Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Round Doodling Contest!

RaShell over at doodlage is running an cool competition, which involves doodling with a twist.
I suppose I should say it actually involves a curve not a twist, because the doodling is to be on a Cd.
If you don't actually want to doodle on a blank Cd, I have found this blank template for you to use.
Just right click it and save it to your computer. Then you can either print it out and hand doodle or just keep it on your computer and doodle using a computer program.
So how do you play?
Firstly photograph,scan, upload your doodle.
    • Post it on your blog then email it to RaShell here : Doodlage
    • Or post it on your blog and leave a comment on: This Post.
    • Post it to the CDoodles flickr group: CDoodles
The prize is a doodled on rock which, when you see RaShell's blog, are cool!
Competition Closes August 12th!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Drawing 365 Days

My name is Fernando Luis Lara. I'm a brazilian artist living and working in the US, and I draw the 365 days of the year. In fact, I draw the stories of people who had a very special day on any of the 365 days of the year as part of a conceptual online and offline art project.

The idea is quite simple: you let me know what happened on your special day, and I will draw it. You will get the original drawing (9 x 12 inches = 23 x 31 cm) by mail, and your story and the drawing will be shown on this website. Over time, this website will be a collection of special days all over the world, and remind us just how special each and every day can be.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thank you Doodlers!

Next Doodle Week is being planned for the week of Halloween this Autumn. Also, Claire and I are happy to have Mo join us as a Doodle Maniac.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Doodle Body!

Alas its the last day of the second Doodle Week!
The last daily theme is:
Doodle Body

Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye 

We will be leaving the links open for a couple more days so everyone gets a chance to add their doodles.
You need to check back though anyways because we need your votes on what to do next!

Thanks ever so much for playing along.
Doodle Masters Laura and Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Doodle Pet

Welcome to Day six of Doodle Week!
Today's theme is:
Doodle Pet

As usual drop your links and get visiting your fellow doodlers
 Doodle Week is only as good as it doodlers, Laura and I hope that you are having fun.
Whether you class yourself as beginner doodler or supreme doodler, its all about fun.

Doodle Week supporter Haley from The Beacon is fast approaching three years blogging and wants to get up to 10'000 visitors. She has really put a lot into Doodle Week and even got her workmates involved, so check her out now!

Also Doodle Week has hit over 5'000 visitors and visitor 5'000 was Sanni.

Its the last doodle day tomorrow with the theme Doodle Body.
( we won't be closing the links till later on in the week)

After that we shall have to decide what to do next, get your thinking caps on.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Doodle Evil!

Today the theme is:
Doodle Evil

Only drop your link if your playing, so the buffoons that keep leaving their links to their stupid sites will keep getting deleted, tools!

How many other doodlers are you visiting?
(Everyone loves comments)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Doodle Vacation

Today the theme is
Doodle Vacation!

Only drop your link if your playing, so the buffoons that keep leaving their links to their stupid sites will keep getting deleted, tools!

How many other doodlers are you visiting?
(Everyone loves comments)

Melissa has gotten very interactive for this doodle week, by using seesmic to promote it.
Watch her here: Doodle Week on video

Do you like the idea of this?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Doodle Garden!

I was having Internet issues with blogger, it seems to be okay now. 

Today the theme is Doodle Garden 
Drop your links and get visiting your fellow doodlers

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Doodle Outer Space!

Welcome to Day Two of Doodle Week!
Today the theme is 
Doodle Outer Space!
(drop your link here if you are playing)

The flickr tags for today are "Doodle Week" and "Doodle Outer Space"
The ever helpful Mo has written a post on how to use the paint program on your PC:

I hope everyone is enjoying Doodle Week so far? 
Also are you enjoying the other folks doodles? Do you have any favourites?
(That is code for 'Visit each other and comment' no pressure (do it) )

Monday, July 14, 2008

Doodle Bug

It is finally here, the start of the second Doodle week!
Today the theme is:
Drop your link below and visit your fellow doodlers.
(only drop a link if you are playing along)

If you haven't already check out the Doodle Rules/Guidelines.
If you are uploading doodles to flickr please add the tags
'Doodle Week' and 'Doodle Bug'. 

Oh and special thanks to the lovely Mo for making his Manic Monday word BUG and getting more people doodling. So if you are playing along today that means you can drop your off at Mo's too: Manic Monday

Doodle Week Badges

Doodle Week July
To link to this blog, copy and paste the code below into your site.

