Cat, Now! – Music-book Doodles 2022

Hyper-vigilant of all the social trends and political attacks in this world of 250k daily datapoint attacks on the average simple soul, this cat has camouflaged itself in modern-minimalist designs to both blend-in and stand out; fully aware of the near impossibility of surviving every day without offending someone who might misconstrue its very presence … Continue reading Cat, Now! – Music-book Doodles 2022

Overheard Gossip – Music-book Doodles 2022

I'm not saying everyone is like this, but gossip does seem to attract ones attention quite easily. For me, I find myself engaged in an elaborate inner dialogue, an elaboration of the snippet of story I've overheard. I think to myself, I'm allowing an intellectual pursuit and creative adventure when elaborating the backstory and imagined … Continue reading Overheard Gossip – Music-book Doodles 2022

Best In Show – Music-book Doodles 2022

If you ever have the opportunity to watch a dog show, or better yet, the movie Best in Show, you will wonder if you've just witnessed the pinnacle of human absurdity. This is the inspiration for the colour choices on this derivative on my earlier "Angular Dog". The solid blue background is a wonderful complimentary … Continue reading Best In Show – Music-book Doodles 2022

Gratitude – Music-book Doodles 2022

The words on the top of the picture: "Notre Pere" is Our father in French. I'm always grateful to my father for igniting the artistic spark in me. The elephant symbolizes grace, strength, memory and gratitude to me... When making art, one must allow themselves grace to. explore materials and make mistakes; strength to allow … Continue reading Gratitude – Music-book Doodles 2022

Discombobulated – Music-book Doodles 2022

I'm sure I took this idea from another artist I saw on Pinterest during one of many "weird animal drawings" searches. The colours and dimensions might have been changed from the original, but the disconnected bird-head floating far in front of the non-bird-body feels familiar. The strange, nowhere, dreamlike atmosphere of the composition is only … Continue reading Discombobulated – Music-book Doodles 2022

Angular Dog – Music-book Doodles 2022

The matter-of-factness of some animals hits me right in the funny bone. y cats and dog all stop at odd noises and make the funniest faces. I hoped to capture that funny, curious, inquiring face in this illustration. The angular lines are meant to depict the rigid and sudden stance taken by my pets when … Continue reading Angular Dog – Music-book Doodles 2022

Simple Beauty – Music-book Doodles 2022

Maybe she's not perfect, but she is beautiful. What makes her beautiful to me, I will keep to myself. I think all judgements of beauty are completely and should be completely subjective. In my experience, it isn't the individual features that dictate beauty, but rather how they interact and the way a person's mannerisms act … Continue reading Simple Beauty – Music-book Doodles 2022

Purple Cow – Music-book Doodles 2022

The tail brings it all together... it moves and allows the calmness of the cow's face as it looks across the field at us to come through. The colours are wonderfully complimentary and I would love to see the world in these exact t colours. The outlines on the cow both give it volume and … Continue reading Purple Cow – Music-book Doodles 2022

Inquisitiveness – Music-book Doodles 2022

The look, the gaze, the pose of this character is curious. What is it looking at? he subject is mysterious, almost ancient Egyptian, but with a strangely modern twist... the striped shirt. The white-ish slab behind the figure adds to the hieroglyphic feel. The contradictions in the composition, including the music notes behind the figure, … Continue reading Inquisitiveness – Music-book Doodles 2022

Foolish Mind – Music-book Doodles 2022

The fool is a wonderful character to play with... they are full of drama, intrigue, deceit, and secrets... all hiding under their humorous facade. They hold tremendous power, but never the opportunity to use it. Remarkably dispensable in all social situations. Perhaps feared as they are always present and seem to be listening when people … Continue reading Foolish Mind – Music-book Doodles 2022