It took me four days to do it, but I think I finally created a passable portrait of Christopher Walken, which is good since it’s on my list of 32 things to do before I turn 33 and my birthday is coming up!
These are a few of the doodles that I’ve done over the past few weeks, which all happen to be of men. The first one was originally going to be of my friend, Tony, but I quickly gave up on the idea because he was having a conversation with people and I couldn’t really get a good look at him.
This second doodle, which I did on the plane ride home from Argentina, is of Jim. I think it’s funny because it looks like Jim, but a sort of alternate universe Jim where he has a longer head.This last one I did during a meeting at work. Perhaps some of my co-workers will recognize it
During our flight home from Argentina, I made this quick sketch of Lourenço Bustani, who is, according to our in-flight magazine, an innovative and successful businessman from Brazil.
I made this doodle on our camping trip in Patagonia, mostly while we were stuck inside our tent waiting out the rain. I think it kind of looks like aliens waiting in a line
During our travels to Buenos Aires and Patagonia, I made several doodles to pass the time. Although this one looks simple, it probably took me about two hours to make it. Jim says it looks like a maze of glaciers. After finishing it, I realized he was right, which is weird because I started it before I’d ever even seen a glacier.
On Wednesday, I made this little drawing of Torres del Paine in Patagonia. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet, but Jim and I booked our tickets for a trip to South America in February. We’ll be spending 10 nights in Patagonia and three nights in Buenos Aires. We’re so excited!
Jim thought it was weird that I drew these mountains since we probably won’t be seeing them when we’re in Patagonia. Instead we’ll be doing our hiking on Fitz Roy and then also doing some day trips to Perito Moreno Glacier and the Viedma Glacier. I can’t wait!
On Monday, Jenny, Brian, Jim and I sat around playing bananagrams and enjoying a lovely crackling fire (via the magic of Netflix). It was nice! Afterwards, I made this little geometic drawing.
On Wednesday, I made my scariest drawing ever—this man in one of those electrode hats they use for testing brain waves. Eek! The drawing came about, I think, partly because, at work on Wednesday, my colleague Stephanie reminded me about how I talked about “finding your inner weird” in my post about creativity. When I got home that evening, I guess I tried to find some weirdness.
The drawing was also inspired by the ridiculous picture below, which I spotted in an old newspaper I found while cleaning out some files at work. It makes me laugh.
On Thursday night, I drew this Boston Terrier, which I actually really love. I think it might be one of my best doodles yet.
Boston Terriers are such funny looking dogs, though. What do you think of them? What’s your favorite type of dog?