Lvl 23: Doodle daddy & Dinosaur discoverer
I specialize in character design, doodling, pen and ink, sketchbook, writing.
Sticky note musings on Hiatus Kaiyote and Snail Mail
Patron personas from the doodle dojo bestiary!
In wanting to get active with my fellow doodler community, I wanted to stop in and introduce myself. My name is Dalton Stark, I live in Texas, and i'm a doodle addict, and an advocate for the possibility of anything. For me, doodling is my purest state of being human. My sketchbooks are a very sacred place for me to practice this expressive and arcane form of imagination meditation, which I'm always trying to find more excuses to spend more time in. It is to me, all about intuition, making discoveries, surprising yourself, having fun and maybe even making yourself and others smile or laugh sometimes. I look forward to being a part of this beautiful inky ecosystem with y'all, here are some very secret sketchbook spreads.
Essentially what this "Secret Sketchbook" project is, is a sketchbook that I use for my Patreon, that I make doodles in for my patrons, then once I have enough pages, I make it into a zine! I'm currently in the process of getting the very first secret sketchbook printed now, and starting on the second one which will be more exclusive until it's complete!
Sticky-note doodle warm-up ft: Wolf-knight, spirit pig, egg you just upset, quiet moon boy, turtle dragon, t-rex with laser cannons, a lighthouse, and friends
Inspired by the song "Leisure Bee" by the wonderful band : Tacocat
Recently acquired a sudden affection for these beautiful long leggy crab babes, I hope you can one day feel the same!!
Listening to lots of Alvvays, Tacocat, Slutever, and Bikini Kill as of late. Also really obsessed with yokai, as of late, again!
My beloved king kaiju
Tonight is the night of the most metal moon of them all! I hope to draw beneath it and maybe absorb some werewolf powers, fingers crossed!
Green lovers will never forget you! Doodles from requests of friends and from requests in my head!
"Ferocity and elegance defined in it's most primal form."
Played Gris last night, which was such an absolute masterpiece of a video game in every possible way.
Sticky-note warmup doodle ft: a burger, and octopus, a moth and its lover, an upset skateboarding pikachu, Patrick Swayze from Roadhouse, self-care, a grape loving internet duck, a soul, a kitty-rex, a misplaced turtle, and others.
The last drawing I actually spent a hot minute on, would like to do that more often! Used a brush with ink and Deleter Manga screen tones, then messed with in Photoshop! Year of the Pig, baby!
Observations from an expedition to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which features an incredible paleontology hall. I brought with me a pad of sticky notes, a couple Micron plastic nib pens, a set of Copic Markers, my fanny pack, and some headphones. Prehistoric life has been an infatuation of mine since childhood, and there is something very humbling about drawing in the shadows of these fallen giants.
Took some doodle requests off Patreon and got some goodies!
Sticky-note warmup ft: Mako, No-face, bunny vs bird sword fight, star lovers, and friends
"Cold blood and a sharp wit defies the meek."
"Blood beholds hunger."