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A doodle a day – Day Twenty Five

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A Doodle A Day - Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Five

From the depths of insanity and back again

As I enjoyed creating yesterday’s doodle so much I decided to put pencil to paper again and this time just let my imagination wander and take me on a journey. This lead me to creating the extremely weird creature that you see above. You may have noticed today’s sketch is a little larger than usual. This is because, if I had kept to the same size as all the other posts in this series, then you would not have been able to get the full effect and see all the detail. And when you are dealing with such a different sketch you need the full effect to appreciate the impact of the design.

So where did it all begin? Today’s daily doodle started with the eye, originally I was thinking about creating something mean and evil looking but once I had the eye there I then just started to apply strokes and lines in the form of tree, which quickly took on some other shape and became the body of the creature. As soon as I started to add some appendages I knew this was going to be a weird looking beast. I added all the features that humans and creatures have alike , including, a heart, a nose, some lungs, a brain, a mouth and even some finger nails/claws. They might not be in the most conventional of places but all come together to form something unique that I bet you have never seen before.

I enjoyed today’s doodle as it let me create something outside the bounds of my usual work and outside the bounds of what clients are usually looking for. And sometimes you have to give your brain time to roam and be free without the constraints of reality and objectives to get in the way. Not something I can do often, but certainly something I will be exploring more to see what other mystical, weird looking things my mind is full of.

Thanks for reading.

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Note: All designs, sketches,  etc are copyright and remain the property of Simon Cross and cannot be used for any purpose other than for your own inspiration.

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