I have said this before, and it bears repeating, I am actually shy. When forced to interact I put up a very friendly confident persona, but when I am allowed to retreat I melt into a nervous puddle feeling my heart race like a bunny's who has been chased around an open field by a falcon.
This can hamper the whole: "Get out there and draw people!" because well... I sorta feel a bit creepy at times LOL, just think about it, a strange woman is sitting several tables away from you at a restaurant during lunch, there you are, minding your own business, enjoying your meal and she seems to be paying you way too much attention. At first you just think you have a funny feeling, like you are being watched, then, suddenly you look up, and there she is, like the deer caught on the headlights, she hurriedly looks away and nonchalantly scribbles something on a teensy tiny notebook.
Creeeeepeeeeer LOL. Most people don't seem to mind or notice, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable about it... sooo if you ever happen to find yourself in this situation, well, take it as a compliment, maybe your posture is interesting, maybe you are just interesting yourself in some way and we (because there are a bunch of us out there who draw like this), just had to sketch you real fast, or maybe we are looking at the funny looking tree behind you, hey we are weird people.
To illustrate how tiny the notebook I carry around in my everyday purse is I took a photo or my larger plain moleskine (most of my drawings so far have been done in one of this, it is smaller than a normal piece of paper, but not by much), the purple notebook is just a bit larger than an iPhone, I placed my mechanical pencil next to it for scale.
|See? Rather small.|
And now for today's doodles:
First a couple of "field doodles" (done on the purple notebook above). It is hard to draw people, they, like we all do, move and fidget a lot, so I have to be very quick and sometimes all I get is a basic idea, but that's what it is about.
|Excited toddler at lunch, drawing from life. Mechanical pencil on plain notebook. Aprox 1-2 mins.|
|Girl eating lunch, drawing from life. Mechanical pencil on plain moleskine notebook. Aprox 3 mins.|
Then an at-home doodle
|"Oh, hai!", drawing from photo reference and stylized. Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain moleskine notebook.|
And finally an Adventure Time Fiona doodle. I actually drafted this earlier in the week, but I had forgotten to upload it. Bonus!
|Fiona fan art, drawing from memory. Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain moleskine notebook.|