Yesterday, May 28th, I completed my 400th sheet of the S.O.S. Breath Drawings Series that I started while at my current evening job at a call centre. I started there in October of 2013 and this job allows me 'moments' to doodle here and there throughout the evening. Other people there either read or do crossword puzzles or talk to their neighbors in between calls but I like to doodle. I began a formatted drawing sequence on my 3rd sheet dated Dec.3, 2013. All are on the same paper using a medium ball point blue pen. Four and a half years later (I never thought I would have remained there for so long) I've managed to produce 400 of these sheets. Each of these pages average 50 drawings and fifty times four hundred equals twenty thousand! Way to go Robert! Now what?
Two years have past since my previous Doodle Babel post. Have I been sitting idle you ask? I am still waiting. Like on a desert island, waiting for rescue. I have an unlimited supply of 8.5 x 11 inch paper and enough Blue Ball Point Bic Pens to sink the Titanic. I now have 171 of these sheets with an average of 50 drawings on each one, totaling about 8,550 drawings. That's a fun and perplexing notion.
Last fall I started a job as an interviewer at a market research company. Between automated dialing to a new respondent there is lag time. This time between phone calls can be anywhere from a micro second to a few minutes. We are allowed to amuse ourselves during these moments by reading, doing crosswords or whatever. Some people do crafts and some draw and some are on their electro gadgets.
I have a hard time reading between these moments, so I've opted to doodle and this works very fine for me. These drawings are a continuation of my doodle forms, and as you can see there is a regular format that has developed nicely after the first few pages. I have here the first 8 pages plus my most recent page no.38. The formats for pages 9-37 remain all the same. I am still constantly amazed at how similar and yet entirely different each drawing is.