We are surrounded by information—streaming, printed, visual, glossy, sound bytes. How do you decide which story to read, which source to rely on, how do you digest the information and how do you further disseminate it? At what point does news become gossip and gossip become news?
For Showcase #5, we challenge you to dive into the flood of information and draw your favorite news headline of this week. Share your story and you could win the stupendous Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet (a $39.95 value), the perfect accoutrement for any avid doodler. Read on for submission details and deadline »
Here are some recent findings of Doodlers Anonymous out in the wild…
The winter issue of Anorak Magazine has been published. It features tons of colorful and playful illustrations around the theme of books, and best of all, there's a spread (see above) highlighting some of the wonderful submissions* to the Doodlers Anonymous Balloon Showcase. Go on and get yourself a copy »
Also noteworthy is this sweet review of our website, written and drawn by Emmi Ojala for SUPERSWEET Magazine. So many good quotes in there…
"On the DA website, creativity gets contagious and you’ll be dying to draw before your mouse has said “click” (or if not, be happy for having one addiction less)." -- The Cure To Those Suffering For Art
Thanks to all of you for the love and support. Doodle on…
* Print Correction: In the Anorak Magazine spread there's a submission that was incorrectly credited. The doodled balloon of an Owl Ornament was drawn by Cheryl Smith. Hoot, hoot, sorry for the misprint.
So many of us sit idle everyday dreaming of our next travel to somewhere fantastical and new. I know I do, and this week's showcase will have you yearning for that next adventure even more. Imagine being given a passport to travel anywhere you like, real or just in your imagination. Now simply draw it for us all to see. The destination is open for you to define as you wish. It could be as nearby as your local street market or as distant as planet Venus.
Share your drawn destination with us and you could win the perfect accessory for your next escapade, the one-of-a-kind Field Journal Notebook by Tom Bihn (a $75 value). A useful tool for any artist on the go, it's essentially a compact, portable, weather-proof, zippered notebook for doodling, journaling or sketching. It's made with love right here in the U.S. of A and it is the culmination of countless hours of design.
We just got one of our very own and must admit, this really is perfect for any urban sketcher. Read on for the complete guidelines to Showcase #4 »
Showcase three was epic. You all came out to play this round and the end result has left us speechless. From the winning portrait of a balloon family by Andrea Armstrong to Katie Wall's orange balloon fish.
We are beyond delighted with every single one of the thirty-two total submissions and have decided to try and squeeze in almost half of them into the next issue of Anorak Magazine. Congratulations to Bianca Hegedus, Lori Alrawi, James William Pezet, Belinda Suzette, Jenni Sparks, Ellie Ennay, Muxxi, Addison James Eaton, Katie Wall, Cheryl Smith, Cale and Emereauldine Eliseo, who have all been shortlisted to appear alongside the winner.See More »
We've got a fun challenge for you this week and it comes with a deliciously awesome prize. Take a deep breath, blow up a balloon, and sharpie the damn thing like it's nobody's business.
Then just take an incredible photo of your blown up markings and hope to get many, many loving votes, because the winner of Showcase #3 will get a year subscription to Anorak Magazine (4 issues), plus a happy activity book.
Ladies and gentleman, that's not all. Once all submissions are in, the editors of Doodlers Anonymous and Anorak will also award our favorite balloon doodles with a feature in the next issue of Anorak Magazine. Take note folks, this here is one activity you won't want to miss out on (deadline October 20th @ 11am Eastern). Read on for submission guidelines and more »
We have another challenge for all of you and it comes with an excellent prize from the fine folks at Parka Blogs.
Close your eyes for a moment and think about your favorite book. Good. Now think about your favorite line from that book. Got it? Good. Now draw it for us all to see.
Draw it however you'd like: As drawn letters on a ripped page or as a doodled scene in your Moleskine. We encourage you to have fun and do your thing, just make sure to write out the title of the book and author somewhere in the drawing.
Good luck everyone, you have until next Wednesday at 11am Eastern to upload your submission. Read the complete guidelines and prize details here »
There are no words to describe how ecstatic we are with the outcome of Showcase One. It was a simple prompt, but it inspired so many great submissions. Over 80 napkin doodles were uploaded, giving us an amazing collection of drawings, all caught in their own moment in a slew of different colors and textures.
We thank each and every one of you for your participation. It's a testament to the doodle community and encouraging to know that we are all craving a place to celebrate our addiction of drawing on anything and everything.
Now the really fun part. You get to see them all and vote for your favorite. The best part is you don't have to pick just one. You can mark as many as you'd like. Just click the asterisk under each of the ones you love and its "fave score" will increase by one.
Voting ends Monday, 5pm Eastern.