Just a few days ago I passed around a sketchbook to a few coworkers who agreed to doodle using anything around them during the downtime…which lasted all day. The idea came from a very similar project I had going a few years back but fell through due to a participant losing the sketchbook in the abyss. There’s no argument that the best ideas come to us during the times we shouldn’t be drawing – namely work or a class lecture. I wanted to capture these ideas as well as keep each other’s right side of the brain churning while working the grind.
I couldn’t get as many participants as I wanted. But those who have really dove into it and were kind enough to let me post their downtime doodles here.
I was kind of the first participant. This page seen on the right wasn’t meant to be part of the project as I realized the sketchbook I wanted to use for the project…was the one I was using when doodling my attempts at combining the style of pudgy Final Fantasy III characters with SoD. I was hoping the other artists would mangle this page, or at least give the midget Squire C a background to stand in. But anyway…to the other artists:
VDub went ahead and doodled this fun little animal race. You’d have to excuse the dark corner on the right – the spiral binding prevented the scanner from sitting flat. After the sketchbook made its rounds, she decided she wasn’t all that much done yet and added a second piece. Pretty nifty!
On a side note – the definition of neoteny
And from the last participant, Dimitri offers his skills in doodling something of the fantasy type. He wasn’t all that satisfied with the results and decided to scrawl in what the drawing does to him.
So it was basically me, VDub, Wes, and Kyle each taking a pastel and continuing the story from where the last person left off. Me: red, VDub: orange, Wes: green, Kyle: black.
In a nutshell, if I can remember the story… it basically involved an orange riding in a Disney rocket ride, smoking a clove while a religious battle between goth zombie mormons and alien televangelists rages upon the polluted soil of Hollywood. God downloading some questionable content and a Jewish Chewbacca also starred in the tale. Good times!
Anyhoo, HUGE thanks to VDub, Wes, Dimitri, and Kyle for drawing these fun doodles in my cheapo sketchbook and letting me post their downtime glory!!
Also, while our doodles may not be works of DaVinci or Monet they do belong to their respective artists, PLEASE do not steal these images. Thanks.