Doodles : Drawing with bruised fingers on an iPhone

Lately I have been trying to be more creative and that’s why I found this new app on my iPhone called the Doodle Buddy. Since then I have been doodling away on my iPhone quite a lot. Thought I will share some of them here. As you will see, most of the scenes are from the memories of my childhood, the drawing are in fact child-like! This is how I used to paint when I first started painting as a little kid. I remember as a kid I used to love painting with pastels and then I graduated to painting with different types of pencils and a little charcoal. I could never draw with water colors because i remember I would make a perfect mess from a good drawing. And most of the times I was too much in love with my drawings to experiment with water color and ruin them. And evidently that way I never learnt to paint with water color! And this is exactly why digital painting is so fascinating to me – because you can always undo the last mistake that you made! So here comes my doodles… I will try to add a line or two after each drawing trying to describe it.

the rurh

In this pic I tried to capture the red soil of the ‘ruhr’ region of the western districts like Purulia and Bankura in the state of West Bengal in India. My father grew up there. As a child I visited his village Kumardubi twice and those are one of the fondest memories of my childhood. Sorry for the big initials, it was my first drawing and I wanted to leave a mark.

photo 1

The inspiration for this drawing did not come from me. It came from a very special person. He doodled something and sent me when I complained that I was tired of drawing trees. I have to admit I have taken it up a notch from what he drew. But still credit goes to him. It’s a hut, the ones you find in the remote villages in West Bengal. It has tiled roof and is mostly made of mud. And the tree behind is plantain.

photo 4

This is just a random flower. nothing to explain. I wanted to have a core that looked like a sunflower. I think this drawing needed the least effort. However, this is the most liked on my Instagram. So I just had to share… 🙂

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The story behind the above drawing is very interesting – I was again experimenting with drawing trees and I wanted to incorporate navy blue for the lower section of the plumage as I always used to do with crayons in my childhood. I didn’t like the effect that much and then I was trying to delete this drawing and start a new one again. But instead of the ‘erase’ brush I chose the ‘blur’ brush by mistake and started going all over the drawing with it. I was very very much impressed with the effect it gave to the doodle. It almost looks like water color!! 😀

photo 3

This is the last one. I’m trying to draw a coconut or a palm tree. I loved drawing these as a child! But this is one unfinished still. I will post an update as soon as I finish it.

By the way, I thought I will warn you here that doodling on an iPhone with a broken screen can have adverse effect of your fingers! So be aware!! 😀