Archive for March, 2010

what if – part 5…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , on 2010/03/31 by greenteadoodles

...cause I've been thru the desert on a morse named McDuff...

…it feels good to be out in the rough
in the desert, you can remember some stuff,
’cause there ain’t no one for to give you no guff…

OK we’ll leave the poetry to Tom. Don’t forget to check in the comments for the next part of the poetic story – although there may be a lull over the long weekend so if there isn’t anything yet, check again next week! It will be worth the wait!

You may see something similar in this Karen William’s painting – I noticed after I finished the above. Nice shadow!

UPDATE – here we have Tom’s latest – hot off his Blackberry!

The Bleen are a folk who look like pink eggs
With stick-skinny arms and short stubby legs.
They live ‘neath the dunes of the Great Sandy Sea
Where the Red Ribbon Road runs past invisible trees
That the Bleen use to build all manner of goods
They trade far and wide in that most special wood
That no one can see, nor yet touch, neither taste…
But it  grows in that dry dusty pitiless waste!
Some say the Bleen have just made it up
No water will stay in invisible cups!
But I say I’ve seen it with these eyes right here:
Invisible wood is a plant without peer!

“Good heavens,” said Cindy, “To think that you’ve seen
Such wonderful wonders as pink-eggish Bleen!”

“They aren’t a patch on where I once met
A certain relation who now is beset!”

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2010 Tom Radcliffe


what if – part 4…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/03/30 by greenteadoodles

completely dazzled!

After reading Tom’s most recent Seuss-ian poetic offering (see previous comments) I immediately had this image in my head of Cindy Lou listening enthralled to tales from the stranger’s travels. I have a sketch from one of those tales started as well, but even though I’m having way too much fun doing these drawings, one per day is all I can manage!

Here’s a link to a random amusing strip from Patches. (Maybe particularly amusing for some of my friends…) Enjoy!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 3…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , on 2010/03/29 by greenteadoodles

googly eyes...

And we’re off on another crazy literary romp led by Tom Radcliffe in the comments… Thanks Tom!

I thought we’d just pause before heading off to help out the Grinch with his home decorating troubles – or whatever it was. Obviously Cindy Lou wanted to get dressed up to impress the handsome stranger – and his morse… I think they make a cute trio!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

today’s doodle – what if – part 2…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , on 2010/03/28 by greenteadoodles

Mount Crumpet Estates!

Following on from last week… what if the evil Cindy Lou is a successful developer who is working over the beautiful natural features of Who-ville for her own benefit?!  And who could that possibly be riding out to the sales office on a horned wannabeast?

This image is not exactly what I had in my mind – I still have to hone my skills to get there… one day!

Here’s a link to someone who has his skills already completely coordinated! Although it’s just getting started, it is interesting enough to keep one tuned while the story unfolds – check out reMIND! … and there’s a cat! (sort of)…

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

UPDATE: To be entertained by a Seuss inspired commentary… you won’t be disappointed if you check the second instalment of our little story in the comments!

today’s doodle – what if…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , on 2010/03/23 by greenteadoodles

Cindy Lou who??

I have come down with one of those spring colds… blargh! and hacgh! anyway, as a result I have not been doodling and so I was looking through old doodles for something to post and found this one. Did Cindy Lou Hoo grow up evil?? She looks strangely Grinch-like!… very suspicious hmmm…

…checking out the poetic response in the comments is highly recommended!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

leafy sea dragon – mergirl…

Posted in computer art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/03/19 by greenteadoodles


A recently viewed image of a leafy sea dragon seems to have inspired this “mergirl” image… I like mer-girl better than mer-maid somehow… anyway, here she is! If you’ve never seen pictures of sea dragons, do google them – they’re pretty amazing looking creatures! Related to sea horses but bigger and well, …leafier! As with sea horse, the sea dragon male carries the fertilized eggs until they hatch – altogether a fascinating species – this concludes your Green Tea Doodles nature special feature. lol

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

today’s doodle – the party dress…

Posted in computer art with tags , , , , , , on 2010/03/18 by greenteadoodles

the party dress

Somehow I got an image of a smoky-black dress with red splashes of colour on it in my head and thought the best way of dealing with that was to produce this doodle! I used a slightly different technique on the finishing (which you may or may not have noticed) but I think as a result the eyes turned out particularly well…

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer