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Thursday, July 25, 2013

DOODLE DAY JULY - DAY 25


Welcome to Day 25 of the Doodle Day July drawing challenge! Are you doodling? Yesterday's totem poles were fantastic! If you haven't checked them out, go to the Facebook Group Page to see the doodles. There are over 1000 of them!

If you are new to the group (10 new members yesterday!), below is the list of prompts we have doodled this month so far. You are welcome to doodle any prompt on any day or even go back to Doodle Day May to grab some inspiration from that month full of prompts and tips. Remember, you never have to use a prompt at all - they are there for inspiration. There are those who wake up ready to cover pages and pages of a sketchbook with doodles (me) and there are those who look at a blank page and feel anxiety. The prompts are to give you a little push. If the prompt is puppy and you woke up feeling like doodling cupcakes - go for it!

Definition of a doodle (for this challenge): Your doodle each day can take you 2 minutes (or less) or up to an hour or more. Honestly, though, if you are spending more than an hour on a doodle, you are trying too hard and worrying too much. That is a drawing, an illustration, a masterpiece - this challenge is simply asking for a doodle. The participants in this challenge are artists, writers, teachers, parents, children ages 4+, friends, and friends of friends. You don't have to be a professional artist or an elementary school student to enjoy a doodle. This exercise in creative expression is for everyone.

Grab a pencil, pen, colored pencil, crayon, marker, chalk, craypas, pen, or even a bottle of chocolate syrup and start doodling! If you don't have a sketchbook or a computer program with a tablet, use a notebook, post-it note, scrap paper, the back of your child's homework from last week, copy paper, pancake, or whatever you can get your hands on. Put your pencil to the page and see where it takes you.

(If you are joining us late in the game, don't feel like you have to do a massive catch up - just start today. This is a stress free challenge meant simply to inspire creativity.)
DAY 1 - DOODLE the word "DOODLE"
DAY 2 - SKYLINE
DAY 3 - MANDALA
DAY 4 - SPARKLE
DAY 5 - SWING
DAY 6 - SAD
DAY 7 - STORM
DAY 8 - NOTAN
DAY 9 - DUCKLING
DAY 10 - PICNIC
DAY 11 - CRUSTACEAN
DAY 12 - ROBOT
DAY 13 - CAR
DAY 14 - CLOUD
DAY 15 - DANCE
DAY 16 - WORDLES
DAY 17 - ROCK
DAY 18 - BOOK
DAY 19 - KITE
DAY 20 - HAIR
DAY 21 - BOX
DAY 22 - MONKEY
DAY 23 - PUPPY
DAY 24 - TOTEM POLE

Today's doodle prompt has been posted by our own talented doodler, Alayne Kay Christian. This one is very open. I'll let you read her description and see her examples to understand.
 
Have fun!
 



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