DonnaBellas Doodle
Random pencil sketches and drawings. Art by Laurel Latto.

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Detail from pet portrait drawing featuring the pet black cat. 
Art drawn in pencil on paper.
Art detail from family pet portrait pencil drawing featuring the pet cat. Picture of the cat was drawn on paper.
Art detail from family pet portrait pencil drawing featuring the pet dog. Picture drawn on paper.
Group Family Pet Portrait drawing of a dog and two cats.  Art rendered in pencil.
Pencil pet portrait drawing of three family dogs.
Drawing of a girl waving her hand and magic swirls around her.  The smiling girl is wearing a shirt with a poofy crinoline skirt.
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 21: Your last drawing challenge today is to draw a self-portrait. You can either look in the mirror or better yet, take a selfie. Use that as your reference for drawing.Your drawing doesn’t have to be realistic so render your final drawing in whatever style you wish.
The tone of your self-portrait can be serious or you can handle it with more levity. It’s up to you and what you feel best reflects your own personality. Start drawing and take as much artistic license as you want.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-21-challenge-self-portrait/164144/188655-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 20: Life Sketching - Visit a public place and draw what you observe.  Don’t get bogged down by the details since people will be moving quickly.  Draw what you observe: people, nature, animals, or architecture. Ideally spend 2 hours drawing as many things as you can.
I used people walking around the neighborhood.  I used to do this on layovers in Chicago O’Hare airport.  It was a great place to observe all sorts of people coming and going and helped ease the pain from long flight delays.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-20-challenge-Live-drawing/164144/188653-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 20: Life Sketching - Visit a public place and draw what you observe.  Don’t get bogged down by the details since people will be moving quickly.  Draw what you observe: people, nature, animals, or architecture. Ideally spend 2 hours drawing as many things as you can.
I used people walking around the neighborhood.  I used to do this on layovers in Chicago O’Hare airport.  It was a great place to observe all sorts of people coming and going and helped ease the pain from long flight delays.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-20-challenge-Live-drawing/164144/188653-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 19: Face Your Fears!  Fill a letter sheet of paper with faces.  They can be humans, animals, or aliens.  Draw diverse personalities so you can fill the page.
I worked mainly on children and cats.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-19-challenge-Face-your-fears/164144/188378-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 18: Using a thin piece of cardboard, draw a contour shape on it.  Color in the doodle on the contour shape.  Let you imagination run wild!
I did not have dark cardboard so I used a white piece.  I cut tabs so it could stand up.  The quote on the book behind it is “experiment is the mother of knowledge”.  I am not sure what it is that I drew other than to say it is a cross between “Day of the Dead” meets flourishes from a Jane Austen era letter as a cardboard doodle.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-18-challenge-Cardboard-doodles/164144/188004-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 17: Draw an eye as realistically as you can. Next draw another eye as graphically simple as you can.  Explore the polar opposites of the visual solution.  Drawing is more than realism ~ “Window to the Soul” Challenge.
This is Drawing #3: Revised simple eye drawing but it could probably also have the eye iris details removed and still work as an eye graphic icon or symbol.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-17-challenge-Window-soul/164144/187836-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 17: Draw an eye as realistically as you can. Next draw another eye as graphically simple as you can.  Explore the polar opposites of the visual solution.  Drawing is more than realism ~ “Window to the Soul” Challenge.
This is Drawing #2: Simple eye, but I ended up making another version which was more simple.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-17-challenge-Window-soul/164144/187836-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 17: Draw an eye as realistically as you can. Next draw another eye as graphically simple as you can.  Explore the polar opposites of the visual solution.  Drawing is more than realism ~ “Window to the Soul” Challenge.
This is Drawing #1: Photo Realism Eye Art 
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-17-challenge-Window-soul/164144/187836-4.html
Lynda.com Draw 21 Days Challenge Day 16: Draw an owl in an iconic style.  Look at the provided reference sheet.  Study the intrinsic characteristics that make up an owl’s visual appearance.  Your drawing should be made up of simple flat shapes with no gradation.  Make sure to balance your negative and positive spaces.  Create an owl graphic image.
http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/Day-16-challenge-Drawing-design/164144/187635-4.html