MOVING TO NEW SITE


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not missing, instead I have ventured into the wonderful world of my own website!

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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.

Oh yes I did!


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What is that? Why would you draw something like that? What inspired that?

All these questions when I proudly expose my creature design. I sit down to draw, I never know what is going to come of it. It’s one of the main reasons I do draw. So let’s answer some of these questions.

What is that?  Well, my friend, that is a little creature I call Auque. Named from the word aculeus meaning prickle or spine. It’s design came to me when I started looking through zentangle patterns. Some patterns I cant seem to fit in anywhere else, so I decided to take the elements I liked the most to create something new. Something that causes people to stop and inspect. What is wrong with that?

Why would you draw something like that? Why not? Who determines what is art if not the artist? Why wouldn’t an artist desire to bring something new, something unexpected into the world? I drew this, not knowing it would be drawn. I put my pen down on the paper and started drawing, not stopping until I felt the piece was complete.

What inspired that? As I stated above, I look at zentangle patterns daily. Some patterns I love and incorporate into my art, while others seem to not pull me in the right direction. It isn’t the full tangle that I liked, but different elements that helped Auque take shape.

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I am proud of this. It is mine. And it’s okay if you don’t “get it,” because I do. So, look at it, really look at it. Appreciate the effort and detail that went into making it. That is all I ever want from my audience.

Stay crafty and stay awesome!