For my own drawing, I dug through my desk drawer at work and saw a fish peering back at me from a roll of correction tape.
While I’m not sure I was too true to the minimal nature of the drawn element of this creation, I did find the process and result very rewarding! This contest was a fun exercise in challenging my regular technique by inserting something foreign, and figuring out a way to incorporate it and fit into my drawing style.
You can enter the contest, too! Click here to see the details and more examples of Javier’s work, and have fun seeing objects around you in a different way!
Over the next few months we plan on printing our second mini-coloring book. Our first -- The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats -- featured 28 global artists in a mashup of styles honoring our feline friends.
This time around we are looking to expand our mini-book to feature over 35 artists and the theme will be robots! In celebration of everything bot - from clanky vintage metal and rusted bolts to B movie retro-futuristic robots - every page, with a drawing from a different artist, will make you want to robot dance.
Our only requirement is that the illustration fall within the robot theme- be it a unique homage to a beloved robotic icon, an uber-shiny mod design, or maybe an entire family of dark, overlord, microwave robots. It's your call, it's your page. The working title of the book is, "Blinking Lights & Beeping Parts: A Robot Coloring Book Collection by Doodlers Anonymous."
The deadline for submissions is April 2nd. Get submission details and upload instructions here »
No, Lorraine Loots did. I don't think you understand how small these are. Look at the tip of your pencil RIGHT NOW and think about how minuscule these brush strokes must be. What is this, a painting for ants? Actually… that's exactly what the artist named the series. On January 1, 2013, she challenged herself to create one miniature painting every single day of the year. That's 365 coin-sized drawings in extremely high detail and she doesn't even use a magnifying glass. My eyes hurt just thinking about it.
Paintings, drawings, words. All of it. I'm in love with Herikita's art. It speaks truths in soft colors and is quite often made-up of angled homes and rooftops, pets and insects, women and men, all of whom are sharing their awkward feelings and I just want more and more of it.
Her bio alone was enough to make me smile. Here's a small bit of my favorite part, "I work at midnight like Cinderella’s mice, almost always, when everyone is sleeping and something pops up in my mind.."
It's such a great visual.
Purring softly in the corner, curled up and licking itself, is DA's first mini-coloring book, and we suddenly realized that we never made the acquaintance. So, dear community, we're proud to introduce you to "The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats!"
As submissions rolled in for our second coloring book, we noticed an undeniable theme. Cats from here till Sunday - cats wearing clothes, admiring cubist paintings, looking French, sipping coffee. So we hoarded (*ahem, I mean compiled) them like a crazy cat lady, knowing one day we'd find them a proper home, a book all their own.
And so the mini-coloring book was born! The book -- featuring 28 global artists in a mashup of styles-- is truly the cat’s meow, because it's not only creative and cuddly, it's charitable.
In honor of OKAT's own shelter cat, Mylo, Doodlers Anonymous and The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats! is proud to support The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and its mission to save lives. (aspca.org)
Like anything from our shop, this will ship with a DA doodle sticker, bookmark and postcard. So color it up, get crazy with a crayon, and help support our feline friends!
Have you seen Andrea Wan's Mini Journal? well, if you haven't, I have to tell you it is a must in your next inspiration search. She made a mini journal containing a collection of 4"x6" drawings inspired in thoughts and ideas of her own. Her project is full of creepy and adorable images. One of the best sketchbooks I've seen lately. It is a beautiful project made to be seen and enjoyed page by page.
She goes by Yoda or Lady Orlando, but no matter what you call her, the work deserves your undivided attention. She's a 29 year old from Mexico with (what seems like) an endless collection of inspiring drawings, each one more expressive than the previous. On flickr, she's posted tons of "miniature disasters", plus a complete look into her Moleskine journal. Looking through her work felt more like taking a journey through her life.
Found via Yay!Everyday.