Doodling Digitally

November 30, 2010

I finally got to doodle/draw digitally today. I used some black and white photos of some famous people to help jump start my digital doodles.

Snoop Doggy Dog:

Scarlett Johansson:

I wasn’t sure if it was cool to use photos of famous people so I did some research and this pretty much sums it up:

Famous people generally have a right to sue for commercial uses of their celebrity, such as unauthorized advertisements or endorsements. But when a celebrity’s name or image is used in the context of a noncommercial, creative work, such expression is protected by the First Amendment.

If you want to learn more…this link is good.

These digital doodles featuring famous people are a creative work and noncommercial.  Peace!


Turtle Star Flowers

November 29, 2010

I paint marker-ed a bunch of “Turtle Star Flowers”. Each card is 2×3 inches and took 2×3 minutes to make.  I’ll have these miniature cards of art with me at the opening of the Winter Art Show at Hotel Des Arts. If you want one…just find me and say the magic words: Turtle Star Flowers.

Artist Trading Cards

November 19, 2010

The task of hand doodling a bunch of business cards to exchange and handout…ended up with my foot in the world of Artist Trading Cards.  Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized “swap” events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.

I bought some 9″x12″ linen canvas which is very thick paper that even resembles the wood art panels that I have been using paint markers on. I cut my cards to be about 2″x”3″…so I guess I’m not even following the only official rule for ATCs…but whatevers.

Hey, thanks to the people that said they will attend the Winter Art Show at Hotel Des Arts. I look forward to seeing you seeing my artwork and seeing me seeing you seeing my artwork.

Final Artwork Submission

November 16, 2010

After weeks of drawing, coloring, and dancing…I turned in photos of my pieces for the art show.  Now I wait to see what happens with the final art selection in a couple days. Would be a bummer if my pieces don’t get in…but I think the powers that be just put that on the schedule so the artists turn in stuff on time. I dunno…I’m just happy I don’t have a deadline at the moment.

Taking a break from making finished pieces, and playing around with doodle sketching. I’m trying to develop more characters and ideas that I can add to my visual vocabulary.

I like to keep my art pieces unplanned and a big mash up of freestyle drawing, but for stuff like fliers, business card, and etc. I like to have characters and doodles that can stand alone.  I was playing around with the standard star that we all draw as kids…and rounded it out a bit to make it a Turtle Star. How awesome am I…ha ha.

Visited my friend near my studio. He let me try on some new glasses and I took a photo. I don’t have many photos of people or myself on this blog…so there you go.

Color Dancing

November 15, 2010

I enjoy listening to movie soundtrack music and love songs when doodling.  But when coloring it’s all about hip hop and dance music.  The upbeat music helps my color flow faster and keeps it lively.

Sometimes I get so into a certain track that I just drop the markers and dance.  I think I tried doing the dougie at this point in the coloring. Teach me how to dougie…teach me how to dougie.

When coloring I tend to use the free internet raido, Pandora. And when doodling I find make a playlist of specific songs I like to doodle to with Grooveshark. Grooveshark is awesome.


November 14, 2010

I wasn’t too happy working with the other colored Decocolor paint markers. So I dismissed using color for the pieces for the upcoming show.  But thenl I saw my old vinyl toys I doodled on years ago! I struggled with getting color on the various blank vinyl toys until I tried prismacolor markers on them.  I basically stabbed the vinyl with the markers then took a paper towel and smeared the color into it…like staining it.

After I get patches of faded color I took a sharpie and doodled all over it.  I liked the Munny I did so much that I also did the similar thing with a Bunny Qee.

I used a 8×10 inch primed panel to see if I could get prismacolor working on my new medium of wood panels.

The prismacolor markers come off looking like watercolors to me.  But no messes or cleanup, and it’s super fast for the amount of colors I would need to be laying down.

The Decocolor and Prismacolor don’t interfere and blend with each other so that’s awesome. Prismacolor will hold the color down, and Decocolor will hold the outlines down.  I’m so happy. Now I have to go back and color the three 16×20 gallery panel pieces!

Faces, animals, and turtles

November 13, 2010

My first Decocolor black broad line and fine line marker retired after completing the second 16×20 gallery panel piece.  They weren’t totally dry so they entered my own personal hall of fame…my “box-of-used-art-supplies-that-I-won’t-throw-away” with the hopes of a comeback.  On rare occasion, a retired marker  has re-entered the game to help me succeed.  I thank you Decocolor black broad line and fine line marker…your performance was monumental…the Decocolor markers that follow you also thank your greatly.

With brand new paint markers, I start the third 16×20 gallery panel.

Although I don’t sketch or plan out what I’m doodling/drawing, certain things pop up in my pieces like faces, animals, and turtles.  Maybe I’ll figure out exactly why one day, but right now I’m not totally sure.

Finished my first doodle artwork on 16×20 gallery panel, and now I’m on to the next one.

The following photo shows me about 4 hours into the second 16×20 gallery panel piece.  Since I’m been timing myself, I’ve been lucky that it’s usually on the hour or half-hour when I start and when I stop. That makes the logging of time and calculations of how long it takes pretty simple.  What can be easier is if I had one of those clocks they use in chess…where you slap a button and the time goes. If I had that I could take breaks or use the bathroom and still know I have an accurate account of my art making time. That would be awesome…and geeky.

The save the date flier is out for the art show at Hotel des Arts. <==Link to their presence on facebook.  Updates and more info on the show and artists will be on there. Peace out.

Eat, Sleep, Draw

November 10, 2010

I color the first piece I made for the show. I start drawing on the 16×20 art boards now that all have arrived. And I work on my various web presences and other stuff I need to do for this art of mine.

I can’t bring myself to throw away my old and dried out prismacolor markers…so I keep them all together as I color.

My lawyer/former English teacher friend (thanks Chris!) did me a great favor and looked over my “Artist Statement”. I put it and some of my past artwork on a free artist portfolio site I discovered. You can check it out here: Turtle Wayne – Artwork.