I like to work in many different media and styles. Keeping my hand in ink is important, especially with a dip pen, because it is hard to keep the flexibility of hand and wrist and arm to do these doodles. So, I try and do them often, as if I were going to do some important ink renderings someday. I have only done one decent ink rendering in months, “Geese Mate for Life” illustration a couple months ago. So, I doodle.
I don’t know about other artists, but I seem to be in a state of always being ready, but not often enough acting on that! When I read about the great masters of the past and see their body of work, it makes me feel very un-masterful. Yet in my art heart, I know it is just about here, any moment now, and To Doodle is to stay ready.
I’m not ashamed of my own of work over the years; I just could have done better, so now I will.
These doodles are stream of conscience drawings, no plan, just outcome. Good for the hand-eye and heart, but more emotion is needed to make them art. They are just some of my different forms of being artistic.