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Sunday, July 28, 2013

DOODLE DAY JULY - DAY 28

(Check out the faces on this cow's forehead!)
 
Welcome to Day 28 of the Doodle Day drawing challenge! Are you doodling? Have you enjoyed how relaxing it can be to draw absentmindedly and just see what happens? This is an exercise in hand/eye coordination, creative expression, meditation, relaxation, and stress reduction. I am thankful that such a great community of artists, writers, teachers, parents, grandparents, children, and friends have joined me on this journey. Seeing the doodles posted each day are truly inspiring.

If you have been doodling with me since Doodle Day began on May 1st, you may have noticed how much my drawing has improved. I certainly have seen your growth. Bolder lines, more daring poses, facial expressions, symbolism, paint, tablets, experimentation with other media. Well done!

Today's doodle prompt is COW.

Doodle a cow. I have never drawn a cow (at least not in my adult memory). I find them (and horses) intimidating to draw but I have grown and come to the realization that style plays a factor. My cow doesn't have to look like a real cow. It just needs to be cow-ish. Thank you Peter Reynolds for pointing that out with your fabulous book ISH.

If the idea of drawing a cow isn't inspiring, then doodle a pattern of cow spots or a cow font, or write the word "cow" in a funky way or a pile of hay or something else cow-ish or on the farm-ish.

We have created doodles of soo many different subjects. Everything from Notans to zig-zags to puppies. Looking back at all that we have accomplished here in Doodle Day, at the bottom of this post are all the doodle prompts (links) since May 1st. If you are new to the group this month - you are always welcome to go back and use a previous prompt if it is inspiring you.

Here are some cow reference pics:

Heard this limerick before?
 
I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one
But I can tell you anyhow
I'd rather see than be one.
-Gelette Burgess
 














MAY PROMPTS:
FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE
Day 1 - Zentangles
Day 2 - Monsters
Day 3 - Think outside the circle
Day 4 - Make a face
Day 5 - Flower
Day 6 - Hat
Day 7 - Dog
Day 8 - Tree
Day 9 - Critters
Day 10 - One Continuous Line
Day 11 - Give Me a Hand
Day 12 - Mothers
Day 13 - Through the Window
Day 14 - Sun
Day 15 - Heart
Day 16 - Space
Day 17 - Fruit
Day 18 - Swirls
Day 19 - Triangle
Day 20 - Fish
Day 21 - Shoe
Day 22 - Font
Day 23 - Vegetable
Day 24 - Flame
Day 25 - Square
Day 26 - Leaf
Day 27 - Star
Day 28 - Paisley/Filigree
Day 29 - Ribbon
Day 30 - Shell
Day 31 - Wave

JULY PROMPTS:
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
DAY 25 - WISH
DAY 26 - WIGGLE
DAY 27 - ANXIETY

This group will stay open long after Doodle Day ends. Don't forget to join me for the Character-a-Day challenge at the end of August!
 
Have fun!

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