Mickey Mouse here. Who is the sketch artist in your house?