Witty quote

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." (Winston Churchill)....Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. (Richard Wright)....Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet (Stephen Hawking)

Monday, 9 October 2017

More backgrounds (suminagashi)


Suminagashi is  a Japanese method of marbling paper (google the definition). I adapt it to make backgrounds using water and the wonder of coincidence!

The curious round marks are made by dropping 100% isopropyl alcohol (dropwise) onto very wet paint.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Vacation 2

I managed to finish (is anything really finished?) 5 new A3 coloured doodles, which I am adding here! The patterns were chosen at random, of course. Drawing patterns is easier than simply drawing lines, as in the drawing with only lines, which was exceedingly boring to do!

A3, as all the following drawings are. I was determined to finish it!

Vacation

September flew by and now we are well into October. I'm posting some ink backgrounds (suminagashi), which can be downloaded and printed by anyone eager for a challenge!

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Doodling takes time

August slipped past almost unnoticed and I'm taking a month off from September 9th, so the doodling will be on A4 paper (half my usual size) as it's not always convenient to draw A3. I'll post a few drawings I think I did since my last post. From October I'm planning to date every drawing and hope I can avoid posting duplicates that way. Here are a few A3 drawings to keep this blog up and running:



Tuesday, 11 July 2017

More of the same

I scanned 6 drawings this evening - laborious on an A4 scanner. They are therefore merged bits, but I'll post them anyway.

anyone for tennis?
 I enjoy the pen doodles most. 
This one above should get a spot or two of colour - maybe blue or green.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Framed doodle art

It's not what it sounds like in the title to this post and I'm not sure I'm too keen on pencilling in the frame before I've started some kind of doodling. That's what I did for this one. The mouse scanner would not 'eat' the left lower corner. I gave up in the end - as you see. The format of nearly all my drawings is A3 (double letter size). I have two hates - one is tiny drawings (e.g.9x9cm) and drawing books with ring binders that always seem to get in the way.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Taking lines for a walk (after Paul Klee?)

I've joined a doodle site HERE There are some truly magnificent doodles to be admired there - not just pen, of course, but paint, cartoon, illustration etc Doodling is a wide definition and includes pattern drawing, which I enjoy, and line-drawing, which I always come back to (no patterns - just lines). It took me only a few weeks to leave the Zentangle scene not least because the format of about 9x9 cms is simply too small for me.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

On track?

It's such a long time since I posted anything here. One of my favourite 'strings' is currently the treble clef. I'm doing one now but will post the three previous ones. F has played out for the oment! Click on an image to see it larger. I need not tell you that these images are copyright!!!!!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Latest round-up

I'm raking in all my various blogs. What did I do in 2016?

One or two drawings have emerged - no, a whole A3 display file full and one half full, but not photographed well enough to publish. The ones I did photograph have disappeared somewhere on this laptop!

I also wrote a book, choral arrangements etc.... I was not idle!

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PS Revising my blog on March 18, 2018. Not m,much content here so I'll move on!