Another day, another doodle. Years ago I wrote a nonsense poem (no picture ) about 'Flannery Finn' for a magazine and the name stuck with me ..... but the only thing I remember about the 'poem' is the first line and the fact that it was fairly long.
So I decided to resurrect and doodle the odd, old, fellow with a portrait and a new verse.
In case you can't read my scrawl, here's the newly invented bit of doggerel, shorter than the original you'll be glad to know:
Flannery Finn is a very strange fellow
His hair is blue and his eyes are yellow
He wears big boots on his size twelve feet
And shakes the ground when he dances down the street.
Actually he thought he wasn't strange, just unusual and original ....... but he's just had the traumatic experience of seeing his first Picasso painting!
I think of the silly verses I often write to accompany a doodle as 'doodle doggerel'.
My personal rules (which I sometimes ignore to my cost) for creating doodles and doodle doggerel like this are:
(1) when you've scribbled the figure and coloured it, and still like
it, never go back to add something else - it only spoils it, and
(2) scribble out your first ideas for the verse, leave it for a day or
so, alter it if necessary, and then leave it alone. It's only a bit
Rules, rules, rules. That's the first time I've ever written them down, but I think I'm genetically programmed to invent rules if none exist. Sad, sad, sad.
As usual I like to take things a little further with Photoshop, and this Mr Finn has been digitally enhanced with a filter. Happy doodling.
P.S. In my 1st January post about Darcy Wilkinson's ARTFUL READERS BOOK CLUB I forgot to say that the idea was to select, in advance of 1st January, 12 unread books from our shelves (or Kindles) to read at the rate of one a month. At the end of each month we then post a blog review plus a piece of artwork or craftwork inspired by the story. A brilliant idea. I've started reading my February choice and am really enjoying it. It's a great challenge.