Monday, December 7, 2009

Humpty Dumpty

So I was talking to my son on Friday and doodling in my sketchbook. When I say "doodling" to me that means not thinking about what you are drawing, or at least not planning it--just allowing it to happen. Usually, I am focused on something else, like a conversation in this case. (And I promise I was totally listening!)

Anyway, what you see above is the doodle plus what I later added.

Here is what it looked like at the end of the conversation:
But Humpty Dumpty needed some arms. After all, more demons appeared and I didn't want him helpless. I am wondering how long he can stay on the wall. Can all the kings horses and men put him back together if he falls? And why is he in socks?

Doodles can be sources of interesting and curious visual imagery.

I can't wait to see what the next conversation brings.

Edit: I took Art Fan Ako's advice (thanks Ako) and decided to submit this to Illustration Friday for the word "crunchy"--but let's hope Humpty doesn't end up that way!

13 comments:

Michelle Henninger said...

You've got very creative doodles. I like HD, but feel sorry that he has so many demons. Poor egg.

Great job Ann Marie! As always!!

Art Fan Ako said...

This would make a great entry for IF's crunchy. Humpty's shell would make the crunch sound. :)

Amy C said...

totally cute and I love the spontaneity that happened here.

Mark Cavell said...

Cracking sketch and a smashing story!.…sorry, couldn’t resist.

translucentblue said...

Now that's what I call 'productive doodling'!! Heh heh... Thanks for your sweet, sweet words about my work - totally lifted up my mood! (^_^)

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

I think its a great entry for Crunchy

Zelda Zap said...

What a great image you came up with! Poor Humpty, haunted by demons headed for a fall. Great job!

nina seven said...

i like your doodles! thanks for all your comments, i really appreciate them!

nessadee said...

I love this humpty dumpty! Beautiful doodle!

thedoodlegirl said...

This is awesome! This was a spontaneous sketch? You have incredible technique! Great cross-hatching, etc.

Timothy Hunt said...

Thank goodness humpty got arms, I think he's going to need them. Fun sketch and insights. Thanks for your visit:)

Indigene said...

Wow! What a wonderful "doodle"! Mine never look that great! Hmmm...I'll have my humpty, scrabbled...lol!

. justin segal said...

love the Humpty! Great style and nice work throughout!