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Sharpie Sketches

Updated on April 4, 2014

First, and Foremost...

I use nothing but "Sharpie ultra fine point permanent markers" in my sketches. They are the best you can get without spending too much money. They don't bleed, they don't run, and they come in a array of colors. Also, the ultra fine points I use for outlining, and detailing, and I use the fat ones to fill in large areas.

Below is one of those sketches you do thoughtlessly while your on the phone... You know the type! They start out as a squiggly line, and turn into one of your favorites! This one, I call "My Lonely Friend From the Past", and needless to say, it is one of my favorites...

A Playground to Some...

My Lonely Friend From The Past
My Lonely Friend From The Past

Trace's Tattoo

 This next sketch, is an extension idea for a tattoo. If you look at it, you can see arrows, and my chicken-scratching at the bottom... This is because I'm showing the tattoo artist where the original tattoo is, and where I extended it.  (Just an idea) The original has no tribal, and only goes down to the top set of teeth. (By the way, I am Trace's sister, if you were wondering who "Trace" is...)

Trace's Tattoo- Extended Version

Trace's Tattoo- Extended Version
Trace's Tattoo- Extended Version

When I'm Bored...

 This is what I do when I have nothing else to do... Of course I have to be in the "mood", too.  My Lion down below, looks fierce, but in all actuality, Fido is a big baby. Looks like his playtime got interrupted! Under Fido is proof that I get aggrivated!  A little secret... When Im mad at my husband, I draw grumpy pics like this, of him... It makes me smile. (Hahaha...jerk.) No, really... It makes him smile, too!

When I'm Bored...

"Ouch"
"Ouch"
LOL... I WAS BORED!!!
LOL... I WAS BORED!!!

Awww... My HOOTIE!!!

 Ah... Hootie...

Here is one of my favorites... I was experimenting one day, doodling cartoons of different sorts, and I thought an owl would be different... My favorite Owl of all time, would be the little mechanic owl, Bubo, on the movie "Clash of the Titans". And Bubo is where I got the idea of "Hootie"...  I have my original, 2nd, and 3rd "rough draft" of Hootie here... Isn't he just the cutest???

My "Hootie" Experience...

"Hootie" (first)
"Hootie" (first)
"Hootie" (second)
"Hootie" (second)

BUBO!

My favorite little owl, Bubo
My favorite little owl, Bubo

Playin' Around...

 Here, I was playing around with different facial features, which give cartoons different personalities.  I was inspired for a few of these... But I won't mention any names... (Hahaha)

And FINALLY... My very own ALIENS!  I created these aliens from other "doodles" I had made, so I guess you could say I "morphed" them into what they are today!  I actually have over 100 different aliens I have "morphed", and they are ALL my favorites... Maybe someday, I'll put the whole civilization up for everyone to see... For now, this is all you get!  It depends on how many people want to see them...  I'm having a hard time choosing a good enough background for them, so I will have to finalize that first!

IMAGINATION

playing with different facial features, and different "personalities"...
playing with different facial features, and different "personalities"...
My ALL TIME FAV.'S!!!  These are MY aliens... I created them, and I OWN them...
My ALL TIME FAV.'S!!! These are MY aliens... I created them, and I OWN them...

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Very cool. You're a great artist. :) I love your designs.

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      TD 

      7 years ago

      I wish I could draw like that. I'm trying to make some good stuff but not as much success as you have.

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      Shannon 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thanks sligobay!

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      sligobay 

      8 years ago from east of the equator

      I found you through comments on Maven's Hubs. Just browsing and saw your talents are multifaceted. I love to sketch too. Your sketches are very creative. Enjoyed your gallery. Cheers.

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      leticia  

      8 years ago

      I think yall should add more details to yalls drawings to make them awesome

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      Mike Lickteig 

      8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Your sketches are great and display a genuine talent. I sketch while I'm on the phone also--some of my best work has been created while I'm talking with someone.

      You have real talent, thanks for sharing!

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      Thanks blondepoet! I believe anyone can draw if they really want to... but it DOES take some practice!

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      blondepoet 

      9 years ago from australia

      You are so talneted just adore your drawings.Damn I wish I could do that....

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      Scott- Bubo is my alltime favorite sketch! Thank you for agreeing!

      Mr. Tom- I don't know who Ale Guy is, (or his kid for that fact...) But I will take is as you liked it? LOL :D

      Thanks for the comments guys!

      }i{

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      Tom Rubenoff 

      9 years ago from United States

      The character in the bottom set, top row left, looks like the Arrogant Bastard Ale guy's kid!

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      imadork 

      9 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Cool stuff. I love Bubo!!!

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      Thanks gwendymom. I really appreciate your comment! My mom is very artistic also. I guess I got my talent from her, because my dad draws reindeer like ants with antlers!

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      Thanks gwendymom. I really appreciate your comment! My mom is very artistic also. I guess I got my talent from her, because my dad draws reindeer like ants with antlers!

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      gwendymom 

      9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great drawing. doodle while on the phone too, a habit I think I picked up from my grandmother, but it's always flowers and nothing I would want to share with anyone. I think you got a talent here.

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      HEYYYYYY! GOOD IDEA!!!!!! BATMAN! ( i love batman.... DOT COM) lol

      THE NEXT CHAPTER!

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      TheRealTruth 

      9 years ago from Virginia

      me likey. i love the cartoon-y characters. did i see a batman in there? dadadadadadadada.

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      There is a sense of sadness there, isn't there? Maybe it's because there is no one there? Kind of reminds me of "The Giving Tree"...And no... it's not a cross! Actually, I got the idea from SCOOBY DOO! (you ever see scoob's collar?) lol And the alien- I agree- they DO look like golf tee's! Ha ha ha

      Thanks for your input maven! I DO have more "serious" drawings... (see my hub "A little bit of me....")

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      maven101 

      9 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Love your " Playground...". Shows some serious talent there...for some reason I felt a sense of sadness...The alien with the high collar and spike horns is wearing something around his neck...a cross.? Also, I could use him for a golf tee...I can see my ball sitting on one of his horns..

      Funny and nice hub, as usual...thanks

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      rockinjoe... Why you gotta make my head swell??? lol Thank you so much.

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      You really like them?

      Thanks! I enjoy sketching every now and then. It relaxes me and takes my mind off... OTHER meaningless things. lol

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      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      These are some pretty nice sketches for just doodling while on the phone. Great hub!

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      Joseph Addams 

      9 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      awesome job!

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      Shannon 

      9 years ago from New York

      LOL! I LOVE IT!!! COOL BEANS!

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      goldentoad 

      9 years ago from Free and running....

      cool beans.

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