I was inspired by a Blind Doodle exercise found in “Creative Doodling and Beyond” on page 48. We we were asked to close our eyes and move our pens around, see what emerges and then add color and embellishment.
What I really liked about doing the exercise on the iPad, is the ability to change the color and texturize the image using PhotoForge.
1. Using the exercise as a guide, I created the free form doodle in Adobe Ideas.
2. Once I had an appealing form; I created a separate layer and added color with a larger brush.
3. I continued adding doodles with the small brush and used a larger brush to add color. I then saved the image to the iPad photo gallery and imported it into Photoforge.
As the finishing touch I added texture with the water color filter and experimented with different color schemes using Hue and Saturation.