Scanning some quick doodles to play with

2011-05-05 owl tutorial
I love to doodle, and draw little creatures that I just come up with or have seen somewhere, like these owls. They look so awfully tired, or bored. They were probably born during some meeting. They were drawn with a black ballpoint pen, in my notepad.2011-05-05 owl

Then I just thought they were too cute to ignore, so I scanned the paper into the computer, lines and all. You can see the writing on the back bleeding though too, but you can do something about that if you really want to. In the computer world anything is possible. Well, at least almost anything. I love scanning my own art, and sometimes I print my collages and use those images again.

In this case I cleaned up the image using the Eraser tool, keeping the sketchy look but removing the bleed though. Then I used the Bucket tool to poor in some colour in each area. Out came a very pink party owl! :-) I’ve printed the pink owl out to use as stickers (with a glue stick) in my diary.

This is the original doodle after scanning:

Original owl doodle

2011-05-25 flower 1 doodleOn torn out book pages I’ve doodled a few simple flower shapes (very quickly). I then coloured them all in and cut them out. I was thinking it would be fun to glue them here and there inside my Art Journal during summer… But before I used the originals I placed all the cut out forms on the scanner glass and scanned them into the computer.

2011-05-25 flower doodles
Flower pattern born, ta-daa!

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10 Responses to Scanning some quick doodles to play with

  1. Laila says:

    How cute. Do I recognice the owls? Are they the same as you embroidered on your ATC cards ? Wish I could handle my pc as well as you can yours but that’ll have to be something to stretch to.

    • iHanna says:

      Laila, thanks! They weren’t sketches for the embroideries, but owls are on my mind… they’re probably related in some way, cousins maybe. :-) Scanning is easy, then you can play around in many ways, just experiment a bit. :-)

  2. April Cole says:

    How cute…!
    Clever idea :]
    I like you flowers doodled on book pages, very pretty.

  3. Mary says:

    The owls are too cute!!! I love the Moleskine cover in the post below!!!

  4. K Hutchinson says:

    Your owls totally ROCK! Love sketching little creatures too, I am never brave enough to post them though! LOL!

  5. linda says:

    Cute owl doodles!

  6. Geri says:

    What a great idea – so glad you’ve joined artsee bloggers!

  7. pam says:

    I would have never thought of doing this – scanning something direct from my notebooks and then letting my amazing sweetie who does wonderful things in photoshop clean it up!

    thank you

    AND – I LOVE LOVE LOVE your owls. Especially the pink one – the bright brilliant neon flashy pink one!

  8. Chris says:

    U make me smile!

    I am learing photoshop with Marie Otero and loving what it can do. Isn’t it great? I’m going to get a bunch of old photos of my mom and enhance them so the faded colors look fresher and her features are clearer.

  9. Regina says:

    I love this little own and your embroidered owl too! Your journal pages are awesome as always!!

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