How many faces are in a crowd?
Do they look at me?
They are so solemn, so quiet, so still.
They could be real, they could be ghosts,
Conjured from the past.
The fist thump, bump of my heart
As I see your eyes, glinting
Back at me,
Deep in my dream, hundreds
Turn to thousands.
Heads multiply like cells
Mitosis and myosis?
I don’t know if you are real
But you scare me.
Noses get in the way
Mouths don’t fit together
Where do they look?
Do they close their eyes?
This turned out closer to a little peck on the cheek than a full blown kiss. Maybe it’s a first kiss. They are looking at each other quizzically. Is this OK? What is their back story? They are not children or teens. They are about the same age, young adults. Life is ahead of them, do they have a future together.? Can they trust each other. It might have been easier to draw real people, but I don’t think two models would stand around for an hour while I drew them. The same goes for photographs, I don’t know anyone who would want to let me do that.
Trying to imagine how to draw this was interesting, it’s not something I normally do. I used a drawing app and a stylus to do this and a pencil setting on 3 and 5 pixel widths in black, grey and white.
It’s a doodle, a sketch, a bit of fun.
Do you doodle when you are on the phone? I do if I’m on my phone. Its funny what comes into my mind. Mainly faces, patterns, thoughts.
These were drawn in biro on an old envelope. Sometimes I use italic pens or metallic ones. I tend to fill up all the space. I don’t remember when I did these. A few years ago?
And why not draw doodles? The more you practice art the better you can get. It also helps understanding what you are doing. I talk to myself sometimes as I draw to work out where I want to place features on a face for example.
Research has found that if you have a picture of an eye or eyes looking at you there is less chance that you will do something bad. I heard that someone put a picture of eyes on her packed lunch because her food would go missing from the fridge. It worked and it stopped happening. There are also posters you can put up in shops and offices to reduce petty theft. its funny what influences up,
I wonder if I should do the same in our fridge, I buy nice ingredents, only to find they are gone when I come to make a meal, or have a snack, strangely none of the ingredients that need cooking ever go…..
But eyes in the fridge? I think it would put me off cooking!
Does anyone still do phone doodles?
It’s been a while, but I still sometimes use my landline (no I’m not giving out my number!)
So I had received a colourful envelope, I had a fine nibbed pen, and I started to doodle. It’s always been faces with me, generally drawn full face, or three quarter sometimes in profile. I also like spirals and checks. Once I start doodling its hard to stop. I like filling in the gaps …….the longer he phone call the bigger the doodles and patterns.
So does anyone else still do this or is it just me? Or the other question is biro or marker pen, or crayon?? Is it the back of an envelope ? Do you doodle on newspapers? I like to fill in gaps on crosswords, or colour in soduko puzzles once I have done them….I had real fun with a pink glitter pen one day!
Question? Is this art, is it worth doing? Do you get ideas from it?
I liked adding a plane with feathered wings and birds legs, and why not checks on a cat?
Lots of questions, funny how doing something as mundane as doodling can throw up so much thought.
I suppose its a positive use of creativity which wouldn’t necessarily be channelled if I hadn’t had the envelope and the pen. X