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Cartoon Squiggle Art Drawing Colored Pencil

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.


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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.


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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.

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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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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.

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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.