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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Month of HAND LETTERING in Doodle Day

Sorry about the blog hiatus but I've been very busy doodling. : ) Doodle Day is still going strong and we are up to 511 members of the online community. Our theme this month was HAND LETTERING. Personally, I had never sat down and really thought about how to approach hand lettering. Sure, I doodled and played with names and words here and loved doing the Notan designs for Doodle Day last year but I really hadn't worked on composition and how the viewers eye will move around the piece (specifically referring to a lettering piece) until this month. I started a new sketchbook just for Hand Lettering and I'm keeping it positive, motivational, and inspiring. I didn't fill the sketchbook this month but I did average more than one doodle per day and I intend to continue to fill this sketchbook with just hand lettering. Here are my doodles from this month...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Month of Insects in Doodle Day

August was A-Z INSECTS in Doodle Day so I've put together my entire alphabet along with the random doodles to fill the last days of the month...

A is for Acrobat Ants

B is for dancing Bees

C is for a Cricket band

D is for Dragonfly (don't actually look like this)

E is for Elephant Beetle (actual bug but I made one cuter)
F is for Firefly

G is for Greenfly

H is for Heliconius Charithonia Butterfly

I is for Insects (I couldn't find any that I wanted so I made some up)

J is for Japanese Beetle

K is for Killer Bee

L is for Leafhoppers
N is for Nut Weevil Beetle
O is for Orange Sulfer Butterfly
P is for Praying Mantis
Q is for Queen Butterfly

R is for Robber Fly

S is for Slug (not an insect) and Stick Bug

T is for Termite
U is for Underwing

V is for Velvet Ant

W is for Wheel Bug (actual bug - just uglier than this)

X is for Xerces Butterfly

Y is for Yellow Tail Moth

Z is for Zebra Swallowtail
and the random doodles that filled the rest of my month...

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