An Unexpected Benefit of the Doodle Project

Back in September, I drew one of the final birthday cards of the year and I was super pleased with the results. I discovered that I have improved crucially in an area that I did not anticipate improving in terms of art–composition. It is my belief that great composition often trumps technical skill or the quality of the materials used. It has always been something I have struggled with, since my artistic skills mainly reside in my copying ability and mixing colors. But drawing the preliminary sketches of this doodle, everything seemed to fall into place.

I am very pleased with this birthday card. If you are unfamiliar with the cartoon series, Avatar the Last Airbender, you should certainly consider watching it no matter what your age is because it is excellent. This card draws on images from the series with Aang’s arrow tattoos and the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

Master of all the elements...of art!

Master of all the elements…of art!

I was also able to use mostly high-quality markers, which does improve the overall look, I must admit. I love this card.

Sleeping Doggy

I just want to boop her on the nose!

Daww, she's conked out

Daww, she’s conked out

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