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Daily Squiggle

Daily Squiggle
Dancing in Squiggle streets.

Lynne: Most of this squiggle is done in marker. I did a little shading with colored pencils, but I was mostly interested in looking at the blending of the markers.

Looks like squiggles get a little carried away with an air guitar too.

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Daily Squiggle
The bigger they are the more everything flaps.

Lynne: I love it when my dogs start bouncing and their fur stands up. I am fascinated by the process of rendering objects in motion on a sheet of paper. The squiggles give me a chance to explore the motion before the actual form takes a more static shape.

I used colored pencils and blended a yellow, red and blue to get this particular shade of brown. It’s a brown I use a lot, because I like the yellow undertones. I emphasized the tongue with marker. There is nothing cuter than a dog with its tongue hanging out.

Daily Squiggle

Daily Squiggle
Squiggles have the rights to petition and to assemble.

Lynne: This squiggle was a lot of fun for me to do. I have been thinking about politics and this just seemed to pop up. Even squiggles believe in having something to say.

I used red-violet and yellow-green for the basic colors and had fun with a blue eye and orange shoes. I used markers as the base and colored pencils to add the shading.

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Daily Squiggle
Pink is a fetching color for a dog.

I drew this dog the other day after a lesson with Teri Partridge. I had shape, contour and shading but I didn’t have light. Light is coming from the top right in this drawing and I am amazed how it gives the dog more animation. Thanks, Teri.

I did most of this in colored pencils. I pushed the tongue to a deeper red by using a marker.

Daily Squiggle

Daily SquiggleBut I tell you, I saw something under that foot. 

I like drawing elephants. Their trunk and ears define them so well that just a few lines can bring an elephant to life. I used a yellow marker for the base of the squiggle then I used colored pencils to add the details and the shading. The browns are layers of yellow, blue and red.

I have never believed that elephants are afraid of mice, but this elephant has seen something under her feet that she wishes were elsewhere.

Daily Squiggle

Daily Squiggle
Hey! Wait! I'm coming too.

Lynne: I have been experimenting with my markers this past month. This squiggle is done with several layers of marker and colored pencil. I have found that on this paper I can only use two layers of marker and two layers of pencil before the paper stops accepting any more color. I just end up pushing the bottom layers from side to side with any additional layers. I like this notebook, but I am beginning to experiment with different papers.

This squiggle girl is running to or from something. Maybe it’s a representation of how fast Christmas is coming and how I would like time to slow down a little.

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Windy Witch
Sometimes squiggles have trouble with the prevailing winds.

-Lynne: I used marker and colored pencils on this squiggle. I used three shades of gray and a black for her hair. I mixed the complements. Blue and orange with the red and green accents of the skirt and shoes.

She looks like she has set sail. Who knows where the trade winds will take her…

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Cartwheel Squiggle
All squiggles practice cartwheels.

Lynne: I wanted a blue-green and red-orange complementary pair for this squiggle. I used only colored pencil. I put a base of yellow on the complete figure. I added red to the shirt for orange and blue to the pants for green. Then I shaded with green and orange pencils.

I think everyone should do cartwheels, even if just in your imagination.

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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

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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?