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September 7, 2009

If doodling is a language, everyone speaks it

If I get lazy while watching a subtitled movie and try to lie down, I muddle up the characters and miss the twist. If I try to translate my friend Fabian while he chats to his brother in Spanish tongue-rolls, I fail clumsily. But when I stumbled onto to marialamar's delicate doodlings, the language she spoke was irrelevant. I got it anyway.

Lately I've been attracted to illustration with an abstract twist - patterns and shapes that I can get lost in. It's amazing what we can say with just a few shapes. Sometimes it's more than we can with an over-share of lines. Maybe once the story becomes too obvious, the viewer isn't so much a part of it anymore. Like my friend Fabian, Maria speaks Spanish. Even though I can't read her captions, I can imagine her graylead gently scraping the white paper as she hunches over her desk. I can translate her lines much better than I can translate her words. OK, now I'll let you go do some flickr meditation over at marialamar's beauitful flickr stream. Adios!


okat Posted Sep 8, 2009
OPPY! It's so nice to see you visit us again with this beautiful find and entry. Come back anytime.

Lisa Currie
Lisa Currie Posted Sep 8, 2009
gosh i love those drawings. sigh. thanks for welcoming me back okat! will post again sometime.

maria mantella
maria mantella Posted Sep 8, 2009
such a nice translation oppy , thank you so much..

(I'm marialamar;)

Rene saheb
Rene saheb Posted Mar 20, 2012
good work:)


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