Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dot Doodle

When you've got a nice set of grayscale Copic markers, you might as well use 'em. So here's a retro doodle made from dots and lines and shading. I put a bunch of dots on the page and connected them with lines in various ways. Then I took a ruler to it (yes, a ruler) and one of my antique plastic curve rulers. Invited the drawing into Photoshop and added some gradated tones and there you go. Forgettable I suppose, but it is in my sketchbook journal forever now, as long as "forever" lasts. 

My use of alcohol based markers such as Copics in my sketchbook journal has proven to be not so artistic, because the dye from the markers sinks through the paper and shows up on the other side, making a messy view when you turn the page. 2015's sketchbook journal will be less ambitious, and if I use color it will be colored pencil similar to my winery drawings. Not sure I will use color, as I like the look of my ink line drawings. So artsy, you know.

Markers on sketchbook page, 7" x 5", December 17, 2014.


Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said...

I love the vibrancy/loveliness of the golds here. It does indeed make you feel like you are close to/in a Sun realm. The petite angel is very charming :)

Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said...

opps! That comment was supposed to go to celestial city!