I've simply been spending spare time with a pencil and paper. Just looking for a place to come and continue doing just that.
I specialize in abstract, black and white, doodles, doodling, drawing, graphite, pencil, pencil drawing, sketchbook, sketching, surrealism.
I am loving sketching when I am out and about. It is very different than working in my studio - and gives me ideas for my imaginary drawings.
Sketchbook page from a few days ago. One of my rules for this sketchbook is that all entries have to be full page spreads of intricate drawing studies. All drawn freehand! Drawin’ err day over here!
Zoomed in shot of "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead". Created in 2012. Size: 22” x 30” / Micron Pens on Archival Paper. This piece was all drawn freehand - no rulers or measuring tools were used to create this artwork. 2019 kinda looked like this. It had a lot going on. Lots of changes. A close friend of mine predicted 2019 would be "The year of change", and she was right… at least up in my neck of the woods. Anyway, it has been full of good, fun and challenging things – all worth while. Excited to dive into 2020.
Quickly drawn freehand pattern study in red.
Quickie pattern study doodle with Posca pens.
Another freehand doodled geometric pattern study. Created with Posca Pens.
Posca Pens on archival paper. Size: 11" x 14"
Layer patterns with Sharpies.
Circles and pipes. Yep, that's what we've got for this one.
Getting weird with pattern rules on this one!
“Whirlwind 2”, an original drawing. Micron pens on archival paper. Size: 4” x 6”. Title, signature and date in the back of the drawing. The original post date on this drawing was September 2, 2020.
This sketchbook is all about triangle patterns! Each page starts with a base layer of connecting triangles. From there, I fill in different patterns on each page, challenging myself to come up with new ideas for each page.
Sharpie pattern doodle in a Moleskine sketchbook.
⚡Flash Back Friday⚡ Going back to a blackbook doodle from a few years ago. Why am I showing you this? Because graffiti art is, and has been, one of my greatest influences (aside from M.C. Escher). It is an art form I love, and I gain much inspiration from the graffiti scene (legal and illegal). I don’t really show this side of my art to the world, but it is fun for me to create, and it definitely informs my other pieces of work.
Can you figure out the pattern rules used here?! Posca pens on 11" x 14" archival paper.
“Whirlwind 5”, an original drawing. Micron pens on archival paper. Size: 5” x 7”. Title, signature and date in the back of the drawing. This drawing is the 5th in a series of drawings that were posted over a period of 100 days. The original post date on this drawing was September 5, 2020.
My final entry for Stage 3 of the doodle addicts challenge! I have loved doing these challenges. They have not only got me drawing things I wouldn't have considered off my own back, but they have brought me out of my comfort zone too. Drawing steam is harder than I thought!!!