Thursday, March 4, 2010

It Starts With Doodling


Like so many great ideas I have... the pencil works idly on any little scrap of paper I can find.  I use the edges of cards at work which only allow me spaces of about 2inches x 1/2inch to work on.  Birds continue as well as a series of scaredy cats (to be seen later... or not.)  Here's my sketch which I scanned much larger into my computer and added texture there.  Finally, I uploaded the final full-color painting today on my Flickr account.  Goldie is also available in my shop.

18 comments:

Marie said...

Love it!

jim bradshaw said...

I'm glad I clicked the "original sketch" link. These look wonderful in their precolor stage as well.

sMacThoughts said...

Marie .... thank you!
Jim ..... I think so, too. I save all my little sketches. :)

Chris Davies said...

That's the way it starts, with a doodle. Great value in doodling. I love your sexy little owl. he he.

Dean Grey said...

Goldie looks great, sMacThoughts!

But do my eyes deceive me or are there more bird feet poking up from the bottom of this piece?

Perhaps another birdie fell down off-camera?

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

Chris, Goldie would be quite pleased to hear he is considered sexy. :)

Dean, Your eyes do not deceive. Goldie has happened upon a crime scene. The colorful details can be found at my Flickr link in the caption. Not for the faint of heart.

iHanna said...

Very cool "birds", love both the sketches and the finished ones. Cute, but with edge.:-)

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, iHannah!

Cathy Nichols Art said...

I LOVE this drawing. And it's really interesting to see your process, too. I'm inspired to start doodling more!

sMacThoughts said...

Oh Cathy, yes, do it! I mean *doodle* it! ;)

Tara Ross Studios said...

These are so wonderful!!!


Thank you for commenting on my blog, as always! ((())))

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, Tara, and you're welcome!

Laura said...

brilliant!

sMacThoughts said...

Honored!

Vintage by Crystal said...

I don't know if they're supposed to be owls...but to me they are and they are just fabulous!! Love love love them! :)

sMacThoughts said...

I leave their 'breed' open to interpretation. they are delightful winged creatures as I see them, and so happy you like them!!

passport in my pocket said...

wow - this is awesome!

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks -- you should comment in the giveaway thread above to get a chance to win one! :)