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Tuesday
Sep302014

A duck-billed platypus for Marilisa Valtazanou

 

A while back as part of an art challenge for myself, I asked people to suggest animals for me to draw in my Daily Sketch project -- animals I don't normally draw. You can see links to past animals & people's suggestions here.

This duck-billed platypus is for Marilisa Valtazanou.

I created this drawing on Strathmore Waterolor coldpress using a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, Derwent Inktense blocks and Inktense pencil crayons.

Sunday
Sep282014

A bulldog for Emma Dryden

A while back as part of an art challenge for myself, I asked people to suggest animals for me to draw in my Daily Sketch project. You can see links to past animals & people's suggestions here.

This bulldog is for Emma Dryden.

I created it entirely in Photoshop using Alex Dukal brushes. I've been playing around with his new Cartoonist brushes and love the hand-drawn look. Also used his 2B Pencil brush from his AD Artbox 1 kit.

I was just going to do the bulldog but then thought it would add an extra level of fun to include a REASON for him looking somewhat peeved. :-)

Saturday
Sep272014

Evening doodle on a matte frame & watercolour paper

Bought a bunch of plain matte frames at a local art store recently and doodled on one for the fun of it. Love the smooth texture of the surface when using my Pentel Pocket Pen Brush. Then I decided to do a doodle in  the center frame on watercolor paper using the same ink but add colour with Derwent Inktense blocks.

Friday
Sep262014

A Slow Loris For Debbi Michiko Florence

A while back I invited people to suggest an animal for me to draw as part of a challenge to myself to draw things I don't normally draw. This one is for Debbi Michiko Florence, who asked me to draw a Slow loris. This was also an excuse for me to try out some of the new brushes I bought from Alex Dukal's shop.

You an see links to other Art Challenge animals I've drawn on my About My Daily Doodles page.

Friday
Sep262014

Doodle: Dancing Nose-Man

Children's book author Erin Dealey gave me a Nose-shaped pencil sharpener at the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA last month, and challenged me to put it into a doodle.

And some of you have probably guessed, I try to avoid obvious found object doodles whenever possible. Or rather, I find that when I'm trying to think of a doodle for an object, the first thing that comes to mind is usually one I pass over. I love the challenge of coming up with something different.

For the Nose, I found that the solution was simple: just turn it upside down. Nose-Man needed something to dance to, of course, so I added coffee bean music.