NM Blue Law Mandala
I drew this while sitting in an all-day training session.
I cannot draw roses. This is just one of my shameful secrets as an artist. So I’m practicing. This one has been the best so far.
I drew this for Inktober last year – October 2017. I didn’t manage to do a drawing every day that month, but I did this one.
Heart Doodle – This was originally designed to be stitched. In fact, somewhere in all my boxes of stuff there is an embroidery hoop with a piece of red cotton in it, and this design in some state of partial completion.
FREE FORM – 2011 – I had just started putting together some free form crochet pieces for what would eventually become my Coat of Many Colors. The shapes were interesting, so I stopped to draw them.
DOODLE 86 – 2014 – Done on a break during work one day, with nothing but a Sharpie.
ILLUSIONS – 2015 – The book by Richard Bach was recommended to me by a coworker, and the blue feather appealed to me.
Lowe’s Orientation Doodle
??? – probably circa 2010, based on the lines and shapes. Found in an old sketchbook.
PDX – This was one of the last doodles I did at the MDA. I don’t remember why I did this one, (some radio station contest?) but we moved soon afterward. I envisioned this piece being done in spray paint, either on a giant canvas or a piece of plywood.
Camenae is my character for D&D and other roleplaying games. She is supposed to be half-elf, but I seem to have drawn her as a short human (much like myself.) She is another one of my faceless characters, because I never learned to draw people or faces properly, until now.
Schmendrick & Molly
RECUMBENT UNICYCLE – 2010 – One of my MDA masterpieces. I was living in Portland, where unicycles were not an uncommon sight, and just getting into steam punk. This particular contraption was inspired by a Whizzer (TM) motorized bicycle that I had seen earlier that week at the Kenton street festival.
POPCORN – 2009 – Another MDA exercise. I used to eat popcorn at my desk, and one day I drew a piece. Then I took the drawing home, scanned it, and reproduced it in Illustrator, with color.
BLIND COUNTOUR- 2007 – This is one of my favorites. Husband doesn’t like it as much.
LIFE CIRCLE – 2009 – I was asked to draw a circular design that could be transferred to the bottom of a bowl or plate, for a church’s communion ceremony. Tree of Life, River of Life, Circle of Life… I got all the cliches in this one, and I still like it.
Another drawing for a class. I love drafting and perspective drawing. This room is a small library/study that I visualized once in a guided meditation in Dr. Runnels’ class. The picture above the desk is meant to be a movie poster for Say Anything – that’s John Cusack, standing in front of his car, in a trenchcoat, holding a boom box over his head.
AEROSOL – 2008 – I like graffiti. Here I was in school, learning to work with a graphic tablet, and starting to regain some of my old cartoonish style of line work. Pretty sure this was done on a 3×5 index card or a bit of scrap paper or something.
SARAI MACHINE – 2010 – Doodled at church one Sunday, when they decided to have us all sit at round discussion tables during the service.
This was an assignment for a class I took called Human Anatomy for the Artist. Drawing my foot was an intimidating challenge, but I was (and am) beyond thrilled with the way it came out – this is one of my best drawings.
Sukhasana – an early attempt at a self-portrait, but with no face again. The hands were problematic in this drawing. I’d already done the drawing of my left foot, and replicated that success to some degree here, but the hands are completely ridiculous.
SELF PORTRAIT – 2008 – Done in a hotel room in Dallas, TX, on 08-08-08, when the temperature was… you guessed it, 108. The self portrait was for a class assignment, and since it was too hot to go outside that day, I stayed in and got it done.