Wednesday, May 25, 2005

And now for something completely different


I have been so busy commuting to and from work, being a dad and husband the past few days, I haven't had time to work on Captain Chris since Monday night. I hope to get back to it, and hopefully finish it this weekend. In the meantime, I thought I would share something I have been having fun with lately. Meeting Doodles!

At my day job I attend a lot of meetings. I just can't seem to keep my hand off my notepad while the meeting is going on. I'm paying attention to what's going on, but the doodles seem to find their way onto the page while I am talking/listening. Sometimes they are sketches of people in the room, and sometimes they are just made up.

But to make it more fun, I have started to scan my doodles into my Mac and then print them out on water color paper. The I go at them with water colors and a bush. You can enjoy a little series of them by
clicking here.

It's quick and satisfying.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Your doodles are so much nicer than mine, which always seem to be great curving architectural THINGS around words on the page -- sheesh! I like the idea of scanning doodles out on watercolor paper for painting, though. Very original! ... and Batman? really? what was THAT meeting about? :-)

Sheila Hudson said...

Your doodles are wonderful, full of character and just plain fun. I think that is an excellent way to use time at meetings ;-)

Laura said...

You're fun, I bet!And resourceful. Great doodles and great recycling of them!

Chuck Rose said...

Thanks you guys. I try to be fun. And resourceful. When you're discussing content management systems, project LOEs and content aggregation you HAVE to do something!!!

:o)

And I have no idea what was going on during the "Batman" meeting.

Carolyn said...

OMG Chuck, I LOVE your meeting doodles! Although I am rarely in a meeting at work I will have to find some other opportunities to do this! It could be a fun way to practice with watercolors in a spontaneous and non-intimidating way. I'm sure from what you have seen of MY stuff, I LOVE characters and yours are just wonderful. It's fun to see this side of your work.

BTW, not much studious drawing on my end this week, but that's ok, I've still made some time to draw and journal. No 3-day weekend for me: retail blows!

janey said...

I don't think my doodles would do well at meetings so I'm a solitary desk doodler. Your doodles are wonderful (actually all your work is wonderful). I'll be back for more.

Chuck Rose said...

Well janey, the trick is to look like you are taking very serious notes while you are doodling and make eveyone think that what they are saying is so important that you must jot down their every word.

The hard part is you still have to pay attention in case you are called on to answer a queston or something...