Bell-headed Sailor Toon

I doodle a heckuva lot more than I draw and paint.  And I NEVER doodle in my sketchbook, which is EXACTLY where all this kind of thing should happen.  I’ve mentioned it before, but there’s this phobia I have of putting something in a sketchbook, or on a blank piece of paper, or on a canvas, and messing it up.  Regular ol’ notebook paper, napkins, cardboard, business cards?  No problem at all.  I’ll just drop ink and graphite all over the damned place.  That’s what this was…

This is a scanned version, and if you look carefully enough you can see the faintest hints of the lines in the paper.  It was drawn on a 8 1/2″ x 11″ canary legal pad, but I scanned it in black-and-white, then erased as much of the lines as I could with Sketchbook Pro.

Anyway, what I should do is do more of this in the Moleskine sketchbook.  Gotta conquer my fear of dorkin’ up a page in that damned notebook.  Heaven help me!


4 thoughts on “Bell-headed Sailor Toon

  1. Danielle

    I love doodling, and I’ve had to make a conscious effort to doodle in a sketchbook. Doodles are such a gold mine for spontaneous inspiration. This character is so well developed for a doodle!

    1. msayers Post author

      Thanks Danielle! Maybe “doodle” isn’t a good word? Here’s what happened:

      I’m joined at the hip with a guy here to do a software install, and it isn’t going well at all. So I’m sitting around with not much else to do ’cause he’s on my computer. I start drawing this guys head, then the shirt… on, and on. I would’ve broke out the colored pencils if I thought I could’ve gotten away with it. 🙂

      Checked your blog out, too! Good stuff! Very talented, you are.


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