Friday, April 11, 2008

doodle chain game...

This little 4 panel brain fart popped out after a day of work. ~Arna

I thought it might make a good jumping off point, so here's an invitation to anyone who wants to riff on this theme:

Just leave us a comment here to let us know you've posted your 'chain doodle', and we'll link to your version of “A Boy and His Bug” in this post. I don't care if it's a sequential, but that would be fun. Can't wait to see your images!

11 comments:

Brad Goodchild said...

Hey Arna and John
Love this little guy! question, what did you do this in? I want to try and be part of this chain and would like to copy the media used! hope all is well...

the doodlers said...

Hi Brad,

Glad you like him!

This is plain old Staedler MARS graphic duo brush-marker(it's water based and that's why I like it-no fumes!) FYI: I'm using wide screen post-it stickies for a series board, so that's what I drew these on.

Afterwards I tweeked it digitally: the marker was originally a blue-grey. I added the frame colour in Photoshop and painted the bug with Sketchbook Pro.

Brad, no need to match this look...tho I'm curious to see what you have in mind!! Cheers, ~Arna

Brad Goodchild said...

Hi Arna
Whats Sketchbook Pro? I'll try and get something together in a day or so...thanks for the info on technique...still bangin' on doors down here, pitchin' stuff around.

Ned said...

UAO...these post are beautiful more than once, SUBWAY SKATCHES AGAIN in particular is fantastic...is a my favorite...very compliments...

the doodlers said...

Hey Brad, Alias Sketchbook Pro is a good light drawing program with great line quality and some clever features , like a toggle that allows you to advance from one image to then next.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=6848416

Quite a few board artists are using this software.

Try it, you'll probably like it. no need to match a look, though...the point was just to have a bit of silly fun with the "Boy And His Bug" idea...

Ned, Well, thanks sir. :)

el pancake said...

nice Hubley-like innocence...you are a master of many styles, Arna

the doodlers said...

Hey Dennis,

Thanks.

PS: I guess that makes me the jack of none.

:)

walleye said...

So cute! I love the title "a boy and his bug". A misplaced love story. I always cry at the end when the boy has to shoot the bug because it got into a fight with a tick and now has rabies. Through love the boy becomes a man, and the bug becomes dead. Heartwarming!

Cheers,
Kris.

ps. Ever try to shoot a bug? Could be a very entertaining sequence.

the doodlers said...

Yeah that was my favourite movie when I was a kid too. Now you have me blubbering...

OKAY Mr. Smartiepants let's see that sequence! And I want gore I tell you. I want to see some gore. ;0

kp said...

Arna!
I'm thinking about this...will toss it up when I get something down worthy of the challenge!
Cheers.
KP

the doodlers said...

It was really a brain fart on my part Kris.
No need for 'worthyness'! Is it too trite to say 'just have fun with it"? And I understand we are all way too busy, so no worries. Really.