Longtime readers of this Weblog will remember my series of "Dodson Doodles," which were done with simple crayon pens. I am revisiting the concept of very fast design these days, sometimes out of necessity (Omigod I gotta have something half-decent to post on "Art By-Products!") and sometimes out of desire to get a design concept quickly without working too hard, i.e. art laziness. But I am also interested in what happens when I really do limit myself to a minute for a tiny sketch. And there's a way to color these things in Photoshop which is very quick and convenient, but is seriously uncouth by fancy Digital Art standards. It's OK for doodles though. (Photoshop geeks: Add color directly to the original drawing by clicking either the "Bucket Fill" or the "Magic Wand" on an enclosed space.)
This one above took all of 3 minutes to draw and about 20 minutes to color. I wanted a design that was reminiscent of Paul Klee, that is, "Klee-ful." I found myself making a vaguely cute ecological statement about people and forests. These drawings are kind of fun to do. I am also interested in telling a "story" just with abstract shapes and frames and only one or two words. Stay tooned.