Making marks with paint and pens.
We all come from different places and I wish I could visit them all.
This sketchbook is my therapist. Not this one specifically, but any single one small enough to fit in my pocket. I tell it everything, from quirky thoughts and funny notes to abstract concepts, drawings and positive reminders. Keep it analog folks… a doodle, sketch, writing, poem, or scribble every day helps to keep the brain fit and the thoughts flowing. ✏️
Which pair would you wear?
This fun doodle is in response to the latest weekly drawing prompt to draw a pattern, in red, with a pen. If you want to play along, sign-up on the site and a new quirky prompt will be delivered to your inbox every Monday.
Doodling is what I do. It's a way to make visible the randomness that's in my head - just drawing out a concept right when it comes to mind and scribbling on whatever I can find.
Quirky Botanicals and Friends Colouring Book. My first colouring book, all hand-drawn illustrations that started off as doodles -- as a way of destressing and relaxing, taking breaks from 'real life' and work. My form of joyful creative therapy! It's available at Amazon worldwide and Barnes and Noble online.
Odd Botanicals 1
Done with graphite on a pad of paper from a hotel
Done with Prismacolor Colored Pencil on Toned Tan Paper
9 x 12 acrylic painting that is part of the Best Friend series. Check out the time lapse on my instagram @RichardKoehler1218
Thanks to all the hard working moms on this Easter, like this hard working Easter bird with it's giant baby.
Pelican Queen gives a captivating rally speech to her subjects that are in her mind. Used some watercolor-pencils and some digital overlay.
Father time is a classy guy
8.5" x 11" Digital doodle done on my wacom tablet for the Philadelphia Eagles Victory parade.
Snack attack. Micron pen on Bristol paper.
I think the best time of the weekend is driving home from work on Friday evening and thinking of all the potential of the weekend. Time to draw, paint, hang with family and friends and thank God for blessings.
Crossed & Caturday : daily art 5
Everyday with Aspergers is a storm of overwhelm - some good, some bad, and some painful. This was an "intuitive" painting with tons of layers, and no preplanning (what?!). I used acrylic paints, post markers, and pencils - I think it shows the exhaustion and overstimulation really well.
Life is about using the whole box of crayons. -RuPaul.
I've been using this dot-grid notebook (which I originally I got with the intention of using as a planner - Thanks, 'Rona) to make random watercolor pages with my doodles. I can do this in a few minutes here and there to break up some monotony and build up a book full of just them.
Odd Botanicals 2