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Updated on May 6, 2013

My Pencil Drawings and Doodles: Concepts and Distractions

In lectures, when I'm trying to keep my eyes open and need something to focus on, I reach for my pencil and scrap paper. When doing assignments and needing a moment to process, I doodle in the margins. When I'm trapped at a train station with nothing to do, I scribble on my readings for next week. When it's late and I don't want to go to bed just yet I pull out my sketchbook.

When an idea strikes me and I can't go paint it, I draw it as a visual note. When I'm reading a graphic novel, or reading a magazine and I see a face that captures my imagination, a really interesting hand, or I'm trying to figure out the style... I grab my pencil and use it as a reference. And sometimes, when I'm serious about a painting, I brainstorm everywhere before drawing it up in ArtRage.

My sketches are random and messy designs, delicate, crude, realistic, fantastical, distorted. Half of them are in sketchbooks the size of my hand or half that, and the other half are drawn on the backs of handouts for class, letters from the bank, journal readings for assignments and scrap paper I grabbed at work in my lunch break. Some of them will never be continued, others will appear in my paintings later. But increasingly, they're starting to be art of their own accord.

This lens was a winner in the Summer Sunshine Awards on 3rd August!

Sketches from Armageddon Convention 2011

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Black CanaryCapeSupergirlNarwhalsCatSketches of feetNaga swimmingInteresting hands
Black Canary
Black Canary
Cape
Cape
Supergirl
Supergirl
Narwhals
Narwhals
Cat
Cat
Sketches of feet
Sketches of feet
Naga swimming
Naga swimming
Interesting hands
Interesting hands

Serval - July, 2010

Sketch of a Serval by Flynn the Cat
Sketch of a Serval by Flynn the Cat

A sketch of a Serval (Leptailurus serval)

Did this on my field trip - being a biological science campus the place had a lot of National Geographic magazines, and I used this beautiful photograph as a reference.

Drawn in a Moleskine, across two pages (and now I'm paranoid and have to keep a bit of paper in between which is why I don't normally draw on both sides). By my standards for realistic and detailed sketches, this is quite large! (slightly smaller than a4, or the size of two half-spread hands held side-by-side).

This is the first sketch that I've put up as a Zazzle Design.

Didn't finish all the spots because they were really boring >.> Just pencils. Also LOVE LOVE LOVE having my artist putty rubber stuff again.

Time was... dunno. An hour? Three hours? I was away a week and would do this in spare, bored, moments... You can see more of my cat paintings and drawings on my Cat Paintings lens.

A Concept of A Wing - April 2010, back of note paper

Wing Concept
Wing Concept

Batwings for dragons and demons, feathered wings, but a way to effectively combine the two.... I really want to use this idea. I have Plans.

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth

Velma (Cathereine Zeta-Jones) from Chicago

Velma (Cathereine Zeta-Jones) from Chicago
Velma (Cathereine Zeta-Jones) from Chicago

Choosing the Right Pencils - My most IMPORTANT sketching tip

If I have one single most important first thing to tell anyone about drawing with pencils (apart from actually being able to draw!), that took me far too long to learn and helped me the most, it is this:

Choose The Right Pencils

- You can use one pencil or many. Each pencil has a range, so if you're going to only carry one or two around, carry one that is light enough for the initial sketches. You can fix it up later.

- Do not try and sketch with an H or an 8B. Pick a light, medium soft pencil. My favourite is F, but 2B works well, if you're lighthanded, and is a common one (I've lost my F and can only find 2Bs at the moment!)

- The paper will affect what your pencil does.

- The light hand takes practice. I'm not very good at it. I also tend to draw an excessive number of test/practice/contour lines, finding the shape of things. Combine this with a heavy, dark pencil and you have disaster. For this reason, you want to pick the lightest, most easily erased.

- You can go over the shadows later! You can make your drawing as dark as you like, if you have the patience to keep shading. A dark pencil (6B-8B) makes it quicker and can get darker, but just going over and over a drawing with a 2B or 4B can get it very dark.

- Go over the shadows later. Contrast is important!

- You cannot perfectly erase your pencils every time. Find a good eraser (the artist putties are actually amazingly good), but don't assume you can get rid of lines and shading. And DON'T dent the paper! You can't erase physical lines in the paper itself.