Doodle Bug

To link to Doodle Bug, copy and paste the code below into your site.
I am messing about with badges, anything you particularly want?
Have the badges worked for anyone other than me? 

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tomorrow is Doodle Week Monday

Tomorrow is the big day... the start of Doodle Week Summer 2008. Have you got a plan or are you like me, going in without a clue?

For added inspiration or to get your creative juices flowing... have a look at the 1000 Word Meme which has a new photo posted today. Every Sunday you take a look at the blog to find the inspiration prompt and then write your words, does not have to be 1000 but you can always aim high. Today's prompt is even doodle related, if you look at it that way.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Doodle Week Rules

Welcome Doodlers
Laura and I are not that keen on setting rules and laying down doodle rules. In order for this to be a lovely fun thing, some are needed. Okay they are not really rules, its more us answering FAQ's (frequently asked questions).

What is a doodle?
There is the standard definition of a doodle found here Doodle, but the thing Laura, Mo and I want is for everyone to just have fun and get creative. In the last Doodle Week there was such a wide variety of doodles that it would be unfair to be strict in the terms of what a doodle is. So if you have a piece of artwork that you would like to share that fits in with one of the themes, then feel free to play along. Hopefully this way anything from mad little stick people, crafty bits and full blown paintings will find their way into Doodle Week.

How can I doodle?
Use online drawing programs such as paint, irfanview, gimp, photoshop etc. Pencil,pen,crayon,pastel,paint to paper and scan them in. If you have no scanner photograph it and upload it that way. I would suggest trying more than one technique, push yourself :)

How do I play?
Pick a day to play and post your doodle on your blog/site that day, then come here and drop your link in the post for that day. If you don't have a blog/site then simply upload your doodle to the flickr group.

How often can I play?
You can play everyday for the whole doodle week following the daily themes. Or you can just pick and choose the themes you like. Or just pick one. Or do all them in one post. Just remember to drop your link in the right post on here, so that we know you are playing along. Basically just do what you like and have fun with it.

What are the Daily Themes?
These change every month and will be displayed at the beginning of that Doodle Week or sooner.

Where do I post my doodles?
Post them on your own blog/site as an individual post or incorporate it into one of your usual posts and the flickr group, then leave your link here on the designated day/s that you play.
New: If your a big twitter fan, you could also use 'twitpic' to show off your doodles.

Are we going to laugh at your doodles?
A few people have asked whether we would laugh at your doodles? The answer is no, unless they are funny on purpose that is.

Who runs Doodle Week?
That would be Laura, Mo and Claire, the links to our blogs can be found in the sidebar under the title of 'Doodle Masters'.

Recommended Doodle viewing?
Firstly, have a look at the first lot of Doodle Weeks doodles and see how varied they were, which you can find in the doodle week flickr group. Secondly, There are some amazing doodlers out there that are a great source of inspiration and also some great online tools to play with. So that will have to be a whole new post, if you spot any nifty site and/or tools let us know and they will be added to the sidebar link called
'Doodle Tools'

Join Flickr
Why do we keep harping on about Flickr? well Flickr is a wonderful site that you can upload your doodles and photographs. It also makes it easy to do fun things like the Doodle Galleries and makes my life a lot easier.Also the running slide show in the sidebar called 'Doodle Show' features all the doodles from the last doodle week that were uploaded to flickr.
It is free to use, unless you want to upgrade to a pro account.
For more information have a read of the Flickr help question, as they explain it a lot better than we could.
Just to make this clear, you DO NOT have to join flickr to play along, it would just be nice if you did.

Joining the Doodle Week flick group.
This gives you the opportunity to share your doodles with more than just your own blog readers.
Read the link for more information on groups
Then join our group Doodle Week Flickr Group

Uploading to Flickr
Read this section on Uploading

Tagging Doodles on flickr
What is tagging? it just means giving the doodle extra names so that its easy to find. So you tag them with "Doodle Week" and then whatever daily theme it is, making sure you include the " " either side. Also in the description section remember to add a link to your blog, I just copy and pasted my blog post url.
For more information read here: Tagging on flickr.

Sending Doodle to the flickr group
Once you have uploaded your photos to flickr and tagged them. You then need to send them to the doodle week flickr group. You do this by reading this 'sending to group'

Does this answer all your questions? Still confused by anything?
ASK AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!