Inspiration: Art

David Fullerton Doodling in His Own Words

by Hugo Seijas 46

Featured: David Fullarton | Doodlers Anonymous

They say that sometimes an image is just an image, that it takes a mind to make it more. Thank goodness for the mind of David Fullarton.

With an abundance of textures, words and scribbles, David tells stories. And you can count on his stories to always be outlandish, to always make you think, "How the hell did he come up with that?" That is precisely what I asked him to explain for his feature. In his work, he pokes fun at the mundane and the shortcomings of human character. For that, we love him.

These days, David is keeping busy prepairing for his upcoming art show at Hang Art in San Francisco. It's appropriately titled "Once Again I Fail To Live Up To My Advance Publicity" and opens on April 2nd. If I were you, I'd run over there. A little offbeat humor is good for your lungs.

For his feature, David sent us over 9 never before seen pieces (until now) as an advance peak into his art show. Enjoy this and the thoughts inside of his head, in his own words.



  1. "How it is" is so fucking true.

  2. It\'s great to know more about David Fullarton-- I love his work but hadn\'t heard much else about him. I wish I could be in SF to see the show!

  3. David Fullarton\'s work kills me every time and has for years and years. Although I regret those unfortunate comments he made about Sean Connery, still I admire his work and wish him great success in his upcoming solo at HANG Art Gallery in San Francisco starting next week EVEN THOUGH he said in a flickr posting that I was not welcome to attend.

  4. This work is awesome.

  5. wonderful post! great to see david's work on here. i've admired his stuff for a long time. david: thanks for telling us a little bit about the text in your work & the process behind it. i like text, too, for many of the same reasons. keep up the brilliant work - cheers!

  6. I enjoy the sense of humor in his work. Good stuff.

  7. he's a genius

  8. Thank God this man is an artist or he could do some real damage. Well done. Fine Man.

  9. I've loved David's work for some time now. He creates some truly fantastic pieces...

  10. I love this site - it's a little like a sketchbook created by a hitherto unknown clone of myself - my how those doodles do get around.

  11. well done but I'm seeing a bit too much borrowing from: simon evans tucker nichols paul davis look them up sorry

  12. Point taken. But aren\\\'t well all influenced by others to some point?

  13. I just blogged that It gives me motivation to \"doodler\" the rest of the site is also pretty amazing...

  14. blerg... too good!

  15. I love his work :)

  16. no comment yet, i just want to know what the answer is.

  17. right nice

  18. hello. my name is nayoung,choi. i'm from Korea. I am attending the graphic designer is a design company. To see your pictures on the internet infatuation. :) I want to buy your clothes, can I get something else in Korea? I will always support your work.

  19. Nice!

  20. Hahaha, encyclopaedic knowledge of meat. Golden.

  21. I love this work so much , it hits my soul in the places it loves to be hit... so inspiring , makes me want to draw in my sketchbook all day every day.... good for you David...

  22. i love it

  23. Paul T - bit to much borrowing from etc,... I know of all those artists, but it may interest you to know that I'm 47 years old, and have been doing this stuff for YEARS. It's been nice to see others finally producing work that's along similar lines to mine, and having my sensibility appreciated. But it's incredibly frustrating that people assume I'm being influenced by others simply because they are now famous and I'm not. Oh and you forgot to mention David Shrigley.

  24. good words I like it

  25. YOUR SHED IS RUBBISH! I was really inspired by this piece. Too often I find myself putting off doing or finishing something for fear that it won't be perfect... how easy it is to criticise. I've printed the shed picture off and stuck it to my wall to remind myself to just keep forging on - we're not looking for perfection! Do something! Instead of hiding away worrying. (BTW your shed is rubbish.)

  26. the project (:

  27. I think your work is much more interesting than simon evans tucker nichols paul davis and david shrigley too

  28. I love your style..... love the shed!

  29. Incredible.

  30. I totally agree with the first comment :) its very true...p.s. love the art

  31. Interesting work. I love the emotional connection to each piece, intriguing.

  32. insane, love it!

  33. Amazing. I love it.

  34. Absolutely brilliant. This is nourishment for eyes and mind.

  35. I love the words added makes it unique :)

  36. If someone built a church for your art nearby where I live (or on a convenient metro line) I would go there every fortnight or so to pray there (pray about your art for you are brilliant.)

  37. These drawings make me feel like that kid must have felt riding on the dog dragon in The (original) Never Ending Story

  38. brandon you on pingers m8

  39. brandon you on pingers m8

  40. nice work

  41. The charm of a teenager's home journal but in genius format!

  42. Great!

  43. this is the shit, i feel like i'm reading my diary if i had a diary which was comprised of drawings made by somebody else or something

  44. I do posses an adequate vocabulary to describe how much I love his work.

  45. Actually I do not possess and adequate vocabulary but I do possess the ability to make typos. Also I still love David's work.

  46. simon evans tucker nichols paul davis........bland, unfunny this stuff..........awfully amusing, rarely so he's the bukowski to their beat poets.

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