I read an article about an artist called Tim Youd – who types out copies of books on one piece of paper. He over writes each page putting it back into a type writer to create texture and tone and abstract pieces . I really liked the idea of these so I am doing my own over doodle – drawing on the same piece of paper for a week
Day 1- I started with something simple to leave lots of space to draw over
Day 2 ( with the start of day 3 ………) it was interesting how quickly I wanted to add a darker line into the design to differentiate from one day to the next
Day 3 – I couldn’t resist using the lines from the last few days to accentuate parts of the design today – I.e drawing into the flower bottom right using the lines in the page from day 2
Day 4 – I am having to draw intuitively because it is begining to be difficult to see where I am going – I feel like I cheated because I out lined the flower I drew today to make it stand out. I know I am going to end up with a black inky page but – I found I wanted to establish where I took my pen for a walk today
Day 5 – I managed to use a slightly thinner pen by accident today and I told my self- no straight lines – the drawing is having to be intuitive and looser because I cannot always see what I am doing- I didn’t like it yesterday – to day I do – interesting to be making something that is not necessarily into asthetics , not thinking about composition , tone , line quality , depth etc .
Day 6 – I liked my end layer yesterday. I decided to keep the technique of drawing in a looser manner. I like it when something like this exercise which can seem quite randomn at the begining developes a skill or an idea- so I ‘scumbked’ over the top for today’s layer – starting in a small circle and then moving out – which follows the idea of the other days
I enjoyed doing it so much that I decided to add the technique to some of my travelling doodles – I like the effect of the looser technique over the top of my tight cross hatching