Friday, 23 February 2018

Paint Party Friday - Going Big

Where did that week go? 

Is it really Friday already?

This week has flown by. It is true what they say; time does go  quicker the older one gets. It doesn't seem like it was seven days ago that I was posting for PPF.  

I finished my daily doodle challenge almost with a sigh of relief. Doing the artwork was not a problem, but blogging every day does encroach on time that could be spent getting more drawing completed. 

I was getting a bit bored drawing in my smallish sketch books, so I decided to jump in and try something a bit bigger. The drawing below is on an A3 sketchbook I found sitting on a shelf. I found that working in this bigger format allowed me to be more expressive with my line work. 

Hope you like it.

Have a great PPF and a super weekend.     







This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful doodle. I always work in A3 size, and much prefer it to smaller formats. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi, Valerie. It made a change to work a bit bigger. The biggest I've ever worked is A4, but I really enjoyed this and will be doing more in this size.

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  2. This is so beautiful and has such melodic patterns! Right away as I gaze at it..I can see swirls of monarch caterpillars and pupas and partial wings... all colliding across the page..like a metamorphosis in motion! Amazing! It feels very nature-esque to me and full of creation!
    Wildly beautiful work!
    Happy PPF
    Victoria #19

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    1. Hi, Victoria, and thank you for your kind comment. I do take a lot of inspiration from nature. I love the patterns in nature and also it's wildness.

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  3. Beautifully detailed drawing John...you are in your element!

    Happy PPF 💮

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    1. Hi, Jan. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment.

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  4. Great doodling John, I love to work with ink and A3 paper, although I haven't done that for quite a while. I used to find it so relaxing.
    Happy PPF to you :D

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    1. Hi, Nessie. Thank you visiting and for commenting. It was great and quite exciting to work on this size of paper.

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  5. this is brilliant John! There is such a nice flow and balance to your drawing. Happy PPF!

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you for commenting. Glad you like it.

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  6. It seems you've had a good time making your larger work. I find it harder to work that large, but it all depends on the subject, I think.

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    1. Thank you, Laila, for visiting and for commenting. Very much appreciated.

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  7. Amazing doodling as always. Yes, time has wings 😃
    Happy weekend ♥

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    1. Hi, sirkkis. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  8. Fantastic! It looks so cool and has such a fun design aesthetic. Love it!

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    1. Hi, Sal. Thank you for your comment. Glad you like it.

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  9. I DOOOO like. Your art just amazes me. You create so much detail that brings depth. Thank you for your comments. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. I'm having great fun doing these. At the moment I feel like I never want to stop.

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  10. You keep getting better and better at these doodles, John. It is a pleasure to see them every week at PPF.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Faye, and thank you for your kind comment.

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  11. Wow, A3 is quite a big size to fill up with doodles! You did a great job. I keep seeing little faces in your doodles :-)

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    1. Hi, denthe. Thank you for commenting. A lot of the pleasure I get from doodling is in just creating shapes and seeing how they develop. I'm sure there are a few faces in there.

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  12. It’s really great John...and yep...I am hearing you on the daily blogging...it’s hard, so I don’t do it...lol...tried....happy ppf (#35)...x

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    1. Hi, Mandy, and thank you for commenting. I tried the blogging every day thing before, too. I knew it would be hard work which is why I decided to only do it for a month.

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  13. love it. Seems very modern to mee. Looks a bit like some streetart I have seen :)

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  14. Thank you, NatureFootstep. Glad you think it has a modern feel.

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  15. I love all the little drips and shapes. So interesting!

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    1. Thank you, Gloria. Very much appreciated.

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  16. Gorgeous work John...I love this pattern it would make a fabulous print for fabric. Have you ever checked out spoonflower? I think you can make an account there..

    Peace Giggles

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    1. Hi, Giggle. Thank you for your kind comment. I've never heard of spoonflower, but I'll certainly check it out.

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  17. Amazing...a the details, shapes and coloring in. I'm impressed that you were able to create this in a larger sketchbook. Saying this as I could not so it makes me more impressed!

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Very much appreciated.

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