A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Thursday, August 14, 2008

An Organized Doodle

Now for some- thing totally differ- ent...

This is a sketch that I've been playing around with while the wife and I have been watching the Olympic games.

Some of you, I think, would consider this an actual doodle. It started because I wanted to try out a new Sharpie pen that I picked up (which I like very much). Also, I was trying to imitate, just a bit, the style of Andrea Joseph - one of the few artist whose blog I visit regularly. I really like her work.

I began by drawing the stylized black heart in the middle. Then I remember that a friend had given me a set of Pilot colored pens for my birthday, and so I started adding stuff to the illustration. My colors were limited to the colors of the pens in that set, and my goal was really nothing more than trying to fill a piece of paper.

It is likely that you'll see this doodle again because I'll probably end up trying to fill in more of the empty spaces. You wouldn't mind a repeat - would you?

Now go pick up a pen and try some doodling yourself. Don't tell me that you can't do at least that. There's an artist within you - for some of you he's really deep down inside you, but he's there. So give it a try - and e-mail me a copy. I'm going to steal your work.

19 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i actually kinda like it it is so totally different... but it seems to be missing someone... sob... can you hear my tears???
you can't leave him off...
a lonely friend of eggys :)

Rick said...

To Laura the Peach: You're not thinking out side of the egg-box, or carton.

Brenda said...

Its really pretty. And how funny I just made a doodle last night. I need to scan it and send it to you. Who knew there were different levels of doodlability!!!Trust me you will not use mine.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am fairly new but isn't that variation of "eggy" - the purple figure that appears to be running on the stripe of green in the lower, left corner? Maybe I am way off or reading into the doodle too much but it looks like him to me! :o) Jenn

Rick said...

To Jenn: Well done Obi Wan Jenn. You are now an Eggy-i Master.

Chris H said...

OH RICK I just love that 'doodle' and if you ever finish it and want to sell it.... MY HAND IS UP!!! Eggy is beautiful BTW.. very clever to morph him into a more 'substantial' eggy.

Rick said...

To Chris: Wow Chris. I didn't expect that kind of response. I have already doodled on it a bit more. I'll e-mail you direct and we'll talk turkey - or doodles.

Chris H said...

I am showing everyone my new Rick Green 'doodle' on me blog tomorrow.. even though it's unfinished... I LOVE IT!!! It is so funky! I am going to hang it in a special place in my new home, somewhere where it will be seen by everyone who visits.

Chris H said...

Oh and I've linked your blog too. Gotta give credit to THE MAN! lol

Betty Flocken said...

No worries about you stealing any of my work. My inner artist is so deep down, it's un findable! Love your doodle though.

The Broken Man said...

Oh, I really like that!

The Broken Man

svya said...

I really like your drawings! or should i say doodles?

http://svya-says.blogspot.com/

Mabunny said...

I like it! The colors work very well as well as the flowing design. It kind of looks like they are being blown by wind or a fan, pretty cool.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Really cool! I used to draw a bit and paint, but not in many years.

Dream on friend, I will NOT be sending any samples your way. You are the gifted one.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Hi Rick! I love the way you shaded the shapes in this! It adds a textural quality that draws me into this doodle - very well done!

Boy I feel like I've been out of touch with the blog world for a long time! We've added a deck to our house and also just got back for a week long backpacking trip to the High Sierras.

The OC Fair went great! I didn't win any awards but I did sell 3 paintings because of my entries and I gained 2 new collectors. 2 of my paintings were just juried into the Orange Open Art Show as well. Since I was away I have no idea if I won anything or if either of them sold. I'll find out tomorrow when I go to the gallery.

Thanks for asking and keeping in touch!

Sue Cramer said...

Rick, thanks for stopping by my blog, you do great work!!!

Deborah Lowe said...

Your blog is really entertaining and I especially like this doodle. I too just love Andrea Joseph's work. Such a simple medium turned into such fantastic art. I really like your "doodles", and I like your attitude. You have a beautiful family and obviously love life. Thank so much for your comments on my blog - so nice to find a fellow believer on the Internet. Happy doodling!

Deborah

Angie said...

What a beautiful doodle. The only thing that I can doodle is a daisy or a tree.

I must admit, however, that I'm a sharpie addict. Life is so much better when you're surrounded by sharpies.

AlaneM said...

I love it...recognised the egg man right away...purple is his color for sure :)

I love this doodle. The colors are great, the hearts are fun, the stars & the lil pink daisy...it just makes me smile.