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More Quick Doodles

Another coupla quick doodles in watercolor, featuring turtles...

Balthazar Disdains The Lemon
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/10396432/

Turtles in Love (as predicted by Joseph Campbell)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/10451654/


It's not high art, and certainly nowhere near the top of my skill level, but I enjoy doing these little noxiously cute (and occasionally disturbing) doodles anyway. I suppose it's natural for artists to feel guilty when they do things that aren't Mega Complex Art Of Doom--we get the whole "If you're not challenging yourself with every single painting, you're a stunted stagnating hack!" thing beat into us at an early stage. But I've been finding that a lot of my ideas are just dumb, cute, weird things, and almost need a quick and silly handling. So I alternate the big, complicated acrylics with the little cute doodles. And I enjoy it! And people seem to like 'em! And they sell really fast! And I should stop feeling guilty! It's okay to do art for fun sometimes!

And besides, as we all know, cute is the new shocking.

breeden
ursulav

More Quick Doodles

Another coupla quick doodles in watercolor, featuring turtles…

Balthazar Disdains The Lemon
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/10396432/

Turtles in Love (as predicted by Joseph Campbell)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/10451654/

It’s not high art, and certainly nowhere near the top of my skill level, but I enjoy doing these little noxiously cute (and occasionally disturbing) doodles anyway. I suppose it’s natural for artists to feel guilty when they do things that aren’t Mega Complex Art Of Doom–we get the whole “If you’re not challenging yourself with every single painting, you’re a stunted stagnating hack!” thing beat into us at an early stage. But I’ve been finding that a lot of my ideas are just dumb, cute, weird things, and almost need a quick and silly handling. So I alternate the big, complicated acrylics with the little cute doodles. And I enjoy it! And people seem to like ‘em! And they sell really fast! And I should stop feeling guilty! It’s okay to do art for fun sometimes!

And besides, as we all know, cute is the new shocking.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


breeden
ursulav

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I sing of the berserkers, beloved of the skalds and songsmiths, the great warriors of Thor's domain, smashers of Jotunheim, doers of deeds, wearers of weaselskins! Fearless in fighting, ruthless in raids, fleet of foot and fat of form, the brave berserk, the war-hardened servants of the war-god, the great Battle Hamsters of the North!

http://yerf.com/vernursu/battlehamsters.jpg

(Okay, it's doggerel. There's a reason you don't hear me complaining about all these jobs as a Viking bard falling in my lap.)

breeden
ursulav

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I sing of the berserkers, beloved of the skalds and songsmiths, the great warriors of Thor’s domain, smashers of Jotunheim, doers of deeds, wearers of weaselskins! Fearless in fighting, ruthless in raids, fleet of foot and fat of form, the brave berserk, the war-hardened servants of the war-god, the great Battle Hamsters of the North!

http://yerf.com/vernursu/battlehamsters.jpg

(Okay, it’s doggerel. There’s a reason you don’t hear me complaining about all these jobs as a Viking bard falling in my lap.)

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.