Coloring Old Doodles

A while ago I started an Iris state flower doodle that derailed me for at least a few months. Once I discovered that I didn’t need to finish coloring every single drawing I did, I was liberated to draw more! The result was a whole bunch of doodle outlines. Sometimes, I go back now and color in these drawings. There are still about six line drawings in my sketchbook, but These are the ones I have completed so far:

 

Arrows and Sky

I really, really like this color combination. I think I’ll find another place to use it later on in my doodling journey.

 

Arrows are cool, especially when they are like an octopus.

Arrows are cool, especially when they are like an octopus.

Psychedelic Seventies Swirl

Since I did not live through the seventies, I can look back on them with a scene of Romanticism…or something. I was trying to get a galaxy spiral feel when drawing this, but it ended up more like a acid trip, or what a Mormon imagines an acid trip to be like.

Orange and green automatically mean the seventies. Right?

Orange and green automatically mean the seventies. Right?

Botanical Garden Pond

The last colored drawing was drawn during church (Which I’ve discovered is the very best way to pay attention to the talk. Seems counter intuitive, but since drawing these doodles is somewhat brainless, I can listen to the speaker without fidgeting). I had just gone to the Denver Botanical Gardens with my Mom and sisters Alicia and Tobi. There’s some busy lily pads and a sweet, sweet carp.

Best. Fish. Evarrr.

Best. Fish. Evarrr.

On a side note, I colored the garden doodle while watching old boxing matches on HBO X Box. Which is maybe why it feels likes it’s going to punch you in the face!

The Arrows Point to Doodle #4

I think I may need to set a time limit on my doodle time because its starting to cut into my writing time. And while doodling is cool, I’m not getting paid for it (yet). I do think that the doodling is helping me to expand my brain, but It could be an interesting challenge to give myself some strict parameters and see what happens.

Number 4 is heavily inspired by Avatar the Last Airbender, the cartoon and not the terribad movie. I don’t know why I like drawing arrows, but I do. This drawing gave me a little more confidence to use the whole page and to play around with concept a little bit.

 

Arrows and Elements

Arrows and Elements

I kind of sounds ridiculous, but there are three different kinds of arrows: light arrows, living arrows, and liquid arrows. They each represent a different “element,” as it were. It seems really new-agey, but there you have it.

I really like how the lower most portion of the design turned out, especially the fish, bubbles, and spotty arrow cluster thing. I’m not sure if making the tree black was the best choice, but one I started I couldn’t really stop.