Doodle · Mixed media

A Dash of Doodles – 2

Here are some more Zentangle-inspired doodles that I made recently –

As usual, I used gel pens for drawing, and discovered that the ink has dried away in some of them. In my art journals, I don’t much use gel pens that are not black or white–not intentionally, it just turns out that way. šŸ™‚ So I’m glad that I can keep the colored ones alive now by doodling!

I’m also trying to figure out how to have my artwork scanned so the images are more true to the original. The scans don’t translate shaded areas well–they turn out too sharp when compared to the paper version. I wonder if it is because of the sheen from the oil-based pencils. I’ll keep experimenting! šŸ™‚

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these doodles!


5 thoughts on “A Dash of Doodles – 2

  1. Digital copy cannot give us the satisfaction of enjoying the real manual work. But your colors and patterns are bringing out the whole picture. Colours and shading are topnotch.

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    1. Thank you! Perhaps I’m being too critical of the scans. If I ever do manage to figure out the scans to my satisfaction though, I might do a ‘before/after’ comparison of the two. šŸ˜‰

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  2. Your doodles are gorgeous. I think they would be lovely embroidered on a scarf or blouse.
    I have problems with scanning too, it’s a hit or miss for me. Sometimes, I get better pictures with my phone-camera or digital camera. I upload them to my laptop, crop and/or color adjust them in a photo program, if needed.
    As for your scans, your pictures are beautiful, so don’t be so hard on yourself. šŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, E.C.! Using these doodles for embroidery is a brilliant idea! I’m definitely not beating myself up over the scans, but if there’s a way to make them better, I’d like to find it. šŸ™‚ You’re right though–at this moment, photographs sometimes do seem to be better.

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