Lunchtime Doodle 05/09/2017


This flower was done over lunchtime today. If you’ve been following the Lunchtime Doodle series you will know that I have less than 45 minutes to create each piece. I purchased artist tiles that are the perfect size for this time frame. The lines are not perfect, but that it what this challenge is about. What can you create in less than 45 minutes? IMG_20170509_125147_388This was very fun to do and I just felt in a swirly funky mood. This is what happens when you just go with your soul. I hope you enjoy it, I would love to know your favorite part in the comments!

Lunchtime Doodle – 05/02/2017


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As I was thinking of what to draw, I came across this zentangle pattern called Pharro. Now this pattern starts with a curved line and then a dip below that curved line. There are lines that criss cross inside the dip, and then lines are drawn upwards to the initial curved line. Now I thought of this pattern at first as a flower. It just makes sense as a flower, but  I wanted it to be a little unique. With drops hanging off each side and a sense of life protruding from the other side of the curved line.

But as I was drawing this, something else came to mind. Unfortunately for you, I am just unable to capture exactly what is in my head because my realism craft is very premature. But I wanted to give a little taste of this underwater jester I created out of this same pattern. It was fun to create, and pushed the boundaries of my abilities at the moment. Hopefully I will get better in the future.

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I had fun creating each of these artist tiles over my lunch break, which was approximately 45 minutes. If I had actually sat down and focused on the ending design, I may have been able to come up with something better. But alas, this is the point of my lunchtime doodles. I want to push myself creatively in the few minutes I have set aside for lunch.

Let me know what you think of each of these in the comments below. Don’t be afraid to critique and link back to any Pharro designs you have come up with.

Lunchtime Doodle – 05/01/2017


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I figured since I have been drawing a lot of flowers lately, I would continue with the theme and create something new. So today over lunch, I decided that I would take my 45 minutes and draw. I LOVE the way this flower turned out. It gave me several ideas about flowers in the future.

I would love to know what you think about this lunchtime doodle!

Lunchtime Doodle – 4/25/17


Check this flower out! This is something I have never drawn before but as I was laying down last night trying to rest my head, I was thinking about how I could draw a flower that was unique. 

The good thing about this flower is that each section can be decorated differently. These are just the ones that I chose. I would love to see what you can do with the basic outline of this flower. If you email me your works of art,  I will post them on this thread or you can link it in the comments below. 

Lunchtime Doodle – 04/24/17


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This is something I just had to share. If you recall my latest Very Big Sketchbook post, you will notice that the flowers on there were something that I was playing around with. I decided that I was going to play a little more and see what I could come up with. This just might be my new favorite flower. I love how it seems like its spinning and adding the swirl to the very center completed the cycle.

I used Staedtler Pigment liners, .05 for the outline and .01 for the detail. I also completed this on an Artist Tile, which is about 3″x3″. The little squares are so perfect for my limited time over lunch!

I think I’m going to start keeping track of all these different flowers for reference. Do you have certain flowers that you like to draw? How do you keep track of them all? Tell me in the comments below!

Lunchtime Challenge – 4/12/17


So, here I am sitting at my desk again over lunch and of course I have a pen in my hands and I’m drawing on an artist tile. My lunch break is 45 minutes long. If I eat within that timeframe, the amount of time I have to draw is much shorter. But I challenge myself over these few minutes to unplug from electronics and be creative.

The first thing that comes to mind, that always comes to mind is flowers. So I start in the center with a circle. As I build out I start seeing multiple types of flowers. Have you ever seen those “What do you see?” pictures, where its either an old woman or a young woman?

This is how I picture this. If I train my eyes onto the center I see a daisy like flower. But the further out I focus, I start seeing lilies at the outermost section.  What do you see in this piece.

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Lunchtime Doodle -02/07/17


Today I decided to challenge myself to do something completely off the wall for me. I needed something abstract. I decided that I was going to start drawing.

 So, there it is. I started drawing. After about 15 minutes, I was here. I saw so many things and I hated it. But I told myself to just keep drawing, so I began to focus on one line at a time. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t subconsciously drawing something because I was working really hard to be completely abstract.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, presenting the final product:

What do you think? I sat it on my desk for the past 4 hours. Scoffing at it and rolling my eyes at the absurdity, but then, something happened! It started to grow on me, the more I looked at it, the more I saw things that I never meant to be there. A submarine, a lawnmower and even something you’d find under a microscope, and yet, it was nothing.

I would love to know your thoughts on this type of art. Also, You will probably notice that my signature has changed, I am trying to make sure that I am adaptable, even after the name change next august!