Harpermade 01 - Digital Doodle

I came to two decisions recently:

  1. Make more stuff.
  2. Show that stuff on this blog.
Making stuff helps me feel happy. Even when everything is terrible, it can give me a sense of control. I like making stuff, even though most of it is silly and I don't think I'm particularly gifted. I like drawing, writing poetry and stories, and playing around with pony beads (tactile activities that remind me of my childhood are extremely soothing).

The above image is a little doodle I drew recently on my tablet in GIMP (which is my go to image editor). I'm still not 100% used to my tablet but I'm getting better I think. Recently I've been a big fan of drawing girls who are pissed off. Maybe it's because I'm pissed off? I think a good base-line of pissed off is healthy. It's a sign of not getting too comfortable with a world that still needs a whole lot of fixing. And that's much better than falling asleep on it all, isn't it? I think I also just generally don't like ALWAYS drawing happy people and smiling cute girls. It's boring and it sets a poor standard.

Would you guys mind if I dumped doodles and other stuff here? Even short stories and what not? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Dump away! Its entertaining content! I won't be upset!

  2. I love that sketch! Please keep sharing!

  3. nice drawing! definitely keep sharing :)


  4. Oh man, I end up feeling that way a lot! I feel like I often have to give myself little pep talks to remind me why I like drawing and making things so much. It can be stressful over thinking it. Getting back to the basics and simple pleasures is so important. I'd love to see more of your work! xo

  5. Thanks Mariko! I think I'm gonna go for it!

  6. Thanks Jessica! I will-- even though sometimes it feels weirdly self-aggrandizing or something.

  7. Thanks, Michelle!
    Sometimes I feel guilty like "why is this piece taking so long?" or "why am I doing this when there are a hundred other things I should be doing?" and then I remember I'm a person and not a robot and I gotta do stuff like this even if it's not money in the bank.

  8. Love viewing art. Def share! :)