3.04.2009

My Doodle Collection #5

Surprise! I'm not going to wait another day for my doodles to go up on my blog, so here are 5 more of my favorite works. These pictures were all drawn in pencil, but I edited them in Adobe Photoshop so that the backgrounds are all bright and the outlines are all dark. I like working in Photoshop; so many cool effects and filters! Anyway...

<--- This is a zebra.
And this is a giraffe. --->
Both were drawn on November 16, 2008. I copied them out of a book called "The Cartoon History of the Universe: Volume 1". It was a world history book in comic form. Everyone should be able to learn history and read comics at the same time!

Now the rest of these masterpieces were all made on the same day: March 2, 2009. That saves me a lot of jumping around memory lane, doesn't it?

<--- This one I drew first. It is an "Annette Levy Original", called "Guy with a bird on his head". I was inspired after watching a movie called "The Tune". It was a very surreal and well-animated story about a song-writer who's trying to write the perfect song for his slimeball boss Mr. Mega, so he can keep his job and his girlfriend. As he rushes to work, he gets lost and ends up in a town called Flooby Nooby, a Wonderland-like place where he meets an Elvis-impersonating dog, a noseless cabdriver, and the Wise One (a confusing guru who speaks in words that make no sense) as he tries to get to Mr. Mega's office to deliver the song. I just thought that drawing a guy with a bird on his head would be pretty fun to do.

---> Right afterwards I still felt the drawing urge, and so I drew my eraser. I concentrated on the light and shadows, and you know, it got me to really see the eraser. It wasn't too hard either. Usually I think drawing light and shadow is pretty hard to do, but if you see the subject, and you draw what you see, it just kinda pops off the page, you know?

<--- Finally, this is a vase of flowers. The vase I based on real life, the flowers I came up with by myself. The flowers that were actually in the vase were a little bit tough to recreate; too many petals.

These things were so much fun to make. I've shown them off to my family, and they are so supportive of me, and so I'd like to thank them publicly. 

Thank you family!

I love drawing because all through the day I really look at things, and think about who designed them and how they came up with the idea. 
For example, when I go to the supermarket, I notice all the brand names on the candies and cookies and chips, such as Tostitos. Did you ever notice how the 2 Ts in the middle are sharing a chip, and the i in the middle has a bowl of salsa on it? I wish that I came up with that!

Anyway, ciao for now! Bye!


5 comments:

J.N. Future Author said...

oh awesome! those are cool! ^.^

I never noticed the tostito picture before! that's so cool

maybe someday I'll post some pictures I have drawn...

Have a good day! (or night, depending on when you read this)

Nick James said...

You should doodle yourself a mascot for your blog! I think that would be totally rad!

Rainy.Rani said...

You know, I never did notice that...Good work with the doodles.

The Funny one said...

Awesome! I got a few people to notice the little things around them! Here's another thing that you may not have noticed about a design that people take for granted: next time you see a sign for "Fed-Ex", notice how the space between the last "E" and the "x" form an arrow shape!

Oh, and good idea Nick, I'll have to think about what my mascot should be, and then maybe use it as a background for my blog. Totally rad!

Rainy.Rani said...

Oh, I noticed that! The little arrow, I first noticed it on a moving Fed-Ex truck.