‘Creative minds are rarely tidy’ – a rather wonderful quote from an unknown author. And it ought to go on to say that their workspaces are rarely tidy either! I was inspired to do this freehand doodle, coloured with ProMarkers, after reading an article in the current edition of ‘Cloth Paper Scissors’ magazine [May/June 2011] by Joanne Sharpe. She uses Copics for her artwork, but I reckon ProMarkers are just as good, though the Copic colour coding seems to be simpler than the ProMarker system. I drew the doodle using my fountain pen and Noodler’s Bulletproof Black Ink, but on normal 90gsm copy paper as it was to be a trial run… I carried on. I think the blending would be better on my favourite cardstock for ProMarkers (Ryman’s 200gsm coated card). And note to self: scan the doodle and heat set the ink before starting to colour.