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I've Been Drawing

I've been doing some doodle drawings for my theatre company:


Just little logos for the shows.  I find it easier to draw in Photoshop (probably because erasing is so much easier) than on a regular piece of paper.  I use a Wacom Tablet and create in layers.  For example, in the logo above ("The Therapy Plays"), the chair, the shrink, the patient, the couch, and the title are each their own distinct layers that can be manipulated separately:

(You can see where I had to erase part of the shrink in order to make him look like he was sitting in the chair.)

Having grown up believing that I couldn't draw at all - and even now I absolutely admit that I can't draw in that fine art kind of way - I have discovered that sketchy little doodle drawings are possible for me.  And I'm having fun with them!  I read this quote recently and it resonated with me:

"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work.  I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw.  She stared at me, incredulous, and said, 'You mean they forget?'"  ~Howard Ikemoto

Thanks for letting me share!