I honestly have absolutely nothing to say about this one.
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Over the course of this blog, I’ve had a fairly steady stream of emails asking what my approach to doodling/sketching is, and if I had any tips. My answers have varied, depending on the specifics of the question, but my general response has always been pretty much the same. I received another such email yesterday, and figured I’d go ahead and post my response so that anybody else who might be curious could read it.
In addition to the points I made in this reply, I’d add one more: use different tools. Don’t always feel like you can only doodle or sketch on a certain paper using only a particular pen or pencil. Try a wide variety of surfaces and media. Use crayons on a napkin, or colored pencils on an envelope, or Sharpies on an old shoebox. Whatever. Just don’t stifle your creativity by setting any strict parameters on something that is supposed to be a fun pastime. You might be surprised at the new possibilities or favorites you discover.
Hope this was helpful. Happy doodling, everybody!
Once again, my doodle gland was stimulated by pizza. This time around, it was enhanced by a day of playing a new Godzilla video game with my son. Fortunately, the pizza was NOT monstrous, but actually quite tasty.
I’m in the middle of giving my three-year-old her bath, talking about how close it is to Christmas Eve. She, of course, is getting VERY excited. They made “reindeer food” at her preschool, and she asked me if we could go sprinkle it in the yard after she gets out of the bath.
“No, sweetheart,” I say to her, “if we put it out now, it’ll get eaten by other animals.”
“Like what?” she asks.
“Well, like squirrels and birds.”
“Bathtubs? You think the bathtub is going to eat the reindeer food?”
“Do bathtubs eat anything else besides reindeer food?” I ask, my curiosity piqued.
“No”, she answers, a look of complete seriousness on her face.” But they eat LOTS of it!”
I’m doodling a page full of people smiling, and it occurs to me that each person, although smiling, is conveying a different emotion. So, for the life of me, I don’t know if I was feeling giddy, sneaky, or nervous when I doodled this one. Maybe I was feeling nervously giddy over something sneaky I had done.