Doodle 03.03.17

Doodling is fun, and cathartic, and all kinds of wonderful. Doodling with friends is even better. I would like to dedicate this post to doodle buddies, and anyone who will sit for an hour to draw a tree in the park on a cold day.

My tree sketch. Indian ink, gesso,masking fluid, charcoal, et. al.


My doodle buddy’s tree sketch. Indian ink, gesso, graphite.


Many thanks to the crazy amazing Abi Bleach for drawing trees with me! 
Have a lovely day,

Drake

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Doodle 10.02.17

There have been many trees this week. Here are a few, growing out of a sleeping troll woman. 

Troll Woman. Parker Quink, Indian ink, and a twig.

Doodle 03.06.25

Trees in Woods…

Hello! It’s Friday again, which means more doodles. 

This week I have been drawing many things, in many different styles. I have organised some of them into a series of woodland scenes, especially for you to look at.
This first woodlandish scene is taken from a page of preliminary sketches for a short story about looking for treasure in the woods. You can see some tiny people stretching to get the treasure from the trees.

Black ink, at various levels of dilution, applied with a paintbrush.

blue watercolours

water colours

The watercolour sketch above is also a part of the doodle research that will end up in some illustrations for the same story about finding treasure in the woods.

This sketch, however, is taken from my outdoor sketchbook. It is the view of the back of my apartment block in Spain and is the result of half an hour spent sitting on an anthill (not intentionally).

fine point marker, washable ink pen, watercolour

Now we have reached the sketches of the Troll’s kingdom, where one day the princess and the troll will have an adventure of their own.

a load of black ink


And the following two pictures are taken from a page of studies for the potential Troll Mountain!

many many sorts of black ink, applies in strange and wonderful ways


I hope you like trees. See you next week!
Doodle-pip!

Doodle 06.05.16

This could turn out to be a darker sort of fairytale. 

More background development for my troll’s country villa…

A tree full of ravens.


Ravens ink splodge.


Gnarly tree.

Doodle 23.07.15

view over bala lake

I’ve been out in the wild sketching scenery again! This is the view from the hill above Llyn Tegid, the lake in Bala, North Wales. I used goache, pastels, and watercolour, and a lot of slapdash painting.

view over bala lake uncropped