For as long as I can remember I have drawn eyes. Sometimes I’ve even just painted them. I have always drawn faces, my Mom would ask why I drew nostrils when I was about nine or ten, and I said it was because people had them! I’ve never stopped drawing eyes, but I have a definite way I learnt when I was a child and its hard to get out of the habit, they just don’t look realistic. It’s something to do with the shading of the eyeballs, and the eyelids and flesh around them. Hence doodling to play with my technique and used photodirector to change the texture on the drawings.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was flash. I doodled these last night but I think they fit in with the prompt ‘flash’. These are quite flashy. Drawings of vase designs. Felt pen drawing and fine ink liner pen. Not well today so doing this yesterday made life easier.
Some strange creature or plant. A combination of broccoli and alveoli perhaps? A few added leaves, contours, scales. Zig zaging power lines. Light and shade, using different thickness of pen lines. Giving depth in places. You don’t have to stick to one line, you can vary it. Experience and experiment. Trying to learn.
A graffiti like image that started as a doodle with pastel and metallic pens. The scratches and textures were created using the photodirector app on my phone. Trying to create something that looks like it could have been painted on a wall and weathered over time.
Just a doodle in ArtRage oils. Playing with the oily affect of the bushes in the app. Then adjusted in Instagram. Finger painting and playing is fun. I liked making the colours bright, like printed silk or satin. Just simple lines and dots, but I think it’s quite effective. I enjoyed creating it. I could see this printed on a greetings card. X
Playing and dazzled
An age of experiment
Make love not war?
We know it’s bad for us
I started the centre of this months ago then lost the sketch book. I found it again last night and decided to finish it. I tried adding different patterns and shapes. It took me a couple of hours last night and a few more this morning. I do like a good doodle. No tablet or mouse in sight, just straightforward drawing with a black ink pen. Of course I can play with it digitally but I don’t want to at the moment, sometimes original is best. X
A bit like knitting,
Twisting and turning.
Beige and brown
Slip one over
Onto a digital screen…
Where do doodles come from, why are they satisfying if you get the pattern right. Simple black lines twisted and convoluted. If I had drawn just a straight line how far would it stretch? Can you see bears or frogs in this? Or Elizabethan ruffs perhaps? Would you draw anything like this or would it be angular or something different? Playing with lines is fun and engrossing. Why not try taking a line for a walk as it’s sometimes called?
Playing with colours and planning a painting or series of paintings on the theme green men and women. I want to push the idea a bit further. Maybe abstract the images a bit more. Work on it in digital and analogue ways. It may be different hues. A bit like Andy Warhol variations, but different. I will try and post more if I come up with different ideas.