loose doodles








Here's a very small segment of my "extra fun" work, which is more about just laying something out really fast for an instant thrill usually on scrap or sketchbook paper. What kinds of stuff do you draw just for mindless entertainment or on the phone?

35 comments:

JeNoosh said...

i wish i were as confident witha pen :o)

i also wish i could see the big haired lady in the bottom one move. you should show your artwork to people on acid trips, lol.

JohnK said...

My mindless drawings look like they were drawn by someone without a mind. And they are covered with pizza slime.

Yours are real.

Chloe Cumming said...

Good lord, I need to get more mindless. Stupid mind. Minds are overrated.

Marlo Meekins said...

Thanks jenny. I always wanted to try acid because it made robert crumb's work weird, but I'm scared of that shit.

John, pizza slime is part of the charm

Marlo Meekins said...

chloe, minds are kinda overrated, i agree

Steve said...

Hi Marlo, thank you for your kind words on my blog today. I am a fan of your work and so pleased this last year has worled out so well for you! yes, I will be at Reno and really looking forward to catching up with you! Till then xx

Kali Fontecchio said...

Mine usually contain at least two Eddie's and ugly pretty things with rubber arms and tongues!

Your phone doodles are the fanciest ones I've ever seen!

Mike Thompson said...

I am currently filling a sketchbook with drawings of my neighborhood and surrounding community. Many ho-hum, mundane subject matter, but it at least loosens me up for something more refined. All the sketches are done directly in ink (usually brush pen) and no correction fluid. I also limit myself to around 20 minutes or less for each drawing.

pumml said...

Your "mindless doodles" look better than most people's finished work!

Dooley said...

Those are great!

Usually I doodle during meetings at work. Feel free to check em out and let me know what you think, they're at my blog:

musclespasm.blogspot.com

Nico said...

Marlo, I LOVE how often you're updating lately. Such solid stuff, as always. Keep it up!!!

Beast said...

My mindless drawings are usually smarmy.
Wait...All my drawings are smarmy.

Hammerson said...

Awesome stuff! Those are quick phone doodles?? They look better than finished drawings by 99% of humanity. I'm really happy that you're updating the blog again, with such amazing artwork. I really missed the daily dose of fresh Marlo.
Hey, I just tried to make a caricature of you. Take a look at my blog.

Marlo Meekins said...

thanks again for all the nice compliments and crap


uh, these are some of my better doodles obviously, i'm not going to post the really awful crappy ones-where i dont finish drawing a face or something--- although i think crappy ones are funny too in their own right

Marlo Meekins said...

I'll start answering specific or personal questions on people's blogs in a reply message....

Mike Thompson said...

Oops, sorry, Marlo. I meant to include a comment about your sketches in my earlier post. Nice work! Sorry about forgetting to do that! Lots of energy in your work!

Ryan Kramer said...

your line confidence makes me sooo jealous....i gotta do more loose-mindless doodles. great stuff as always!

Jorge Garrido said...

You've got the best line I've ever seen. You destroy literally every other cartoonist on the blogosphere with that line.

Rafi animates said...

ha ha, I like John's answer! I share those sentiments for my random doodles :)
http://rafianimates.blogspot.com/search/label/Doodles

I love all your drawings though Marlo. Your use of the line is always inspiring and your sense of design and character are top-notch.

Jenny said...

"What kinds of stuff do you draw just for mindless entertainment or on the phone?"

Nothing approaching this good, I'll tell you that. *sobs*

Best phone doodles I've ever seen are Johnnie's, Eddie's Lynne Naylor's and now--yours.
I'm sure there are many others that are spectacular, but those are the only ones I've seen. Eddie I've spied doing tremendous doodles on the phone at work, and I'd either ask outright for one or try to steal them-but he was terribly greedy, borderline nasty about it(yes, Eddie, you were!) and insisted on keeping all of them. Oh well. John on the other hand is very generous with the scrap. Bless him!
End of my little story.

Okapi Figment William said...

I like how you draw your hands!

Arschblog said...

Your doodles are amazing!!!
I love the bunny girl in the first drawing! She is hot!
What kind of pencils do you use to draw the outlines?

I draw every crazy idea I have in my sketchbooks, I have the most ideas when I hear music. You can see it on my blog!XD

Shawn said...

Marlo, you are totally radical.

Vanoni! said...

Nice stuff, Marlo!

I guess my mindless entertainment isn't so mindless.
These days I can't seem to doodle unless I have some sort of reference, whether it's a gossip rag or some big nosed goof sitting in front of me!

I need to let the doodles locked in my imagination out!

LFW said...

these are excellent, I love the looseness, they are clean yet they still have so much life.

cheers

your fan

-LFW

Niall O loughlin said...

Hey Marlo,,,thanks for droppping by my blog,,just replied to you,,oh and I added a link also,,any tips on how to get so many replies?

Scott Fertig said...

The drawings on the flip side of the second one are fun too! Ahh, the wonders of the photoshop contrast tool.
Goody Goody.

Custom Coaster said...

Mindless well it's mostly a style that catches my eye it's the style of the cartoons from the 40's or 50's it's that button eye that gets me going... sometimes all night!!

Danne8a said...

Wonderful drawings as usual, Marlo!!!!

Danne8a said...

Hey, Marlo!
Thanks!
I think I might be at comic con this year because spike was talking about putting said masturbatory material in comic con spike panel this year!
Yay!
Hope to definately see you there!
I am such a fan!!!!!

Kristen McCabe said...

OMG! Bunnyface is totally Scratching her Snatch!

I lurv it! post some more! post some more!
post those half drawn feces your were talking about.

Vanoni! said...

Jesus, Kristen.
Good job filthying up an otherwise sophisticated blog with your rampant profanity.

william wray said...

Glad your back -- Getting better and more original!

Custom Coaster said...

Well What I ment was those eyes from the older cartoons or from the comic/cartoon/game Sam and Max it's worth a glace just to see what I'm talking about at the least funny guys and there's another place but I'm not selling anyone anything, but I've drawn what I'm talking about blah blah blah see my website for more examples!

ivan ives said...

i like that top one.