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Doodle iterations

I got to thinking about the faces that I used to draw all the time and the couple of cement blocks that I did with those faces on them and wondering how I could incorporate some of this sugar skull-duggery into them.

So this morning when I got up I doodled some of what I was thinking, which naturally led to an actual skull and then I thought, I wonder what would happen if I drew it in Illustrator? So I did that, and it was okay, but lost some spontaneity in the translation, I think. This could have been due to the very cheap mouse I was using, now lying in pieces at the bottom of my wastebasket. But I thought I’d also try it with a stylus on my iPad using the ArtStudio app. I liked this better and feel like I should do more digital drawing/painting.

Of all of my iterations, I liked Doodle number 4 best. Do you have a favorite?


Listening and doodling, doodling and listening

When I listen to podcasts, and I listen to a lot of them, I like to sort pastels or tidy my studio or doodle. Too much iPad screen time makes my vision go blurry. By doing something mindless and productive while I’m listening, I can learn how to market my work or be inspired to do better work or just laugh out loud.

Here are a few websites whose podcasts I listened to recently:

Here is what I doodled while listening (once I get my studio completely cleaned up, I’ll share a picture of that, too, but it’s going to take at least a few more podcasts!).


Doodle with scaly sun.


Doodle with starry sky.


Doodle with puppies.