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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Ferocious Birthday Card and Kitty Cats

I have been doing lots of information gathering and internet searching to find cool new things to doodle. I have found some of the coolest and most exquisite doodles out there are in small Moleskine (not a typo) notebooks. One of the images I found was of a lion made with some cool, doodley alterations.

My dad’s birthday required something extra special, and of course manly, and I’m not sure what could be more manly than a roaring tiger, so that is what I set our to draw.

Highly stylized tiger and swirls.

Highly stylized tiger and swirls.

This doodle reminded me very much of some work I did in junior high and high school. As with every new technique I experiment with, I learned a ton. I even hid a little duck in there, possibly my most inconspicuous duck yet.

Whenever I send a birthday card out, MrE also makes a special custom dollar bill for the recipient. For my dad, he made the best dollar ever: a sock money wearing a BYU hoodie! My dad collects awesome socks and bleeds BYU blue, so the combination is perfect of course. Check out Mike’s skills:

Not illegal in all 50 states!

Not illegal in all 50 states!

Just in case you are worried that drawing on paper money is illegal, it isn’t, as long as you do not tamper with the numbers or make it unfit to be spent. We oftne leave superhero themed dollars as part of our tips.

Time for Cute

Of course I can’t just leave you without an adorable photo of our own ferocious beasts:

What do YOU want?

What do YOU want?

A Birthday Card Fit for a Mother

I know I posted only yesterday, but I just now realized that I never made a post about one of the most important birthday cards! My mom’s birthday was in April, and of course I made a card for her, (my dad’s b-day was yesterday, blog post of his card incoming). My mom likes many things, most of which are related to science fiction, books, and Benedict Cumberbatch, but she also likes my art because I am her daughter. I think she is slowly turning her house into the Galleria de Megan, cause she’s awesome! I decided her doodle needed to represent something that she loves, and what’s not to love about Colorado?!

I drew a single Columbine (the state flower of Colorado, also represented here in a previous post) for her birthday card. Maybe next year will be a Doctor Who/Star Trek/Star Wars themed doodle.

Black and white is always classy, and will go with any decorations!

Black and white is always classy, and will go with any decorations!

The only sad thing about this card is there is no hidden duck! In case you had not realized, I include a duck in all of my doodles, at least the ones that I remember to 😛

Moving Day Is Almost Here!

On a non-drawing related note, the day we move back to Colorado is almost upon us! We are so excited to be closer to my family and to get back into the Colorado Roller Derby scene. Plus, mountains. Last summer we drove to visit, and I snapped this photo of Krypto and Tony getting along in the car.

There's nothing like a 24 hour car journey to help the kids get along.

There’s nothing like a 24 hour car journey to help the kids get along.

UPDATE! This just in! I found the hidden duck! Sometimes, my duck hiding powers are just too awesome.