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Doodles, Little Drawings & Sketches

I love to draw simple little pictures in pencil or ink, they make me happy.

Colored Pencil Doodles

These doodles turned into mini illustrations.

Tree of color
"Tree of color"
Flower bird
"Flower bird"
Bird with colored feathers
"Bird with colored feathers"

"Aimless doodle" Black ball-point pen

Aimless doodle
Artist
Matthew James Taylor
Medium
Black ball-point pen
Date
31 Oct 2009
Time
About an hour

Just a simple doodle I drew with black ball-point pen. It's amazing how much variation in tone you can achieve by pressing at different weights even though you are using black ink.

I know doodles are meant to be aimless but I just wanted to highlight that there was no design involved with this piece.

"Writing with an ink nib is so much more expressive"

Ink nib doodle
Artist
Matthew James Taylor
Medium
Black drawing ink on watercolour paper
Date
31 Oct 2009
Time
Two hours and some

I love drawing with black ink and an ink nib! The lines are so much more expressive with their varying widths and flowing curves. You can get scratchy shapes or blobby splotches depending on how much ink is loaded in the nib and how fast you draw. The whole process feels so much more natural and beautiful.

I love the way the doodle explodes out of the word 'expressive'. this wasn't planned, it just worked out that way as I made it up when I went along.

"Black ink doodle"

Ink doodle
Artist
Matthew James Taylor
Medium
Black drawing ink on watercolour paper

In this doodle I combined solid black shapes with fine black lines.

"Angry man" Graphite pencil doodle colored with Photoshop

Angry man
Artist
Matthew James Taylor
Medium
Graphite pencil
Software
Adobe Photoshop
Date
17 Sep 2007
Time
About an hour

I was feeling angry and frustrated so I took it out on a piece of paper and drew this. I felt so much better afterwards!

It was drawn with graphite pencil then darkened after scanning. I added all the color with Photoshop in a really rough, quick scribbly way.

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