A friend of mine generously bought me a copy of the usbourne colouring and doodling book I mentioned in one of my older updates ( greatly appreciated!). It was just fun to flick through the different pages- mostly black and white images with small parts of it coloured in.
I did have a go at making something similiar- using just an old sharpie pen I found, I made this image:
|Just used sharpie pens and thicker 0.5 pens, I made this a lot quicker than some of my other drawings- perhaps not the best thing I've ever drawn but I managed to only take about two hours to make it.|
When I'm running low on paper and I'm sitting in a cafe I normally start doodling on a napkin-providing I'm carrying a pen with me. Normally I just threw them away or left them there until my tutors told me that stuff like this was good enough to sell!
|good enough to sell? I don't see it.|
They are fun to draw. Perhaps whenever I go for one of daily tea breaks I'll take a pen with me and make some more.
I've been meaning to mention my talk with Fig Taylor, it was really quite exciting as she seemed to geniuely love my work- she even felt I could be famous! (Although I'm not quite convinced of that just yet.) She also reccomended an interesting dvd to me- the Singing Ringing Tree.
Its a Three part german tv show from the mid 60's, Its quite slow paced so I need to be in the right mood to watch it, but its been quite fun to draw from it. Theres something that just feels a little bit weird about it all- it kinda reminds me of watching my favourite tv show when I was younger 'Knightmare'
I made these drawings from it so far-
So far, I've only been able to make this drawing from these doodles:
A friend of mine bought me a pad of 3D paper- it really works! I tried making some doodles of some my ideas and they seem to lift off the paper, its a really strange effect. (I made a space gardener and a train man.)