Advanced Mechanics

Advanced Mechanics
Advanced Mechanics

Rapunzel's So Mature Now - Mother Gothel from Tangled

Rapunzel's So Mature Now - Mother Gothel from Tangled
Rapunzel's So Mature Now - Mother Gothel from Tangled

Finger Monocle - Reference practice, April, 2010

Pencil drawing from a photograph. Hand, finger, thumb, thumbacle? Fingacle?
Pencil drawing from a photograph. Hand, finger, thumb, thumbacle? Fingacle?

A 2B pencil and half a page of A4 scrap paper, about 30 minutes, while bored.

I had nothing to do, so raided my photo albums and found this one - it's of a friend, circling her eye with her thumb and fingers. The photo was so blurry and the hand looked so out of context that most people don't even recognise what the photograph is meant to be! It always amused me, that you had to know what it was to know what it was. If you know what I mean.

Earth and Sea - April 2010, planning

Earth and Sea: Repainting of Colours of the Imagination
Earth and Sea: Repainting of Colours of the Imagination

Reworking of this painting (the colourful one up in my profile on the top right) on the back of an assignment I was about to hand in! (Didn't get it back for a week).

Half a4 paper

Blue Eyed Girl - Reference Practice, April 2010

Pencil sketch of a girl
Pencil sketch of a girl

A model in an ad in a magazine. Had the 'Twilight' look going on - pale, Bella-ish, dark hair, very bright blue eyes (obviously edited) but it was a good photo and I had little choice of references. And her face is interesting.

A 2B pencil and A4 scrap paper.

About 30 minutes.

Captain Malcolm Reynolds, From Serenity

Captain Malcolm Reynolds, From Serenity
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, From Serenity

The Purring Tree - April 2010

The Purring Tree: idea for a painting
The Purring Tree: idea for a painting

A concept sketch in class - a furry tree that purs when you stroke it. The cheshire cat is part of the tree - a fruit or a knot in the branch.

You can also see the writing on the other side!

Robin Penn-Wright, as Buttercup from The Princess Bride.

Robin Penn-Wright, as Buttercup from The Princess Bride.
Robin Penn-Wright, as Buttercup from The Princess Bride.

Natalie Portman - Reference Practice, April 2010

Evie from V for Vendetta
Evie from V for Vendetta

Off the back of the V For Vendetta DVD (love that film, And the book).

About 30 min in an A6 sketchbook

Coloured it later with coloured pencils - you can see that version here.

Lord of the Rings Characters - Sketched Portraits in Moleskine

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AragornArwenGaladrielPippin
Aragorn
Aragorn
Arwen
Arwen
Galadriel
Galadriel
Pippin
Pippin

Gorgon Concept - Lecture Doodle, April 2010

Medusa Sketch
Medusa Sketch

Drawing all over the back of my note paper. Or in this case, the assignment I was due to hand in. At least the lecturers were amused (I actually thought it was my scrap paper and did what must have been a rather dramatic double take when I picked it up and checked the other side).

So yeeesss. Some kind of medusa theme, and a sword in a glass pedestal, and a whale... and a badly drawn fish, but we won't talk about that >.>

Half of an a4 piece of paper.

Kitties Chasing Flutterdragons - April 2010

The Cat Butterfly Dragon Sketch
The Cat Butterfly Dragon Sketch

Practicing cats, then adding something for them to chase. I'd just been drawing butterflies for another painting, so I redrew what I remembered of the wing pattern.

But butterflies are boring, so they're obviously little dragons. And then I decided I really liked that idea, so I added another.

Moleskine Magery - 2010

Sketch of a Mage-Girl and her Dragon by Flynn the Cat
Sketch of a Mage-Girl and her Dragon by Flynn the Cat

A bored magic-student girl summons a glowing light to distract her little dragon and lure him into spitting out his own little twists of flaming light.

Found this by chance in my Moleskine sketchbook. Tidied it up a little, now I have more artist putty/ PROPER rubber thing (also known as a kneading eraser) again and darkened her eyes and things and finished off little details. But not all details. I like the see-through floatiness of it, and her pose - which I think was rather hard to do,a nd get the proportions and tensions in her limbs right.

