First, we appreciate everyone's patience. The team at Doodlers Anonymous all have full-time jobs (and families) and February proved to be a busy time for us.
That being said, holy crap, the quality and creativity of the submissions we received are beyond anything we expected. We got about 365 drawings and narrowing them down to roughly 50 will be the most fun we've had in a long time. I put together a quick little teaser video (watch above), so you get an idea of some of the amazing submissions.
Next steps: We'll email the artists whose artwork has been selected for volume two by March 31st. If you do not receive an email by that date, then unfortunately we just didn't have enough pages to print yours in this upcoming volume.
I love you all, thanks for making projects like this one come to life with such beautiful art. We are proud to be putting this together. Now go on, press play and enjoy the next 58 seconds.
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.
It's a new year and it's time to make brand new, amazing, even-better-than-last-year's drawings.
If you're not familiar with "The Sketchbook Project," you are now. (Take a look, we mentioned it here.) Just a quick recap in case you're not familiar: The nice people at Art House Co-op sends a sketchbook out to anyone who wants to be a part of this project (for a minimal fee). You draw all over it. You send it back to them when it's filled and then your sketchbook is exhibited at galleries as it makes its way across the country on a tour.
Elizabeth Caldwell has started her 2011 sketchbook and it's on its way to greatness. She's a stay-at-home mom and a freelance Designer and Illustrator. Take a peak inside her first few pages - lots and lots of playful type. Tell me, what's not to like?
Black Lilly is Aya Rosenís ongoing projectó- she is designing and illustrating her own 78-card Tarot deck. Mystics, Occultists and Doodlers rejoice! Her cards feature traditional archetypes accompanied by bold marks, stunning use of color, and unabashed sensuality. Treat yourself to her other art (including album covers and vintage porn) and donít forget her etsy shop. What craft!
H&M got a hold of us last week and told us about their "Your Art Here" contest, and now we'd like to share it with you. It's a fun contest, with a NYC theme. I just moved to New York. It is a city that has so much to offer, incredible energy and inspiration all around. So the theme is perfect. And I urge you to enter.
Now for the rules: Do something with a New York City theme, in your artistic style. The H&M on Fifth Ave. will give you their store window to use as your blank canvas. They'll fly you out to the city so you can install it yourself. And there are other goodies involved. Get more of the details here.
Think about it. A huge blank canvas for the world to see. And you can doodle away on it to your heart's content. Do it! You have until Oct. 5 to submit your piece.
So I spent my bank holiday Saturday with my good friend from olden days Mr. Ash Dando. He is a wonderfully talented art director who helped me to draw a massive heart thing for use as a backdrop on a colourama.
It only took us about 12 hours but we got there!
We are filming the video on Thursday for the new up and coming little artist SPARK.
Check out some of me pics of the work in progress.
I was at OPPY's "Scribble Project", checking out the train car doodles when I saw Baysan Yuksel's submission. Shortly after, I decided to head over to her site and I'm so glad I did. This artist from Istanbul has a very spontaneous, fun, cut and paste, doodle style.