September 16, 2005

What I inked on the paper in front of me while talking on the radio just now.

Doodle

(Full size.)

15 comments:

peter hoh said...

I see a chameleon emerging from the doodle, just above and to the right of the word "arbiter."

And what's with that pleated thing between "text" and "arbiter"? It's a lot like the doodle in the upper left of the previously posted "O'Connor" doodle. I'm tempted to see it as the part of the collar (or shoulder) on a robe where the pleats come together.

Pastor_Jeff said...

I thought the thing above "arbiter" was some kind of bird, with a beak pointing to the right.

I also noted the repeated pattern from the O'Connor doodle. I often tend to repeat the same images in doodling. Do doodles vary a great deal, or do we come back to familiar themes?

Eddie said...

Perhaps you should sell it on E-Bay?

peter hoh said...

Slightly below and to the right of "heart," I see a right hand extended, as if ready to shake another hand. And the arm appears to be robed.

aidan maconachy said...

Okay Ann - I think this was your sub-conscious working over time.

This is New Orleans after the hurricane struck. Check it out ... the big loop with the lines radiating off it is the Superdome and the thingy in the air is a helicopter (maybe the fact that it says "commerce" indicates your primary salvage concerns).

The rest of the graphic shows a city in chaos, overwhelmed by the flood waters.

Neat sketch though Ann. If I was a psychologist I would sat you are a complex type with a tendency to be messy. Do you allow jumble to accumulate then tidy all in one go?

It's also quite "arty" - with an inclination toward the abstract. Ever try your hand at painting?

:)

HaloJonesFan said...

I think Ann may be dipping into the Prescription Pain Medication.

Jack Roy said...

Come now, it's clearly indicative that she got Alpha-Bits cereal in her spaghetti. Or vice versa.

amba said...

I'm very struck by how similar doodles and the process of doodling are, even for very different individuals. The design elements may be different (e.g. mine tend to feature feet, wings, leaves, faces, and teardrops falling into pools), but there's such a similar tendency to put decorative borders around words, and to sort of fractally proliferate and web things. Cool.

Monty Loree said...

ann: technical question.. are you just scanning these pieces of paper into your computer. ?

Are you sketching on an electronic note pad of some sort?

Ann Althouse said...

Monty: Yes, I'm scanning an ordinary piece of paper.

Eddie: Click on the link for the full size copy and print it out. It will be virtually the same as the original (except that the original has printing on the back, so it will be kind of better, especially if you use quality paper). I've not a noncommercial creative commons license on it, so feel free to copy it and frame it for your longterm enjoyment.

Ann Althouse said...

Aidan: I went to art school. I've done more paintings than makes any sense.

Halo: My only drug was caffeine and the last molecules of last night's cognac. I'm not even on the Advil.

OddD said...

Heh.

Forget the Rorschach. We now have the Althouse.

Hoots said...

I like your drawings. They remind me of Saul Steinberg's wonderful drawings. The Inspector (1973) was only ten bucks. What a treasure!

Ann Althouse said...

Hoots: Thank you. The Inspector is one of my absolute favorites.

Katherine said...

It looks like Laurence Tribe just took over your weblog. Though presumably you know better than to make this a Con Law handout.