Ever feel homesick for a place you're not even from? I never visited Jerusalem, but these drawings feel like old memories of somewhere I haven't been yet. The artist is Vincent Mahé, a Parisian who spent a year in Jerusalem and brought it back with him in a sketchbook. His sketches include the big touristy sites everyone knows, but also the empty streetsides and tops of buildings that you don't normally see in photos. There's something captivating about the simple lines—-the way he creates shadows with them, the way the drawing seamlessly becomes less detailed the further away from the focus point.Read More »
This week we published two new books for you to enjoy. Each one filled to the brim with art from our community of doodlers, scribblers, artists and illustrators.
We are shipping them out today for bargain prices. No kidding, it will be the best gift you give out this year. Happy holidays and cheers to all of the participating artists from Coloring Book, Volume 3 and our new mini coloring book: The Quintessential, Quirky, Compendium of Cats.
I was randomly browsing the zine category on Etsy the other night when I saw this Adventure Time Zine by Seth (aged 6) from Brisbane in Australia. I instantly bought it for only $1.20! Then I looked around the shop a little more.
Seth's mom, Tee, is a zine maker and Seth is following in her footsteps. He loves Adventure Time and this is a zine full of his fan art. I love Adventure Time myself, and this is fan art in its best and most pure form. Grown ups just can't draw like kids no matter how hard they try. The drawing of The Ice King is my favourite of them all, it captures him so perfectly.
Tee is awesome for encouraging Seth to make his drawings into zines, and all of the money he makes goes into buying him comics, as well as stationery to make more zines!
I had a little chat with Tee, and Seth is currently working hard on making his own Adventure Time comic with a story line. I noticed on the Etsy listing that Seth is keen for trades of kid friendly zines, comics, stickers, pens, etc. So I'm already planning on making a little zine of my own to trade for his next comic.
Every sale of this zine will encourage Seth to draw more, and encouraging kids to draw is so important. So I've only put a few taster pages of the zine here, if you want to see more you should head to Tee's shop and grab a copy!
Maybe there's something to be said for order, but not by me. I prefer unpredictability and play.
One of our favorite showcase challenges has gone from concept to creation—from doodle to wall decal. The graceful disorder of Camila León's illustration will surely ensnare you, as it has us. (We recently installed it at DA and loved it so much, we moved half the studio furniture around just to better showcase it.)
"Irregular Mesh" is as delicate as lace; but its color, a fierce and unapologetic fuchsia, is roguish and saucy. The abstract design and popping pink color is so sexy, it will make you blush. Apply to any wall (click to buy), and -- voila!-- instant verve and moxie.
Today is a good day, a really good day. We are beaming with pride and grinning from ear to ear. It’s the first time we have transformed our community’s showcase submissions into something tangible, breathing life into a concept. This is what Doodlers Anonymous is all about!
This past March, we collaborated with the fine folks at Blik. We challenged DA members to draw an original artwork for our studio wall, which would be turned into a wall decal for sale in limited release. The turnout floored us. Our jaws dropped as we received submission after submission, totaling 99 drawn walls!
We are excited to announce that the winning decals have been printed! They are vibrant and amazing and now available for purchase. So, show your fellow members some love, buy a decal and make your walls pretty with art. Your purchase will help support DA’s efforts, community, philosophy, and the doodling arts. A community that doodles together…