“Dance and sing, we are eternal;
Let us still be made with drinking:
‘Tis a madness less infernal than the madness caused by thinking.”
Tonight I doodled over an inky dark background page. I used a quote by John Davidson that I’ve loved since I discovered it in a book when I was a kid.
I really like doodling like this.
The background was leftover paint from yesterday. I filled a blank page in my little journal with leftover black acrylic and then, with the white paint, created some fun patterns over it. And today, I used craft smart oil based pens to do the doodles.
Another night, another page of doodle flowers.
Today was fun. I was flipping through one of my (many) art journals I have on the go right now and decided I wanted to doodle over one of the many backgrounds I’ve started.
Not the one I ended up using but I look forward to filling it in one day. Ok, I said backgrounds, but really, these pages are where I scrape off excess paint and wipe my stencils down. They are pretty neat though.
I tend not to always post the doodles like today’s art. I don’t know that people would find a whole post about a doodle as interesting as one with more elements so I tend to save them up. Here are a few of the recent doodles.
The sunshine is lovely but the breeze is cool. Arting on the deck, I can’t wait to do more!
Today’s art is more zentangle doodles.
I used 3 different pens because I like pens.
Definitely my favourite pen was the Bic. Kinda surprising because it was probably the cheapest. The Tombow is lovely, and the Faber-Castell is great, but I loved the black of the Bic. It also flowed really nicely over the page.
Yes, I am a class doodler. Have always been one, and will continue to do so in the future. It keeps me focused and calm.
Here is the link for today. Full sized images found here.
Here is the link to today’s page.
I covered it with Tim Holtz idea-ology tissue paper and then dry brushed Golden gesso over top. I then dropped more Golden, Liquitex, and Artist Loft fluid acrylics over the page. I spread more gesso over the page with a pallette knife and then started doodling.
I got a late start today. Honestly, I would have rather been off to bed instead of heading upstairs to paint. It’s been a long day. I will say though, I’m pleased with how it ended up.
And a single, big black and white flower. I used my Golden carbon black as the base. I’ve decided I don’t like the Liquitex Mars black that comes in the basics kit. It’s not black enough and I really like that the Golden is a heavy body paint.
I’m thrilled with today’s art and am super glad I pushed myself to do it.