I seem to like designing clothing

Kneaded Erasers - Also necessary: a kneaded eraser or artist putty

These are the BEST possible erasers for artists. They seem to magically erase almost everything and sort of clean themselves as they go (you just have to knead it a bit).

Even better - you can shape them and put them on the end of a pencil, rub them thin to pick up tiny marks or neaten up your edges, or make hats out of them! They look and feel a lot like blu-tac, but I've tried that - it works pretty well for lifting off marks but is impossible to clean. A proper artist putty is the best investment you could make.

Comic Book Studies - Quick Sketches of Characters I Love

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Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise by Terry MooreSurma from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom SiddellZimmy from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom SiddellBuffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) from Buffy the Vampire SlayerYoung Anny from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom SiddellKatchoo from Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore
Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore
Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore
Surma from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Surma from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Zimmy from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Zimmy from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Young Anny from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Young Anny from Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore
Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore

Eyehawk - Surrealism. October, 2009

Surreal Eye Bird on Moleskine
Surreal Eye Bird on Moleskine

First page in my new moleskine sketchbook. This was a birthday card for my sister.

Death of the Endless - May, 2010

Neil Gaiman's Death
Neil Gaiman's Death

Neil Gaiman's Death, one of the Endless, and the oldest and wisest.

Practice sketches using a comic as reference.

Birds and Fish - February 2009, reference practice and boredom

Practicing - a conglomerate of sketches
Practicing - a conglomerate of sketches

This is what I drew sitting in an office over a day or two while holidaying in the UK (was doing work experience in my uncle's fisheries office in Brixton )

So I figured it was time to practice my realism.

Half of these are copied from fish flyers and conservation leaflets around the office - the three fish across the top (eel, redfish & Chub Mackerel), the penguin, and the loggerhead turtle.

The birds are all from my own photographs - I had my camera with me and just referred to the screen. Little Egret I happened across in Kingsteignton, a canada goose swimming (I like that one) and Gulls and a turnstone from around the Brixham quay.

The barn owl was a stuffed one from the Cardiff museum :D

The Sand Tiger Shark head, the Bream, and the spidercrab are from photos of a trip to the Plymouth Aquarium. As was the dolphin - except that was a model.

Horse was photographed up in Bristol.

The boy is my youngest cousin, also from a photo.

The landscape is from this photograph of Dartmoor

Closeups

View of Dartmoor, Dartmoor Pony and Eel
View of Dartmoor, Dartmoor Pony and Eel

More Closeups

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Blackbacked Gull, Chub Mackerel, Canada GooseBream, Spidercrab, half a gull and little egretLittle Egrets and BoyPuffin, Redfish and Sand Tiger SharkBarn Owl, Canada Goose, Loggerhead Turtle, Turnstone and Gull
Blackbacked Gull, Chub Mackerel, Canada Goose
Blackbacked Gull, Chub Mackerel, Canada Goose
Bream, Spidercrab, half a gull and little egret
Bream, Spidercrab, half a gull and little egret
Little Egrets and Boy
Little Egrets and Boy
Puffin, Redfish and Sand Tiger Shark
Puffin, Redfish and Sand Tiger Shark
Barn Owl, Canada Goose, Loggerhead Turtle, Turnstone and Gull
Barn Owl, Canada Goose, Loggerhead Turtle, Turnstone and Gull

Fisheater - Sketch of a fisheater...October, 2009

A Piscivorous Dragon - Concept drawing
A Piscivorous Dragon - Concept drawing

Drew this on the back of one of my thesis surveys, during the four hours of presentations on marine reserves (Some of them were actually quite interesting. But I DID have paper in front of me!).

So yes, a fish hunter, with little teeth and scribbly fishies and vague water droplets and pebbly scales.... the problem with this picture is the 'crop' - the actual dragon keeps going, and I know exactly how big the wings are, where the legs, are, but of course, they can't be drawn in here without creating a contorted monster ...

You can see more of my dragon artwork on this lens.

Marine - An Earlier Seadragon, July 2009

Marine: A Seadragon Sketch
Marine: A Seadragon Sketch

And here we have a dragonish sort of creature, with filament gills, and fish-eating-fangs. An earlier version of the Piscivorous Dragon. Concept and under-the-sea practice. With sharks, in the square sketchbook.

