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Things that begin with the letter “b” (or doodles which are positively not mine {and one that possibly is})

November 13, 2008

Hallo, there!  Glad to be back.  This last month has been insanely busy with school and such and I haven’t really felt that I had the time to update.  Any time I did have time, I was away from my computer.  But, now I’m back and it’s on with the doodling!

My theme for today is sort of a choose your own adventure.  It can either be “Things That Begin With The Letter ‘B'” or “Doodles Which Are Positively Not Mine.”  It’s totally your choice.  I will warn you, however: the following may shock and horrify you.  Or, considering my obvious affinity for plagiarism, you may be expecting this kind of behavior from me already. Basically, these are drawings that, though found in my very own class notes, are not mine.  How do I know this? you may wonder.  Obviously, the answer is that these drawings actually look like something specific.  They are also all of subjects which begin with the letter “b”, but that’s hardly consequential.  Consider the following examples:

Butterfly

Bird

Bumblebee

Banana

Baby

Now, that our grammar lesson is finished, we can get onto the real work.  Please note the careful detail put into all of these specimens.  Take notice of the realism which is depicted, albeit somewhat cartoonishly in many cases.  These are clearly the works of someone (or some people) who have some semblance of artistic talent; or, in any case, at least a decent sense of the aesthetics of the world around them.

Need more proof these weren’t drawn by me?  Please take note of Baby-Not-Drawn-By-Me above.  Now, examine this:

This…well, at first I had it lumped in with drawings I had not created.  Upon further investigation though, this does appear to be a Chelsea original.  Look at the fingers, the mangled legs…all trademarks of my style.

Perhaps one of these days I’ll learn to draw like those unnamed artists who left their marks on my class notes.  Until then…well, you’ll probably just see more things like Baby Numba Two up there.

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It’s all in the details…

October 3, 2008

I actually really like these drawings because of the careful detail involved in creating them.

Though there is some scribblage behind the bike, I do like the realistic spokes, handlebars and weird little middle bars.  Makes me wish all of my drawings were as endearing.

Sorry it’s a little blurry.  Anyway, I love the tooth in this one…you can even see the pulp in the middle.  The pliers are slightly disturbing, and I don’t really know why there’s a safety pin over to the side.  But, I do like this one quite a bit.

All the world’s a stage…

October 2, 2008

Generally speaking, my drawings are randomly placed next to each other with no particular story to tie them together.  Chaos and randomness reign, and the result is pointless, directionless drawings which have no hope that their existence has a purpose because, frankly, it doesn’t.  Yes, I create little existential doodles.  Poor things.

All that to say that some of my drawings do have a point.  That is, on the very rare occasion, I do happen to draw an actual scene.  I have several of those to share today.

This beauty was actually the first doodle I created at Bible school.  I had gone an entire year without drawing, simply wasting precious class time listening and taking notes when I could have been creating masterpieces.  What I love about this drawing is the absolute randomness of it.  The angry sailor…the other stick man, covering his eyes in horror…the shark with a serious case of TMJ/CDTS (Crappily Drawn Tail Syndrome)…it’s all so perfect.

And, yet another stick man threatening a large, aquatic creature with a harpoon in a non-aquatic environment.  This guy looks more nervous than angry, though.  And, who wouldn’t be?  That whale appears to be a giant PEZ dispenser…who knows what kind of havoc he could cause if allowed to roam free. (If you’re looking for an explanation for this drawing, read the caption…”Whaling Wall”…punny…)

Okay, I clearly had some messed up concept of what the solar system looks like.  Let’s all take a moment to remind ourselves through Schoolhouse Rock exactly what order the planets go in (for the record, I hate Interplanet Janet with a burning passion and I really want to know 1. Why she has to be from a “future world” and how that even makes sense and 2. Why Janet, clearly a creeptastic robot, has a “womanly figure”…actually, maybe I don’t want to know that…).

Also, I absolutely love that the moon is large enough to swallow the sun in one gulp in this picture…not to mention poor Saturn back there, who will no doubt be a midnight snack for the out-of-control Moon Monster.

This picture says a lot about my personality.  The animals I chose to draw were clearly unique.  Where else can you find a rabbit, one of the sheep that thoroughly ignored Babe, a snail, a squawking bird, a turtle/pizza thing and an armadillo that is in the process of being struck by lightning all in the same drawing?  The playful creatures are all frolicking (or twitching in pain, as the case may be) outside of a cave which I think we’re supposed to believe is their shared home.  Right.  ‘Cause snail slime on sheep’s wool will work out really nicely.

I think this drawing is a cry for help.  I’m telling the world that no one has taken me to a circus in recent enough years for me to actually remember what one looks like.  This is my depiction of what I think might have happened at some circus, somewhere.  Why there is a lion waiting patiently for the tightrope walker to falter so it can have a tasty snack, I simply don’t know.

This isn’t a scene, I know, but I just really wanted to mention that during my first week of Bible school, I took notice of one particular administrator who I really thought looked like the Grand Duke from Rock-a-Doodle (the owl guy in the background of the linked picture).  I noticed this owl drawing was placed rather strategically next to notes from a lecture by this administrator and was greatly amused.

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.

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?