Thursday, December 30, 2010

dot dot dot

I was looking through the Near-sighted Monkey Book the other day.  I came upon page 34 and saw "Try dots when you are blue" ... which made me want to make some dotted art.

Later, when I popped by "The Daily Doodle" and saw that Warren's doodles had gone dotty,  it seemed that the universe was nudging me towards dots.

Anyhow, here is my dot fish. Drawn in my little moleskine notebook with my Faber Castell pens.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Street Art Doodle Book

A couple of random bits that I colored in my copy of Street Art Doodle Book: Outside the Lines.

I love the many different styles contained in this book! The book measures about 8-1/2" x 11" and is about an inch thick. It features art from over 75 different artists, and has a whopping 256 pages to complete and color!

I have only colored a few pages ... using both Faber Castell Indian ink brush pens and Staedtler Triplus fineliner pens. I have not had any "bleed through".
If you see this book in a bookstore, I recommend picking it up & taking a look through the amazing art.

Whether it is meant for kids or adults ... I am enjoying my copy immensely.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just Whip It

Another page from Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes.

1. Tie a piece of string to a pencil.
2. Dip the string into some kind of paint or ink.
3. Using the string as a whip, flail the string onto the paper.

I used acrylic paint in 4 colors and yarn as my whip.  The yarn created a nice bumpy texture on the page.

To see more of my completed pages from Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, click the label "mess" in the links below.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Entopic graphomania

Playing around a bit with the surrealist drawing method called Entopic graphomania. 

Basically, you make a dot at the location of each imperfection in the paper.  Then you connect the dots using straight or curved lines.

I drew these in my little moleskine notebook, and colored them with my fine-liner pens. 

I found this method of drawing to be quite relaxing ... not too much thought in the process.

The first image I call "sleeping bird", and the second I call "stubborn".

I should be posting more frequently as my "busy season" winds down a bit and I have more time available for fun.

I do have lots of journals, sketchbooks and art books to fill ... I'm sure that Santa will be stashing a few more for me under the tree. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Let it Snow

We had snow in Atlanta last weekend. 

It only lasted an hour or so ... but I spent that time outside walking around the city & enjoying it.

I had a few spare moments today ... so I grabbed a sharpie & doodled some snowflakes in one of my sketchbooks.

Tis the Season.