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Bookmark Doodles Rd. 2

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.

Hand Drawn Bookmarks Drawing Challenge Instructions

Winners

A bookmark with my drawing of a giant-ish man strolling through the woods, reading stories to those around him. He is covered in moss, and mushrooms grow in his grassy cloak. Some of the books he reads are super small, so he needs his magnifiers to read the tiny words.

Art by: MisterHope

34 Faves
Hand-drawn ink on paper. This little man just realised that he is never alone thanks to his books.

Art by: sarafratini

54 Faves
A creative hoot to keep you reading.

By: Aaron Dullaghan
8 Votes

THAT IS THE QUESTION! :)

By: Niki Jaramillo
3 Votes

READING IS THE NEW PARTY

By: Kasia Jackowska
5 Votes

By: fred michiels
1 Votes

By: Bryony Drew
8 Votes

By: L C
3 Votes

By: Judith
8 Votes

skyline o' books

By: laurari
2 Votes

Turn off your TV!

By: Pat Henzy
8 Votes

By: Arianne Notenboom
14 Votes

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.

By: Alijt Emmens
6 Votes

By: Courtney White
11 Votes

By: Gabriele Go
9 Votes

By: Sreejoyee Ganguly
1 Votes

By: Elma
3 Votes

This doodle is called the odd man out, which I think a lot of people feel these days...:)

By: Darren Cannell
1 Votes

Try to hide yourself.If you can.

By: ilaria Grimaldi
20 Votes

Book magic

By: Natasa Borenovic
8 Votes

By: Jeanne M Gonzalez
1 Votes

By: Tali Kord
25 Votes

Swirls

By: Mohamed Osman
1 Votes

my parents have taught me to read. but my nana was the one who made me LOVE books. this is ode to her.

By: nita darsono
5 Votes

By: shannon palmer
1 Votes

In Chinese we have a saying

By: Peach Tao
5 Votes

this is one of the bests artworks,why? I just love the way how I expressed the freedom..

By: Austeja Platukyte
8 Votes

By: Justė
12 Votes

Submission for bookmark

By: Robin Harmony
4 Votes

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

By: bex shaw
12 Votes

By: Inna Koleva
2 Votes

Entralled with books

By: Mieke Droomer
3 Votes

By: Ro Furkim
1 Votes

By: Emmanuelle Ly
2 Votes

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?;)

By: Vanessa
4 Votes

Bears like books too.

By: Bela UncleCat
15 Votes

By: Laura Chowanski
11 Votes

name: dot the nai (no capitals please)
city: Austin, TX
web: www.dotthenai.com

By: dot the nai
1 Votes

By: tooie
1 Votes

The Fishman

By: Chloe
6 Votes

By: Zuzanna
26 Votes

Title: 'We Belong Together'

By: Irene
2 Votes

By: Cynthia Bataille
19 Votes

recognize all the allusions? :D

By: Rebekka Jochem
5 Votes

Drawn in colored pencil and pen :)

By: Genevieve Vines
7 Votes

I love to doodle and to read. Sometimes I doodle on the books I read:)

By: Ewa Maczynska
19 Votes

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.

By: Beccy
2 Votes

By: Sofie van den Berg
3 Votes

Each book a little treasure.

By: gretzki
14 Votes

Doodling for Dummies
by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio

By: Alvaro Diaz-Rubio
13 Votes

By: Runjhun
32 Votes

Reading spectacles

By: Edward Nel
8 Votes

By: Tessa Rath
17 Votes

Squished mosquito.

By: Rubina
5 Votes

... made up of numerous lines, countless dots, various shapes different patterns, and 12 hours of work,

By: Redalyn
6 Votes

By: Laima
6 Votes

By: Theresa Coulter
10 Votes

♥

By: gokce yavas
2 Votes

Reading takes you places.

By: Maximillian
1 Votes

By: Choc Ye
16 Votes

It's easy to lose your mind in books (and doodles)

By: Vanessa Teodoro
11 Votes

By: Ashley Love
5 Votes

By: Landan Earley
1 Votes

By: Henrieke Kruise
6 Votes

Book tree

By: Cheryl Colee
8 Votes

words leads to reading. Write cool words, and read big books its cool...

