All Grey Swirly Whirlys

Breaking News!: I have been doing so well keeping up with upcoming doodles that I will be updating by blag every weekday! This means Mon-Fri doodle extravaganza! Plus of course cute critters with every post. Happy doodling! ~Ducky

 

When I showed this doodle to MrE, he remarked that it looked like it had taken several days to complete. It was not until I figured out how long I had actually spent finishing the doodle that I realized he may have been more correct than I had originally thought. To me, this doodle looks very simple, especially compared with some of my most recent work, but it did take all of three and a half hour to color in. I guess that’s why I was able to listen to three entire episodes of Top Gear on my laptop while I doodled.

With the mixed results from my last all-grey doodle, I wanted to make sure this one had proper balance between light and dark tones. I certainly like the finished product much better than the original sketch.

I kept the patterns I used to a minimum for more consistency.

I kept the patterns I used to a minimum for more consistency.

I’m still not at all sure why this took so long to complete. Maybe it just seems like a long time because there was no color. Next up is some felt flower-button inspired work, then onto more state flower doodles!

Grey is a little boring, unless its the color of the cutest Cat-in-a-Hat ever! Percy was so adorable and tiny.

He hasn't quite got the premis of being a cat in a hat, but it's close enough.

He hasn’t quite got the premise of being a cat in a hat, but it’s close enough.

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Mistakes Turned Into Passable Doodles

I was going through a crazy drawing phase when I completed these doodles. I also did some additional outlines have have all sort of cool projects in the works, but for now, behold!

For this, I used some of MrE's markers from art school in the 80's (that still work!)

For this, I used some of MrE’s markers from art school in the 80’s (that still work!)

This is the final incarnation of a terrible rubbish sketch. I was a little worried about the color choices when I stared, but I think it turned out all right. I’m really glad MrE advised me to go back. I learned a ton from redoing this doodle.

My first full doodle using grey tones.

My first full doodle using grey tones.

I also completed this sketch and was excited to use my new grey markers for a full doodle. I should have used more black, and the composition is just so blah, but also, learned a ton.

I still have one old doodle left to complete, and then I can catch up on all the other work I’ve been drawing!

For your viewing pleasure, here is Lord Percival Blakney sleeping on a box behind my computer:

Is he irritated or just sleeping with flat ears?

Is he irritated or just sleeping with flat ears?