Sunday, April 30, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 19 | How To Draw Dory

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 19 | How To Draw Dory | The 100 Day Project

Today I learnt how to draw Dory ๐Ÿณ #FindingDory.


#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 18 | Faces

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 18 | Faces | The 100 Day Project 2017

...just because I wanted try doodling some Faces which was the theme for Week 2 of "52 Week Visual Vocabulary Challenge" by @therevisionguide. Check out the hashtag #52wvv_week2 for all submissions on that week's theme. Inspiration: Pinterest which is turning out to be a treasure trove for new ideas!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 17 | Thumbprint Art Part 3

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 17 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art | The 100 Day Project 2017

Before I return Ed Emberley's book to the library, here is my last attempt at some thumbprint doodling. ๐ŸŒนUntil next time.


Friday, April 28, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 16 | Adventure Begins!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 16 | Adventure Begins! | The 100 Day Project 2017

"Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward." ~ Drew Houston 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 15 | Tintin Book Cover Doodle

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 15 | Tintin Book Cover Doodle | Red Rackham's Treasure, The Adventures of Tintin #12

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 15 | Tintin Book Cover Doodle | Red Rackham's Treasure, The Adventures of Tintin #12

...that moment when you kill two birds in one shot  - read a book (Red Rackham's Treasure, The Adventures of Tintin #12) for #2017readingchallenge and doodle the book cover for #100DaysOfDoodles.


#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 14 | Bunting

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 14 | Bunting | The 100 Day Project 2017

This week's theme: Bunting ๐ŸŽ‰ for "52 Week Visual Vocabulary Challenge" by @therevisionguide. Check out the hashtag #52wvv_week17 for all submissions on this week's theme.๐ŸŒน .


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 13 | Thumbprint Art (The Garden)

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 13 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art (The Garden) | The 100 Day Project

Because I can't get enough of thumbprint art, ๐Ÿ˜„, here is an another one - The Garden. ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ›☘️

Monday, April 24, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 12 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Doodles

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 12 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art | The 100 Day Project

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 12 | Ed Emberley's Thumbprint Art | The 100 Day Project

Last week, when I was in library to pick some Tintin comics, it was by chance I saw this brilliant book by Ed Emberley on thumbprint art. The simplicity of the concept of doodling over a fingerprint fascinated me. I immediately ordered a few stamp pads from amazon and got to work. As you can see, the possibilities are just limitless. From a simple flower to a huge dragon, anything can be converted into fingerprint artwork. Do check out Ed Emberley's books if you would like to explore more. These are especially perfect for kids.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 11 | Sisters are the Best!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 11 | Sisters are the Best! | The 100 Day Project

What an incredible this week turned out to be. It started with wishing my beautiful SIL a very Happy Birthday and now, here I am with a doodle for my little sister.️ She is far away in an another continent and today I am missing her very very much I can't be with her and for now, all I can do is Facetime and relive our childhood memories. Love you Mins. You are my best friend, defender, listener, conspirator, counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.

Image Credit: Doodle 101


Thursday, April 20, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 9 | Because I'm Happy!

(Because I'm happy) Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.. Because I'm happy!! :-) #cantgetthissongoutofmyhead


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 8 | Happy Birthday!!

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 8 | Happy Birthday Doodle | The 100 Day Project 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 8 | Happy Birthday Doodle | The 100 Day Project 2017

Kavita,  every day I pinch myself.. because I feel so lucky to have the nicest, happiest, kindest, smartest, funniest and the most supportive sister in law ever. It has been almost 12 years since you guys drove in a few feet of snow to meet me and gave a teddy bear to instantly cheer me up from staying away from home for the first time. Your family became my family and I never felt alone again. ๐Ÿ˜ BFF means Best Friends Forever but do you know what SBFD means? It means Sister-In-Law but Best Friend in Disguise. Happy birthday #SBFD. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒนSending lots of love from this coast to your coast. ❤ Hope we get to meet again real soon.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 7 | Make Good Art..

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 7 | Continuous line drawing doodling technique by Pam Garrison on Creative Bug

Continuous line drawing is a fun doodling technique which takes away any element of over-thinking or pre-planning. I first saw Pam Garrison demonstrate this on Creative Bug "Creative Doodling" class. It is as simple as - Choose any pattern (loops, lines, squares), never pickup the pen and continue doodling until it forms a border. Then add a contrasting color in the gaps, hand letter a quote in the middle, add glitter etc. Super easy with a beautiful end result.


#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 6 | Happy Monday!

"Happy Monday people! Or as I like to think of it, as pre-pre-pre-pre-Friday!"

Credit: Drawing Cartoons (First Steps) by Mark Heath 


Sunday, April 16, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 5 | Flower Garden

Flower Garden | Which one do you guys like? With colors or without? Swipe right to see other version. Yes, those shadows are intentional as I wanted to capture the warmth of Sunday morning sun rays. I am pleasantly surprised and happy on how well Leuchtturm1917 pages can take all this heavy coloring without bleeding onto the back page. Top notch paper quality, I must say.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 4 | Butterfly Art

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 4 | Butterfly Art | The 100 Day Project 2017

​ "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." ~ Rabindranath Tagore #currentstateofmind


Friday, April 14, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 3 | Cute Expressions Part II

100 Days Of Doodles | Day 3 | Cute Expressions Part II bullet Journal

Imagine my excitement when I realised there was an another video with "30 More Cute Expressions" on Pic Candle YT channel. Here they are sunbathing with my morning cuppa of coffee. :-) Click here for Part I of Cute Expressions post.


#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 2 | Cute Expressions

I doodled these cute facial expressions from a YouTube video on Pic Candle channel. Very pleased on how it turned out to be.

#100DaysOfDoodles So Far:

Day 1


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

#100DaysOfDoodles | Day 1 | Let's Begin!

Did you know "The Too-Many-Passions Problem" is a real thing? I didn't. It is something I am suffering from since past few months. If you closely look at my IG feed, there is no focus on anything particular as I dabble around on a variety of things in my limited free time. The result: an unending list of art projects with no sense of satisfaction. That's why I took a pause and asked myself - What am I really passionate about? Is there only ONE THING I would love to explore/learn the most? The answer - "Doodling & Lettering". I love the creative practice involved and bite-sized happiness I feel at the end. To keep myself accountable to a daily doodling/lettering practice, I am jumping on to the #The100DayProject bandwagon with my #100DaysOfDoodles.

What is 100-day-project? Started by @elleluna, the 100-day-project is like a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of 'making'. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process. Read Elle's interview on The Great Discontent on her incredible journey.

I have to remember: This project is for ME. I am starting it because I want to learn a new skill; because I crave exploration; because I want an escape from a daily mundane life, to a place of creativity. I am so curious to see where this journey takes me. Nothing else will take precedence as it is time to focus on honing one skill - doodling.

Will you follow along this journey?


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Liitle People, Big Dreams | Frida Kahlo

Liitle People, Big Dreams Frida Kahlo

The third book in the "Little People, Big Dreams" series is about Frida Kahlo. I have to say, I had the most fun illustrating with this book cover. Beautiful color pop and written by the fabulous @mariaisabelsanchezvegara

Little People, Big Dreams So Far:
Coco Chanel
Maya Angelou


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bullet Journalling | April Cover Page

Is it April already? Where has the time gone? Didn't we say Happy New Year to each other just yesterday? A new month meaning new pages in my Bullet Journal.