A little different approach to portraits for me. They are going to be fairly small in the finished, printed piece, so the line work needed to be simpler and a bit heavier.
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Back to portrait mode for the January 2017 issue of In Touch magazine. I know I’ve said it before, but I absolutely LOVE the textures achieved with watercolor washes and the way their organic, mottled appearance contrasts with the dark lines and stippling of the pen and ink drawing.
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I’ve never actually done this, so you’re witnessing awkward doodling history here. I have decided to assign myself the task of filling up a small notebook with doodles all based around a single central theme.
I chose “what?”.
So I’m going to make myself rein in the random a bit (although not too much) and focus on that one word as my initial inspiration. I’ll be posting them as I go. Some may be obvious, and some you might have to look at for a moment to see the tie-in. But it’ll be there…. honest.
Once the notebook is filled, I’m looking into ways to auction off the finished piece, with the proceeds going towards building a fund to buy our church a new passenger van. (Believe me, they need it. The one we have now is held together with dirt and prayer!) I know it won’t bring in a lot, but- hey- it’s a start.
And I want you guys to keep me honest. If you notice I haven’t posted at least one a week, you have my permission to give me tons of grief.
Sooo…..off we go!
Attending the Circles Conference in Grapevine, Texas, for work, and they gave me a doodle pad.
A. Doodle. Pad.
Let the sheer joy and beauty of that statement sink in, fellow doodlers.