DuttonArt

A Doodler @ Google. I like to draw landscapes, cityscapes, and other escapes.

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inkmyles asked: very nice drawings - like it. cheers. milan.

Thank you so much, Milan. 

Power lines

Power lines

Cows gathering just before sundown - Nicasio, CA

Cows gathering just before sundown - Nicasio, CA

Some evening time sketches. Still processing ideas/places from the recent road trip.

An oldie: “Surf Fishing” from a 2010 trip to Montauk. Story here.

An oldie: “Surf Fishing” from a 2010 trip to Montauk. Story here.

Postcard sketch, Ft. Bragg

Postcard sketch, Ft. Bragg

A quick look at the process behind today’s doodle for Argentine writer, Julio Cortázar.

I started out with very loose sketches on Post-It notes. His most striking features were obviously those intense eyes, set quite a ways apart. And a dreamboat monobrow to boot.

After getting approval on the general direction from our Argentine counterparts and cultural experts, I painted the portrait in acrylics and ink and hand-drew the quote (there’s a boo-boo in the unscanned version: encontramos vs encontrarnos). I wanted to maintain a very loose, stylized approach, but after a bit of pushing back and forth between myself and Argentina, I ended up compromising with a more realistic draft, tidied up in Photoshop. The logo is laid out inside a game of hopscotch, taken from Cortázar’s famous work, Fayuela (Hopscotch).

The first Post-It is still my favorite. The quote, by the way: 

"We were not looking for each other, but we knew we were to find us."

Night and day view of the boat rental below our camp. Words are song lyrics by Tiny Ruins.

Night and day view of the boat rental below our camp. Words are song lyrics by Tiny Ruins.

Early morning postcard sketch at MacKerricher.

Early morning postcard sketch at MacKerricher.

A postcard sketch during a road trip up to the Mendocino area. 

A postcard sketch during a road trip up to the Mendocino area. 

Thanks for the laughs and the tears, Mr. Williams.

Thanks for the laughs and the tears, Mr. Williams.

Corner store.

Corner store.

Happy to see the Venn diagram Google doodle out there after three months of concepting, drawing, and animating. These are just a few of the 25+ animations you can find in the doodle. My engineering partner, Corrie Scalisi and I had a lot of fun putting this together. Special thanks as well to sophiafosterdimino for helping out on some of the illos and animation including Chris Hadfield’s spinning guitar among others. And to Kevin Laughlin for additional illustration help. Full story on the google doodles blog here

A quick pen and watercolor at our favorite coastal comfort food spot in Half Moon Bay.

A quick pen and watercolor at our favorite coastal comfort food spot in Half Moon Bay.