Face Fascination

 

Bird-Eyed Woman

 

I am a lifelong doodler of random shapes and patterns.  I’ve always incorporated my version of animals and words randomly throughout my doodles.  Up until about a couple of years ago, I only doodled with whatever ink pen I happened to have on me.  Most of my doodling took place in meetings, while waiting, or while I was on the phone.  Sometimes I’d doodle to entertain my kids.

I can look at one of my doodles and approximate how much time I had to kill by the size and progression of the doodle.  I kept quite a few over the years because they happened to be on ephemera that I filed away.  I never had plans for them and I never used them for anything up until a couple of years ago when I made a big life decision and took early retirement from my job.  Suddenly I had time to be creative for more than a squeezed in hour or two at a time.  

I discovered Copic Markers and began doodling on purpose.  I did lots and lots of my “normal” doodling but I started coloring them in using bright and vibrant color!  For some reason I started placing a hidden blue eye in every doodle.  I’m sure a psychiatrist would undoubtedly have a heyday with that fact but in my mind it was something fun to do.  I used to love the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine when I was a kid so this is my version of that.  The first face I drew was a take-off from the hidden blue eye idea.

Blue-Eyed Roses

 

I am also a fan of symmetry so that happens quite a bit in my doodles.  After the first face doodle it was GAME ON and I did more including the Bird-Eyed Woman at the beginning of this post.  Here are a couple of others.

I went to Egypt in 2010 and I think I was still channeling Cleopatra.

 

 

Cleopatra Blue

 

 

Garden Girl

I did the Purple-Haired Girl first and then gave her something to look at.

 

You gotta love a good garden right?  TFL!

Art Out With Your HeART Out!  

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Face Fascination

  1. Love the Garden Girl! Everything about that just makes my heart sing!

  2. What fun! I need to get out my Copics and incorporate them. The bird eyes are my favorite.

  3. Thank you for your lovely comment on my doodle post – I love your doodles too! The colours are amazing… so vibrant!

  4. I’m jealous of anyone who can doodle and turn them into fantastic pieces like these. I love the bright colors!

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