How dare you assume I’m human.

I have a few fun doodles I’ve done over the past couple days. I have really been loving everything alien lately, playing with a few different ideas about what that means to me. I’ve found, that when I start to draw on a certain topic, it most likely correlates with a feeling or concept that I’m holding onto in my personal life. I’m still unsure about this one, I have always just loved drawing aliens so it could be that too. Anyway, let me know what you think about these little sketches.

Doodles: Day 7

So this is the final day out of the week that I set out to doodle each day. To be honest, I’m really not ready for it to be over. I think I will continue this and post occasional works and things.

I decided to stick with a concept I had on Day 7, it just inspired me and took up my time. I love drawing super weird conceptual art, and with the debates going on, here in the US, and politics just going fucking haywire. I decided to use blue and red pen for these, and draw ‘beans’ with human heads. I know, stick with me here, it’s a long shot but, I thought I would title it “Bean Boozled”, you can take from that what you will. After all “art is in the eye of the beholder”.

Anyway, thanks for sticking around for my week long drawing binge, and I hope that I can continue with new creative challenges. I might consider going in late to the inktober challenge, but that kind of commitment always scares me. I digress, here are some confused beans….

This one is obviously unfinished, I may go in with liner on this one to try to make a true, finished illustration. For once.

Doodling: Day 4

Another day done and gone. Yesterday, I mainly focused on drawing faces, (as it’s one of my favorite things to draw). I decided to draw with blue pen this time, and then red ballpoint ended up mixing itself in, to make for what I think is a really cool effect. It was a lot of fun, but also kind of frustrating, I had a bunch of practice sketches and things that I decided not to add, but I feel like, as with any artists, the worst critic is yourself.

Overall, I’ve had a lot of fun sketching so far. I may say it every time, but it really is just a nice way to create without all of the pressure that comes with in depth pieces. I don’t think I’ve done a finished piece since my last year of high school to be honest, I just can’t bring myself to put all that effort into something that I know I won’t think is good enough. It may sound rather harsh, but sketches are where I can go to really just allow my mind to run wild. I know a lot of people recommend using references, however, I use reference photos pretty rarely. Maybe I’ll try out doing only reference drawings some day soon, I think it definitely could be beneficial. For now though, this is what I’ve got for day 4 of my self-administered sketching challenge.

For this one, I tried to add in a bit of a background, I also wanted to do fairly large eyes, just to get the wide-eyed vibe. Especially because of all of the crazy atoms, flying (?) all around her.

I still don’t really know how to judge my own drawings, as I definitely see flaws in every sketch. That’s what sketching is all about though, isn’t it? Improvement.

Is it Wednesday?? I definitely get Addams’ family feelings from this one. I do really like this one for some reason. I think she’s kinda cute.

I’ll also be out of commission for the next few days, on probably what will be, the last camping trip of this year. I’m super excited to disconnect for a long weekend, and avoid all of the chaos for a little while. Wish me luck!

Doodles: Day 3

Yesterday I went the extra mile, with some serious doodling. It was just really relaxing, and I had quite a bit of time to draw. I’ve been using a 4×6 sketchbook for most of my doodles recently but sometimes, it’s just a bit too small. I decided to take out an ancient high school sketchbook that I’ve had forever and start using that again.

I have the terrible habit of never finishing/reusing old sketchbooks, so hopefully this will help me break that habit. I think I’m going to keep filling old notebooks/sketchbooks for a while, until I can safely say that I haven’t wasted any precious pages.

These are the sketches I did in my little sketchbook, before I decided I needed more space. I also got sick of using pencil, I love using ball point pen for sketches, and when I found a red one, I got super excited to draw! I find that sometimes using different supplies really helps spark some ideas, maybe that’s just me?

Regardless, I really enjoyed the sketching process yesterday, and I’m glad to be drawing a bit each day. I have a feeling I’ll probably stick with it a while, even though somedays are less than stellar. Does anyone else take the time to draw, or cultivate a hobby, each day?

I took some time to draw facial features, and aliens of course. Not to mention the many circles and lines in between. When I sketch, instead of doing a warm-up with circles and lines, I usually incorporate them into the page. Don’t ask me why, for some reason it just happens as I’m doodling. Without me even noticing really.