Dear Diary

During my childhood I was obsessed with maintaining a diary but I doubt I kept it for more than a day. I was more paranoid that someone else would read it. Due to this fear, I ended up erasing whatever I wrote. So now, I have no written proof to embarrass myself of my childish immaturity. (:(

More recently (if you compare the time difference to, say the mesozoic era), I caught on this bug again. This time I made it a doodle diary, filling the pages with tiny doodles that depicted various events of my day. They are pretty generic and more artsy than to actually capture memories (obviously). Here are two pages of that journal.

DoodleDiary1

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Figure it out! 🙂

Kthxbye.

Doodle assist

You know that feeling when you start making something with an idea in your mind and it doesn’t work out, but you end up making something else that’s way better that your initial idea? Well, that happened today.

There is this cool instrument/toy that looks like this. I’m not sure what it’s called, though.

DoodleAssist

So you put your pencil in one of those holes and move the “gear” in a circular motion. You continue doing that until the pattern begins to overlap. The farther you are from the center of the gear, the more spread out is the design.

DoodleExamples
Trials

I thought about making paper cut-outs with these but the design was too closely knit and made it frustrating to cut. After damaging two pieces, I started colouring whatever was left of them with a sketch pen. I think it turned out well.

DoodleColoured

It almost looks like it’s been printed. I’d call it a success!

City Skyline

Whenever I see clusters of buildings at night, I try to find patterns in the lights on their floors. It’s like the modern-day city version of joining stars or identifying shapes in clouds.

Why not go a step further and consider them as a continuous blob for you to fill with whatever you fancy?

cityskyline
A5, pen and colour pencils

Inspired by this and another whose link I can not find right now.