Every now and then i get an urge to draw knights and often ninjas. Why? I have absolutely no idea. Maybe it’s simply because i am bizarre. The bravery, the armour, the swords, the honour. When it comes to movies, series, books or anything to do with knights and even more so knights and dragons then i can’t help but watch, read and jump excitedly like a panda winning the jackpot at a bamboo fair.
I used to have (and still do) Rayman on the Game Boy and darn did i love that game. My parents didn’t buy me many games so this was one of the games i loved so much i had completed it a few times, and once holding the Game Boy upside down throughout; now that was a challenge. These doodles were inspired by Rayman with a super hero twist.
A series of quick doodles just randomly done of various weapons, not because I’m a violent man, no, i am the gentle type, but more because vastness of use of imagination when it comes to time periods, technology and material. Each one took about a minute to do after all they are doodles.
Here are a few doodles of random times i have just sat there and wanted to just draw a sword. A lot of the time it was after playing Diablo and collecting dozens of weapons, of which swords are my favourite.
Well… this looks overly simplistic but i thought I’d show you these because, well, this is where it begins. This smallest glimmer of something big. Just drawing or doodling a simple scruffy aircraft or a simple and scruffy jetpack may seem worthless, but if you think about it with a second first impression you’ll notice that these little doodles (often thrown away) could be expanded on to make such a more detailed spaceship based on the same concept, or a pair of jetpacks that is stylishly sharp looking. But they all come from somewhere and it’s those scruffy little doodles that pack a whole lot of imagination.