Pen and Ink

Pen and Ink

I have always enjoyed drawing. It’s funny in a way because I have been drawing, sketching and painting for years before I took my first art class to actually teach me how to draw. Didn’t know that I had been doing it all wrong up to that point. I followed all of the professor’s steps and instructions, made some pretty good drawings and received an “A” for the class. First, only and last art class I ever took. The professor loved to speak. I am sure that he felt it was the sound of his voice that was teaching us all how to draw. It wasn’t so one of the things I found myself doing during some of the professor’s frequent lectures was to doodle on my sketch pad. Yup, I doodled in class. We’ve all done it. Perhaps not in an art class but on phone books (for those of us who remember phone books, that is), note books in school or any thing we could find to scribble on while on the phone. At first I didn’t realize that I was doing it but then I found myself consciously watching. Just a simple line or a circle or some shape that I just keep adding on to with no idea as to where it was going or how it would end up. Improvisational Art.did during some of the class lecturesTo me, doodling is Art Improv. Improvisational Art. You see, it starts off with no real rhyme or reason but you just keep on doing it until you glance down and see that you have created something. I do that a lot. Start off with a simple line and just let it go, and grow from there. – Bubba VonMax