Sunday, March 10, 2013
Anyway--I would doodle anything. So long as it was a human! But as you can see, some are "realistic" some are more abstract, some more expressive and some more observational. Most are done with ballpoint because I was in the classroom. But as a result of that "training" I now use ballpoint most of the time.
The thing about doodles is this:
When one is a young artist, casting about to find their "artistic voice"...well this is it. This is the stream of raw material which effortlessly comes out and here you are, the young art student, struggling like mad to be profound and meaningful...to have something original to say. In my case, I looked in books, libraries, museums, classrooms...I sweated bullets and stewed in my own juices over this...only to find what I had been seeking was there the whole time but I was still seeing that red ink:
"NO DOODLING IN THE MARGINS!!!"
By the way: my cat Spock's nickname is Doodles.