Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Playing with the creation and build up of line through cross hatching as a drawing tool in abstracts. I really enjoyed doing these ones as they just grew from making random cross hatching marks on the paper in my sketchbook. The first two are in pencil and the third in felt pens:


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Time away from the kidlets with my art kit meant that I had time to take a walk, do some doodles and a speed sketch on a solo visit to a park in Maidstone… I only allow myself a couple of minutes for the speed sketches to help me to let go of perfectionism and just get a very quick basic drawing down.

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triangle flower mandalaI am not a triangle fan. They’re too pointy and pokey for my liking. I, however, did not decide on the starting shape for this mandala. I let my daughter choose and she picked a triangle. I suppose it didn’t turn out too badly considering. I daresay I could have done a better job of evening it out as well so the middle is less disjointed feeling to me and yet it is what it is.

That middle cluster of triangles is like the muddle in my mind most days, having it’s effect on the outer whole of the flower around it. It has a certain amount of beauty to it, however, and if you look close enough even the muddle is it’s own form of organised chaos.

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flower doodle 2Another ink doodle created in sessions over the course of a few days. It began as a small, five petalled flower as pictured on my instagram feed and grew outwards into this design. I can’t help but feel it would have been better without the black leaf addition towards to bottom of the drawing so why did I include that?

I like to think that these meditational doodles are more about insight than actually producing a ‘finished’ piece, at least they are for me and I think the fact that this dark leaf showed up says a lot about where I have been mentally and emotionally lately. Since doing this drawing the dark leaf has been growing. It is most definitely time for it to be pruned.

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Some random, evening doodling using the logo script from Elliquiy and just getting lost in circles. First drawn in black and white, then lightly coloured just because…

Don’t know what the hell Elliquiy is? Check it out here  😉

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From humble beginnings over coffee; a splash of patience and a sprinkle of connection…


Great things can be born:


But then I suppose that can be said of a lot of things, not just doodling.


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Another Midori ink doodle/drawing, this one started as a single, simple leaf design and grew into this instead:

leaf spiral doodle

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