Doctor Who? - Practicing. October, 2009

Dr. Who, moleskine pencil sketch
Dr. Who, moleskine pencil sketch

Ref'd from a Doctor Who book I grabbed from the children's section downstairs during a lunch break. Pencil in moleskine; not shaded etc because I'll probably colour it.One day... maybe...

I do intend to colour it, and it's composed with that in mind - it's also a bit of a mix between my 'natural' method of heavy shading etc which is impossible to colour over, and trying to make a clean, easily erased, lineartish drawing.

Pencil Drawing Techniques - Learn how to sketch properly

I actually hate 'studying' how to draw, but despite myself, I've picked up tips over the years. I try and take one thing away from everything I read or look at.

Still, I do feel a little like kicking myself when I look through books like these and see all the things it took me ages to figure out for myself!

Buffy - April 2010

Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

Sketch of Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) off the back of one of the DVDs.

Fae - Pre-painting sketch, August, 2009

Fae sketch: rats and fairies
Fae sketch: rats and fairies

A Fae warrior, riding her rat-steed. Rats make very good mounts for trees, as they're very agile and have tails that can wrap around everything.

Julia Deans - Reference practice, April 2010

Julia Deans pencil sketch
Julia Deans pencil sketch

The subject is Julia Deans, from the new Zealand band Fur Patrol - the original photo had amazing red hair, which caught my eye. Anyway, practice, and I only had one pencil, and no proper rubber (I made do with a sort of white bluetac - works well, except you can't undirty it).

Hair practice and faces, really... could improve, but not too bad. Also the original photograph. was quite odd looking too

In a tiny A6 sketchbook, referenced from a little music handout/events article thing. Took almost exactly one hour.

Music from Fur Patrol

Swallow on the Rocks - Reference practice, October 2009

Quick sketch of a swallow
Quick sketch of a swallow

A little swallow from a trip up to Goat Island marine reserve. We went out on the glass bottom boat and I photographed it sitting on the cliff on the island.

Moleskine, prismacolors, and graphite pencil for the rocks.

Dark Moth Lady - Doodles, March 2010

Ballpoint and Class Notes
Ballpoint and Class Notes

Doodling while taking notes in a lecture, drawings with a ballpoint pen.

Mermaids and Cat-Dragons - Random doodling in lecture, April 2010

Mermaid, Girl's Face and a catlike dragon
Mermaid, Girl's Face and a catlike dragon

Doodles in class over the back of my scrap paper. A spiky mermaid, a face I erased and redrew six times, and a dragon curled up like a cat. Cats and dragons have a lot in common. (I ran out of room to do the wings properly, but the perspective was interesting to attempt).

Figure Studies: Feet and Form - June 2010

Figure studies: practicing feet and figure
Figure studies: practicing feet and figure

These are obviously just a lot of little studies from photographs - the top right hand sketch became this quick painting:

The TwoShield Army - Visual notetaking, November 2009

An Army That Only Uses Shields: ArtRage sketch
An Army That Only Uses Shields: ArtRage sketch

This was actually sketched in ArtRage and was an attempt to illustrate my idea of what an army armed only with two shields would look like.

Prompted by a discussion in the DD snark thread on the GiantITP forums .

Giles and Saffron - 8th August, 2010

Anthony Stewart Head and Christina Hendricks - click for more Buffy fanart!
Anthony Stewart Head and Christina Hendricks - click for more Buffy fanart!

Bored at my parent's house, so I decided to practice some more drawing. Was putting together a page of my Buffy pictures and realised I needed to draw Giles.

Of course, I only had scrap paper, and then I had to find a pencil, and then they were all blunt, and then I finally sharpened it and found a rubber... and then with these scrappy leftovers I draw something I LIKE and want to keep. Typical - and how most of the sketches on this page originated!

The man (top two) is Anthony Stewart Head - left is him as Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and right I think is just a generic celebrity shot. The woman is Christina Hendricks, who played Saffron in Firefly.

Ballpoint Mermaid Designs
Ballpoint Mermaid Designs

Pteropod Mermaids

Concept sketches, March 2010

Ballpoint sketches in my notes - these are experimental Pteropod mermaid designs (and a leopard seal girl).

Pteropods are gorgeous fragile little seacreatures with little butterfly wings.

