To offer a greater selection at the art shows I will be attending soon (I'll keep you posted with details when finalized), I bought some 2.5 by 3.5 inch frames for small drawings. I also bought a much finer point pen to replace the ballpoint I had been using. This will allow even greater detail and precision. I also began experimenting with color. I tried colored pencils, but they won't fill small areas; it takes a lot of friction to get them going. I tried colored ballpoints, but I found the color selection too limited. I tried watercolor blending pens, but found them hard to use and I couldn't blend large enough spaces. Finally I bought a color set of fine-tip porous point pens. These seem to work pretty well if I don't overdo it by coloring in everything.
With these new tools of awesomeness, I doodled up some doodles on my usual drawing paper. The good ones I traced the outlines of my 2.5X3.5 frames over before cutting them out.
After trimming them to fit and seeing just how they sat in the visible window of the frame, I pulled them back out to sign and color them.
Here is the final product:
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.