Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Lost in a Doodle

Sometimes you'll be amazed of what you might create from a doodle. I chose to start at a corner, then continue adding more and more element. No need to rush, you may stop anytime, and resume anytime...or anywhere. All you need to do is let yourself submerged and lost in a doodle. The above illos is the doodle I made yesterday. The colored version is achieved by a simple tweak (enhanced hue, contrast and saturation). The original looks a bit dull and pale.

While sitting in the car last night, I continue scribbling on the empty spaces. This morning I proceed with the coloring (arrived so early at the office today) and....


Finished : 13 x 18 cm on a yellowish acid free paper (original)

...Hm, how about a boost in contrast and saturation?

Okay, try to create your own "lost-in-a-doodle". Let me know when you finished posting it. I will link your post to this entry.


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nindya said...

nice to meet you.. and nice to read your blog too. I like the picture..

phatelara said...

I love this illo, so pretty! Maybe nanti nak cuba buat jugak. Have to go and buy drawing paper. :D

Faisal Admar said...

Oh my God! This is incredible. You're so talented. I love all your painting. This is something new to me. Seems like you have lots of time to spare :)

pReciOus shaRihaNa iLesOr said...

sy slalu kagum ngn org yg terer melukis nie.


mangosteenskin said...

halo nindya.
makasih ya kerna mampir. nice to meet u too.

hi debbie,
yeah let's doodle!

hi faisal,
thanks for your support. hehe. hm, mmg kalau di pejabat saya selalu guna lunch hour utk melukis atau mengukir stamp. waktu petang pun masih ada masa sebab hubby selalu habis kerja lambat. kdg2 saya guna masa menunggu di dalam kereta untuk melukis atau mengukir stamp juga. Macam doodle ini, mengambil masa dua hari untuk siap, padahal kecil saja. sebab itulah akhir2 ini saya selalu buat ATC saja dan guna warna pensil sebab lebih handy.

Faisal Admar said...

Lol better than me. Saya akan ambil 1 bulan kot untuk siapkan lukisan begini. So, tak lunch lah? :)

mangosteenskin said...

makan biasa x teratur. kdg awal2 dah brunch. kdg petang br lunch, kdg skip lunch.

remain.anonymous said...

wahhh.. nice details mango. gorgeous work. :D There is Rafflesia right? On the left top. hehe. I hope.


mangosteenskin said...

err...no intention of drawing rafflesia. but since u mentioned it...ya, looks like a rafflesia though.

nampak daun tarap? haha!

AbGJaS said...

Hi Mangosteenskin,
Apa nama tu? Illo? Doodle? Never knew of that...

So meticolous lah the drawing, i'm lost in hundreds of lines and curves, but i could still notice that pretty lady there. Well done!

phatelara said...

Hi Kak Mangosteenskin,

Thanks for doing my survey. I had to edit the questions because it didn't give me the info I need. Can you please kindly redo the survey? I'd appreciate it very much! Thanks!

Emila Yusof said...

Cool! This is pretty! Love this!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

wow, lots of detail, very abstract too! Just Beautiful! Talented!

rizal said...

excellent!!.. hope that single word says it all. :)

Shinade said...

Wow this is really cool. I like it very much.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday and leaving a comment.

For some reason your EC won't load. We are stopping for lunch and a shower.

I will try again later.:-)

mangosteenskin said...

helo abgjas,
thanks...i thought u didn't notice me. lol!

hi debbie,
i can't to see ur doodle. got ur drawing paper already? will find time to do the survey again okay.

hi kak emila,
glad u think it's cool. hehe. my fingers and muscles are aching for the illo. but i had fun, would like to do more doodle after this.

hi mayy,
thank u. i'm so happy to see u here. i love ur illos and sketch!

hi rizal,
if u setting up a "busy-doodle-club", i hope i'm eligible to become a member now. haha!

hi shinade,
thank you. hope u enjoy ur stay here. do come again. happy blogging!

antown said...

doodle itu apa mbak? saya belum ngerti. tapi gambarnya look pretty

Norazihan said...

Cantik. Wish I can do it, let alone do it easily... :)

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Ashley Hoffmann said...

this is so incredible!!! <3 it!!!