More Little Sketchbook Sketches - Filling time and pages in lectures: May 2010

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Flower Nymph - Random drawing, September, 2009

Pencil drawing - plant girl ideas
Pencil drawing - plant girl ideas

Square sketchbooks are fun, you can compose pictures in any direction. This was an attempt to draw a girl as part of a plant. Her fingers are roots, her skin the petals, her hair the stamens...

Wine and Birds
Wine and Birds

Wine Tableau

May 2010

A little sketch to capture an idea for a painting.

Sharks - Practicing, September 2009

Mermaid Sketch With Sharks
Mermaid Sketch With Sharks

Practicing the big scary fishies and mermaids. Square sketchbook.

Magazine Sketch - 1st August, 2010

Just a quick sketch of a woman in a magazine advertisement.

Serpent of V - June 2010

Another Sea Serpent SketchSerpent of V
Another Sea Serpent SketchSerpent of V

Sketched in the back of a customer service handout book (had a session for work - the best part was half of us spontananeously acting out the beginning of Black Books with the Little Book of Calm and Dylan Moran :D )

And one of the people I work with, who is rather awesome and has a Sense of Humour that I approve of thought it was one of the sea serpents from Castle Age, cause we'd just killed one of those together. So to speak >.>

A4, less than ten minutes.

Lord of the Facebook Comic Strips (practice sketches) - Quick sketches to illustrate the 'Lord of the Facebook' parodies

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Studies of GimliMostly studies of Aragorn and LegolasHorses! A full exchange, but defintiely not the final layout.BabysittingPose practice and a look at Arwen
Studies of Gimli
Studies of Gimli
Mostly studies of Aragorn and Legolas
Mostly studies of Aragorn and Legolas
Horses! A full exchange, but defintiely not the final layout.
Horses! A full exchange, but defintiely not the final layout.
Babysitting
Babysitting
Pose practice and a look at Arwen
Pose practice and a look at Arwen

Gimli Studies - 1st August 2010

Gimli Pencil: axe face and helmet studies
Gimli Pencil: axe face and helmet studies
The Lord of the Facebook project - deviantART group
The Lord of the Facebook project - deviantART group

Original Pieces of Scrap Paper - Sketches All In A Muddle

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Swimming Turtle by Flynn the Cat
Swimming Turtle by Flynn the Cat

Swimming Turtle

May 2010

Ball Jointed Doll - October 2010

This BJD, Ophelia, was at the Auckland Armageddon convention, and I was bored and so I drew her. And yes, the proportions really are that unrealistic.

Tree Frog: No Fairies in the Jungle

Tree Frog: No Fairies in the Jungle
Tree Frog: No Fairies in the Jungle

Felicia Day - 7th November, 2010

Felicia Day - click for finished painting
Felicia Day - click for finished painting

Sketch in ArtRage of Felicia Day

Sketchblog post about it here.

Drider - November 2010

OH LOOK A SPIDER PERSON. WITH MANY LEGS
OH LOOK A SPIDER PERSON. WITH MANY LEGS

Pencil on scrap paper.

Woman-Headed Spider - November 2010

A drider...
A drider...

Narwhal and Ghost Cats

Narwhal and Ghost Cats
Narwhal and Ghost Cats

Random Gun Concept - November 2010

Random gun and sword image concept
Random gun and sword image concept

Two characters from FFTactics for a friend.

Demonic Beauties

Three portraits of demon horned beauties
Three portraits of demon horned beauties

A4 pencil sketches from photos.

Gold & Grey Slave Leia - October 2010

Slave Leia Sketch at Auckland Armageddon (click for blog)
Slave Leia Sketch at Auckland Armageddon (click for blog)

Impact - November 2010

Practicing, possible comic panel one day...

The Art of Pencil Drawing - A more advanced pencil drawing book by Gene Franks

The Art of Pencil Drawing: Learn how to draw realistic subjects with pencil (Collector's Series)
The Art of Pencil Drawing: Learn how to draw realistic subjects with pencil (Collector's Series)

Simple, step-by-step illustrations show how to create beautiful pencil compositions--from still life and landscapes to animals and people.

 

Guestbook Artwork by Flynn_the_Cat

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      amsnead 5 years ago

      Nice work. I know what you mean about "doodling". I've been an artist my whole life and have done a lot of it. I have an art box full completed, partially completed, sketchy, and random art and doodles. It's interesting how you designed a lens around yours.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fascinating.

