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  • Doodling: Should the Worst Happen

    Doodling: Should the Worst Happen

    Happy Doodle Monday! You, of course, know how I’m always encouraging you to doodle at work and giving you excuses/explanations to give your boss about it. But let’s just assume, that those excuses/explanations don’t carry any weight with The Boss. (I can’t imagine it, but . . . ) Let’s assume the worst: The Boss decides that The Company doesn’t  wish to keep you on the payroll if you’re going to spend “its time” doodling. Well, should this occur, you’re […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Erick Sanchez

    Interview with an Artist: Erick Sanchez

    Erick Sanchez is a visual artist whose series of works entitled Dangerous Land  “is a response to environmental, social, political and inhumane worldwide contemporary issues. [He gives]  shape to an unstable space that no longer has or will disappear because of globalization, industrialization and global warming. This leads to natural disasters extinguishing life and nature. These events are the consequences of human behavior. Theologists call it the Apocalypse; the Rapture. [He calls] it Destiny.” Click here to read more of […]

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  • Drawing As Meditation

    Drawing As Meditation

    We’ve all heard that famous saying, “Art for art’s sake,” right?  Well, that’s all well and good, but art has been and is used for a lot of other things, too: advertising, teaching, propaganda, etc. In today’s video, you’ll see one of the many ways you can use art: meditation. And, you don’t have to be an artist to do it.     It seems as if everyone is stressed these days, and drawing is a great (non-anger-management-requiring or substance-abusing) […]

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  • It’s a doodle! It’s a sculpture! It’s what the . . . ?

    It’s a doodle! It’s a sculpture! It’s what the . . . ?

    Okay, I admit it, this is pretty obviously a promotional video, but . . . Well, for those of you haven’t seen this yet, you really need to. Prepare to be amazed. The artistic possibilities for this are sort of mind-boggling. And it’s not even really expensive. And, no, I don’t have any relationship with the vendors. Sometimes, science is really worth the trouble. If you have or have used a 3D handheld doodler, please (please) let us know what […]

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  • Drawing Flowers: They Asked For It!

    Drawing Flowers: They Asked For It!

    You may have noticed (I hope someone noticed) that I haven’t been posting quite as regularly as usual lately. The reason for this, as I explained in my previous post, is that it’s spring, and I just want to be doing gardening (especially flower) related things. Fortunately, flowers and drawing have, as you saw in my last post, a degree of overlap because flowers just beg to be drawn. Today, I have two more short flower-related drawing videos for you, […]

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  • Drawing: It’s Spring Dang It!

    Drawing: It’s Spring Dang It!

    Yes, it is! It is finally, undeniably spring! And all I really want to do is be outside planting flowers or looking at flowers or thinking about flowers. But, sometimes, no matter how much it’s spring, you’ve got to come inside and . . . draw flowers! So, to get you inspired, here’s a realistic, colored pencil drawing of flowers by Heather Rooney.     Yes, art can fill all your needs. Even those for flowers in the spring. By […]

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  • Sharpie Art Plus . . .

    Sharpie Art Plus . . .

    You love drawing, right? That’s why you’re here. Well, I — obviously — do , too. But what I like just as much as classical pencil or charcoal or even pen and ink drawing is drawing with new media (like Sharpies) and mixing media. And that’s what today’s video is all about. Sharpies, pencils. watercolor effects, lots of good stuff. This is a short, seemingly simple, but it’s really got a wealth of ideas and inspiration for you to use […]

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  • Mega Doodle!

    Mega Doodle!

    No, it’s not a mega doodle in size, but it took the artist four to five hours to complete the doodle. In my book, that makes it mega. (Before you panic: It’s time lapse; the video is only about five minutes long.) At first this doodle looks like a lot of others that are out there: It’s sort of free-hand, and sort of “tangly,” and it has that classical horror vacui going on. But if you watch it closely, you’ll […]

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