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April 13, 2012

Get Published

Back in 2009 I described Anorak Magazine as "the happy, colorful, illustrated, quirky, character-filled, page-turning, content-driven mag for everyone," but they simply call themselves "the happy mag for kids." Happy being the key word here, and this summer Doodlers Anonymous is going to help them spread some of that joy around.

How you ask? Anorak is committing 6 pages of their June issue to your illustrations, with each page featuring two images, so that's a total of 12 artists getting some nice attention and love from us all (not to mention a free issue of course). We have only 3 guidelines for your participation: (1) Your art must be black and white, so kids can choose to color it in (2) It must be horizontal (in other words landscape mode), so we can easily fit two on a page (3) Your illustration must be themed FAVORITE SPORTS, but of course invented and imaginary sports are welcomed too.

Deadline is April 25th. Get drawing and submit your artwork to sports{at}doodlersanonymous{dot}com. The team at Anorak and DA will pick the final selection of twelve. Good luck to everyone and follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates along the way.

March 27, 2012

Stereographic Animated GIFs



This has been passed around the internet and deservedly so. Dain Fagerholm is taking static pen and marker drawings and making them twitch and wiggle to our delight. His characters seem to lift off the page in pseudo 3D. I honestly can't stop looking at them, someone please knock me out of this trance.

Found via Drawn.


March 6, 2012

Awestruck



Yes, I know this is not doodling. This is drawing (by Tokyo based artist SHOHEI) taken to a whole new level. I've never seen detail and shading done like this using only a ball point pen. Simply amazing. Watch it three or four times, and then share it with everyone you know.

Oh and I strongly suggest you watch this in full screen mode.

February 7, 2012

An Illustrated Daily Life

Let's begin the week with an incredible artist who loves to create spontaneous drawings with color pencils. Nayoun Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. After graduating from University (majoring in Fine Art) she moved to Toronto where she became an illustration student at Sheridan College in Oakville.

She enjoys to draw her daily life, also, she likes to capture her feelings at the moment as much as possible. She tends to draw very quickly with pencils and color pencils and always carries a sketchbook so she can draw wherever and whenever she wants. Nayoun wants people to feel happy through her work.

To enjoy her magical drawings, visiting her blog.


January 30, 2012

One-Thousand Drawing Project

Akira Horikawa has been drawing quirky images from his mind, dreams and emotions since 2007. He's filled quite a few pocket-sized sketchbooks and is now posting them on tumblr for your viewing pleasure. There are no gimmicks here and hardly any color to be found, just simple, unsteady lines that form re-interpreted and oddly fascinating compositions.


January 11, 2012

Open Call / Coloring Book Vol. 2

Oh wow. It's hard to believe it's been over two years since we printed our first coloring book. I still remember the day we set the pages loose and the kids went wild coloring them in (view the colorific photos). The look on the kids' faces were priceless, as they added so much brightness to the bold lines set by folks like Nate Williams, John Malta, Gemma Correll and 26 other artists.

We're thrilled to announce that we are finally ready to print our second volume. This is an open call for submissions, we want everyone to participate. The page count has yet to be determined, but we definitely expect it to include more artists and pages than our previous run (which you can buy here).

If your submission is selected, it will be featured on Doodlers Anonymous and receive credit on its respective page and in the table of contents. You will of course also get a copy of the coloring book mailed to you.

We are setting an aggressive deadline of January 31st. Your art must be one-color (black), sized at 8.5" x 11" and submitted to [email protected] as a hi-res JPG (300dpi). Now go draw.

September 14, 2011

A Drawn Prayer

This is not to be missed: A full scale carpet drawn completely by hand using a simple black Bic pen.

Over the course of 15 months, Jonathan Bréchignac painstakingly detailed inch by inch of this prayer carpet. He explored different patterns and drew inspiration from all types of art (French roman, traditional Japanese, native American, Mexican) and also military camouflage and animal patterns, to create an almost seamless mix of different civilizations and religions.

Johan Jeanson explains, "Despite working on it for hundreds of hours Jonathan has still only been able to use up one pen and is now working on emptying a second one."

We admire your endurance Jonathan, and wish you the power to keep pushing the series forward. Amazing.





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