I've always felt that I was just "average" when it came to drawing. Which is probably why when I was in college I switched my major from illustration to design. I'm not really one of those people who can sit and sketch for hours. I am more akin to drawing when the mood strikes, or when I am frustrated from sitting in front of the computer all day. Which is good I guess. Variety is the spice of life! So when the opportunity to participate in my first doodle swap came up, I jumped (ok, pushed) at the chance. I figured it would be a fun test for myself. I broke out my set of watercolor pencils for their first use. (Yes, first use!) Once I got into the groove, it reminded me of my freshman drawing class in college, and doing these quick ink wash studies.
At first I was sort of worried my little doodles would, well...look like crap in comparison to everyone else in my group. But then I remembered..hey, these are just doodles. They are supposed to be fun, unrestricted...whimsical. Whatever. I was quite satisfied at the end result. They had the lost, sad, forlorn edge I was going for. You can check out the rest of the bears here, on flickr.
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