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Chaotic Paradox

I haven’t drawn in ages so this was a good warm-up.

chaoticparadox

See here for my inspiration.

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Krita Snowflake Doodle

Still playing. 🙂
snowflake doodle

Krita Deform Brush Doodle

Just playing around with one of the tools in Krita. Not sure I love the colour scheme I ended up with, but I like the patterns.
spiral graffiti

Colouring Pages

I’ve just loaded a higher resolution version of my latest doodle into DeviantART.  Some of my other doodles are also available in my DeviantART gallery for free download.  If you like colouring, or you know people who do, then please feel free to download them.  I’m not sure about the quality of all of them though so I’d appreciate feedback.  Plus I’d love to see any results if you do have a go at colouring them in.  Enjoy!  😀

Finished Dream

finisheddreamOkay, so I chickened out and stuck with black and white.  But I am using colour on my next piece, which is well under way.

Dream in Colour

I’ve been experimenting with colour on my latest drawing.  Thanks to advice from Sarah Vernon I’ve used photocopies rather than ruining the original.  Here are some of the results:

colour1 colour2 colour3 colour4 colour5 colour6 colour7The only one that works for me is the one that isn’t actually in colour.  On that one I just filled in the “sky” with pencil.  So, I think I’m going to leave the picture in black and white.  When I feel brave enough I’m going to fill the sky in with pen.  I’ll try a texture first and if that doesn’t work I’ll just black it all in.  What do you think?

Dream in Black and White

Here is the larger drawing that I’ve been working on.  I’m showing it to you before I add the colour because I don’t know whether I’m going to improve it or ruin it.  Someone described this piece as “busy”.  I think that might be an understatement!

dreamBW

More Pattern Collecting

I was so impressed by the amount of doodle inspiration on Pinterest that I set up an account and started my own board.

I’m working on a large doodle at the moment but it’s taking a long time to finish.  In the meantime, here are some more patterns that I collected from Pinterest, and some that evolved on the page.

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Collecting Patterns

I spent some time yesterday looking at Zentangles on the Internet.  There are some amazing designs out there.  I could feel the “doodle bug” creeping up on me again so I decided to search for sample Zentangle patterns.  It turns out that there are loads on Pinterest.  I hardly knew where to begin.  Here are some of the patterns that I liked enough to draw swatches of.

zentangleswatches

I haven’t been able to do much meditation lately so I found drawing very relaxing.  The thing with doodling is, it doesn’t matter if you repeatedly get interrupted.  You can just put it down and pick up where you left off.  And if you don’t get interrupted you can spend hours at it and then wonder where the time went. 😉

Flower Circle

Flower Circle

Flower Circle