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Gray Matter by Sam Dantone

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I do a fair amount of work like this. I call it doodles, but it is something more concentrated than the typical phone scribble. Some pieces contain something recognizable, some are pure abstraction. Other than planning out the face, the fill in all freely flows from the fingers via a ball point pen.

Sam Dantone


sketch, pencil, ink, cartoon, markers, doodle

I am a many faceted artist who works in many styles and mediums, and in all dimensions. Despite my artistic variances, there is a common thread that stitches all of my work together. It is my critique on man’s apparent love for life and his constant destruction of it.

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  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordover 5 years ago

    Absolutely awesome!

  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordover 5 years ago

    You should put this in the ‘Finks of Ink’ group. For sure!

  • Thank you Nick,
    I would love to get this over to the Finks of Ink, I guess I wore out my welcome though. They only accept five pieces from any artist. Maybe I can get them to switch some of my pieces out.


    – Sam Dantone

    ROUBLE RUSTover 5 years ago

    It’s like hell!!!! Amazing!

  • Thank you Rust,
    I like your comment, be damned!

    Actually, it is neither here nor there, that itself is hell.


    – Sam Dantone

  • Owen Jones
    Owen Jonesover 5 years ago

    Oh My God…….WOW

  • Thank you Owen,
    I appreciate the WOWs…


    – Sam Dantone

  • bobbyevil
    bobbyevilover 5 years ago

    Yes! this rules!

  • lostboy13
    lostboy13over 5 years ago

    you should be able to rotate your group pieces yourself by unticking and then some ticking of boxes matey..

  • Sounds cool, must learn more…

    What’s a ticking? Did you say tickling…?

    I have a couple of ticks already, but fortunately I keep them mostly under control…


    – Sam Dantone

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 5 years ago

    Wow – beautiful work, Sam – well done :-D

  • Thank you Colleen,
    I appreciate the positive feedback…


    – Sam Dantone

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 5 years ago

    Fabulous doodle or whatever you call it, it speaks to me.

  • headfux
    headfuxover 5 years ago

    i love this!

  • Thank you Headonist,
    Hey what happened to your name?


    – Sam Dantone

    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    You are probably insulting your own work by calling this a doodle … it’s MUCH MUCH better than a doodle. Difficult to know how to define what constitutes a doodle though. Maybe a rule of thumb would be that anything that takes longer than the average phone call isn’t a doodle … how about that :)

  • I guess my bubble missed this comment…
    I’ll take the compliment, however, I guess I am referring to two things. I term the technique doodling, and as compared to my larger finished paintings I see this as a doodle. This particular piece did take more hours than some of my paintings, but I just can’t see it in the same light.

    I have doodle issues!


    – Sam Dantone

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