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Seed Pod Fantasy


Seed-Pods_web Felt tip Papermate pen on Bristol 2 ply 8″x8″

A study for a larger color work, part of a “natural” set of doodles I seem to always be sketching.  There is no rhyme or reason, just that over the years I have created a stack of abstract organic doodles.  Perhaps if I get them all together there will be an abstract organic garden of some sort. Maybe an unseen theme.

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Feathers and Leaves


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Feathers and leaves mandala

Felt tip pens and colored pencil 8″x8″ on bristol board.

This was a doodle to begin with, actually a half design scanned and flipped into a whole circle.  I do many of these types of images because I love the graphic outcome of a rendered doodle gone into art.  It is good practice for both hand and mind to make symmetrical images that have a self-justifying existence, yet mean nothing other than they are art. The mandala shape seems to have root in all ancient designs and in our mind as well.  Once a circle is drawn and filled with a design, it implies a meaning.  It is interesting how mandalas take on a life of their own as people assign a meaning to them.  Throughout history many such designs are attached to very meaningful causes and organizations.  This one is a practice doodle so don’t get too carried away.

It means I had fun!

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Chili Peppers in Rococo Sauce


Chili Peppers in Rococo Sauce (8.5″x14″).

This was originally a pencil B/W doodle scanned into photoshop and colored. It was a half sketch (that is, only half of the design was drawn, copied and flipped, then stitched together to make a “whole”).

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This is the B/W original drawing- half sketch pencil work. The grey tones were added with felt tip markers, and black areas and outlines done with Papermate felt tip pen.

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I use it in my screen saver slide show!

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