Saturday, May 28, 2011

doodle morning

This morning, with lots of weekend errands and inevitable car-sitting time (waiting for the vacuum-cleaner repair, for instance), I enjoyed the sunshine and doodled. I've been trying to discipline myself to stake out some time to get back into drawing more, but that hasn't been easy. For me, drawing requires a little patience and no interruptions so I can focus. But doodling seems to fit more easily, and it suffers less from change of focus.

So this morning, I took along a handmade journal, a black pen and some Copics. After starting one spread (the one with the curtain below), I lost interest in it when I came back to the car. So I happily flipped the page and started another one (above). Since I'm excited to be joining Pam Garrison for her journaling class at Jenny Doh's home studio in July, I doodled the spread above in homage to Pam. It is inspired by a wonderful page in her Sketchbook Project 2011 journal. I can't wait to practice at her elbow.

As you can see, I'm not exactly a minimalist. Since I'm used to working on large-scale paintings, up to 5 feet by 8 feet, I tend to crowd the page. But I do have fun. What is your doodling style?


Leanne said...

So pretty -- I confess to doing a double take and wondering if I was reading Pam Garrison's blog instead.

So here's my question (as my doodling currently is minimal and not so pretty so can't answer your question): what paper do you use so the Copics don't bleed through to the other side?

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have never tried drawing before but I sure would love to try! This page is looking great! I love the colors you are using!


Korie B. said...

Truly inspiring!

Sue said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me! Just gorgeous! I will be heading out to Jenny's in August for Amy Hanna's jewelry workshop. You'll have to fill me in on things to see and do in Santa Ana!


bethiejw said...

Those are beautiful illustrations.

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely beautiful!!!
Now I'm a bit intimadated about July.It is going to be awesome! I need to get busy.
See you soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow! Really gorgeous, the colors a fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Susan Barnhart said...

Your "doodling" is awesome!!

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