I’m a big fan of trophy doodles. I’m all about making them as unique as possible and I’m constantly thinking and re-thinking how I can make them even more so. The only limitation that I have is that they have to be able to stand alone but I’ve also used them in groupings and as part of a larger piece.
I have one of those trophy doodles which I made up. This one is of a statue of a statue of me I made for this year’s London Comic Con show, as well as a special display in my gallery in a new location.
Im a little bummed today because Ive been looking at trophies all day and I feel like Ive neglected something. Not my work, of course; Im just so busy that I often forget to take the time to make a proper time-waster in a way.
My trophy doodle is a picture of a trophy from last year. I took it after seeing a display in a gallery. A few years ago I did a piece for my first show in London, a show called British comics, that was a few years back. It was a small show (I only did two paintings) but I was asked to do a series of paintings for a new exhibition.
I was asked to do this show back in 2010 so I thought I had it all done but it turned out that I had made no mistakes. There was a mistake, the painting didn’t have the right depth of field, the color palette wasn’t right, and I had the wrong color. So, like I said, Im a trophy doodler and I’m not really a doodler at all.
I know there is a lot we can learn from this experience, but we should also be aware that mistakes can have an effect on our work. They can really mess up one’s painting, and if that happens, we should be careful not to make them.
I’m also guilty of making mistakes, but that’s not what this post is about. Here’s my mistake, which i’m going to keep it at this point. I think I didn’t make sure that my brush strokes were right. I don’t know if that’s a trick or not, but it is a detail that I forgot to think about a little bit.
The lesson here is simple. If you get it wrong, make sure you stop and think about it. If something is blatantly wrong, don’t just take it out on your painting. If you think you made any mistakes, talk to someone else and think about what you can and can’t do to fix them.
The lesson I learned from this is that if you get it wrong, you can always take it out on your painting. That does not mean you should paint your home.
The trophy doodle technique is a little complex, but it basically involves drawing or scribbling a picture of whatever you want your doodle to be, then pasting it on your painting. This is a great way to get a bit of instant recognition on your doodle, plus it makes your doodle stand out more. It also happens to be the perfect way to “show off” your paint touch.