Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lasso Doodle

I started this doodle with the tear drop shape in the lower right, the one full of little pebbles. From there, I built each ring of patterns outward. I wanted patterns that looped around each other - spirals, circles, etc. The vertical lines on the left recede into the background, almost as if the other patterns have been torn away to reveal the lines.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pinecone Doodle

I didn't have pinecones on the brain when I started this doodle, but looking at it now, that's what it reminds me of. Or country-style curtains.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Empty Screens Doodle

Here's a change of pace from the alphabet series. Kind of retro looking. The shapes in the foreground remind me of TV screens. Or maybe mirrors.

The background looks like bamboo on the sides, and the center reminds me of one of those beaded things that hung from doorways the 70's.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Letter F

So to face the challenge of an uppercase letter with all its straight lines, I bring you a capital letter F.

Very straight, very regular - but more interesting than I would have guessed starting out.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Letter e

As with the letter d, I find the lowercase version more interesting than the uppercase. I guess I like the curved shape better than the straight lines in the uppercase E.

This one is kind of fun...I like the flow and movement in it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Letter d - Again

What was I saying about the shape of a letter d being interesting? Well, it is interesting enough that I had to do another. Obviously, the patterns I use to fill throughout have nothing to do with the letter d -- I just think they're interesting patterns.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Letter D

I think the shape of a lowercase letter d is more interesting than it's uppercase form. So, here you go!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Letter C Again

I liked the letter C yesterday so much that I thought I'd try another. This one stands out more from the background rather than blending in.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Letter C

I like this version of the letter C a lot and intentionally let it creep outside the top border. The letter blends into the design rather than standing out.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alphabet Series - Letter A

I am fascinated by the use of words in visual art and love the shapes of letters. I've used them occasionally as subjects over time and thought it was time to try them as doodles. The designs have nothing to do with the letter -- I'm not trying to use designs that start with the letter A, like apples and aardvarks. I just like the designs.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Doodle #36

As much as I love the wild contour lines in some of the other doodles, I really like the parallel lines in this one. Very stylized!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Doodle #35

This ACEO reminds me of something that has grown up too close to a wall and is all squished. I like how the organic form fills the space even though it looks much too big for the space. You're welcome to interpret the drawing in any way you wish.

This one is drawn with sepia ink on heavy paper.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Oodles of Doodles

I've begun posting my doodles in my Etsy shop:

I'll post a few more here over the next few days, and then we'll move on to something else. I love them and will continue to do them, but have other ideas brewing, too! Stay tuned...