March 31, 2012
Today, I want to share with you 10 fun, crazy, and uncommon things I have drawn on. I have doodled on many different things due to requests, challenges, commissions, and boredom. Here are ten of them today, and I hope to share another ten in the future.
I took a Micron pen size 005 to two of the best looking grains of rice I could find, and my life has never been the same.
My dad just had poured concrete in our backyard one day, and at night it was perfect to take a chopstick to for a doodle. The bits of concrete that surface as you dig into it is annoying. Great thing we had an air compressor to blast that all away as I carved into the concrete.
The glossy page of a magazine is perfect for my favorite decocolor paint markers. I found a lot of great pages with plenty of white space, but this one of Audrey Hepburn really “jumped” at me.
4. Violin (Toy)
On a trip to the thrift store with my girlfriend, we stumbled upon this little treasure. It didn’t cost much so I bought it and took a decocolor paint marker to it. I ended up selling this piece to a great fan of my artwork in Canada.
I really like tattoos, but not the fact that they are permanent. So I love to use body art paint to give myself temporary tattoos that last about a week. I use Tribal Body Art Ink, and a very small and thin brush.
My dad told me to draw on an egg. So I did.
I used a sharpie to doodle on this lighter someone left in my studio.
I don’t remember what compelled me to take a micron pen to a peanut…maybe I am “nuts”.
People have asked me if I’ve ever worn these shoes that I doodled on with sharpie before. I haven’t because the shoes aren’t in my size. I found them in the clearance bin at a sporting goods store, and couldn’t resist not getting them just to draw on.
I’ve gone “bananas”! I was inspired to draw on a banana when I saw another artist draw on bananas. I used black, red, green, and blue decocolor paint markers for this fruit doodle.
What fun, crazy, or uncommon thing would you suggest to draw on?
March 10, 2012
Today, I ran out of good paper (Strathmore’s linen canvas). Fortunately, the art gods smile upon me and so do the nice people at freepeople.com. Ever since I bought something from them online two Christmases ago…they send me their catalogs about every other month.
The Top 5 reasons why I like to draw in Free People catalogs:
1. The pages have plenty of white space
2. The paper is semi-glossy (pairs excellently with decocolor paint markers)
3. The text is kept to a minimum
4. The models are purdy
5. It’s FREE
Here are some of my Free People catalog doodles:
What FREE stuff do you draw on?