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A doodle a day – Day Twenty Four

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A Doodle A Day - Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Four

Brain Juice – Get those creative juices flowing

So today I actually found it quite hard to come up with something for the daily doodle. I took a little while to think and in desperation started imagining what it would be like if there was some magical juice that could increase my creativeness just by drinking a little each day. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Instant creative release. And from that little seed, out came today’s doodle, a brain in a glass container.

How does it work I hear you ask? Well, I’m no crazy scientist , but if I had to take a guess… the brain would be stimulated via some probes which in turn makes the brain secrete it’s raw creative powers, diluting it into a safe drinkable liquid (as raw creative juices would clearly make you mad), which you then drink at a nice refreshing temperature. Not that I’ve thought about it.

If only there was something like this out there hey? Obviously it needs work, some more thought and maybe an alternative to a live brain, but the design is there.

Anyways enough of the dream, back to today’s doodle. I started out with a pencil sketch, which I then scanned into the computer as per usual. This time I decided to try using one of the features of Illustrator I don’t tend to use that much, Live Trace. It has many settings one of which is ‘Detailed Illustration‘. After tweaking with the settings I found the balance of detail and sketchiness that I liked to give the doodle the rawness that the design required. After all the, the concept s pretty raw, so the drawing should reflect that. At this point it just looked like black and white sketch and not really much to look at so I decided to add a little colour. I added some pale colours to liven the whole doodle up until I reached what you see above. So once again I am proud to introduce to you today’s doodle, where I turned nothing into something in around 3o mins. Who needs brain juice hey?

I hope you have liked today’s doodle as much as I have. If you have any thoughts or questions then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment  below.

If you have missed any doodles so far in this series then take a look around the blog or check out my Facebook page where you will find links to all the posts and other things.

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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