DOODLES

    November 29:   Sitting at my mom’s sunny desk in their new house, doodling and enjoying a relaxing morning.

November 29: Sitting at my mom’s sunny desk in their new house, doodling and enjoying a relaxing morning.

    November 30:   Another line drawing in the works.

November 30: Another line drawing in the works.

    December 1:   A chalkboard doodle following the pattern I established yesterday.

December 1: A chalkboard doodle following the pattern I established yesterday.

    October 6:   After seeing a vintage, Egyptian-inspired, beetle necklace on an episode of Antiques Roadshow (a guilty pleasure of mine), I started thinking about beetles. I did some research and decided to draw a few.

October 6: After seeing a vintage, Egyptian-inspired, beetle necklace on an episode of Antiques Roadshow (a guilty pleasure of mine), I started thinking about beetles. I did some research and decided to draw a few.

    October 7:   I thought I would like the simplicity of these scarabs more than yesterday’s somewhat realistic beetles, but I thought wrong.

October 7: I thought I would like the simplicity of these scarabs more than yesterday’s somewhat realistic beetles, but I thought wrong.

    July 23:   I spent some time today reading about honeycomb; it’s pretty interesting stuff. I also participated in a brainstorming sesh at Parson’s with members of my AIGA Mentor group regarding our group project. My notebook is currently on fire.

July 23: I spent some time today reading about honeycomb; it’s pretty interesting stuff. I also participated in a brainstorming sesh at Parson’s with members of my AIGA Mentor group regarding our group project. My notebook is currently on fire.

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    July 26:   Painting with watercolors and honey.

July 26: Painting with watercolors and honey.

    October 9:   My pal Christian tweeted at me this morning asking to see some color, which made me realize what my recent designs have been lacking; so I broke out the watercolors.

October 9: My pal Christian tweeted at me this morning asking to see some color, which made me realize what my recent designs have been lacking; so I broke out the watercolors.

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    October 10:   I really liked how yesterday’s arrows came out, so I thought I’d doodle some more today. I’ve been reading about archery and decided I’d try a more accurate arrow design.

October 10: I really liked how yesterday’s arrows came out, so I thought I’d doodle some more today. I’ve been reading about archery and decided I’d try a more accurate arrow design.

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    July 2:   Finding this hand drawn version of yesterdays design much more appealing. Not quite sold on the color palette, but I scanned the line drawing before I colored it in, so I can play around with others in the future.

July 2: Finding this hand drawn version of yesterdays design much more appealing. Not quite sold on the color palette, but I scanned the line drawing before I colored it in, so I can play around with others in the future.

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    June 10:   Saw Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan at the free Millennium Park concert series, Downtown Sound; it was awesome. I did these little doodles while singing and basking in the sun.

June 10: Saw Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan at the free Millennium Park concert series, Downtown Sound; it was awesome. I did these little doodles while singing and basking in the sun.

    December 22:   Working on a little watercolor for my mom’s birthday.

December 22: Working on a little watercolor for my mom’s birthday.

    August 10:   I am not exactly sure how the conversation started, but my friend and I were talking about pulling up carrots today, so I drew some.

August 10: I am not exactly sure how the conversation started, but my friend and I were talking about pulling up carrots today, so I drew some.

    August 11:   Made yesterday’s carrot drawing into a logo.

August 11: Made yesterday’s carrot drawing into a logo.

    December 9:   I spent some time this morning thinking about my blue experiment and thought that some fish would accompany it well. I planned to fill up this whole page, but these fish were pretty time consuming.

December 9: I spent some time this morning thinking about my blue experiment and thought that some fish would accompany it well. I planned to fill up this whole page, but these fish were pretty time consuming.

    December 10:   More fish doodles! I like the deep sea angler best because it’s weird looking.

December 10: More fish doodles! I like the deep sea angler best because it’s weird looking.

    December 12:   Finished my sketchy fish skeleton. This guy was very difficult because of all the little details, but the process was enjoyable.

December 12: Finished my sketchy fish skeleton. This guy was very difficult because of all the little details, but the process was enjoyable.

    December 16:   Ditched the fish and went right for the gold. Picked up some new paints and pens and am going to see where this takes me.

December 16: Ditched the fish and went right for the gold. Picked up some new paints and pens and am going to see where this takes me.

    December 17:   Drawing over yesterday’s painting with pens. My scanner is yet again doing these no justice, this is more metallic in real life, but you can get the idea.

December 17: Drawing over yesterday’s painting with pens. My scanner is yet again doing these no justice, this is more metallic in real life, but you can get the idea.

    October 17:   It’s almost time for a new notebook, thus I plan to create some new prints and such to fill the signatures with. The monotype methods I use lend themselves nicely to linear drawings, so a doodled this today. 

October 17: It’s almost time for a new notebook, thus I plan to create some new prints and such to fill the signatures with. The monotype methods I use lend themselves nicely to linear drawings, so a doodled this today. 

    August 30:   I’ve been experimenting with woodgrain patterns, so tonight I drew a few more and plan to manipulate them on my photocopier in the morning. I’m guessing this one is going to prove most interesting.

August 30: I’ve been experimenting with woodgrain patterns, so tonight I drew a few more and plan to manipulate them on my photocopier in the morning. I’m guessing this one is going to prove most interesting.

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    August 31:   I’m finding these to be much more natural looking than my original drawings, something about the gesture and weight of the lines.

August 31: I’m finding these to be much more natural looking than my original drawings, something about the gesture and weight of the lines.

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    October 30:   Yesterday I asked Twitter for fine tip pen suggestions then ran to Blick’s today to pick some of those suggestions up. I purchased a few Copic Multiliners, a LePen Drawing and a Rapidograph, and am having a lot of fun experimenting with them.

October 30: Yesterday I asked Twitter for fine tip pen suggestions then ran to Blick’s today to pick some of those suggestions up. I purchased a few Copic Multiliners, a LePen Drawing and a Rapidograph, and am having a lot of fun experimenting with them.