A new scanner and a doodle marathon!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I came home the other day to find that my boyfriend Sam had bought me a new scanner as a surprise. We had been talking about getting one since the last one bit the dust after falling off a chest of drawers - they don't bounce!

Anyway, I needed one to scan artwork and designs ready for printing and I'm very happy with the quality of the scan. For those who are interested, it's an Epson Perfection V370 Photo and seems good at colour and black and white scanning, as well as photocopying text.

I finished off a few doodles this week so put the scanner to the test!

pen and ink doodle

I've been interested in the artwork of doodle artist Kerby Rosanes and Lei Melendres recently - their clean lines, detail and style of shading have really inspired me.

pen and ink doodle

This was started sat on the beach, watching Sam fishing. I included everything I could think of at the time, from mussels and birds to cupcakes and puppies!

pen and ink doodle

This next doodle was introduced in last week's blog post but with one thing and another I took a while to finish it.

clare willcocks doodle artist

Both doodles contain many of the same elements.

clare willcocks doodle artist

I can't help including the chunky little octopus, he's so much fun to draw!

clare willcocks doodle artist

A few people have suggested that I colour them in, but I'm not sure if that will take away from the lines and detail. I think I'll give it a go with my next one.

clare willcocks doodle artist

If you are interested in commissioning any artwork, including portraits, doodles or paper cuts, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the 'contact me' section (tab at the top).

I also have a giveaway running pinned to my Facebook page, don't forget to enter!

I'll leave you with a few photos from my weekend, it's been glorious here in North Devon!

old ship wreck on the sand

sunset at Instow, North Devon

sunset at Instow, North Devon

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello.

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Clare Willcocks: A new scanner and a doodle marathon!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

A new scanner and a doodle marathon!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I came home the other day to find that my boyfriend Sam had bought me a new scanner as a surprise. We had been talking about getting one since the last one bit the dust after falling off a chest of drawers - they don't bounce!

Anyway, I needed one to scan artwork and designs ready for printing and I'm very happy with the quality of the scan. For those who are interested, it's an Epson Perfection V370 Photo and seems good at colour and black and white scanning, as well as photocopying text.

I finished off a few doodles this week so put the scanner to the test!

pen and ink doodle

I've been interested in the artwork of doodle artist Kerby Rosanes and Lei Melendres recently - their clean lines, detail and style of shading have really inspired me.

pen and ink doodle

This was started sat on the beach, watching Sam fishing. I included everything I could think of at the time, from mussels and birds to cupcakes and puppies!

pen and ink doodle

This next doodle was introduced in last week's blog post but with one thing and another I took a while to finish it.

clare willcocks doodle artist

Both doodles contain many of the same elements.

clare willcocks doodle artist

I can't help including the chunky little octopus, he's so much fun to draw!

clare willcocks doodle artist

A few people have suggested that I colour them in, but I'm not sure if that will take away from the lines and detail. I think I'll give it a go with my next one.

clare willcocks doodle artist

If you are interested in commissioning any artwork, including portraits, doodles or paper cuts, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the 'contact me' section (tab at the top).

I also have a giveaway running pinned to my Facebook page, don't forget to enter!

I'll leave you with a few photos from my weekend, it's been glorious here in North Devon!

old ship wreck on the sand

sunset at Instow, North Devon

sunset at Instow, North Devon

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello.

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25 Comments:

At 27 July 2014 at 11:21 , Blogger Natalie Jones said...

I just love your artwork! You are so talented x

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:49 , Blogger Liz said...

Love the doodles Clare, not sure about colouring in though, or maybe just add one colour on one of them x

 
At 27 July 2014 at 13:22 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

I love your doodles, all of the characters are so cute. You could scan one of your doodles in and then print it off and colour it, so that you can compare the two.

 
At 27 July 2014 at 13:36 , Anonymous Christmas Pie Crafts said...

What a fabulous doodle! I think it looks sharp and clear without colour - but I like and black and white work, so probably biaised. Hope you have a good week.

 
At 27 July 2014 at 14:11 , Blogger Highland Monkey's said...

Wonderful doodle work. You are clever to do that. Everytime I look at it I find something new!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 14:17 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

I just love your doodles, although I think the word doodle somehow does not give them enough worth. The photos of North Devon are exciting for me, as I will be off there later in the summer. Can't wait.

 
At 27 July 2014 at 14:32 , Anonymous Mariane said...

WOW.. both photos and doodles are great ... I tried to colour one of mine... I did it on a copy of the doodle original so that was worth to try?.. Thanks so much for sharing

 
At 27 July 2014 at 15:11 , Blogger Julia Nyanyo said...

Gorgeous doodles. Glad to hear you have been able to enjoy all this fab weather too.

 
At 27 July 2014 at 21:13 , Blogger ike said...

These are FANTASTIC _ I LUV both of them :-) I think they are just super FAB in B/W.... maybe hust 1 character coloured might be a laugh but they are really perfect just as is :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxx

 
At 28 July 2014 at 00:07 , Blogger Ilona Heimböckel said...

Your playful doodles are very lovely! I can imagine you have fun working on them :-)
Beautiful photos of the place you live!

 
At 28 July 2014 at 02:41 , Blogger Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh lovely photos! You drawings are fabulous too :) perhaps you could have a go at colouring them digitally to see if you like how it looks? x

 
At 28 July 2014 at 05:57 , Blogger threads 'n' shreds said...

Your doodle is amazing so jam packed and full of detail and irntricate, so much to look at I love it x

 
At 29 July 2014 at 10:59 , Blogger Renee Dowling said...

These doodles are fabulous, I love the details and the black and white! The photo of the boat is very captivating! Thanks for sharing!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:15 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Natalie!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:17 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

That's a really good idea Lucy! If I get time I'll have a go at that.

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:18 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:18 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! I hope you have a lovely holiday up here :)

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:19 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

That's a good idea, thanks Mariane!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:20 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

That's a good idea, thanks Mariane!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:20 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Julia :)

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:21 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

They're a lot of fun Ilona, especially as I'm not sure how they'll turn out in the end!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:21 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

My dad's just given me a drawing tablet so I could do that! Thank you!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:22 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you!

 
At 3 August 2014 at 12:22 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Renee!

 
At 10 November 2014 at 11:59 , Blogger Stasia Snellgrove said...

Your artworks are something to be proud of, so that scanner is just the perfect gift. Anyway, why don’t add some color in it? The lines look well defined, so I doubt it will lessen the detail. I hope that posting your artwork, portraits, and doodles online will open up more opportunity for you. Cheers!

Stasia Snellgrove @ ALB Image

 

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