Yes! Here’s Even More Random Stuff From My Sketchbooks!

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Well, I’d originally planned to write a proper article for today. But, about halfway through writing it, I realised that it wasn’t really going anywhere and I couldn’t think of what to write next. Eventually, I abandoned it out of sheer frustration. So, here’s yet more random stuff from my sketchbooks instead. Enjoy 🙂

A while after I wrote yesterday's article, I was watching a review of an old adventure game called "King's Quest V" on Youtube. And, well, I felt like drawing a medieval wizard...

A while after I wrote yesterday’s article, I was watching a review of an old adventure game called “King’s Quest V” on Youtube. And, well, I felt like drawing a medieval wizard…

These were a couple of unusually detailed doodles I made in my sketchbook whilst trying to think of ideas for blog articles back in January.

These were a couple of unusually detailed doodles I made in my sketchbook whilst trying to think of ideas for blog articles back in January.

I made this sketch of a Minbari fighting pike whilst watching "Babylon 5" a couple of months ago. In case my writing is illegible, the text reads "Minbari fighting pike - WAY cooler than a lightsaber!".

I made this sketch of a Minbari fighting pike whilst watching “Babylon 5” a couple of months ago. In case my writing is illegible, the text reads “Minbari fighting pike – WAY cooler than a lightsaber!”.

These were a couple of random monsters I drew when I was trying to think of an idea for a horror comic. The top monster was originally going to be in a comic called "It Came From The Recycling Bin!", but I decided to make a sci-fi comic (called "Conspiracy 1983") instead....

These were a couple of random monsters I drew when I was trying to think of an idea for a horror comic. The top monster was originally going to be in a comic called “It Came From The Recycling Bin!”, but I decided to make a sci-fi comic (called “Conspiracy 1983”) instead….

This was an abandoned attempt at making a comic-based article for this blog. Seriously, it's been AGES since I last made one of these!

This was an abandoned attempt at making a comic-based article for this blog. Seriously, it’s been AGES since I last made one of these!

This was a failed first attempt at re-making a drawing/painting called "The Important Question" that I re-make every year. Expect to see the final version of it on here on the 17th of this month.

This was a failed first attempt at re-making a drawing/painting called “The Important Question” that I re-make every year. Expect to see the final version of it on here on the 17th of this month.

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Hopefully, I’ll think of a good idea for a proper article for tomorrow, but I hope that you enjoyed this quick look inside my sketchbooks 🙂

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Another Look Inside My Sketchbooks

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Well, once again, I wasn’t really in the right mood to write the article that I’d thought of writing for today (literally, I wrote about two paragraphs before giving up in frustation). But, rather than turn this into a depressing diary-style post, I thought that I’d share some more random doodles and failed drawings/paintings from my sketchbook with you today.

As usual, there will be the monthly “top ten articles” post tomorrow and I’m not sure if I’ll write a joke article or an ordinary article for 1st April. So, it may not be until the 2nd April that proper articles resume here. Sorry about this.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy another look into the never seen before pages of my sketchbooks:

This was originally going to be a drawing called "Be All My Daydreams In Black And White", but I ended up abandoning it for some weird reason.

This was originally going to be a drawing called “Be All My Daydreams In Black And White”, but I ended up abandoning it for some weird reason.

This untitled drawing started out quite well, but my mind went completely blank when it came to thinking of an idea for the background.

This untitled drawing started out quite well, but my mind went completely blank when it came to thinking of an idea for the background.

This was another unfinished drawing. Again, I couldn't think of a good enough idea for the background if I remember rightly.

This was another unfinished drawing. Again, I couldn’t think of a good enough idea for the background if I remember rightly.

This was going to be a melodramatic painting/drawing of a medieval knight. But, for some weird reason, I ended up abandoning it.

This was going to be a melodramatic painting/drawing of a medieval knight. But, for some weird reason, I ended up abandoning it.

These were some random 3D shapes that I doodled in my sketchbook a couple of days ago when I was trying to think of an idea for a blog article.

These were some random 3D shapes that I doodled in my sketchbook a couple of days ago when I was trying to think of an idea for a blog article.

