I set out to do my 12 days of DC Christmas as a challenge to do something more; to stretch the creative muscles that haven't been used in a long time. I didn't think it would go anywhere, but actually, as well as getting some kind compliments from people, it's reignited my need to draw.
So, I thought, let's see just how far I can go with this. Usually, when I sit down and doodle with one finger and my iPad, I draw women or I draw chibi characters, much like my DC Christmas ones. I very rarely draw men. I don't know why, but men have always been an incredible struggle for me. I can't shape their figures easily and their facial structure, mouth shape and eyes have always been vexxing. This time, I figured, I'd draw a man and see what happens. After all, if it's crappo, I can just delete it.
After a couple of hours, this is what I came up with.
I don't want to be smug or anything, but I'd say for one finger and an iPad, it came out pretty well considering I was 99% convinced I was still unable to draw men. I don't think I can call it a doodle any more, so I'm going to call it a doodle+
I was so pleased with the outcome, in fact, I've actually re-activated my DeviantArt account. It's been years since I've used it. So I archived the older stuff, left the pieces I don't hate and have started afresh. If you're interested, it's here: http://tehtri.deviantart.com/
Also, a friend at work gave me some great inspiration for later in the year. Stay tuned for that!