Scribble Drawings explained

September 26, 2008

So, I won’t necessarily continue posting two of these a day. It’s not because I’d run out of doodles (I don’t think it’s possible); I just simply should be spending more time on chemistry homework :). I will, however, try to think ahead and set the blog up to post a few on days that I’ll be gone.

Before we dive into today’s showcase, I must explain Scribble Drawings. Scribble Drawings are drawings created by very lightly scribbling arbitrary lines and circles. I would then look at the random scribbles and try to see a picture. After finding some object or person, I would outline said picture with several strokes of the pen to make it stand out. Sadly, many of my best, most creative drawings were made this way, so I have no way of really duplicating a particular piece if I happen to like it.

This is a rather bad example of a Scribble drawing. I like to think of this as either my depiction of Igor or my concept drawing for a new character on Invader Zim. Or, just a science experiment gone horribly, horribly wrong.

This picture is a little unsettling, but I can’t place my finger on why. Is it

a.) her unnaturally large chin
b.) the fact that she has no nose
c.) her eyes are just pupils
d.) all of the above
e.) Other (please explain)

This reminds me of the Little Miss books I read as a kid, only, this little miss has put on way too much make-up and is wearing false eyelashes. Maybe it’s Little Miss Prom Queen of Today or Little Miss Has-A-Date-Every-Night or something like that…either way, it’s probably not a book you’d want the kids reading.

This is definitely my favorite of this particular selection (though, not my favorite Scribble Drawing overall). I love his giant eye and teeth…his underbite that no one could possibly function with…Truly a masterpiece.

Hungry for learning…or pie

September 25, 2008

There was a time when I went to school from 8am to 12pm. Basically, I feel sorry for anyone who teaches a class ending at 12pm, because you know every student is thinking less about math figures and more about what they’re going to stuff in their gullet as soon as they’re dismissed.

This was obviously the case for me one fine winter day. The following is a sample of one page of notes, which we shall dissect further following initial observation.

Clearly, I was being starved in such an inhumane fashion that even weird, squiggly balls of fluff (dust bunnies? broccoli?) looked appetizing enough to be served alongside cake and pie.

First of all, this is lasagna. Yes, lasagna. “Who draws lasagna?” one may ask. Probably a girl who spent a lot of money, time, effort and emotion to pull together a fabulous lasagna dinner only to have it criticized and picked apart. Or, you know, maybe just some weird chick. Whatever.

What I really do wonder, though, is when I drew this. Was it before the dinner, in anticipation of the big event? Or was I drawing after the dinner as some sort of consolation or therapy?

French bread goes with lasagna. That’s pretty much a fact. The French bread I made was stuffed with garlic and cheese and amazing spices and was so good, I’m getting hungry right now thinking about it.

This pie (which I have never in my life made properly) appears to be bending in a concave fashion from the bottom, which I find amusing. Also, I think the crust is actually a cleverly disguised bowling ball.

Mmmm…cake.

“What is that?” you might shout, pounding your fists in frustration. “It doesn’t look like anything edible…or inedible! What kind of artist are you?”

I’ll tell you what kind of artist I am. I am the kind of artist who deviates from the norm and, instead of drawing a traditional doughnut, draws a crueller that has been beaten in on all sides with a screwdriver. That’s the kind of artist I am.

My true feelings on clowns

September 25, 2008

I’m not sexist

September 24, 2008

People are always fun things to draw as there are so many variations to choose from.  In this selection, you will notice the many different types of people I have chosen to draw in the past.

This particular piece seems to favor women, although that is where the discrimination ends.  As you can see, whether you are a beauty queen (largest head), a dowdy librarian/Peanuts character (bottom head), pig-nosed (top head) or simply a face without anything else attached to it, you still have a chance to be featured in my artwork.  And, though the beauty queen is clearly the central figure in this piece, that’s not to say that the supporting cast isn’t important.  They’re all very special, each in their own way.

The floating head over to the side actually bothers me less than the unrecognizable face of the girl with the body.

I assume we were discussing Roman soldiers that day…

This piece just has so much.  Let’s dissect it into smaller parts, shall we?

On drawings like these, I find it interesting to question what I drew first.  Did I draw a horrifying potato man before deciding that he needed a footprint on his face?  Or did I draw the foot first and simply run out of room to finish the head?  The world may never know…

Yet another Peanuts-worthy character.  I’m a regular Charles Schultz!

Scary baby?

There are so many questions to ask about this portion of the piece…the main one being: OH MY GOSH, WHY HAS AN EYE TURNED INTO A BUG?

I saw The Goonies last weekend for the first time.  And, though I had never seen the character before then, I now wonder if I was somehow subconsciously attempting to draw Sloth.

And, finally, the premier piece in this collection…

I’d like to apologize to everyone in the human race for drawing this.  None of you look like that.  Really.

Meet Chelsea

September 24, 2008

So, back in 2003, I sure did like to write my name a lot.  And, I mean a lot.  I guess I was practicing for when this blog got me famous and I’d have to sign millions of autographs.  Or, maybe I was just really into myself.  Regardless, the following are taken from one page (yes, just one page) of a workbook from my junior year of high school.

From the top: backwards name, all caps name and supa-angular name.

This was in between a bunch of my autographs.  For the few of you who can’t decipher the above (and, really, what is wrong with you? I wrote it out very clearly…), it says: “Leave this space blank!”

I don’t even know what that first one is…The second one proves just how proud I was that I could write my name backwards (and upside down!)…and I apologize to bubble-letter-writers everywhere for that third monstrosity.

A real signature? Wow, I’m moving on up.  And, that curly thing…tres chic.  The next sample seems to indicate that I have turned into some sort of robot.

And, finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: tOgGlE tExT.  The second sample is pretty obvious, but take a closer look at the first one.  I’m alternating between print and script.  What could this mean?  What kind of message am I attempting to send to those around me?  It’s so…cryptic.

By the way, I’m Chelsea.  Did I mention that already?