It has been a very long time since I used Illustrator for anything other than work. With the said software being such a powerful vector tool, I’ve reached a point I’ve started to abhor using it for wireframes (I’m a web designer) and icon creation. And since I became a mom, I’ve got less and less time to create anything fancy on it.
So I’ve decided to once in a while create something with calligraphic typography. Haven’t had the time to practice actual calligraphic strokes so I said, “Why not with Illustrator?” And this quote happened.
This might have been one of the most “serious” doodles I’ve ever done.
I usually doodle with no conscious intention of what the output will be. I mean, that’s what doodles usually are about right? With this artwork, it had the intention of being an entry for Michaels. I didn’t win the contest but I realized how “zen” I was while creating it and how good it looked after.
Since then, I’ve made conscious efforts in doodling. Sometimes I like what I did, sometimes I don’t. But that is what art is all about. It’s all trial and error.
This artworks were all about shapes curated together into a chaotic hodge-podge of anything nature related. Thus, the majority of nature images you see. I’m a frustrated gardener. Possibly the reason you see lots of plants.