Monday, September 8, 2008

Doodle: Floyd

I dug out my micron pens this morning before heading into work.
I was on a mission.


With the last $5 in my wallet (and of my "misc" budget for the next three weeks) I bought a sketch book.

Nothing fancy. In an effort to jump start my new Art practice, I've decided to spend some time at lunch doodling. Something I realized early on during my practice today, that I had forgotten how to do. I reached for a pencil, because there's an eraser and a mistake can be undone. No! I quickly stopped myself. This is a practice in fun, freedom and improvisation. Then I remembered my pens - which were sitting on my counter back in my apartment - not in my bag.

However, no excuses would be tolerated. I pulled out a simple black PilotRazor pen. And took charge of my sketching. As I was making my to-do list for work tomorrow and on my way out the door, I flipped to a new page in my book and started drawing lines and filling them in. I had some notion of making a "tribal" design.

I crammed myself on the first train.
Then, pressed up against a DC suit carrying a bunch of stargazer lilies and bordering on a fit of sneezes...








I saw Floyd.

8 comments:

alfia said...

Very pretty! I like it a lot.

nairamsroads said...

I really like it as well! I think it's really stylized and cute at the same time :)

Portside said...

Thanks Alfia and N!
:)

Lee Istrail said...

Nice. Floyd looks like a Lewis Carroll creature.

Emily said...

I love him! (he is a him, right?) He's awesome!

Portside said...

Floyd does have a bit of a Lewis Carroll look to him.

So to answer your question Em, he must be a he...unless he's a Shakespearean actor. Then it's anybody's guess...

Elisa DelBonis said...

I love Floyd. He would make a great tattoo...

Portside said...

My thoughts exactly...
No, Mathematician, I am not getting a tattoo.