My Doodle Inspiration board holds many of these lovely images that inspire me to try some or all of the things I see…
The image above is a combination of influences.. you don’t HAVE to follow one style.. I like Joanne Fink, Joanne Sharp, Alisa Burke, and so many more! So while this flower has a bit from each artist… some of the others are more focused on one artist or another. I adore the images being done on book pages.. (See the colored version below)
This butterfly was done with water color pencils on the bottom wings. The top wings though I scribbled my Pitts onto plastic, added water and used it as a watercolor wash… The white dots are from a painters pen. This entire idea was Alisa Burke’s and I just ‘stole/borrowed/doodled’ my own.
Not everything is finished lol.. I keep these stacked in my sketchbook. When I’m short on time, I drag one out and doodle a bit to get my work in every day in any way. I also don’t ALWAYS want to work on the same thing. This may be a weird wiring issue in my brain but the more projects I have going, the more fulfilled I feel.
I bought a little binder full of papers and pockets by Reflections so that I could take out a page here and there and doodle when I wanted and not have to carry the binder. The pages are adorable and while most may use it for actual journaling/scrapbooking/smash style reasons… I just wanted pretty doodle paper! So the above page went to the laundry mat with me and I began a page of dangles (Joanne Fink style)
After the laundry mat, I took Kaitlynn to McDonald’s for her weekly play time. I could have pulled out the dangles, but this is a prime example of why I run multiple projects at once. I wasn’t in a dangly mood. So I pulled the flower back out and grabbed the Pitt pens.. orange and turquoise.. lately those two colors ARE my happy place.
What I wanted you to see here is that I went too big for my paper, right up to the edge and beyond. My first thought was SH*T! My second was oh well it’s got way too much effort involved to just toss it.. So I worked that edge until the inks bled in and made it look as though it was ripped after the drawing (in my opinion).. True bleeding work there!