There are more things to draw on than just paper…
Let’s see how many things I can come up with that are suitable for drawing on that are not paper:
- Sidewalks (make your own sidewalk chalk!I bet those water bottle ice-cube trays would be perfect molds for them!)
- Walls (if you have permission of the wall-owner, of course)
- Nails (as in finger nails–I’ve always been curious about those polish markers for this sort of thing)
- Silk (veering into painting a bit, but I think it’s an understandable deviation)
Yup, I was totally leading up to that last one 🙂 I used to do a LOT of cake decorating. I was mostly self-taught, then I took the Wilton classes so I could teach others. I could put anything on a cake, as long as I had a picture to go by. One cake in particular decided to test those skills:
This group used an old WWII cartoon by Bill Mauldin on their brochures and wanted it duplicated onto a cake.
This was a bit before the edible images were very widespread so there wasn’t much to do but draw it on.
I was able to transfer the primary lines using piping gel transfer and a piece of transparency film, then filled in the rest with a very tiny tip (a 1 and a 0, if I remember correctly) and black icing. It took hours, but the CGJA loved it!
What other surfaces do you want to draw on? And what types of preparation would you have to make to do it?
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And, now, for the Daily Doodle! Again, I had a couple because it was my night to do my weekly life-comic. If you’d like to see the larger size of the left side of the image, click on over to Cocktail Hour and see how my studio got it’s name. The ones on the right are honest doodles, though.
The top right is a visual pun: Spur of the Moment. I was just thinking how this little exercise was just that–and into my head this image popped. Nice when the muse plays along, right? (My muse’s name is Tessa, by the way–but that’s a whole ‘nother story.) The bottom right, however, was inspired by the Â Search for the Missing Cookies over at A Duck in Her Pond. The actual line she wrote was
And we all know a pig without Oreos is not a happy pig.
All I could think about was a sad little piggie (wearing pearls, of course!) shaking an empty box of cookies and looking terribly forlorn. I know we feel very sad when we run out of cookies, here!
Still plenty of time to share your doodles and be entered in the drawing for the handmade journal. Each link gets you an entry 🙂