Partial Page Doodle

For the last dozen or so doodles, I have made sure to fill as much of the page as possible. With this drawing, I wanted to experiment with leaving a significant portion of the page white. I also tried to to keep my colors monotone, except for white and grey and black. Those don’t count right? I tried, with mixed success, to add some Mayan references to this doodle with the square spirals and the dragon head.

I have mixed feelings about this doodle, but overall, I like it and it didn't take as long to draw/color.

I have mixed feelings about this doodle, but overall, I like it and it didn’t take as long to draw/color.

I think I will explore this concept in future doodles.

 

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@#*! A Birthday Doodle

January 21st is my brother Joel’s Birthday and my dearest husband’s as well. For his birthday I made MrE an Extra special birthday card, with a comic book theme.

@#*! in comic book language means, I love you! (not really)

@#*! in comic book language means, I love you! (not really)

The name for this symbol that often replaces curse words in comic books is a growlix. It was first used by the dude that draws Beetle Bailey ( I think? I’m sure MrE will correct me in the comments if I’m wrong). MrE pronounces this fake word the same way Donald Duck does when he gets frustrated with Huey, Dewy, and Louie.

Golden Poppies and Negative Space

Mr E gave me a suggestion that I create some shapes using negative space rather than outlining them. Here is my first attempt–it’s not very subtle, but I still like how it tuned out. This doodle also features Golden California Poppies, the state flower of, you guessed it, California. I added in the sky motif I liked so much from my treadmill drawing.

 

Guess the Gaps! They go quack quack and waddle waddle.

Guess the Gaps! They go quack quack and waddle waddle.

 

Eagle eyed viewers will notice that the blank negative space is an animal I am particularly fond of.

For this drawing I broke away from using only Pilot Precise pens and used some new fine-point sharpies for the outlines and colored brush pens to “paint” the flowers.

So far, I’ve done flowers for places I have lived in, next is the Sego Lily. Some seagulls may make an appearance in that doodle as well, or maybe some beehives…