Hypnotic doodles of artist and illustrator Sophie Roach

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 29 May 2015

A couple of months ago we showed you what was inside the sketch books of artists around the world. Well, add this artist and illustrator to the list.

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Ridiculously funny post-it doodles by Ben Watheit

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 3 June 2014

NYC-based actor and comedy writer Ben Watheit may have gained quite a loyal following, but aside from his day job, he also has a tendency for filling up post-it notes with random musings that are really quite hilarious, and in turn filling up his website with tons of these.

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Bombs Away: Doodled magazine illustrations

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Tuesday 22 October 2013

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.

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Leg doodles take classroom boredom to a whole new level

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 September 2013

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 […]

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In Doodle Format: a tumblr about, erm, doodles

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in Cool Websites on Monday 1 July 2013

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 […]

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Illustrated photo artwork by Brooklyn’s Alana Dee Haynes

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 28 June 2013

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.

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Clever Doodles by Gracki

Jacob Klensin Reader Find

By Jacob Klensin in New Illustration on Thursday 3 May 2012

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. 

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Intricate Moleskine doodles by Faith Georgia

Callum Gibson Reader Find

By Callum Gibson in New Art on Tuesday 3 April 2012

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.

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Psychedelic sci-fi doodles by Micah Lidberg

Beck Wheeler Reader Find

By Beck Wheeler in New Illustration on Saturday 31 March 2012

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.

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Christine Young

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 10 March 2010

Christine Young’s work looks like doodles in a high-school student’s Trapper Keeper. She definitely got a lot from doing blind contour exercises in art class.

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Ryan Pequin’s Three Word Phrase

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 12 August 2009

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.

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Chi Birmingham

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Tuesday 4 August 2009

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.

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Jessica Serran

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 1 September 2008

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.

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Rob Bridges

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 25 August 2008

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’.

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