I drew the image above almost seven months ago, but it feels more fitting today than it did then. In the last week, Instagram went from being just a popular iPhone photo app to becoming the most popular photo sharing tool the world has ever seen.
A few days ago they released an Android phone version and just yesterday Facebook bought them for one billion dollars. They boast well over 30 million users and now with Facebook on their side, I expect that number will quickly double.
Like any huge network that hosts people sharing things, you get a lot of crap. A lot of garbage that finds its way onto the "popular" page too. If that's your objective, follow the steps above and you'll get there sooner rather than later. But if you ache for the creative and the inspired, I've been putting a list together of some really cool artists that hang out and share what they're working on.
It's a good resource if you're just joining the community and I expect to be adding more along the way (feel free to share it with others). You can find parts one, two and three here and while on Instagram, stay in touch, follow me by searching OKAT or DOODLERS.
This is our most ambitious project to date -- almost a year in the making. It's the culmination of over 130 submissions, over 2,300 votes, and an infinite amount of creativity. We launch our 2012 DA Calendar with overwhelming pride, not only in the beauty and originality of the artwork, but in the fantastic support of our community. We truly could not have accomplished this feat without you, our supporters and friends.
If you love what we are doing at Doodlers Anonymous, help us fight the good fight. Buying a calendar not only promotes independent artists and helps to support this website, but more importantly, saves you from those overcrowded malls this holiday season.
If I were to envision Doodlers Anonymous as a published book, it would look damn close to the one I am about to give away.
Julia Rothman is an illustrator and pattern designer who runs the popular blog Book By Its Cover, which features a different art-related book every weekday. We've been fans of the site since day one and especially love the weekly sketchbook series.
Her latest book, Drawn In, is a peek into the inspiring sketchbooks of 44 fine artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and cartoonists. It's an incredible read, filled with insightful q&a and beautiful full-color photographs of sketchbook pages that were quite possibly never meant to be seen.
We are fans not only of the content, but because it features some of our favorite artists. Of the 44, at least 10 have been featured on Doodlers Anonymous, including the amazing Ted McGrath.
Friends of DA, we are giving this great book away. To be in the running, just leave a comment with the title of a book you bought because of its cover. We'll pick a winner from the hat. Comments close June 15th (Wednesday) at 2pm Eastern. Good luck everyone;...and for those of you that can't wait, get your hands on the book today. It deserves to be on your coffee table.
And the winner is: Robyn Wells. Congrats!
It's free. It's cool. It's 36 pages of Magic.
And as always, the latest issue of the Free and Cool zine is exclusively available right here for download.
This issue features a whole slew of artists you'll want to meet: Aphte, Conor Keller, Anton Weflö, Maxime Francout, Rmk, Fafé, Fanny Claude, Florentin Bodet, Club Muscles, Corey Thompson, Anke Weckmann, Mathieu Lambert, Rand Renfrow, Aurélie Grand, Tristan Pernet, Jesse Robinson Williams, Connor Annal, Yohan Sacré, Bosque Studio, Antoine Orand.
Retro Whale combines all of my favorite things into their body of work: Humanimals, imperfect lines, and a kind of subtle humor that makes me laugh in the most ridiculous way. Get to know the work of Kelly, Jimmy and Jaedon and see life the way they do: With a whole lot of color and inspiring rap lyrics to make you feel complete. Check out their etsy shop too. There's so much goodness there.
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Sigmund Freud once quoted. And I think he’s absolutely right! My two felines are my pride and joy.
A while ago over a morning of procrastination I made a little flickr cat gallery and I never get tired of revisiting it again and again… As they say: cats are magical creatures, the more you pet them, the longer you’ll both live…
Here’s a little selection of cat drawings I found this evening.See More »
We love it when we get fan mail and this one in particular is out of the ordinary. It came as mail, literally. That's rare form these days and it's a beauty too.
Café con Leche (coffee with milk) is the imaginary home of Roi and Inés from Mexico City. Their website is filled to the brim with drawings, animations and endless goodies, so stop on by and give them some love.
We are so thrilled with the postcard. Next time we're in Mexico, we'll have to share a cafécito!