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      chloeisabel1tm 5 years ago

      Wow you are amazing! I just started drawing again (like Japanese cartoon stuff) and I want to learn how to draw things that look more real. I learned a lot just by looking at your drawings. Don't worry, I won't copy you but your pics really are amazing.

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed looking at these. Thanks for sharing!

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      Morgannafay 5 years ago

      I love your sketches! I love the fae the most and woman headed spider too.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      admired your art work. ~blessed~

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      love the sketches, I also try to sketch when I have a spare minute or two, wherever I am. try to make sure that I have a sketchbook but any surface is fine.

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I'd frame those pieces of scrap paper. Cool stuff!

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Blesse by a SquidAngel :)

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      ericalauren 7 years ago

      I love your drawings! Great work!

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      bechand 7 years ago

      wow - you are quite an artist - for scrap ... I am glad you put it together to have it kept in a nice place (here on squidoo)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh man!! Those are BRILLIANT!!!!

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      I like your sketches. My son is the artist in my family. I'm trying to get him to do some stuff for my lenses.. Congrats on the sunshine award.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      I can't draw to save my life but always admire people who can. Congratulations on your award.

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 7 years ago from United States

      Congratulations on your award. Very nice drawings.

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      Amy Fricano 7 years ago from WNY

      Super, fab, rad, wonderful, congrats.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations to you and First Book on your well deserved win

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on your Sunshine Award! Thanks to your beautiful compilation, you and First Book have earned $99. http://blogs.squidoo.com/squidblog/2010/08/03/suns...

      I especially love the "two shields" sketch. It reminds me of something out of Far Side or Hagar the Horrible! And the Swallow on the Rocks is lovely. My security word below is very appropriate: megawow!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My goodness these are awesome! Congrats on your Sunshine Award!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I came back to see more of your delightful sketches. Very nice lines in these.

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow you talented creature. I love your art.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      Super stunning lens! What a brilliant way to display your sketches. I love the Eyehawk and the closeups gallery, but the entire lens is just beautifully put together.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your Scrap Paper Sketches. I sure enjoyed my visit here. Did I read that this lens is participating in the Summer Sunshine Award Contest for Charity? If so, I would like to feature it on my lens for the nominees. Let me know. Thanks

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      Wow - you are so talented. These are amazing - 5*

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Once again, I'm speechless, you're a real artist and nothing can beat those splendid drawings, not even words!

      Is there at least a drawing of you in this page? Aaaaargh! Wish I can prove you're a woman! Oh well, anyway, will keep naming you the Cat.

      Dom.

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      semas 7 years ago

      Great sketches-5*! I liked the eyehawk sketch.I am also an artist and often find myself doodling eyes.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Loved this insight into your artistic world! I sure do love looking at sketches, when they are this good! :)

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      enigma0430 lm 7 years ago

      Very nice!

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I love the Eyehawk !

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      burgessvillian 7 years ago

      Nice sketches. I can't draw but my son does wonders. Cool idea for a lens too.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      Really lovely. I'm adding it as a featured lens on my How To Draw Remarques lens. Truely lovely. :)

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      Light-in-me 7 years ago

      Very cool and interesting they are all neat, but the Swallow on the Rocks is my favorite!

      Great lens,

      Robin

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Flynn, I love your sketches as much as your finished art work. You are an interesting artist.

      My daughter has been 'sketching' since she was 6 years old (has an Fine Arts degree now) and would draw on every scrap of paper she could find. We finally got her a regular artists' sketch pad so she'd at least have most of her art in one place :-). Her husband does more than just sketch -- he works almost entirely in pencil (with inking done afterwards) in his very elaborate and detailed comic strip art. Because of the influence of these two 'artists' in my family, I'm always interested in artists and their work, so always enjoy following your artistic endeavors here on Squidoo!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      You are right - they are 'art' in themselves. Lovely, had a very enjoyable stroll through your gallery. Blessed :-)

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I love the Gorgon!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I'd actually pulled out my file of doodles from college the other day. Couldn't figure out what I might do with them... too skimpy to zazzle them. You have the perfect idea here.

      I used to distract the other students who were bored, so they watched me draw instead of listening to the lecture.