Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fanciful Doodle

I got back from a trip to the coast and after recovering from salt air and sun decided to sit down in front of the TV and see where my pen would take me.  It was just supposed to be nothing much but once I had finished I thought it was kind of fun and decided to share it.

"Fanciful Doodle" in original colors

"Fanciful Doodle" antiqued

Happy Day to all!
Karen Anne

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Latest Illustration

My latest illustration was inspired by a photo taken by John A. Anderson of "Fool Bull" in or around 1900, (Tatanko Witko 1844 - 1909).  Fool Bull was a medicine man among the Brule Sioux.  I was especially taken by his "Shield of Many Feathers" and the following drawing is the result of what I call my Fool Bull inspiration ...

"Inspired by Fool Bull and His Shield of Many Feathers" 

I am not a portrait artist, so this is not a factual depiction of "Fool Bull".  But, he seems to be a man who has inspired many an artist, myself among them.

Thank you for taking the time to look.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Reaching For The Unknown"

I have applied doodle patterns to my ACEO's and thought I'd like to try my hand at a larger scale illustration using this technique.  An idea came to me on Sunday, but I needed to pick up some art supplies to do it.  So on Monday, after my jaunt to the Art Supply Store, I sat down and started an 8-1/2" X 11" drawing.  This afternoon, Wednesday, I finally completed my attempt which I have titled:

"Reaching For The Unknown"

I think she turned out rather well, what do you think?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Girl With Many Feathers"

Today I was watching the little hummingbird outside our front room window, out of nowhere came the thought "Feathers"!  Then I saw an oval with feathers flowing around, so I sat down and started a new ACEO.  After several hours I am happy to show you.......

"Girl With Many Feathers"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Two More Doodles!

I am really having fun with this doodle technique!  I finished one last night and woke up today, Jim said "Look, the Hummingbird is back...".  Well, dang ... he just gave me a new idea for another ACEO!  These are my last two for a couple of days, have to get ready for a show this weekend.

"Around N Around"

"The Hummer"

Til my next drawing, 
Karen Anne

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's A Grand Day For A New Design!

I awoke this morning with butterflies on my mind, Monarch Butterflies in particular.  Then I had this grand idea to combine 2 ovals with a butterfly!  The result is "The Merry Monarch"!  Hope you like her ...

Hope your day is a grand one!
Karen Anne

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last ACEO Balloon Drawing for the Day!

I think I am becoming addicted to doodling on ACEO's!   Here is my final design for today .....

"The Girl In The Heart Shaped Balloon"

New Doodle!!!!

I'm finding I really like Doodle Art ... it is so much fun and you never know quite how your creation will turn out.   Here is my latest ACEO Original .....

"Dragon Fly In A Balloon"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Something Different ....

Hi All!

I am trying my hand at doodling .... I've seen so many wonderful ZenDoodles lately that I just wanted to try out my hand at it ... Please, let me know what you think about my first attempt ....

I've titled this attempt "Doodle Balloons"