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Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Doodle Day Journey


I just finished the Doodle Day July drawing challenge. We had also hosted the Doodle Day May challenge. More than a hundred other doodlers from around the world were creating a daily doodle along with me - including my five year old. What a fantastic experience to see my own drawings improve as well as the sketching abilities of other participants. We shared our doodles on the Facebook Group page as well as our comments, suggestions and praise. Participants posted links to websites and blogs, etsy shops with doodly products, art tutorials, how to draw books, videos, and more. Thank you to every single participant. I looked forward to your posts each day and found myself checking Facebook several times a day. If you would like a t-shirt, hat, or notebook with the Doodle Day logo on it - check out the selection at the Café Press store.

Consider joining me in the Character-a-Day Challenge (where I will be posting a type of human character to develop on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 2 weeks) at the end of August. At the end of that challenge, you will have designed 6 characters ranging from baby to teen.

At the end of May, I posted a look back so that I could see my doodles all together. You can see that post HERE.

Below is my look back for July. I didn't include every doodle because some days there were 4 or 5 pages but here is at least one for each day:

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

DAY 28 - COW


DAY 29 - SCHOOL

DAY 30 - FLIP, FLAP, & FLY

DAY 31 - SCRIBBLE (activity with my kids)



Keep doodling!

If you post a summary of your Doodle Day July doodles, share your link in the comments below so others can enjoy seeing your work.





15 comments:

  1. I think your cars are my favorites, but I so admire your Notan and wiggle drawings too. This was an awful lot of fun, and I hope I can keep it up. Thank you so much for both May and July!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Thank you for posting some of the prompts, too. Soo much fun.

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  2. I love this group you've started, and I love your doodles too. Looking forward to the character challenge!

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    1. Great, Sylvia! I am looking forward to the Character Challenge, too. I have been working on a lot of character design this year.

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  3. It's so fun to see them all together. I think I'll do that too. Thanks once again Alison!

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    1. You are very welcome, Jennifer. Thank you for participating in both months! You rock! I'm looking forward to seeing your post. It is certainly interesting to see them all strung together.

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  4. They are so cute, Alison. Thank you so much for hosting an awesome experience! What a lovely bunch of people too :0)

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    1. Thank you for participating, Catherine. It has been a pleasure seeing your doodles.

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  5. Alison - these are so amazing. You have grown soo much - I applaud you. Thanks for hosting again. sorry my schedule was so jam-packed I couldn't participate much. Looking forward to the Character days.

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    1. Yay! Has been great seeing all your happy doodles.

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  6. Wow, it has been great, again! Thanks for putting everything together and keeping us all doodling! You have so much drive, determination and talent. I have loved getting to know everyone. I am really looking forward to August.

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    1. Yay! I'm excited about the Character Challenge.

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  7. I enjoyed scrolling through this post. There were some doodles that I missed when I was busy the first part of the month. Also, scrolling through made me smile - partly because I was enjoying your doodles, and partly because it reminded me of how much fun we all had with Doodle Day July. Thanks, Alison.

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    1. Thank you for participating in both challenges, Alayne! I enjoyed your prompts and your doodles.

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  8. That's quite an impressive collection of Doodles! I'm sorry to say that I was not a participant, but I enjoyed cheering people on from the sidelines. I intend to participate in the next challenge! Thank you Alison!

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