Doodle games…

again… I do like playing with doodles!

I would like to redraw this larger and in a lot more detail.

Original doodle (Instagram pic)
Original doodle (Instagram pic)
Mouth 'head's rotated and mirrored around each other
Mouth ‘head’s rotated and mirrored around each other
Repeat Pattern made from one element of the previous Mouth Head Pattern
Repeat Pattern made from one element of the previous Mouth Head Pattern
Illustrator pattern motifs -created from pervious elements.
Illustrator pattern motifs -created from pervious elements.

Sunny Bones…

A pattern formed from from this initial doodle page…

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a quick repeat of the doodle… Squiggle-Screwdriver

I moved the motif around itself turning into a ‘sun’ star burst effect – I’ve removed segments and parts to see what else was in the form.

sunny bones experiments - shifting motifs around
sunny bones experiments – shifting motifs around

One piece formed. will play with colours tomorrow – some background texture could be good.

Sunny Bones experiments - sunshine spread.
Sunny Bones experiments – sunshine spread.

 

Sunny Bones experiments - sunshine spread. Mint version
Sunny Bones experiments – sunshine spread. Mint version

Doodle pip

A few experiments with some doodles.

I’ve used Illustrator on and off over the years and I know a fair amount about it but yet I’m finding myself getting stuck… guess I’ll be watching more tutorials.

Sometimes it just takes time for information to reorganise itself in your brain… or you just end up in a jumble ;-P

 

 

I do hate it when wordpress just decides to make posts disappear … it’s 3.54am and I’m too tired gargh.

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Tesla Pup

I thought I would play with a doodle I created the other day that was inspired by a pattern in the V& book – I still want to change some of his markings though – not sure how yet.

Image The poop was accidental… I had a spare triangle left over and couldn’t help myself.

The doodle I created the other day which born this little guy out into the word… doodle poodle?

doodles
doodles

and the Lucienne Day ‘Graphica’ fabric that made me do the doodle…

Lucienne Day. Graphica.
Lucienne Day. Graphica. 1954

update:

 

Playing with puppies…

 

Tesla Pups Repeat Pattern>
Tesla Pups Repeat Pattern
Tesla Pups Triplets - Repeat Pattern
Tesla Pups Triplets – Repeat Pattern (the bottom one with the green strip has no poop featured on the pattern – but three puppies… one is sniffing the butt of the one in front and the other is sniffing a nose!)
Tesla Pups Repeat Pattern
Tesla Pups Repeat Pattern

Played with some poop… sorry

I’m so used to photoshop that Illustrator can get very frustrating.

I will have to find out how to add textures as my attempts didn’t work out.

Tesla Pups Triplets - Repeat Pattern
Tesla Pups Triplets – Repeat Pattern

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more homework… and an update on the ‘wavy’ pattern

 

I have a tendency to go off on tangents especially if I have several projects on the go.

I need to reread and concentrate on one item whilst doing this course.

The accidental tomato...

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 Paint blobs…

I wasn’t too keen on my paint blogs and experiments in different paints but after seeing them close up in photoshop I’ve changed my mind.

I need to rescan each bit at a higher rate but I love the cracks in the paint and if you blow up paint ‘splodges’ of fingerprints it takes on a whole new dimension.

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The same thing for a couple of pages of pen ink that I blew all over the page… so close up scans will have to be done on those… I have a long list of things to do.Image

motifs from doodles
motifs from doodles
motifs from doodles
motifs from doodles

This the original sketch that I took the motifs from… some are formed from twisting the image over itself so that elements are mirrored into themselves if that makes sense.

Original-Doodle-Shell-sketch


Wavy Collection

I did have a little play with some of the forms from the ‘Wavy’ Doodle I did mentioned in my previous post… liking these ones a lot more.

Wavy Collection mockup
Wavy Collection mockup

 

ABSPD Module 1, Week 1

Module 1 of Designing your Way
ABSPD

a couple of exercises – one of which is to go around your environment and take photos of the shapes you can find – circles, squares, triangles etc.
After insomnia, builders and other tenants keeping me up all night I have now gone nocturnal so I didn’t get any sunlight today 🙁 I will be up all night now but it does mean that I’m not going out to take photos and my place is too tiny and messy to take photos ha! I have realised that my place needs more circles and wavy ‘stuff’ as I have lots of squares and rectangles – rows of my framed photographic work, inspiration photos, my sofa is fairly square angular shaped, so is my coffee table and my book shelf is made up of squares… lots of lines from the books.. actually I may have to take a photo of that 🙂

I thought I would go through some of my own photos as a lot of the time I take photographs of shapes that I like – I don’t actually care too much about the name of a building or place, nor it’s history or iconic status (lots of those in London), it’s actually the shape and form… textures and reflections that I like, so my photos contain lots of textures and forms.

I now however, feel like a dog that is obsessed with pebbles led out onto Brighton Beach (UK) which is just covered in pebbles… my brain is going to explode with so many patterns and shapes.. I want to doodle them all but obviously I can’t right now as I have several other deadlines and project to do … phew yet gargh!

(you can click the pic to go to my photography website)

shapes/lines and grids found in my walks.
shapes/lines and grids found in my walks.

I have an obsession with clouds, water, sprouty stuff (lol), curves and circles… think that about covers everything then rolls eyes

I will do the exercise of taking some Instagram pics (which I’ve just restarted doing – using Instagram that is) of my next walk but that could be tomorrow or the next day and I’m trying to stick to the course daily assignments… so just in case.

I will update this once I’ve completely some doodles – I have 3 different projects to doodle on tonight and do some actual freelance (paid) work so I will attempt to stop clicking on all the links/interviews/members blogs that I come across on the ABSPD and MATS Bootcamp Facebook pages… gargh… too much visual stimulation lol.

 

quick sketches
quick sketches

 

quick mock up of the pattern inspired by my photograph of the underside of the high overhead bridge at Kew Gardens
quick mock up of the pattern inspired by my photograph of the underside of the high overhead bridge at Kew Gardens
quick mock up of the sketch of my photograph of reeds in the river Thames (in Henley-on-Thames... but could be anywhere!)
quick mock up of the sketch of my photograph of reeds in the river Thames (in Henley-on-Thames… but could be anywhere!)

 

One of the exercises asks to sketch a flower or tree which makes me think of the recent ‘flowers’ I did for the Creative Bug course in which Lisa Congdon discusses her ‘doodles’ and gives some tips – it was rather relaxing course as when I played the video and live chat sessions I didn’t pay that much attention… I was too busy doodling lol.

image from the Lisa Congdon 'Doodle' Course on Creative Bug.
image from the Lisa Congdon ‘Doodle’ Course on Creative Bug.

I tend to think everything has to be perfect otherwise it doesn’t count, yet I would never think or say that to another persons mark making / drawing skills so maybe I need to stop being so harsh and enjoy the process – after all, if I keep doodling then I will improve whereas, doing nothing means I will never even start, let alone improve… I know it’s obvious but I’m trying to reprogram myself!

Here’s my doodles – I’ve always loved black pen outlines…

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I started turning them into vectors but still have more to do –

Vector Geometric Stems mobile

 

On week two I did some triangular mountains 🙂

Triagular-mountains-better-version

The following week Lisa had everyone draw on photos – I had some some prints that had come out too dark at the lab – a photo of trees mirrored onto itself and then turned on its side.. I kept seeing a creature in there.

I plan to try to vector/photoshop this into a better version as I rather like it!

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another doodle that I turned into a vector… not so keen on this one…

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but I did make this pattern afterwards which I do like…

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