Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Pamdoodles

In my last post I told you about how I found the Creative Bug site and how I am enjoying some of the online classes available there. What I didn't tell you is the reason I found it in the first place. It was because one of my art journaling heroes, Pam Garrison, was doing a class there past August. I had always been curious about her process so that's why I joined.

Pam's class is a lot of fun and it really inspired me to try a whole new way of doodling. Basically it's doing scribble drawings, colouring them in with paint and then doodling on top of them with pens. The cool thing about her process is that no matter what you do you will have something originally yours. Unless you really try there's no way to copy the teacher, which is what I like.

Of course I went my own way even more by not using paint for colouring, but markers and my style of doodling itself is mostly very different from Pams. But still: kudo's to her for the inspiration and the idea for this type of doodling that I will now forever refer to as 'pamdoodling'. ;-)

Here are some of my first try outs that I did in my journal:





I loved doing those and I love how they turned out. 

Then I experimented in a moleskine:


I wasn't too excited about that one. I didn't like that the outline of the drawing was done in a lighter colour than the different coloured in shapes. Also you really can't tell very well that I used metallic gelpens for the doodling on top and I had hoped that that would be a really cool effect. Oh well, you can't win them all. ;-)

Then I decided to do a bigger one on a loose sheet of  paper:


That one I absolutely love! I'm finding I like it when the drawn basic line is in a thick black marker and just to doodle in black and white on top of the colours. So I'm slowly finding my own way to do these and I'm pretty pleased with that.

Hope you enjoyed this peek at my pamdoodles and as always I wish you a wonderful and artsy day!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are just beautiful and bright!

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  2. wow - your pamdoodles are so rich - like, your style, and everything, but so dense and rich and bursting with colors. I love the results - you're SURE you didn't use paint for the colors? Pretty incredible... :)

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    1. Markers are way more practical when doodling on the couch, so yes, I'm very sure, haha.

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  3. The class with Pam was really beneficial to you. Your pamdoodles are so different than what you have been doing. Now you have two very different and creative styles of doodling in your artist basket. These are just fantastic. I wonder what they would look like with water downed acrylics?

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    1. Well, Pam herself does a lot of journaling and doodling in acrylic, you might want to check out her site. I am wondering myself how this would look on something like a wooden panel or a canvas. Then I would definitely use paint,

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  4. Ik kan me voorstellen dat je hier met veel plezier aan gewerkt hebt, ziet er heel vrolijk uit!

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  5. These are beautiful, Carin. The colors are so vibrant. What kind of markers are you using?.....Linda E.

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    1. On the first and the fourth picture I used Tombow Dual Brush markers. You can tell, because they are watersoluble and the white gelpen takes on a bit of the colour underneath, especially on the red. The rest of them is done with Pitt Big Brush markers, which are my favorite markers by far plus they are waterproof india ink.

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  6. Wauw Karin, prachtig!!! Gr Laura

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  7. These are so wonderful and fresh! That last one is really fabulous! I love the progression and how you gradually developed your own look. Pam's assignments were wonderfully open-ended so each person had many, many directions to go off on their own. The path you took is delicious! Michelle

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