Sunday, October 26, 2008

Doodles part 1

Doodling. What does it mean? I’m not exactly sure myself. If I were to guess Its definition , at least what it means to me….I’d say it’s straight ahead drawing with few construction lines, after all I never know how it’s going to end up, I have no particular goal in mind when I doodle other than to enjoy myself. So, I decided to post a few doodles from my sketchbook. I started doodling pretty young (2 weeks old)
Just kidding.
My dad would doodle constantly while on the phone, and probably still does. At the end of his conversation I’d look at his latest creation, usually that of a name in capital letters, surrounded by a rectangle, underlined, with arrows darting every which way. I suppose if he ever doodled any women surrounded by arrows he would have hidden those from me, and that’s quite all right. Having seen those at a young age may have stopped me from pursuing a career in art.

Most of these are from the last couple of weeks. There is even one from 15 minutes ago but I won’t tell you which one it is. Unless you buy me 24 beers. by midnight.


Lovelace said...

Nice lines, cute characters. Doodling is where all my best stuff comes from. It's a form of dreaming. There's a psychic freedom & lack of purpose and some kind of simple intuitive magic happens.

Chris said...

wikipedia: A doodle is a type of sketch, an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied.

Chris: A doodle is a sketch you do when you are trying not to pay attention to something.

Nice sketches, Phil! I love the nurse.

Phil said...

Thanks guys, yeah the nurse was an idea I was toying with for a Halloween illustration that I'll never get around to doing.

Monica S said...

I think my favorite is the one of the woman appearing to look to her left with the rosy coloring in the background.

Pirate of The Napkins said...


i tried to see if google had my blog, and i found yours.

i do believe we had a similar

you are amazing though. and you have a distinct style.
thumbs up. :)