I actually got kicked out of History class in my junior year for doodling! I was intently listening to a recording and didn't even think about the fact that I was doodling on the peachee. The teacher (Mr. Dick; true story) noticed and made me leave the class. Needless to say; it was so humiliating that I stayed away from doodling for a long time! Years! And I am not sure I ever got completely over it!
I got some watercolor markers from Tombow to use for a tradeshow workshop. I hadn't used them before and started doodling and drawing in my sketch book. It was so relaxing that I spent a good share of the week-end in front of the TV with the markers. I loved the way they blended into each other and got a little carried away once I realized how smooth they were to draw with!
I started by making a color chart with the colors of pens that I have. They all have numbers to identify them and I got them all matched up for easy use. Below is a pic of my chart. Doodle doodle doodle.
Once I got started with one doodle sketch, I had to do more. I was in a zen-like state that I hadn't felt in a long time. I found it to be a stress reliever and relaxing! Following are some of my doodle drawings. I used only the pen collections that I had here and loved the way they would blend into each other. The blending pens seemed to clean themselves in between colors. Anyway, here are my sketchy drawings. For some reason, I had to sketch them all around a face.
1. Holly Head
2. Celestial Jewels
3. Purple Punk
4. Rose Blossom
5. Highlight Hair
6. Celestial Zentagle Chick
7. Blue Drops & Floral
8. Flowers & Greens
9. Christmas Cheer
I dedicate these doodles to Mr. Dick. May he rest in peace. I now have a new week-end activity and look forward to trying out more marker collections! Fall is just around the bend. Lots of inspiration for the coming months.
Hope you enjoyed looking through the doodles. I will be keeping a record of upcoming inspirations and color collections. Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!
Tombow provided the watercolor markers used in these drawings.