Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Creative Doodling and Looking Back

 
 
I have been admiring this book for several months now whenever I visit Michael's Arts and Crafts store. The book Creative Doodling and Beyond is filled with inspiring prompts and exercises to get your creative juices flowing.
 
 
 

 
 
So I decided to finally get this book since I always want look at it in the store. I thought it would be a good fun exercise to follow along with.
 
 
 
 
 
A few days ago I was looking through my old sketchbook from college. I attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. I love looking back to see what my work looked like when I was starting just starting out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
In high school I actually was more interested in drawing photo realist art, but when I went to art school, I started to make more cartoon art. We had a some students that would go on to work for places like Hallmark, American Greeting, and a few friends went to work for Dayspring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doubting Peter
 
 
When I finished art school, I actually went back to a more realistic subject matter when I exhibited at a lot of festivals and galleries back then. 
 
 
 
 
 
Then eventually after having kids, I went back to a more whimsical style of art. So you can see I have gone all over the place.
 
I'll show you some more of the exercises I am doing in my new book soon.

7 comments:

sammysgrammy said...

Interesting zigzag trail of doodles in your history. It tells a story.

Judy Russi said...

Interesting how we change our focus.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I think it is good to try all different styles until you find the real you!

May Chiu said...

Love your doodles. They're very fun!

May
http://www.lavieenmay.blogspot.com

Rea T said...

you are very talented mechelle...i could not even draw a perfect circle! lol!

thanks for stopping by at my blog♥

Anne K. said...

Hello Mechelle, thanks for stopping by and linking up at FUn Friday Blog Hop. Following you on GFC :)

Anne @ The Pink Momma

TJ Foster said...

I can relate to the story of your art evolution, thanks for sharing! (now I don't feel like such a lone ranger in this world!) I'm gonna have to check out that book at Michaels too, it looks like a good one!