Monthly Archives: January 2012

More Doodle Pages

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Here are some doodles Ive been working on lately, some are work in progress, straight out of my sketchbooks.

Im really hooked on doodling at the moment, especially since Ive started using an old fashioned dip pen to dip in the inks and doodle and draw with! I enjoy the spontaneousness of doodling random scribbles and shapes across the page just for the sake of it. Its very calming and therapeutic.

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Heart Cubism Meets Stained Glass Doodle

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I created this doodle at the weekend and forgot to share it on my blog as per usual, but here I am at long last – better late than never eh?

The doodle is cubism inspired, I saw this video on you-tube and thought Id give it a whirl myself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRTH35O6hNg&feature=related

I started my doodle off with a freehand heart shape and then used a ruler to draw lines all over it. Next I added colour using my La Plume brush marker pens from my stamping days, the colours where a little too bright at this stage so I did a wash over the top using watered down gesso to mute the colours a little. Once dry I outlined the whole thing using my drawing pen.

Here is my finished piece below:

 

Doodled Printed Napkin Journal Art

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I love working with printed napkins and tissue paper, dont you? Jan’s 52 Play Dates challenge for last week was to use tissue paper to create a doodled piece of art, so I just had to give it a whirl.

I started out by gluing random pieces of printed napkins and tissue paper with watered down pva glue onto card stock and leaving them to air dry naturally – that was the hardest part for me as I wanted to use them straight away!!

Once they were dry I painted over them using a light wash of watercolour and gouache paints and let that dry out, finally I added detail to them using coloured markers and a black and white pen for outlining.

Heres a couple of my finished pieces below, I havent finished them all yet. You can see the before and after photos to give you an idea of what they looked like before I destroyed them using my paints and pens 🙂

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Abstract Doodle Style Painting

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I finished this painting a couple of days ago but as always I forgot to blog about it 🙂

As you may be aware I am addicted to doodling and scribbling, I wanted to try a different approach and take my doodles onto a bigger surface, for this I decided to use paints instead of pens and used a large A3 sheet of canvas paper to paint my doodle design..

Heres what the finished piece looks like below, I cant seem to stop outlining!:

I Can Sing A Rainbow

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Red and Yellow and Pink and Green

Purple and Orange and Blue

I can sing a rainbow

(I can sing a rainbow)

I can sing a rainbow too

Today while walking our dog just before a downpour; I was moaning there was nothing interesting to take a photograph of today, when we looked up and saw a magnificent Rainbow formulating in the sky. Naturally I took a couple of photos of it, well I took about 20 of it as I wanted to make sure it came out in at least one of the pictures!

Here’s my photo’s of the rainbow, I am planning on making an art journal page inspired by todays beauty.

January Artist Trading Cards

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Its been a couple of days since I last blogged so I thought Id better show my head before y’all forget who I am again 🙂

The weather this past couple of days has been really awful with constant rains and winds, so bad the dog is depressed because she cant have a proper walk as she doesnt like getting her ears all wet.

I’ve been keeping myself busy with a few different art projects to help cheer me up during this miserable time of year, yesterday after putting off making my atcs for the monthly atc swap for 21 days I finally got to work on them.

Nothing earth shattering about them Im afraid but I did enjoy making them, I decided to opt for an Asian influence to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Ive even put a lucky Chinese coin on the front of them as is traditional to bring good luck throughout the coming new year.

I even did some stamping on them! The background is made up of 2 different Asian lettering stamped in black and I also stamped the small square red seal 🙂

Doodle Backgrounds

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I have just finished doodling on my painted backgrounds which I created using the video lessons featured on Traci Bautista’s free online Doodles Unleashed Workshops as my inspiration.

I had a lot of fun doodling onto these bright backgrounds, this is the first time Ive actually used paints to doodle with rather than pen and ink and I must say I might be getting hooked! I love the wonkyness and unpredictable nature of the paint and brush as you slap it down and doodle!  I want to make some more!!!!

Here are my completed backgrounds, if you click on the thumbnails you can see them bigger, I think they are a lil too bright for my art journal so I will have to find another use for them 🙂