By: Nina Leth
6 Votes

She will help you to find the page: Here is my Book's Fairy

By: Mara González Telmo
16 Votes

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.

By: Michelle Mathey
8 Votes

By: LisaT
5 Votes

By: Tim Hodge
9 Votes

An inked minimalistic illustration of a set of stylized lungs.

By: Katherine Liu
2 Votes

By: Paul Schoondermark
9 Votes

Created with pen and watercolors :D

By: Fionna Tam
10 Votes

Sweet Dreamer - felt tip pen & watercolour

By: Sophia Murray
7 Votes

By: Hsiao-Chi Chang
26 Votes

By: Susanne N
1 Votes

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!

Louise Warwick

By: Louise Warwick
12 Votes

By: S.Grant
1 Votes

By: nikki salcedo
1 Votes

The owls are not what they seem

By: Mr. Braintree
15 Votes

praise the lord for books. i love books. we all love books. ahem

By: leesleeps
5 Votes

By: Andrey
10 Votes

I just love to combine every single elements and filled up the whole paper. most of the elements used are found surround me.

By: Jefferson
9 Votes

By: fiabeSCa
3 Votes

By: CC Kua
3 Votes

By: St.Ainolopa
54 Votes

By: Marina
5 Votes

What a great project!  Happy to be a part of showcase #21
-Robin

By: Robin Smith
2 Votes

A enlightened figure as the embodiment of books.

By: Alyssa Lawler
2 Votes

sketchy Octopus going for a balloon ride bookmark.

By: Kitt Van Hassel
4 Votes

The Puzzling

By: Jessica Wilde
5 Votes

Hand drawn, digitally edited rabbit pattern!

By: Riky Butcher
11 Votes

He's just a curious kinda guy. (Watercolour and wax crayon illustration)

By: Alice Evitts
2 Votes

READ+ more watch less -T.V.

By: casey arauz
3 Votes

Cliff hanger...

By: Deirdre Spain
37 Votes

By: Mish
7 Votes

Entering the growing spiral of storytelling by words.

By: Karim Lopez
5 Votes

If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

By: Chen
4 Votes

Hi there...

Attached is my bookmark...

Great project.

Thanks
Lorrie

By: Lorrie Whittington
5 Votes

The Secret Garden

By: Benjarat Iamrat
23 Votes

Little Red Riding Hood

By: noa mishkin
28 Votes

By: Chantal Mayhew
7 Votes

Savannah G. 
A symbolism of how reading can inspire you and help you grow.

By: Savannah Gross
6 Votes

By: ernie bossmann
6 Votes

Cyclops love to read.
Pen & highlighter on cardstock.

By: Carny Val
6 Votes

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.

By: Latifah Torki
1 Votes

By: giovanna forlano
20 Votes

By: Zuriñe Aguirre
9 Votes

This was super fun to draw. Thanks for putting the showcase. :)

By: Cat Baldwin
1 Votes

Acrobatic polar bear.

By: kartika paramita
12 Votes

The artwork is called

By: Kerby Rosanes
17 Votes

By: Sara
14 Votes

By: Phil
8 Votes

original file link. Zendoodle using patterns that start with the letters in the word Book... BB, Organza, and Kitchener.

By: Vanessa Kightlinger
2 Votes

By: Anna Picco
8 Votes

By: hanapisang
13 Votes

:)

By: Súa Agapé
15 Votes

Thanks!

By: Ahmet Ozcan
23 Votes

The Dogearbookmark

By: Mr Steffen
1 Votes

Hello!

By: kasia
17 Votes

a girl floating in the nebulous that comes about when you read a great book

By: Caitlin Roberts
9 Votes

By: Paula Petroll
8 Votes

i love you and you alone.

By: Lady
4 Votes

By: Esther Molina
2 Votes

I like big books and I cannot lie...

