This felt so much like drawing… I love it. I picked up my nieces jumbo beginner pencil (it was the closest thing right then) and just doodled away. I erased and edited a LOT but it felt freeing lettering this way…
Here are a few more using a regular 2B pencil this time ^_^
I’ll think I might be vectoring these a bit later.
Here are some doodles I made for todays Inktober.
The first few were done in acrylic ink using the aquabrush I mentioned before that I filled with a mix of the ink with water. I was having fun with it but then I thought to try my other tools as well, on the same page. I’d already done fineliner doodles in the past but never in direct comparison on a single page.
The Touch Marker was last but just like I remembered; it bled too much on the watercolour paper. The last time I used it was when I tried it on the bleedproof paper pad I bought long ago (around the time I first got the copic markers) and it was lovely to work with on that. I’m thinking maybe its just too new and full of ink – I’m hoping after a little use it will bleed less?
Not sure what exactly I was getting at here but I had ink in my aquash and wanted to do a little doodling. And this happened. After I was done I felt a little colour would be good so I splashed in a bit of watercolour. I really like this but I feel it could be a bit more refined and a little less chunky. I keep bookmarking styles to go back into/explore during this Inktober challenge – I hope I actually do find the time (hopefully later on in this challenge if I run out of ideas).
I havent’t handlettered anything this whole week and today was a good day as any to practise. I’m noticing I’m most comfortable lettering in this style, although sometimes I do try to variate a bit since I’m still exploring. I’ve noticed finding a style with lettering is just as involved as it is with art (which I still feel far from having figured out yet… all in due time).
The leafy doodling was fun. I did all of it in acrylic ink which gave us both a break to do something easier going since the last two paintings created a strain between us (Am I personifying the ink a bit too much? Lol =^_^=).
This was actually quite interesting to do. I used a single doodled watercolour bubble on both the flowers; played around with shape and colour and it turned out like this. Digital is so much fun! the flower doodle was from an old doodle garden I tried once.
I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately (by my own dreams no less)… and I couldn’t get anything done proper.
So I ended up doodling. Doodling always has a calming effect and I’m so glad I thought to do it, its been quite a while since I’ve done it. After I got two whole pages filled up; I felt good enough to edit a few on my computer. This is the first quote I put together:
I spent most of my time drawing characters today but none of my sketched concepts were making me happy enough to make a painting/illustration out of. So I took a break and moved to fiddling with those doodles I painted the other day. It took way longer than I thought it would but I’m happy I got it done. I didn’t have time to clean up a handletterrd quote though so it’s an empty one for now.
The significance of today kinda ‘sprang up’ on me mid-morning. I completely didn’t realise Spring was here so soon! So I felt compelled to paint-doodle some flowers. And then decided to have a little fun with digital clipping and pasting. I had it in mind that I would like to but I kept the page neat enough so that if I decided not to after all I could post it up as is.