Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Sketch and a Doodle

I used to sketch and doodle wherever I went.  Sadly, the sketching stopped a long time ago. The doodling continued, unabated, through every boring business meeting and conference call.  I am now itching to begin sketching again.

DOODLING RUN AMOK.

While going through some more of my "stuff" this morning, I came across an old pocket-sized sketchbook containing a quick study I did in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in November 1981.  It's not much, but it brought back memories of lounging poolside with Jerry three months into our story.  It was a time when Jerry still wore a Speedo and I was still (blissfully ignorant) striving for the perfect tan.

MEMORIES OF SPEEDOS AND SUNTANS.

15 comments:

  1. Hello Mitch:
    We have been fascinated by the 'doodle' and the way in which all the figures fit together like a human jigsaw puzzle.

    And, the sketch is most powerfully drawn and conveys immediately sun, sea and sand!

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  2. Mitch,
    Keep sketching or doodling, your work is good. Perhaps you will share more as well.

    Scott
    www.travelwithscott.blogspot.com

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  3. J&L: Thanks for the very kind words. I had done a few of those specific "doodles." I would start with a figure that just floats off my fingers and then add others that "belong" in the spaces and angles that figure (and each additional figure) creates. It's addictive.

    Scott: I really appreciate the encouragement. I do have some more [really old] work I'll share and I hope to start creating again.

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  4. That's fantastic work! Good Job! I'm jealous. I can't draw for nothin! m.

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  5. Oh, to be able to wear a speedo again!

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  6. Such talent! You should design jewelry or something! ;)

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  7. Aw, Frank, you can still wear a Speedo if you want.

    Walt: Thanks! Got any other great career ideas?

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  8. Well, you could just say the hell with it and retire to Spain.

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  9. Walt the Fourth: Brilliant idea! Thanks for thinking of it. I think we can make it happen by July!

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  10. Your doodling is excellent. It looks a bit like a Beatles album cover, doesn't it?
    And your "bum" sketch is luscious (or is it the bum which is luscious)?

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  11. Craig: It does? Which album? And thanks and yes!

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  12. Mark: Thanks. But you clearly have so many other talents and you're a great photographer.

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  13. Now THAT'S doodling! Oh for those 'speedo days' again!

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  14. Jim: I still have a Speedo... but I wear gym shorts over it. Wonder why I bother with the Speedo.

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  15. Mitch - I suppose it reminded of the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band cover with it's 60's influence. But probably only I would think that!!

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