It's Spring. I am jumping the gun on it, but there were trilliums blooming in Forest Park yesterday. Trilliums equal spring around here. This doodle is springlike, flowers and leaves bursting out all over.
Two doodles this time because I got busy. No chit chat because I am completely braindead from beating my brains out dealing with this elderly computer. So enjoy them for what they are with no commentary from me.
Long ago, there were 10 suns. Each day, the sky goddess would choose one to drive across the sky in her chariot. The other nine suns would play all day. One day, all the suns decided to go up together and the heat of all of them together was so strong that it caused a terrible drought. A great archer was given 10 magical arrows to shoot them out of the sky. According to the story, the only reason that we don't live in perpetual darkness, is that someone stole one of the arrows.
Usually, I call these medallions stars, but its February. I live in Oregon. I need some proof that someone really did steal one of those arrows and the sun is still up there.
There is something about this doodle that reminds me of clockworks. I did a brief google search for clockworks, and, in the links I clicked anyway, most of them were by religious men, pastors and proselytizers. I thought about why this could be and can only come up with this question: Is the link between clocks and religion an orderly universe?
Anyway, I like this doodle because of a couple of oddments. There are several rectangular elements scattered around. In the upper right corner, those chicken scratches are measurements for something, but I don't remember what it is, and there is a mistake. A big fat mistake. I don't make them often, even though I do work in ink. I could have photoshopped it out, but where's the fun in that?
(this image is from headlikeclockwork . I liked the story and wonder where the writer is from.)
Disappearing circles! Everything squeezing in towards the midline in this doodle, interlocking and compressing. I think the composition is slightly off, but I do not sketch these things out in advance, so its to be expected. I like the medallions and its been quite awhile since I have made any half circles.
Its freezing here, I had a slippery run this morning. Half circles on a weather map mean warm fronts. Maybe I am dreaming...
Merry Happy whatever you celebrate this holiday season! Call these stars to shine on you, or snowflakes to fall softly, or flowers strewn across your path. Whatever they are, let them lead you into a joyour new year!
This doodle is interesting because of the interlocking elements in the pattern. I like the strong diagonal movement towards the upper right, but there is something a bit awkward about the placement of the medallions in this doodle. I am not sure what it is, or what I would move, I have stared at it awhile, but I can't figure it out.
So everything is screwed up, except this doodle, which is quite nice. I haven't been posting because my tolerance for crashing computers is really low. Liked this doodle enough to carry on and bring it to you despite the cursing and stomping required to make it happen. I hope you like it too.