Bookmark Doodles Rd. 2
At Doodlers Anonymous we love books. We love the texture, ink, and creases of the printed word — the tactile deliciousness of thumbing, highlighting and devouring pages. We love books that weigh heavy in our hands.
This showcase challenge is a tribute to traditional paper books and the act of reading. The two winners of this challenge (yes, there will be two!) will have their artwork fashioned into DA bookmarks. We challenge you to doodle the front-side of a bookmark, and we'll use the back to promote and credit you.
- There's no specific theme, although keeping it book or reading relevant is encouraged. We're just looking for some delicious art and something you'll be proud of.
- As always, we champion the hand-drawn, but due to the nature of this showcase, we anticipate the use of graphic software to apply the image to our template.
- Feel free to use color.
- To be accepted, all submissions MUST be mocked up on the template provided and uploaded as a JPG image (no larger than 2MB).
- Upload your best, because you only get one submission.
- All participants MUST save the hi-resolution version of their artwork. The winners will be provided with final specifications for the preparation and production of the print.
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 23rd (11:00am EST)
Two winners from Showcase #21 will have their artwork brought to life and printed as 250 bookmarks.
Each winner will receive 25 of their own bookmark, full credit and promoted to all fans and friends of DA, plus we plan on giving the remaining bookmarks away to anyone that buys something in our shop. Good luck!
And the winners are...
Voting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated.
"To read to me is to glimpse inside another's dream, to walk around inside it and to feel I inhabit another place and time. I tried, in a doodlers way to show that in this illustration. Pen and ink and watercolour pencil on watercolour paper"
"Books have been my friends since I was a child.
The fantasy behind every story lets you escape from the gray reality and leads you into a world full of imagination and joy.
And sometimes, the stories even feel as if they are real."
"Turn off your TV!"
"I love to doodle and to read. Sometimes I doodle on the books I read:)"
"I like big books and I cannot lie..."
"It's easy to lose your mind in books (and doodles)"
"i love you and you alone. "
"Entralled with books"
"I love bugs and I love reading - thought they'd make a cute combo! The bugs are part of a set I drew/painted for my parent's office."
"For those who got trapped in the world of their favorite books :)"
"Bears like books too."
"MY KIND OF BOOKMARK. yo."
"recognize all the allusions? :D"
"Drawn in colored pencil and pen :)"
"Little Red Riding Hood"
"I personally think that there is something otherworldly about reading, and I tried to portray that element as best as I could in this artwork."
"Reading it’s a wonderful experience that can take you to the most amazing places and make you share experiences with incredible characters and creatures."
"a girl floating in the nebulous that comes about when you read a great book"
"I just love to combine every single elements and filled up the whole paper. most of the elements used are found surround me."
"My hand-drawn doodle aims to showcase the immense potential that the written word has in becoming the staircase towards the endless skies of possibilities and opportunities."
"What a great project! Happy to be a part of showcase #21
"Since I really love reading and drawing, I draw my personal library, even if it is scribbles I try to follow the grid of the page (I love grid too).
There are a few hidden messages in my bookmark...
Do you see them?;)"
"my parents have taught me to read. but my nana was the one who made me LOVE books. this is ode to her."
"Created with pen and watercolors :D"
"This was super fun to draw. Thanks for putting the showcase. :)"
"Doodling for Dummies
by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio"
"THAT IS THE QUESTION! :)"
"READ+ more watch less -T.V."
"skyline o' books"
"The Secret Garden"
"Hand drawn, digitally edited rabbit pattern!"
"An inked minimalistic illustration of a set of stylized lungs."
"If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
"name: dot the nai (no capitals please)
city: Austin, TX
"READING IS THE NEW PARTY"
"... made up of numerous lines, countless dots, various shapes different patterns, and 12 hours of work, "DARK SECRET" was created. Doodling not only helps me relax, it also brings me to a whole different world... the world of free art.. where everything is possible!"
"He's just a curious kinda guy. (Watercolour and wax crayon illustration)"
"sketchy Octopus going for a balloon ride bookmark."
"Submission for bookmark"
"The city you get to while reading books :)"
"Reading a book sometimes feels like this, like I see the world from above. I think that's when you know it's a good book, when it changes your perspective."
"She will help you to find the page: Here is my Book's Fairy"
"praise the lord for books. i love books. we all love books. ahem"
"Try to hide yourself.If you can."
"This doodle is called the odd man out, which I think a lot of people feel these days...:)"
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To me, reading opens the possibility of an escape or a visit to an imaginary world. I wanted to render that escape visually - as somewhere that is right there, available to all of us."
"kidnapped the brain"
"The artwork is called "Blooming Flight" :)"
A symbolism of how reading can inspire you and help you grow."
""A mysterious set of eyes peering through the foliage, ready to keep watch over where you last left off in the book.""
"words leads to reading. Write cool words, and read big books its cool..."
"Entering the growing spiral of storytelling by words."
"Each book a little treasure."
""To read is not a terribly uplifting affair..."
The ambiguities of my drawings permitted multiple readings, from the critical to the complicit.
While my works are abstract (horizontal en vertical lines), my artistry holds greater affinity with the creativity of something like a surveillance camera ; a being affected by its ever possible documentation, a sort of techno-occasionalism, made in koh-i-noor 8B on 160 gr of bristol (often 81 x 61 cm but don’t ask me why…).
My drawings are documents of the real that reflects on what this reality may be, and how it might be changed, through the artist’s practice and the very (slow) process of making."
Attached is my bookmark...
"Doodles For Dummies Bookmark"
"Smokecat lives in a big city with many tiny buildings. He likes to spend his days popping from chimney pot to chimney pot chasing the birds!
"The owls are not what they seem"
"this is one of the bests artworks,why? I just love the way how I expressed the freedom.."
"Sweet Dreamer - felt tip pen & watercolour ")*"
"A creative hoot to keep you reading."
"A enlightened figure as the embodiment of books."
"Acrobatic polar bear."
"Cyclops love to read.
Pen & highlighter on cardstock."
"Title: 'We Belong Together'"
""Book washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life""
"Books: Portals to Awesome Worlds;
Bookmark design by Marie Abegail Castro."
""tauchen" (diving), ink on paper, mirrored"
"original file link. Zendoodle using patterns that start with the letters in the word Book... BB, Organza, and Kitchener."
"Reading takes you places."
"A boy sits down at bedtime to read a story. He opens a book and unleashes it's world of doodles and magic. It all started with a doodle!"
"In Chinese we have a saying " There's house of gold in Books". So I just continued my sketch in one of the temples in Beijing ... and turned it into a book palace and pagoda and wise monks who's read so much about life :)"