Not the lines a guy gives you at a bar. Not the ones in the script you read for when you thought you wanted to be a movie star.
Doodles are lines. Cartoons are linear. Architects communicate with line drawings. Lines are half of what creates visual images.
I have couple of favorite line patterns I use in doodling, and sometimes as backgrounds in painting. My all time favorite, and a comfort to draw, is the architectural symbol for ground. I used it above to cover a background in acrylic, and right, as a decorative line in graphite.
When I was a kid, I put stars on EVERYTHING in school, always in the margins of my notes. I still love gridded paper, and when I have it I tend to star when I pause to think, or in the margins, or to cover the entire top of the page.
Lines in the hands of a good draughtswomen can tell a story. I’m not one of those, but aspire to be. I am moving from architectural precision to loose and expressive. It’s a hard trait to break. My 2am drawing of Jai captures the blissful sleep he is having after waking me to watch over him. It also shows my third favorite doodle, the heart!
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