Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Doodle #10 - My Improvised Business Card

My friend had the idea to introduce me to the owner of a small arts.and crafts studio which does classes and birthday parties for kids. In the car on the way over i made this card to give her in the hopes that she might let me collaborate with them some day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Doodle #9 - Paper Dolls for a Birthday Party

Today I designed 5 paper dolls for a 5 (soon to be 6!) year-old girl's birthday party. The girl in question is the youngest daughter of some of my family's oldest friends. Her mother (one of my mother's closest friends) asked me to help with the craft project. I was thrilled to comply and set about making paper dolls. The trick is to create a series of diverse girls whose bodies are realistic and attractive but not Barbie-esque. Another trick is to make each one uniquely appealing so that they are not the same but so that there is no one which stands out as the most desirable.  Challenge accepted! I sketched a design for the body and copied it several times just adding different hair, facial features and undergarments. I glued the card stock drawings to two other layers of cardstock to reinforce the paper so that they can withstand the wear and tear inflicted by the hands of eager young artists. I am not finished cutting them out yet. I have not yet created the outfit templates. But I hope to post some pictures of what the girls come up with tomorrow! Good night, Readers!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Doodle #8 - Featuring Guest Artist Paul Till

Is it cheating to post my Dad's doodle instead if my own? Perhaps. But who makes the rules here on this blog? Yup. Me. My dad drew this picture to entertain the children of a family from my church who hosted us for dinner. The family speaks Spanish and my father does not so drawing cartoons was a great way for them to conneft. As we were leaving their home I asked the little boy if I could keep the paper towel art work.

Doodle #7 - Jellyfish. Why? Dunno.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Doodle #6

This is an actual doodle in the sense that I scribbled it down absent-mindedly.

PS Like my antique-y filter and vignette?

Doodle #5 - An Illustrated Story in 4 Parts

These stroyboards depict the unfortunate events of my morning yesterday. Enjoy my sorrows and don't worry. My headphones were from Walgreens and cost very little.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Doodle #4

This is how I feel about the upcoming school year: Everything hurtling towards me.  I had a wave of panic this afternoon and this drawing was a cathartic exercise. God, please help me to juggle work and school and The Future. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Doodle #3

I have been having fun with big haired ladies recently. This is heading more in the direction of a finished product than a mere doodle. But it is the only thing I drew today so here it is!

Doodle #2

Sorry, this was meant to be published yesterday. I had technical difficulties. 

Can you spot the face of a man in the iced coffee? He is a wisp of unincorporated cream on the side of the cup who happened to be shaped like a face. My friend named him Archibald the Coffee Fairy. I think this name is apt because it reminds me of the Italian artist Arcimboldo who was known for painting faces out of unconventional items. I think Arcimboldo would condone finding a face in the coffee cream. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Doodle #1

I doodled this on Sunday. Ahem. During church. Don't tell! Anyway, I hadn't slept well the night before and I think that is apparent in this drawing.