P.O. Box 26112
Colorado Springs, CO 80936
Like most everyone, I'm been sort of doodling and drawing all of my life. What a treat it was to discover that other people like to doodle too. There are some great doodling websites on the links page and I'll continually add more as I find them.
Depends, but most drawings, if I spend several hours a day, will take two days to two weeks. Simple doodles can take just a few minutes.
That's the fun part. Most of the time I don't do any planning. I just pick up a pencil or pen and start in and the end result is a surprise. This form of art is actually good for me because I've always been one to need to have everything organized and planned in advance. It's been an adventure of personal growth to allow myself to "zone out" and see what happens. Sometimes I don't like the end result and toss it. It's all just part of the process and no learning is wasted.
Studying the creative works of other artists. The internet is a terrific resource. I don't copy anyone because not only is that illegal and immoral, it's not really fun. I do incorporate a penstroke I that has caught my fancy, but not someone's art, such as a writer using a new word vs. using someone's sentences.
I'd like to think so. ;-), however, doodles are in the eye of the beholder and anyone can doodle if they're willing to spend a little time. In fact, it's quite entertaining to watch people when they look through my work. Some are enthusiastic while others can barely stifle a yawn.
When someone's reaction to my work is, "Oh, I could do that!" To motivate them to doodle, find their own style, and experience the joy it brings to their life.
Currently I'm using the Sakura Micron pens because they do a petty decent job for being cost effective. I use all of the sizes made. I'm using smooth white Bristol paper of various brands, usually what is available at the time. In fact, I bought three pads of 19" x 24" to cut to size so it will be a while before I need to purchase more. A pencil for an occasional sketch, a handful of pens, a kneaded eraser, a ruler, Bristol paper, and I'm good to go.
Recently I purchased Borden & Riley's wonderful bleedproof paper for pens. This 108# paper comes in several sizes, is sturdy yet light enough to trace using a lightbox. Plus, drawing is as smooth as cutting soft butter with a hot knife. Love it! Available online and at high quality art stores. It works well for me when I need to trace.
I'd be delighted to see your work. It's my goal to have a place where us ordinary people can display our efforts. I have a guest section for adults and a special place for just for just kid's to display their masterpieces. Send me your doodle in jpeg format and I'll take a look. You'll get full credit for your drawings and they'll only be used by me on this site. You retain complete ownership.
No. This is my work and I'd appreciate not having it stolen. You're free to print a copy of my drawing for your own personal use to be used for ideas and applying different styles. We artists all learn from each other and I'd consider it an honor if I can inspire or encourage you on your creative journey. But please, allow your creative genius to come forth with your own style and don't depend on copying anyone. That will only hinder your development. Kind of like cheating in school and copying the test answers from the kid next to you. I wish you well and would enjoy seeing your work.