By: Rebecca Miller
3 Votes

By: Orlando Della Valle
3 Votes

Doodle fish!

By: Paul Muresan
8 Votes

Doodles For Dummies Bookmark

By: Engineer Mikay
8 Votes

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!

By: Ashlie Gash
5 Votes

kidnapped the brain

By: Gaver
2 Votes

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.

By: Mihika Shankar
13 Votes

By: Anke
8 Votes

The city you get to while reading books :)

By: Olga Oilikki
11 Votes

Comments

  1. Great project!

  2. Darn, I just started working on a second one when I realized you can only submit one! :(

  3. Thank you!! I didnt think we can see all the submissions this early? Where do I go to see them?

  4. SWiM check here~~

  5. Can't wait to see all the submissions!

  6. Good idea :DD

  7. Doodle Fun!

  8. Always look forward to a DA competition!

  9. first time submitting mine ! this was fun :)

  10. done, over and out. fun to do something else. Irritating long format! Great task.

  11. Done! :) Good luck to everyone!

  12. Finish mine just 2 hours before submitting limit. Thank God!

  13. is there time still left?

  14. That was fun, can't wait to see all the others.. Cheers...

  15. That was fun, can't wait to see all the others.. Cheers...

  16. Interesting that Sara Fratini has 19 Thousand likes on her facebook page and asked all 19k to vote. Obvious who will get the most votes.... This is not an art contest, this is a popularity contest.

  17. wreeerw

  18. 11 am comeon

  19. @JOANNA KLEAVER: Actually, the team here at DA, myself included, pick the final two winners that get printed. The voting only narrows down the selection for us so we can pick from the top 10. Also, this is meant as a fun drawing challenge and exercise. Winners don't get paid and we don't sell these bookmarks. We give them away to our fans, so the selected artists can get some exposure. Relax, and have some fun.

  20. @ OKAT. I know the votes do not pick the winner.... and you state on this page you pick the winner out of the top 5 best voted. Now you are telling me you are picking them out of the top 10 voted. So which is it? Just to be clear.... And if this is not about the votes.. then why bother picking out of the top any... why don't you pick the best out of all of them? As we all know online voting can be manipulated.

  21. And for the record, I am not trying to cause problems, but I know some of these artists and they are taking this way too seriously. Spreading things out on every social network they have. Just saying... just some of the artists here that may in some people's mind be better artists, but not as popular on social member do not get an equal chance. I just don't like seeing underdogs not have an equal chance. If you know artists well, you know they are very competitive.

  22. Looks like I started something, sorry, now I got my friend Chilli involved. I told him not to. Just so you know, there is some discussion about this whole thing on an artists facebook. That is causing some discussion. I didn't mean to cause issue. We just want the best artist to win fairly. I'll make sure these comments stop.

  23. @JOANNA CLEAVER: I appreciate the discussion and feedback, but removing voting wouldn't necessarily solve much. If I selected the winner on my own, who is to say it's the one you and your friends consider the "best artist"? I think our solution is the best middle ground... Have the community narrow down their favorites, and the staff at DA takes it from there. @EVERYONE: Thank you all for participating. This is an impressive collection of bookmarks. Now let's all go read a book ;)

  24. Wow! This year there are wayyy more than last year's challenge. Everyone is so talented! Good luck y'all :)

  25. @JOANNA KLEAVER If you participate in a contest, is normal that you will let people know. I think it's a form of discrimination judging an artist because has more or less followers. Those artists are working for it. This strange way of think like if your are a popular artist you are not good enough, is discrimination and it looks like a troll campaign. Let's all read Cinderella again, illustrated by Marcia Brown (very beautiful!)

  26. If I had known that you could draw with pc I would have done differently!

  27. Vote Choc Ye ε٩(๑> ₃

  28. VOTE 4 ME - I don't have on-line peoples!!!!

  29. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first one by Mister Hope. It's a winner for sure. :)

  30. The winners' entries are fabulous!! Great job to you both!

  31. The winner entries are wonderful but there's not much variation in ideas. Both bearded book guys! C'mon now.

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