Hiya! I’ve been doodling every day, but forgetting to post them to my site every day. Oopers!
Here we are.
This is little Liam Joel. He’s got Leukemia right now. He happens to have a mutant gene which makes one of his chemo treatments difficult to take. He happens to loves Ninja Turtles and wants to be one when he grows up. I figure, with the mutant gene, he’s half way there already.
The sketch was my doodle. Then I coloured it and sent it off to his family.
I’m doodling something every day. Low pressure, lots of crap. But something every day. Doodle-a-Day. This is my roommate, Janice. This drawing actually looks nothing like Janice, because I was on the train when I did it and also realized we never really see each other enough for me to draw her from memory. But I hope it’s caught some of her essence and general badassness.
I have a friend named Brad Ferguson. He directs YTV hits such as Almost Naked Animals and Numb Chucks. If it’s got screaming and slap stick, he’s on it!
He recently got me to start rebuilding a habit I’d lost somewhere between teenagehood and adulthood.
“Doodle-a-Day” is a practice I want to see all of my animator friends start now. Who cares if you don’t like it. It’s practice. It’s reestablishing a habit that used to come naturally. When we animate for a living it’s easy to forget we haven’t really drawn for a month. Let’s get back to our roots!!
I also encourage my writer friends to write something every day, my musician friends to create music every day, and my theologian friends to study a verse every day.
This also serves for me, personally, as a practice in not being anxious about perfection. We need to just make. One crappy drawing can lead to an idea for a better drawing.
And even if you don’t post pictures to the internet of your doodle-a-day, at the very least, don’t throw it away. What you think is bad today may just take time and fresh eyes.
I’m posting the doodles-a-day that I’ve been putting up on facebook so far. And I’ll be adding more.
It only takes 21 days to form a habit. Now go doodle!!