Thursday, February 03, 2011
365 Doodles - Day 34
Some themes turn up time and time again in my sketchpads. This blurry picture (above) is the only record I have of a truly awful colour illustration I did about 25 years ago of an alien living on a world with very low gravity. The science was poor, the creature was dire and derivative but I always kind of liked the weird twisty rock formation behind it. So about 12 years ago, I had another go and here it is:
This time the aliens were a bit more inventive being boneless and blobby but still pretty dire. But, again, I loved those rocks. So I got my pencil out during the final John Nettles Midsomer Murders last night to doodle those rocks again. The picture ended up looking like this (below). I love it! I may have to incorporate it into a painting.You see? Doodle away at something for 25 years and eventually you'll get it right.