Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Doodles Gone Wild

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well and don't mind looking at 'Doodles gone Wild' :)

I recently bought a book by Tracy Bautista, titled, Doodles Unleashed.  I love to Doodle and this book is about practise to take it further and using Doodles with Mixed Media.    At the same time that I'm reading the book I see a gorgeous creation posted by a talented artist, Marja, see her post here, as she is was inspired reading the same book.    So I decided it was time to stop reading about it and start doodling in my Art Journal. 

This is my first try at a 'glam lady'  - inspired by Tracy's outlines but is not the same as hers.   I had so much enjoyment trying out 'doodles unleashed'  but I think it looks like she has an Octopus on top of her head!  My husband who is normally encouraging of anything that I create can only say:  "She only has one eye-Why?"     I don't know, why not?   It's great to 'just do & don't think'.   

I started with a collage using Modge Podge and pieces of designer paper.  I ended up with a line across the page as I didn't smooth it out properly.   You can see some of the design through the Gesso that I used over top.   After Doodling with pigment pens I sprayed with Dylusions inks.  I selected areas with Acrylic & Distress Inks (on my Craft Sheet with water & a brush).  I also used a couple of stencils with Distress Inks.  I finished by highlighting  with a white Gelly Roll pen.  

Here is the cover of Tracy's book

Well that's my Doodles Unleashed for today, thanks for stopping by.


Sophie said...

Das sieht super aus, Shirley und ist dir sehr gut gelungen.
Es gibt soviel zu sehen :-)

Liebe Grüße und Umarmung von Sophie

Rosie said...

Wow, that's gorgeous, Shirley

froebelsternchen said...

I love your "one eye octuous on head glam girl"""She is AMAZING!

you did it fab..
I enjoyed a Tracy Bautista free strathmore course and bought this book in german language too... in german: DOODLE DESIGN ...
but I tried two faces after reading and watching the course videos.. and they both looked so stupid to me ...

but though after all my girl desaster I am inspired by Tracy and I really adore her tips and designs...

and husbands of artsy women all over the world seem to be the

I did my first faces in Mixed Media 2 years ago -very inspired and with the help of the book taking flight - KELLY Ray Roberts ..
and my first face.. I was so proud of it husbad saw..
he smiled and told me that the neck is much too long in his mind..
and as he than saw the girls by Kelly Rae Roberst in thge book ..he said:

oh ---now it´s clear... you made it like them ... they all have long necks!


Ever since this I always try to give not too long necks to all the faces I do!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wowza! I am stunned by your glam girl Shirley! I love the colors and your creative doodling!Love the colors and well everything about this !!!!!
have a fab day!

Julia S-W said...

Wow, so fabulous Shirley! Love it all.

Paula (PEP) said...

Well, she's got another eye but it's under her fringe. I rather like her & especially the way you've created all the texture in the page. The mauve spots at the top balance the mauve at the base beautifully too.
Paula (PEP)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your husband's comment made me laugh out loud, Shirley! I rather like your doodled lady, love the colors and her peaceful smile. Rather like the Mona Lisa, perhaps?

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

YYYEEEESSSSThis is fantastic Shirley you have done it. And it is great work my dear. Very very stunning and beautiful.
love your drawing and doodles. Indeed your husband's cooment made me also laugh and this comment is so recognisable. My husband can did it haha.
I see firward to the next one. Thanks for linking me.
Lovely greet and big hug

Patricia said...

Love the doodles and colouring!
GREAT work Shirley!
Greetz Patricia

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw Shirley love your design and colors a lot!! Very pretty page for your art journal!!


Felicie said...

Wow This page is absolutely stunning Shirley.It is a real piece of art.I love it a lot.

Rossella said...

Wow, Shirley, what amazing doodles, I love the details in your piece.
Rosie x

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely image and design Shirley!

Elaine said...

Well done for getting started, I keep finding excuses to put off starting my art journalling, tidying my craft space, making an art journalling tool kit, reading the books again. This is great, bright colours and there are no rules about what eyes, hair and necks should look like, I think this is a great start. Elaine x

Karin said...

wow this looks great, love it!
Groetjes Karin x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow I love your doodles Shirley. The colours are great and the stencilling. Hope your weather is still warming up.

Sue x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love that funny crazy page very much, the doodling,colors, the background, the whole design is fabulous. Really an unique masterpiece. I hope to see more:-)
xox Anja

Darnell said...

Well, there you are. Everyone has an element and you are so obviously in yours, Shirley!! If I had my way you would stop using other people's stamps and just draw your own images!! (And I still think you should sell your art to be made into stamps!) You have incredible talent!!

Eileen said...

Ooooo this is brilliant ! ... Great work here Shirley.
fab book too! She really inspired you!
E xx

Gerrina said...

Perfect doodling. Great result and fine colours! Thanks for your lovely comment; I´m still blushing... Hugs, Gerrina

chrissie said...

Wonderful artwork and marvelous colours. The one eye makes her look more interesting I think.

Love Chrissie xx

Janny Jager said...

This is fabulous Shirley.
Love your dooodles very very much.
Greetings Janny

Miranda said...

You really did have fun creating this lady! She looks great and colourful! The remark about your hubby made me smile! Keep on going with the fantasywork! lovely, warm greet Mirandaxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

AMAZING artwork Shirley, great it in total...
Pinned it already.

kind regards, Alie :-)

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wow. great artwork. Greetings Janny

Ryn Tanaka said...

haha! Your husband's comment made me laugh too! I liked your response :) I'm glad that you decided to post this. She's lovely and deserves to be seen. Hugs!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
This is really excellent artwork! I love this, she is very interesting and intriguing and I think the one eye is truly interesting! You manage to capture something special in your artwork, it is truly well done! Terrific colours too, just love them! she is a true "glam lady"!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Anneke said...

I own Tracy's book myself, never did something with it. Have to change this :) Wow, great page, love your doodled face!