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Cleaning Out The Office

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I was cleaning out my office because they are moving me to another office just a few doors down from where I was. I'm really happy with the room because this room has so much light.

As I was cleaning my office, I came across a ton of doodle sketches I've done. Some for work -- others for play. I thought I would go ahead and post this one I did of a little faerie. I kept the fold across the drawing (rather than Photoshop it out) because it authenticates this doodle.

Never underestimate the power of the doodle. I once had colleague confess to me that he never doodles because he only draws when he gets paid. After which, he plummeted in my esteem. My view of him was later verified when I had the chance to work with him and found his talents only technical – with very little imagination.

For those that want to become visual development artists (or better put, visual problem solvers), it is imperative to doodle. Without doodles an artist cannot cultivate the fertile soils of his/her imagination, but instead will be left to toil in weeds of their self made desert.

7 comments :

Torsten Schrank said...

what a nice doodle!!!I love the pose and the mood! I am completly agree...sometimes the doodle is better than the final result. It's the "root" of the initial feeling...

Tom said...

Doodles are great, I usually like my doodles more than my finishes.

You should publish a sketchbook collecting nice doodles like this!

Shuku said...

Gosh. I've got enough doodle sketches to fill a few wastepaper baskets if I had to. Though...that sort of brooks the question - what -is- a doodle sketch, defined? I do tons of rough sketches that never get beyond the stage of 'experimental' to 'finished' - do those count? They're mostly figments of imagination put to paper, and some are studies to be expanded later but...

Admittedly a stupid question, but thinking about how to define 'unfinished sketch' vs. 'doodle'...made me wonder.

And that is a -lovely- dynamic little fae all right! I love the look of her...so forceful a personality and full of character. She's the one who'd probably go, 'Look I just spent the rest of the morning moving an entire forest of acorns back into their trees via mere eyeball gaze. I'm tired now. Lemme sleep.'

--Shuku

Armand Serrano said...

Yes to doodle power! Very well said, Moe.

Oliver Kurth said...

How could this lovely doodle become better by sterilizing it with photoshop?! Great sketch.

So three cheers for the power of doodle!

Annette Everett said...

You are a poet besides an artist. I always find your work heart-lifting. Is it because it is beautifully idealized, or is it because you've hit the nail on the head and you are communicating very clearly some human essence. Hmmm. Annie

David Colman said...

so true......and thus my site and company... David's Doodles...

one should only be loyal to his/herself, never the paycheck,@ the end of the day..all you have is yourself....so be sure to do @ least one sketch everyday for yourself.....


great post M....moving again huh...