Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - student project


I've always doodled since my childhood. I always thought these are somewhat not good enough, not a real art, cheap, not worth exploring any further. But now I want to see if I can change my doodle into something more interesting by spending more time on them and exploring them deeper.

 

Day 1. After spending time in front of blank paper for a long time, I finally started to draw.

My accountability partner thought this drawing was awesome and I was really surprised and pleased, but now I'm worried that the following days' drawings can be better than the first day and can meet her expectations. 

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 1 - student project

Day2

I had an image of a woman's hair turning into flames. I really wanted to use traditional Japanese orange-red ink and ink pen for the hair, but I didn't have those, so I decided to draw all in black pen and then see if I can change the hair digitally to make it closer to the image I had in mind. I spent way more than aimed 30min as a result, but I really enjoyed the process. My accountability partner advised me to put the signature for each piece, one reason being so that I can finish off a piece and not keep drawing to make it perfect.

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 2 - student project

 Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 3 - student project

Day 3

I had an image in my head which was not very clear but I started to draw anyway to take a risk and see how this is going to come out. I was not happy how it turned out and almost quit half way but kept going. I still didn't like the end result but trying to see what I could learn from this experience. I was surprised that the people I showed this drawing liked it very much, and was happy that I kept going and shared, and told myself to stop being so critical of my work.

 Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 4 - student project

 

Day 4,5,6

I kept reading the PDF and encouraged myself. I did't realise 7days challenge was going to be so..challenging! I couldn't stop at 20min, and  wanted to keep drawing. For some drawings I had to fight my self-criticism voice during it. My accountability partner says the styles of the works are so different to each other, it might make people confused with what I want to do. I agree but not sure what to do except to keep drawing.

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 5 - student project

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 6 - student project

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 7 - student project

Day 7

For this final work I just took it easy and just enjoyed drawing with warm gratitude. I learned so much from this course and I will keep going back to the PDF supplied. Thank you so much for the fantastic course. It pushed me to open Instagram account which I put if off for a long time. Now I'm overwhelmed again with sea of people and illustrations on IG. Need to go back to see the Ohn Mar's PDF again!

https://www.instagram.com/emi.yoshitome/

 

Trial to see my daily doodle can turn into something more than doodle - image 8 - student project

Emi Yoshitome
Japanese artist in Melbourne Australia