MEGAPOST! I'm including a number of these now so I can start to chart an evolution here. These few doodles get to a place just before they take a big leap visually. It's important to bear in mind that these drawings are revelatory for me. They really are doodles done without the impediment of a controlling or censoring voice so when I look at them later, the results can be surprising. I'll comment on each after the cut…
This one's a maximalist approach where I just keep adding to the drawing. Of note here is that I'm starting to ad elements from diagrams, anatomical drawings and even writing (in this case a letter 'R'). Besides the obvious drawings of hands, you'll also find an ape portrait, a tree trunk, some teeth and a design for an impossible finger puppet.
This drawing is probably a reaction to the last since it's less congested. I might have felt that the last one went too far and so jumped off this one a little early. Perhaps the most interesting element is the double ended foot and the cloud cookies. Besides that, this one's pretty conservative.
Formally this drawing is interesting because I'm filling in areas with color. In general these drawings tend to be latticeworks of line drawings but this one seems to be introducing color patterns and shapes. This one has a lighter, a smoking toe, a toe that appears to be squishing someone, duck feet, shackles hands, peacock feathers and an Egyptian pyramid. With enough imaginative effort, I'm sure I can start to weave a narrative through these elements.
This drawing is important because I'm starting to incorporate words into the pictures. In this case something about 'best' meant that I should include it. It might have been something Jason was saying that inspired this.
I feel that this is a fairly successful drawing. It has many of the new elements that I've added to these and it seems to do it in a pleasing arrangement. What does it all mean? Your guess is as good as mine but I can appreciate it for its formal qualities.
I've saved the best for last! This is my favorite of this run of drawings. This drawing started with a light green portrait inspired by Jason talking about 'Burritoman'. I think I added the sports jersey with the number 12 to indicate that Burritoman was part of a team (probably with 12 members). From there some randomness ensues with the tentacles, the club arm, the mouth and bacon strips. Our conversation must have come to Doc Savage at one point because he's given mention as is the quote, "Hot Foamy Flouride Bullets". I'm sure that was a actually spoken.