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?

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Oldies but Goodies

Since I have slacked at finishing my Iris doodle, I have decided to post some old work that my mom and dad emailed me. These are arranged in the order that I drew/painted them. They are not quite doodles, but they will have to do.

Pencil sketch of a Lion Fish. About the size of a piece of office paper.

Pencil sketch of a Lion Fish. About the size of a piece of office paper.

Acryllic. About 3"x4" in size. Painted mainly with a signing brush.

Sara the Beagle. Acrylic. Small. About 3″x4″ in size. Painted mainly with a 1″ calligraphy brush.

Guache on paper. Doc Martins

Gouache on paper. Doc Martins

Guache (this is a paint similar to watercolor)on paper. Painted plein air style.

Gouache (this is a paint similar to watercolor)on paper. Painted plein air style.

Painted in Acrylic. Commissioned by my mom. about 4' square in size.

Aspens. Painted in Acrylic. Commissioned by my mom. about 4′ square in size.

Acrylic. About 2'x4' in size

Acrylic. About 2’x4′ in size

Acrilic. About 2'x4' in size

Acrylic. About 2’x4′ in size

 

The shoes and the landscape are the only pieces that I did not use a photo as a reference, but instead used my very own eyes and some real objects. Sara the beagle won a community student art contest when I was a senior in high school. Most of these my mom has hanging on the walls in her house.

Hopefully, I can get the Irises over with and begin a doodle I’m excited about instead.

Squiggles Game and #5

Last night, Mr E and I went to see the theatrical version of the 39 Steps. It was his first ever play and my second time seeing it performed. The play was totally awesome and we also played a game of squiggles beforehand and during intermission.

sqiggles 1

Lest you think that Mr E is a sociopath, I actually drew both the man being crushed by the weight of the world and the decapitated head in a pool of spit. Although technically i “won” because I stumped Mr E, He wins the prize for the most adorable doodle:

 

ANTEATER!

ANTEATER!

 

It’s a little anteater and oh boy, are those ants nervous!

I also began doodle number 5 while watching Lawrence of Arabia for the first time. Its a perfect movie to watch while drawing because of all the extended scenes with desert. I finished inking it after church today:

maple leaves black and white