When doodle mode kicks in, it's not uncommon to have 2 or 3 iterations of one concept. Presenting an almost ÜberSet - "Reeds"
In this ÜberSet I want to take a look at some of the elements that lead up to the completion of the first ever ÜberArtwork. This piece is a culmination of a couple of doodle exercises and/or inspired by doodlebits:
Some flowers have been crawling into backgrounds of some doodles, like these here raver-flower groupies. Every rockstar rock should have some.
*Update* A single flower, closer to the still life in the final edition.
02: Framed Picture
Non-fiction and notes have the profoundest results at times, and are the hardest to explain. This one, probably had something to do with the Treevolution, but I enjoy how the distorted frame alters the mood of the picture.
Brick walls have never been a common thing to doodle until fairly recently. An interesting study, with seemingly rigid shapes and distinct pattern, while no two brick walls share the same texture.
Read More to see the final product (it's a large image).
Have you ever looked at a tree, as though studying the play of light on the textures and shapes? Neither have I.
And why would you? Trees litter the backdrops of badly painted landscapes at intersections or fill in the holes around the interesting subject matter.
I enjoy them now - mainly 'cos I spent most of my holiday staring at some. Thanks to this little guy (and his rock). So with no further ado, ÜberEllis introduces the first ever ÜberSet: Treevolution - A study of technique and texture.
The original of this one now (hopefully) hangs on a wall - It was given away as a gift. The larger format making it easier to add a lot of detail to the tree trunk and branches.
This technique took aaaaaaages. In this example was the first time I realised what was missing in all the others...A shadow underneath the tree, only the very thing trees are famous for *smeks forehead*
Ah, well - 'tis why I practice after all ;)
Finishing off this set with a doodle that filled the page, and wasn't intended to be a tree. If all avoidence could end up as productive as this one, the world certainly would be a better place.
In college, the life drawing lecturer took some time describing the mechanics of drawing an eye, by looking at what an eye is made of and the logical paths light might take. I've drawn a million eyes since then, until some goth chick said that sad people draw eyes...
Update: Another example, and closer to what they generally look like. I'm hoping to one day be good enough to extrapolate a whole face in this much detail - I generally get stuck on trying to match the first eye drawn, though.. Perhaps planning a sketch is essential after all.
Old Casper, the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich and similar comics had a rather unique cross-hatching style in shadowy areas, that fascinated me as a youngen. I didn't know what it was called back then, or what it was supposed to do - it just struck me as odd. It consistested of equadistant, diagonal lines in groups of 3, forming little squares of pattern. I used to draw them a lot as a child, and probably became my first doodling method. The patterns eventually evolved into lattices. This one being the best one yet. :)
This week y'all get two doodles, thanks to Sugarsheep who's found this little gem I've done aaaaaaaaages ago!
Thanks Spammela! I've forgotten all about it :D
On the same evening as last week's doodle, I've for the first time explored beyond starting with a sphere, and attempted to explore the pewter-like texture I've managed to achieve on the light.
These doodles have been more interesting than most of the doodles I've made in the past. Starting with no clear intent and watching it develop into an object is a bizarre journey - into what? My sub-conscious? I don't know..isn't it fun!? :D