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December 1, 2013

Cyber Doodle Monday

This week we published two new books for you to enjoy. Each one filled to the brim with art from our community of doodlers, scribblers, artists and illustrators.

We are shipping them out today for bargain prices. No kidding, it will be the best gift you give out this year. Happy holidays and cheers to all of the participating artists from Coloring Book, Volume 3 and our new mini coloring book: The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats.

November 11, 2013

An Incredible Book of Drawn Vintage Cars by Lapin

We've featured French artist Lapin many times here on DA. Every time I look at his work it inspires me to drop everything and sketch. You too will fall in love with the composition of his lines and the mass collection of sketchbooks he's filled from cover to cover (look for yourself).

So it's with great joy that I learned today that he plans on publishing a book (Oldies but Goldies) with his incredible collection of drawn vintage cars found on the streets. I'll say it again, these are not drawings he's making back in his studio with photo references. He literally stumbles across a car and can't imagine passing it without respecting its history, so he sits down right then and there and draws it.



In his own words: "I project the dim light of those years in my book through my drawings and try to tell you the beauty behind the wrinkles, the experiences behind the broken parts and memories behind their dust so that they will be immortal."

He's running a campaign to raise funds to print this fantastic book. Follow the link and support this project (by doing so you'll also secure yourself a copy).

October 15, 2013

Open Call / Coloring Book Vol. 3

Woohoo! It's that time of year again, where we open the floor and collect submissions for our annual coloring book. Every year the artwork and participation blows us away.

For those of you that are new to Doodlers Anonymous, last year alone we received over 350 incredible drawings (watch the teaser video), and narrowed our selection down to 60 for print.

We want everyone to participate, grab your pens and sharpies and get to it. We've set an aggressive deadline that is fast approaching (November 5th, 2013), so if you're interested in participating go here for complete details



To celebrate the open call, we are discounting a combo-pack of our volume one and two coloring books by 15% (shop here).

August 12, 2013

Revisiting Alex Eben Meyer's Sketchbook



Alex Eben Meyer is a Brooklyn based illustrator, and was the very first member to be spotlighted on Doodlers Anonymous back in 2010. We work in the same building in Brooklyn, and I was lucky to meet him a few months ago. Although his work has been featured here before, I'm a big fan of his latest observational sketches and thought I'd share some of them with you. These watercolor drawings are usually quick glimpses into slices of life; sitting at the local coffee shop, a neighborhood street corner, a roadtrip landscape, or the view from a window in New York. He also frequently posts figure drawing studies that share a similar sensibility. Controlled and loose at the same time, Alex's sketches seem to be edited spontaneously, stripping away specific details, while abstracting others. These drawings have occasionally found their way into his editorial illustrations, being utilized for clients like The New York Times, HP, and Design Sponge. There is a unique point of view and sense of humor in all of Alex's work, and to see more of it, you can go to his website, sketchblog, tumblr and twitter.


August 7, 2013

Recent Sketchbook Doodles

Filling sketchbooks with crazy drawings is one of my favorite things to do in life, and I'm pretty sure that's the case with most doodlers. I thought I'd share some of my most recent drawings to give you an idea of what my sketchbook pages look like. If you'd like to see more of these doodles and characters, you can find me on Instagram at sortofbutnotreally and gregkletsel.tumblr.com. Enjoy!


July 22, 2013

Walrus: A Handbook of Brandon Graham's Visual World

Although the internet is filled with a constant stream of inspiration, I often feel the need for that tactile feel of something that I can hold. And although I often come in contact with amazing people and mind blowing artwork out in the "real world", it is always the stuff that is rough that is the most interesting to me.



Which is why I couldn't help myself when I held Walrus, a book containing a collection of drawings and sketchbook comics by Brandon Graham. I examined each panel of the book with great detail looking at the intricacies of the expressions of his characters, while on the same page, you are offered a glimpse into Graham's creative process (inspirations, frustrations and so on). Turn the next page and you are presented with a peek into his everyday life via comical drawn panels. But beyond all of that, this book was just plain fun to look at.



As a fun aside: there is a nod to Gen13 in one of the pages of the book, which will be a nice surprise to diehard fans of the 90's comic book (like me).


July 19, 2013

The Daily Battles of Mu Pan

Mu Pan is a New York based artist who creates some of the most visually rich work I've ever seen. I was lucky to meet him earlier this year and got a chance to talk about his process, while also getting a glimpse into two of his sketchbooks. Each page of these books can stand alone as a work of art. As a whole, they represent a daily exploration of his life, thoughts, and experiences melded with historical events, cultural icons, symbolism and epic conflict. Mu's art is his life's work, and he's fully committed to pushing it to its farthest limits. There's a lot to see in his paintings and drawings, so make sure you visit his website and blog to fully enjoy the scope and detail of it all.






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