Category Archives: Squiggles

Daily Squiggle

SquiggleCome quick. It’s the aurora borealis.

I used markers and colored pencils on this squiggle. The shading in the pants is not as smooth as I like, but the texture of the paper has that effect. Markers tend to fill in the valleys of the paper as in the shirt. Yet, I do like the glitter on her pants. Maybe it’s the reflection of the northern lights.

-Lynne

Daily Squiggle


Squiggle
All squiggles can run, but some run faster than others.

I started with markers on the shirt of this squiggle and finished with colored pencils. I think I like it better when I start with colored pencil and then marker. The pencil keeps the marker from bleeding through and the color spreads and blends better. The pants look more like the yellow green I wanted than the shirt looks like the red violet I wanted.

This squiggle boy sees the finish line and is determined to be the first to the tape. Maybe if his form was a little better?

Daily Squiggle

Squiggle Jester
It's a job making squiggles laugh.

This drawing is the combination of markers and colored pencils. The yellow stands out more if both colored pencil and marker are used. The jester is a complimentary pair of violet and yellow.

Pratfalls make the best jester comedy and this jester is swinging over the top of the page. Just like we did when we were children trying to make our swings go over the top bar. Probably with the same results.

-Lynne

Daily Squiggle

Squiggle jumper.
The squiggle engineer jumping for joy at the sight of a steam engine.

This squiggle is done entirely in colored pencil. I wanted a green and red compliment pair, but I also wanted some adjacent colors. So, I used a yellow and blue mix to make a yellow green for the shirt.

The squiggle looked like a working man to me with that hat. My grandfather wore a cap like that. My grandmother washed them and set them on glass jars to shape them while they dried.

We just had a steam engine go through town and I always jump for joy when I hear one. My squiggle, therefore is a train engineer who is in love with steam engines.

-Lynne