I Merge 100s Of Smaller Doodles Into Larger Illustrations
I am a Cape Town-based artist and freelance Graphic Designer.
After years of throwing away old notebooks used for to-do lists and client briefs, I realized that there were pages full of creative ideas I had unconsciously drawn while either speaking to someone on the phone, trying to work out the best color combination for corporate identity, or wondering what to have for dinner.
I decided to keep a notebook and scan in all the pages to see what could be made with these drawing ideas. After the first notebook containing 200 A4 pages of little scribbles, some cool drawings, and odd-looking faces had been scanned, I started compiling these individual elements into a greater picture, but quickly realized that there were so many different textures and densities to these intricate drawings that they can be used as “brush strokes” to create depth and bring some definition to unique artwork.
I also started creating the bigger doodles directly onto paper as commissions for clients using pencil and then ink for the final product. This has been an interesting experience, as of now the detailed drawings are more thought through and not as organic, but both versions have their place.
More info: doodlesbyq.com
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