@Paul: Is that an elf or a vulcan? Either way, looks slick. I like how you rendered it with so few but well placed strokes.
I take that as a compliment.
Warn ! I not much of a good drawer
Ah but that's not true. Your scribblings clearly show you've got all the basic knowledge required to produce convincing representations of real life objects and characters on flat paper.
Doodling is also not about producing the highest quality of production ready work... for me at least, it's more about fun and free exploration without any worries about results.
as I said before, I suck at drawing
No you don't. Just keep practicing. The boat and the book you drew show you do understand how the three dimensions of space can be captured on a flat surface. Since these are doodles, the slight distortions don't matter much.
Well, these were done 20 years ago
The text is quite hard to read. Not sure if I get the humor in them. They're somewhat funny but in an insanely weird and a little sick way.
Does somebody have any good experience with one drawing tablet or another?
A few years ago I tried a couple of cheap ones but in the end stuck with a Wacom Intuos 3 (they don't seem to manufacture these anymore though but there is a 4 available now, which is probably better anyway).
For starting, the lower price range Bamboo series is probably sufficient but I have no personal experience with those.
I think I lack the fantasy to draw things I don't see...
Drawing from life is an essential skill which I think every artist should acquire. It's good practice for really learning about how things look in all their detail or in abstraction. By drawing from life often, your mind will subconsciously build a library of objects, volumes, shapes, shadings, textures and whatnot from which it can then draw(hah!) when you create stuff freely.
When I start doodling and I don't have any idea what to draw (just the urge to draw something) I start by slapping random blobs of color onto the canvas and then usually after a few of those blobs I go "hm, this looks like..." and then just keep adding/changing and taking away from it until I get bored or run out of steam.
I'm much better at drawing something I can see, but I managed to free hand the lizard / dragon like creatures fairly well.
My favourite is the red dragon. There is of course room for improvement (as there always is) but for a freestyle doodle on paper and without the amenities of easy corrections which the digital medium brings with it, it's pretty good.
To everyone who hasn't drawn since school: Get back to it! It will improve your life (and if not that then at least it will improve your "programmers art").
If anyone wants brutal feedback (aka constructive criticism tearing your work apart and thus ruining your day and the whole fun) please explicitly say so.
--- haven't doodled today yet so I'll just post some old stuff as well ---