This was a random spaceship design that suddenly popped into my mind, probably when I was watching "Bablyon 5" on DVD recently.

This was a random spaceship design that suddenly popped into my mind, probably when I was watching “Bablyon 5” on DVD recently.

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂

The ART Of Procrastination

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As an artform, doodling is often overlooked. After all, it’s a fun way to pass the time when you’re feeling bored and/or uninspired. Not to mention that it’s also an absolutely great tool for practicing your art too.

So, since I’ve been less inspired and enthusiastic than usual over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doodling a lot more than usual… and some of my doodles have been a lot more elaborate than usual too.

And, well, I thought that I’d show off a couple of my best doodles today – along with another chance to see the doodle that I actually turned into a work of art a few days ago.

The interesting thing about doodles is that everyone has their own unique “style” when it comes to doodling. Some people doodle random lines, some people doodle random geometric shapes and, like me, some people’s doodles can end up being a little bit more surreal and artistic.

So, without any further ado, here are my three best doodles from the past couple of days. As usual, you can click on each of these pictures to see a larger version of them.

Yes, this little doodle actually turned into a vaguely "Commander Keen"-esque landscape. Does anyone else remember the old "Commander Keen" games?

Yes, this little doodle actually turned into a vaguely “Commander Keen”-esque landscape. Does anyone else remember the old “Commander Keen” games?

THIS was what I doodled when I was trying to think of an idea for a proper article for today. If you look at the top corner of this picture, you can see a line of text I ended up deleting from the title graphic for yesterday's article about censorship.

THIS was what I doodled when I was trying to think of an idea for a proper article for today. If you look at the top corner of this picture, you can see a line of text I ended up deleting from the title graphic for yesterday’s article about censorship.

("Temple" by C. A. Brown) This was probably my most elaborate sketchbook doodle and I ended up digitally editing it and making it look more artistic.

(“Temple” by C. A. Brown)
This was probably my most elaborate sketchbook doodle and I ended up digitally editing it and making it look more artistic.

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Anyway, I hope that this was fun 🙂

Six Random Doodles From My Sketchbook

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When I’m not feeling very artistically inspired, I sometimes try to get my creative juices flowing by doodling randomly in my sketchbook.

This is a great way to get inspired because you will probably have fairly low expectations of what you’re going to produce – after all, you’re just doodling out of boredom and/or for fun than trying to produce “ART“.

Still, since I both can’t think of a proper idea for an article today and because I want to show off some of my better doodles, I thought that I’d show you six of them.

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

(This is a tiny picture of a pyramid that I drew in November 2014. From the crumb in the middle of the picture, I was probably eating a chocolate bar at the time)

(This is a tiny picture of a pyramid that I drew in November 2014. From the crumb in the middle of the picture, I was probably eating a chocolate bar at the time)

(This is a fairly surreal and vaguely Clive Barker-like sketch that I made in November 2014.)

(This is a fairly surreal and vaguely Clive Barker-like sketch that I made in November 2014.)

(I was feeling uninspired after playing computer games for a while. So, I decided to pass the time by making a random sketch based on mid-2000s FPS games)

(I was feeling uninspired after playing computer games for a while. So, I decided to pass the time by making a random sketch based on mid-2000s FPS games)

(This was a random doodle I made in order to practice drawing umbrellas in a realistic way. Alas, I failed miserably at this... although I was able to cover most of my mistakes).

(This was a random doodle I made in order to practice drawing umbrellas in a realistic way. Alas, I failed miserably at this… although I was able to cover most of my mistakes).

(This doodle started off as a random scribble which.. for some reason.. turned into a zombie rattlesnake.)

(This doodle started off as a random scribble which.. for some reason.. turned into a zombie rattlesnake.)

(This is a random gothic cityscape. Seriously, I can almost draw these in my sleep. And, if I remember rightly, I was quite tired when I drew this).

(This is a random gothic cityscape. Seriously, I can almost draw these in my sleep. And, if I remember rightly, I was quite tired when I drew this).

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂 Hopefully, I’ll write a proper article tomorrow.