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bizzarre kindle sketches

Something along the lines of what I might draw in the margins of someone else's papers or on a receipt at work. The big difference here is this was done with my thumbs. Not the most nimble digits, they. I also made an attempt not to go with my now standard starting point of the eye. Doing the same thing all the time gets comfortable, and may be good practice to start, but is ill conducive to creativity. If sketches like these are to be anything but mindless ticks recorded on paper, the sketcher has to at be willing to be weird and forget his usual tacks. Sometimes, I am successful in these minor endeavors. It's a little harder using just my thumbs, though. Have been considering getting a stylus to remove such excuses, but first, I'll need money.


  1. The naked person in green elf booties I think definitely has promise for further development

  2. It's so far off from what I normally do, I have no idea how to do anything but look at it and think, "Drawing with your finger on a tablet is weird."

  3. I dunno...what program did you use? I kind of like the line style/colours on the first and second ones...I have a soft spot for the third one being that I've drawn elephants in traffic before.

  4. IIRC, I used iScetcher for the first two, and Sketchbook for the third.


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