Spark of Creativity
Challenge 3: Free Choice
"Doodle Days" is a series of comics and sketches I am continually adding to, depicting scenes from both my life and my imagination. Each scene depicts a memory, an emotion, or a funny story. I have been creating doodles in this style since I was in the eighth grade, and the process is similar to keeping a diary. In creating the doodles, I have an opportunity to reflect on what is happening my life and my emotional state, as well as expand my creative capacities. By drawing simply and quickly, I master the basic expression of emotion and posture; I am therefore able to better express emotion and movement in my more sophisticated art, which can be viewed in my design gallery. Each character I develop is based on an actual person in my life, and possesses some of his or her more hyperbolic traits. I usually create the doodles in the corners of my notebook pages in between taking notes in class (because I always make sure to pay attention in class). The process is soothing and creates a visual record of my life; it is fun to look back at my life and see the areas in which I have grown. I plan to start a blog over the summer where I post doodles and reflections on my life and the world around me. Perhaps one day, if I receive enough positive response, I will work on developing a serious comic strip using my "Doodle Days" signature style.