Thursday, December 2, 2010

New and Old

 It has been a while since I have have completed some doodles...  until know that is!  While some these have been done for some time, others of these are brand new!  I have been busy recently designing some tattoos for some people the first

 This tattoo was designed for my sister-in-law.  There are many different forms of symbolism, from the pea's, to the lady bugs to the dates in the vines.  Can't wait to see finished result!

I was asked by a friend to put together a celtic design including his family initials.  I put together a couple different options for him, and look forward to seeing the tattoo which ever design he chooses.

I drew this eye back in 2008.  Since I work an Eye Department, I was inspired to learn how to draw an eye. Oddly enough I have not drawn an eye since.

This was drawn to be potential logo.  Hopefully it will be able to be used at some point

This is my most current work.  I started it yesterday, and was able to complete it this evening.  I did not doodle anything specific in this doodle.  I think that allows the imagination to see what ever it wants.  The evening while I was sitting at the table with my daughter, she saw watched me working on this doodle and said, "Your doodling daddy?  Your making fires! Your doing a good job daddy!"  I have her approval!

Hope you enjoyed some my recent doodles!   AP

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Megan in Mexico

I know it's been a while since I have posted, and it is with good reason.  You see, I had been working on this doodle for a while, and have had it finished for sometime too.  But the hold up, was that I did this for a good friend and wanted to make sure that she got see it before anyone else saw it. 

You see, I doodled this a dear friend of my wife and mine.  Megan has been one of my wifes dearest and best friends.  She has heard Gods calling to go and become a missionary in Mexico.  So I decided to do this doodle in honor of her new adventure.

This peice is 8.5x11 and done on a 80lbs. drawing paper with a sharpie.

Glad that you like it Megan!  Happy Birthday!

If you would like to read more about how Megans mission is going,feel free to visit her Blog.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Little Girl and a Rose

Recently a friend of mine decided to share his artwork with me.  It was fantastic!  He does his artwork with paper and graphite or charcoal.  It got me thinking that I should explore some new options when it comes to my own art. 

I did this sketch of my daugher.  I think that she was around 6-9 months at the time (now she is almost 23 months.)  This was a free hand drawing with a graphite #2 pencil.  Just your standard pencil. I have never really figured out the whole shading thing, but I am pleased with how this turned out.

The second is a drawing of a Rose.  I saw this technique from my friends portfolio, and thought I would take a stabe at it.  I stared out with a plain white piece of paper and shaded the entire page with a #2 pencil.  Then with an eraser removed the shape of the rose.  Then I preceded to shade with the pencil.  I hope you like it.

I have discovered that #2 pencils are not exactly designed for doing these type of drawings, and have since purchased pencils that are made for drawing.  I hope that you have enjoyed something a little bit different.  I will get some new and differnt style of doodles up soon!

Both sketches were done on 8.5x11 white paper with a #2 pencil

Stay tuned...


brief hiatus

I have been working on some doodles, though I am not finished with any that I can share at this time.

There will be somemore posted soon.  I may share some other sketches that I have been up to recently. since they are finished.  A little change of pace...

Stay tuned....


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tattoo Designs

I have been asked by a few people to come up with some tattoo designs,  Her a a few of the deisgns that I have come up with.  I am not sure if any of these will ever turn into an actual tattoo, but I had a lot of fun doing them.  Take a look!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Face 2

Well not one of my favorites but I thought I should post anyway. I am having a lot of fun trying out new mediums, and have even gotten some pencils to try my hand at sketching. I am not sure what I am going to sketch, but I will figure that out at a later time. For now I will stick to something that I know, and that is paper and sharpie.


6x8 Strathmore Drawing Pad 80lbs with sharpie


Monday, January 11, 2010

A waterfall... again!

Hello everyone!

As you can/will see, or have already figured out by title of this post, I have done another waterfall. I liked the first so much, that it seemed silly not to do another!

8.5x11 on White Linen Resume Paper with black sharpie.

Friday, January 8, 2010


This is a little different post. This one is not done my me, but by my beautiful little 22 month old daughter. This may look like a lot scribbles, but I will assure you that each line , circle, and zigzag was deliberate and precisely added to the paper. As I was watching her doodle this, the expression on here face was one of deep thought and concentration. Before too long she will showing me how to doodle!

8.5x11 white paper with Crayola Crayons and Bic Mechanical pencil


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Something Different

This is a little different type of doodle that I am use to doing. I was given a pad of black paper used mostly more charcoal drawings. I then used a silver sharpie, Much different than the other sharpies that I use. The ink in this Sharpie is more like paint.... Sort of. They are used often time for autographing sports memorabilia.

Well when you put the silver sharpie on the black paper you get this! I have had a lot of fun trying our new things with the artform that I call Line Doodling. I hope you all enjoy, and you will probably see some more balck and silver doodles as the days go by.

12x12 Strathmore 100% cotton paper with silver sharpie.
(note: this is not the entire doodle, as it was too large for my scanner)