Category Archives: Squiggles

Daily Squiggle

cartoon elephant squiggle colored pencil
An elephant walks wherever it wants in the world of squiggles. That may be true here, too.

This squiggle is done entirely with colored pencils. I wanted to experiment with the grey color and wrinkling hide of an elephant. I used blue, orange, yellow and purple for an interesting effect. Not quite the grey I was looking for but interesting.

Elephants never cease to amaze me. That may be why they turn up so often in my squiggles.

-Lynne 

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Cartoon Squiggle Art Drawing Colored Pencil
Running.

Here is another lady with a hat, but more in my style. I’m still working on light and shadow and I can see now that there is some confusion going on in the arms.

The colors are based on violet with red and blue shifting their emphasis in the hat and blouse. I used marker as a base and colored pencil for shading.

Who knows where squiggles run, but this woman looks happy to be going there.

Lynne

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Squiggle Project 365 Charles Carter Cartoon
She marches to her own drummer.

This is my version of a Charles C. Carter painting called Roxanne in Mauve that we discussed in our critique group with Teri Partridge a couple of weeks ago.

The hat is such an intriguing part of the painting, I felt that I wanted it to be the center of my sketch. It seems to do as well as a skirt as it does as a hat. I also wanted the lines of the hair to be repeated in the pattern of the shoes.

The color is done with colored pencil and marker. I used a more sophisticated color scheme than usual in my squiggles, but she is a high society woman. She may be signaling to her private jet in this photo. I’ll have to go check.

-Lynne

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Cartoon Art Squiggle Colored Pencil
Kristin walking the boardwalk at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Lynne: This is page from a notebook I kept while we were camping in the Indiana Dunes State Park. It’s not really a squiggle, but I find that I can draw better if I just get some approximate marks on the paper. It started out as a Kristin-sized squiggle then I smoothed the lines into a more realistic look.

It has been cold, here, and I have been too long from a warm sun. This drawing makes me warmer remembering a mile-long stretch of boardwalk through a green glade of swamp.

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Squiggle scribble cartoon colored pencil.
Softball may be over in the colder climes, but squiggles play year round.

Lynne: I was thinking about Christmas when I drew this. I used the complement pair red and green and tossed in the yellow softball to show the changes from red through orange to yellow.

Most of this is done with marker. It’s much less forgiving than pencil and is more difficult for me to get the nuances of shading. That is one of my goals for 2012–to learn more about shading with less fuss.

Squiggle Drawing Charm Bracelet

Charm bracelet made from drawings

Cheri: I thought I would post a few of the items that I made for my sis and my nieces for Christmas. I will start with the bracelet that I made for my sis.

Lynne does a squiggle usually daily, she then goes on to create a character or a person, or even a thing and then works on her color and shading of the squiggle. I especially love her squiggles and look forward to seeing them each day.

When I think about making something for someone, I try to consider what I would like to receive. I know my sister likes bracelets so I was pretty sure that I wanted to make her a bracelet. When I thought about it a little more, I realized that her squiggles would be awesome shrunk down and made into a bracelet for her.

I bought a bracelet blank at Hobby Lobby. I then copied her squiggles from our blog and shrunk them down to size. I chose which ones I wanted to use and cut them out. I then glued them to a small piece of card stock and then glued all of that to the blanks. After I was sure that these were dry, I filled the blanks with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic medium. There are a lot of other resins that can be used but I really wanted a medium that would be very low fuss.

I am really quite proud of how it turned out and she really loved it.

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Shell from a warm sandy beach.

Lynne: I did this squiggle at a class given by Teri Partridge. We were to draw the altered edges of a shell. I’ve included the pencil drawing and the squiggle I did later.

I use a mechanical pencil with 2B lead and a a blending tool when I do a graphite drawing. The squiggle is done with Caran d’Ache colored pencils. The color of these pencils seems to go on thicker than the Prismacolors and need entirely different techniques when blending–which I am trying to learn.