It’s simple. Choose a magazine. Doodle on it. Done. As simple as dropping a bomb, but with less mess. Although thats not always the case, with Doodle Bombs ranging from intricate fine art stylings, to tattoo style inks to the inevitable detailed rendering of a particular part of the male anatomy. Have a look, have a blast, get inspired and set off your own Doodle Bomb. Just make sure to step back.
While most of us got in trouble whenever we were caught doodling in class, 19-year old Jody Steel got a job offer instead. Whenever boredom got the best of her, Jody would doodle amazing portraits on her leg as a way to pass the time. Some of these portraits include: Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Freddy […]
Doodles are unfocussed drawings made on scraps of paper when you are not really concentrating. But In Doodle Format uses the simple doodle to represent meaning through abstract shapes. In Doodle Format really does what it says on the tin. It takes inspiration from all forms of pop culture, from films, video games and even […]
Alana Dee Haynes has real knack for illustrating the unseen. Using ink pens and magazine clippings, the Brooklyn-based artist transforms the human figure into something organic, almost plant-like, and yet cooly seductive. She seems to have mastered the overlap area between illustration and photography as she adds tattoos and, patterns, and fungal growth to beautiful model images.
The doodles created by Gracki are casually done, sometimes carefully thought out stories, showing the ongoing adventures of her own characters. Other times, they are the product of daydreams, wondering what would happen if Rhinos tried to play soccer or how a giraffe would be treated at an amusement park.
Faith Georgia has done some fantastic doodles. These imaginative pieces of self expression are so delicately drawn and intricate that they don’t look like authentic doodles. We all wish that we could harness our imaginations in such a way, but very few can.
Every now and then I see a piece of art that sets off a chain of fireworks in my head. Micah Lidberg’s art does just that. His psychedelic sci-fi doodles are explosions of colour, texture and pattern. There is no focal point in many of his drawings, so your eyes are left wandering across the landscape of the page. His website is a feast for the visual culture voyeur.
Ryan Pequin’s Three Word Phrase web comics are completely absurd, often non-sensical, and completely juvenile like doodles passed around in a high school biology class, which is what makes them hilarious.
I’ve always been a huge Milton Avery fan, so the instant I stumbled across the work of Californian artist Chi Birmingham, I was head over heals. I really enjoy how every year Birmingham decides to take his distinctive style in a new direction, from various American landscapes to basements (as if, after all those wide open landscapes, he needed to feel a little more protected?), to various everyday rooms (not quite ready to venture back into the wide outdoors, but tired of the dank basement day in day out?). I’d certainly recommend popping by Birmingham’s blog as well, as the subject matter on there are a lot of fun doodles and cool figurative bits.
Jessica Serran’s whispy, whimsical drawings and paintings combine text and poetry with strange, bulbous, hallucinatory shapes and figures. Her doodle-like work looks deceptively crude, but the subtly expressive images she makes reveal a deliberate hand that reserves control for a foreshortened face or a delicately shaded gradient.
I like the earthy realism of illustrator Rob Bridges’ work. Of his work, he says: ‘From my earliest memory, I have always drawn. As a child in school I never liked to read. My father and teacher’s remedy was to draw pictures on the inside flaps of my school books. Somehow this was meant to boost my interest in reading. Yet, it created a child who took great pleasure drawing on the inside flaps of all my father’s books and papers’.