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Keep Drawing Lines

"When you photograph people in colour
you photograph their clothes.
But when you photograph people in B&W,
you photograph their souls!"
~ Ted Grant

I started doodling to pass the time while the kids were at activities like gymnastics & swimming lessons. If I drew a row of circles, they resembled eggs. If I drew a border of triangles, they were wonky, with all sorts of angles. Lines wobbly. The pen would veer at an odd angle as if it had a mind of its own. I constantly turned the page around to get the right angle to draw. The doodles were kooky and fun.

So I drew patterns. No rulers. "Found" stuff from my backpack or the books store. Gum labels, receipts, book covers, UPC codes. You'll find ideas + info in posts on the concept of drawing practice. I never considered that I would get any better. I never considered that my style would evolve. I was enjoying the process. Waiting time FLEW by. I liked drawing. After being lost for 20 years in the world of accounting and analysis, it was refreshing to do art! It was like I was in high school again, drawing patterns in my room late at night with Jackson Browne or The Stones playing on the radio.

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Reader Comments (2)

I totally agree!!! Waiting time reallly flies by! (Sometimes I even get places a little early so that I can do a little doodle before my friends get there!... I have truly entered dorkhood!)

04.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay C

so cool! i agree... i love designs in balck and white using my faber castell brush pen on white paper.
when im bored in a meeting at church or something... ill doodle peoples hands, hair, backs of hair, feet, ive grown better at people! just not faces yet.
i love doodling trees, i love doing the intricat bark

07.22.2012 | Unregistered Commentersomeone

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