My fondest memories of drawing as a kid was doodling. It wasn’t sketching still life or painting landscapes, but rather drawing anything that popped into my head, all over the page until the whole thing was covered. I like to describe this type of drawing as a “visual sensory overload”. It’s also unique because it peeps into the inner thoughts of the mind. Everything you draw has a significance, whether it is symbolic or you just like the form and structure.
This quick doodle was done over the summer. And even though I haven’t made a sensory overload drawing in years, there are still some common themes in my doodles. They always include 3 things: floating hands, skulls, and food. I wonder what that says about me. 😂
Keep calm and doodle on. (Or study if you have midterms like I do. In that case, good luck!)
Check out that adductor pollicis! The hands are one of my favourite things to draw. You can easily recognize someone by their face, but the hands are unique to each person as well. I know mine like how people know their own faces by every wrinkle, line, and little quirk. Like Joey with his hand twin from Friends, he understands the beauty of hands. Too bad it didn’t work out for him. 🤲
Here’s some inspiration from SBN if you are having an artist block. Honestly, just grab a pencil or pen and be your own model.
Until the next post. ☕️
Tackling the shoulders once again. The human body never ceases to amaze me with its complexity. The skeletal muscle unit for my anatomy course is going to be the death of me. Comment if you agree. 😆
My schedule is getting more and more packed. I haven’t been drawing constantly for the past few days, yikes. I am thinking of giving myself a goal of 50 drawings. There. I said it. It’s official. 48 drawings left to go!! 🤟
This was my first anatomical drawing of this “series”. We have access to this amazing bank of photographs for my anatomy course. I used it to jump start my next project. My mom inspired me to do this. She loves to draw, and she recently made it her goal to draw everyday, no matter how big the drawing or what she was drawing. The fact that she can keep her words, even though she is a very busy woman, motivated me to draw not everyday, but almost everyday.
Last year, on SBN, I showcased my series on recycling and waste items. I had a lot of fun narrating my story and my intentions with that project. I hope to do something like that this year but keeping it more on theme with my studies. I can’t wait for what’s to come. I hope to make myself proud by the end of the year and to inspire at least one other person. That’s all for now.
I think I found my calling…I LOVE MY ANATOMY CLASS. I sound like a complete nerd but even the textbook is pretty cool… The anatomy lab where we got to look at cadavers was incredible. I never thought I would get to touch and handle real human organs and bones! The first day of class (not going to lie but I felt a little faint), everyone gathered around the cadaver and we all got to hold a human heart in our hands!!!
I’ve dabbled in anatomical drawings before but I never found any good resources to draw from (imagine my search engine history: “human hand without skin”) and frankly, I didn’t know what I was drawing. I am so grateful for my prof and all the resources that he has given us.
This week we are learning about the human brain. Oh boy, there’s at least like 89190481 different structures that we have to memorize. I labelled like 3 things in my drawing. Kudos to people studying medical illustration. You have my admiration.
Ttyl. Back to making small doodles of the brain and all its lobes, gyri, sulci, and other good stuff. 💪
My favourite moments from this summer summarized in photos. 💯
Night market rejoicing.
Reach for the skies.
Edge of Nowhere Lighthouse.
Roadtrip cruising (Cannon Beach).
The colour yellow.
This is a quick little doodle I did over the summer.
This summer was the time of many first’s, like my first full-time job and my first time paying rent. I was incredibly lucky to have a job with a boss who trusted and valued me so much. I also learned how hard it is to earn money and how easy it is to spend. If I look many years ahead, there’s also this ugly thing waiting for me called: STUDENT DEBT.
Whoever you are and wherever you are, we all have different relationships with money. And no one can quite understand what another person is going through.