Saturday, 7 March 2009

Bifurcations in pen and ink

Today's (well, yesterday's) doodle in the moleskine (as usual, click on the photo to enlarge it) was brought on by the Illustration Friday prompt Intricate.

Real-life plants can be extremely intricate in their patterns of branching and development.

Does this nonsensical scribble have anything to do with a real-life plant? Absolutely not. Is it intricate? Not especially. It was, however, fun to make.

That's more important than you might think. I've been a bit depressed lately, and it's been a long time since I sat down to doodle just for fun. Maybe this will lead to more doodling just for fun.

I'd like that.

9 comments:

Susan Faye said...

What a lovely end elegant "doodle", particularly considering it is from a slightly depressed and housebound mutterer in search of fun!! The promise of spring and an infusion of vitamin D is what keeps me going...

lauh-ren said...

great idea! this looks like much more than a doodle! great job!

elizabeth said...

I LOVE spirals. This doodles works the page perfectly.

Karly West said...

I want that tree to grow in my backyard!!! I also love your play-doh creations! Those shells are great!!!

Coreopsis said...

Doodling is, indeed, good for the soul. And though you may say it has nothing to do with real plants, the process is the same.

I really like this.

Nicole said...

I love the design!
I have been finding myself doing the same thing as you- just doodling for fun & it's a wonderful help when stuck in a rut.

ruthie said...

love your intricate doodle - love trees too. Doodling is great for lifting the spirit, im still trying to doodle just for fun!

get zapped said...

I love the whimsy in this and how much space it seems to create on a small page...

illustrations by doni said...

this closely resembles the idea i had for a tattoo i'm drawing for my entire back. thanks for the inspiration

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