Just playing with patterns and colours. Now I think that I can call this done!
I want to try out several color combinations with my markers, and there’s nothing more suitable for doing so than having a lineart doodle. I can paste it into my office writer file, enlarge it or make it smaller, print it out and then put it on my lighttable. I can then either choose drawing cardboard in case I use my markers, or watercolour paper for painting with gouache.
I got a book about Zentangles as a Christmas present, and although it is not yet Christmas I could not resist opening the book. This on the other hand led to me watching some videos about doodling and zentangles. In the end I could not but try a coloured doodle. Actually I took a piece of scrap paper, a black PITT Artist brush pen and began to draw. While drawing I thought about colouring the doodle and fetched my markers.
As I hadn’t planned to do a “real doodle” there were a lot of marks which didn’t look good. So I scanned in the drawing and cleaned it up in photoshop. I like the intensitiy and the brightness of the colours. I might even consider to use it for a Zazzle design!
I wish everyone happy and peaceful holidays!
I used acrylic paper which was left over thinking that it might be a nice bookmark. The drawing is my own, just the result of doodling around with pencils and pen.
One morning I did this quick doodle, and the other morning I thought I could use this to display all my red hues. I mostly used Delta Markers, and some Copic ciaos. Delta Markers are produced by the German company Rotbart, and I think they only sell in Germany. They are the cheapest brand, with a rather limited colour range.
I am now working on a piece which is based on this doodle, getting back to the mixture of coloured pencils and markers I focussed on some time ago. As painting with coloured pencils takes its time I don’t know when I’ll be able to show the finished piece. I’ll keep you posted!
This is the result of two quick doodles at the breakfast table. Just now I am writing my first longer story in German, planning to publish it together with some illustrations. I got the first rough version written down. Now I’ve got to go over the story again, polishing it. In a second step I will decide which illustration I would want to insert at which place, and then focus on the illustrations. Writing a story and illustrating it – that’s something I dreamt of a long time ago, but never thought it would be possible. The project still frightens me – but I also enjoy it deeply.
I also plan to publish an English version of the illustrated story. But you will understand that it’s only natural that I am focussing on the German version. There will be another art event in July (the same one as last year), and I intend to show some copies of my story there.
With the focus on this project I however allow myself to so some doodling, as I did with the piece you can see above. Playing with shapes and colours, nothing more.
This is the result of my playing around with a ballpoint pen early in the morning at the breakfast table. It seems that just now I am into fantasy beings – first the grumpy plant (you can have a look at it here), and then this one which is a crossbreed between a fish and a dragon (look at his head!) and a seal and whatever you can see in it. He (Yes, definitely it is a “he”) looks as he is courting another being which we don’t see. One day I might write a story about him…
I bought a stencil yesterday with circles in various sizes. I had to try it out and this is the result. I used all the blue markers I had. Then I grabbed my darker blue coloured pencil and did the shading. After that I went over the shading with the same marker I had used to colour the circle with. It was so much fun doing it that I forgot the time completely and went to bed much later than I intended. Well…