We designers have a tendency to doodle on anything from sketchbooks to cocktail napkins. The most gratifying part of this exercise is when free form doodles turn into the beginning of an amazing illustration. What sometimes starts as a simple way to pass the time may turn into something abstract, intriguing or dare we say surrealistic.

To illustrate this, we've handpicked a few groovy examples we stumbled upon and hope that these will inspire you to come up with some off the cuff sketches of your own. We'll keep an eye out.

Equilibrium by MeRuxi

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

In your Eye by lauraborealisis

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

tunnel vision HI RES by ecks-i

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

Right Hand June July 2007 by MetalDad56

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

Surreal mind by shinigami-el

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

Convergence by Drecksen

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

sketchbookiness 1 by wantonlemonade

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

--VISIONS-- by Astral-Haze

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

Vision by MeRuxi

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

The Trap. by toto-2403

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

sunlionmandala by Arzamas

Eye-catching Abstract Sketches

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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.