It’s baseball season and that means watching the Blue Jays, win or lose. But I confess that I’m not good at watching TV without doing something else at the same time. I’m writing this as I watch the Jays about to take on the San Francisco Giants in inter-league play..
Most of the time, however, while I’m watching the game, I’m doodling. Sometimes it’s from imagination, sometimes I’ll doodle from an image on my cell phone, sometimes I’ll find something around the house to draw, and sometimes I’ll just practice drawing ellipses, do hatching or shade odd forms. Anything to move a pointy device across paper.
I don’t normally scan those doodles as they never really amount to much but once in a while I like to share such doodles as a contrast to my more finished sketches. Here are a few I did while the Jays were losing to the Dodgers.
These are fun — especially the race car running over the girl’s head! 🙂 How about some stick action figures of those guys on the field?
This is my learning ground. I try all kinds of stuff while doing these doodles. Most pages are cluttered, with drawings on top of drawings, which is one of the reasons that I don’t scan most of them. Lots of productive fun, though.
I draw a lot of baseball players. Hadn’t thought of stick figures but often I’ll do “lines of action” and one fun thing is to do a bunch of them on top of one another for a particular player, like a pitcher standing, winding up, throwing, and the follow-through. The end result is incomprehensible but when I’m doing it I get a sense of how the weight is shifting, or at least that’s what I try to do. — Larry