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#Shareyoursketch with us on Instagram!

Share your sketch with us! #shareyoursketch on Instagram I love to see how people create. What mediums they like to use~ pencil, pen, ink or paint.I love to see how characters and motifs are developed. I love to see how people come up with ideas and what sparks their imagination. I also love to see all the different variety of lines and textures used.  I think it's a great way to get inspired and learn from others. [caption id="attachment_5256" align="aligncenter" width="560"]{artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketch doodling my surroundings @artisticallyafflicted[/caption]

I am in the business of making motifs. It takes a lot of time doodling and mark making. Time to practice and try new things. I need all the inspiration I can get so thought it would be fun to try and get others to share their work. Here is what is inspiring me lately on #shareyoursketch.

{artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketchHeather Dutton (@hangtight) of Hang Tight Studio shares proof that inspiration can come from anywhere. This quirky character is the result of a blob of coffee spilt on the floor.  Heather is pretty active on Instagram. The next two are also some sketches that Heather shared. {artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketchSome more doodles waiting to get turned into pattern.. {artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketchMary Tanana (@groovity)  of Groovity Designs shares her tropical doodles, a result of her time in Make Art that Sells. I believe these were used for the tropical fusion bloghop which you can see here  - beautiful! {artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketchI love this giraffe all zentangled up shared by Angelica Venegas. (@portallerdepapel). This drawing was done by her daughter Rocio.  Her zentangle work looks fantastic here and has inspired me to try some of my own. {artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketch Here is another zentangle sketch courtesy of Aryanda Septian (@Ariyandaaa) from Indonesia. Her Instagram feed is full of beautiful sketching, shading and lots of portraits. A whole other world I have yet to explore. {artistically afflicted blog} This hipster, shared by Lori Leissner (@leissnerart) just makes me smile. I love his look and his poodle pooch companion. I could see this character developed in so many ways. Lori was in a very loong meeting when she shared this. {artistically afflicted blog} #shareyoursketch Sketches can be in color too! I love this one by Pam Keravuori (@pamkeravuori) created while  hanging at the waterpark with her young daughter. That made me laugh - I first started doodling while spending many an hour at the park with young children in tow. There is lots more color and wonderful type on her feed. {artistically afflicted blog}  - #shareyoursketch Feeling inspired? Come and share your sketch with us then! I will be posting some here on my blog every week so that others can get inspired and make new friends on Instagram. Enjoy your weekend!
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Inspired by...the doodle.

I am a doodler. I have always been a doodler. I will always be a doodler. I dont like to dish the doodle. It gets a bit of a bad rap sometimes. Images of people chatting on the phone, pen in hand doodling on a pad of paper often come to mind when I hear the word "doodle". The dictionary also describes it as drawing or mark making absentmindedly. [caption id="attachment_535" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="a little zen time"][/caption] There can be an art to the doodle though. With a little time, thought on composition and pattern it can be an artistic learning experience.It can be a fun way to experiment with mark and line. It can be  therapeutic. [caption id="attachment_536" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="In my dreams"][/caption] I think of doodling as my zen time. A time that I just sit, draw and let the mind wander. No preconceived notion of anything. No stress over what color to paint beside another.  Just time spent solving the worlds problems one doodle at a time. All it requires is paper and pen. I am not the only one who has taken the doodle from the front of the telephone book into a form of art onto itself....Check out these beautiful drawings 1. garden, 2. Weekly Challenge No 21, 3. William Morris has a Nightmare, 4. under the microscope Need a little creative inspiration for your doodle time. Check out one of my favorite sites, Zentangles, over here This weeks doodle for Illustration Friday - mesmerize
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