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.
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.
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!