Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May 2015 Doodles

Fish Painting
 The theme this month on the facebook page, Doodle Day was animals with machines. (And a few artist's choice days.)

Here are my sharpie marker drawings, with comments.

Fish Painting: My perspective is waaay off on the bench and tableau, but I like the overall effect.

Love the over-sized Bear sewing. If I had it to do over I'd back up the base board. I drew it too close.

Bear Sewing

Bunny using a blender
Bunny using a blender: The bunnies were drawn the first of the month, I can see how 'stiff' the drawing is compared with the Pigs bouncing which came later in the month. [I entered the pigs in the SCBWI monthly contest illustrating "Bounce"] #scbwidrawthis
Pigs bouncing

Dog using a treadmill

Frog on a tractor
Dog on a treadmill. I liked the line variation here. The treadmill legs were an afterthought. It shows.

Frog on a Tractor. Frog, ugh. I should have looked at a frog. But I did like the contrast between the foreground and background achieved by varying the line thickness. Yes, I know the perspective on the tractor is off.

Giraffe on the plane is successful to me except for the top right line which is off. I should have tilted it more to the left. Perspective, Ugh.

Giraffe flying a plane

Goat making ice cream

Hamster on a tricycle

Kangaroo using a jackhammer

Cat Fishing

Miss Bird in her office using a computer

Sarge opening a can.

Sheep mowing
I'd like to say I used Asian perspective on the goat making ice cream, but it is what it is. Loved doing the goat hair. Is it called hair? or fur?

Hamster on a trike. Lesson here: Look at a trike, yikes. Love the hamster's fat little body.

Kangaroo using a jackhammer. OK.


Cat fishing. Once again an earlier in the month drawing. Stiff and tilted too much.

Fish typing

Elephant on a bike

Chickens on an assembly line: Making an Urban Chicken.

Miss Bird typing: Needed to look an an office. I was blank when it came to what to put in the drawing. Can you tell?

Sarge opening a can. Having fun with lines here. Kinda scarey dog.

Sheep mowing. I added color to the back of a velum sheet of paper on this drawing. Kristi Valiant suggested I try this. Need to do with paint. Hopefully next month.

Fish typing. Pleased with this one.

Elephant on a bike. Passes my inspection.

The chicken assembly line is ok. I couldn't get my two drawings for this to line up in the computer program I have. Not entirely pleased with the humans in this one.

That's it for my May doodles. Next month were are doing lettering. That should be interesting.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Valerie, The prompts this month were in my comfort zone!

  2. I love these! They made me smile!

  3. I love drawing funny animals. They're my favorite.