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Joining and Submission Guidelines

:heart: Joining:

:bulletred: Anyone can join as a member without further ado.

:heart: Submission guidelines:

:bulletred: Visual art containing both flowing movement and swirly lines. (Twisted, curly; wavy and flowing.) Syntheses of expressive and realistic elements are encouraged, but purely abstract designs are also well appreciated.

:pointr: If you are still confused about what this "swirly art" could be, please browse the club favourites and the gallery.

:bulletred: All visual medias allowed, except for fractal art and light painting. Heavily mirrored work is alright, if you can still make out the shapes in the original drawing from which it has been generated.

:bulletred: No literature.

:bulletred: Max. 2 submissions/member/week.

:bulletred: All normal submissions (not for contests or the Endless Doodle) go into "Featured".

:bulletred: No rough sketches. Linework is all right if it looks clear.

:bulletred: No single-line flurries of swirls as the main "swirly" part.

:bulletred: No blurred/stained/overexposed/shadowy/pixelated photographs or scans, or huge watermarks.

:bulletred: No work drawn on checkered or lined paper.

:bulletred: Please crop scanned/photographed pieces so the edges of the work are not visible. (Does not apply to handicraft.)
Hi there, all!

The Endless Doodle needs more Doodlers take over the progression! New and old members, are you ready? In a nutshell, the Doodle is a morphing left-to-right, multi-part, collaborative drawing project, and it's all Swirly! Read below, step up and bring in your shapes! :D :star: (Tell your friends, too!)

I would really like people that haven't had the chance to draw yet to come up and join the Doodle! That way we'll have the chance to line up many unique styles. :)

:star: However, to appease the few that have been eager for a second round like kids lining up at an amusement park, second-timers are also welcome! :dance: Just as long your first piece has been succeeded by at least four other entries.

I had some difficulty in contacting people that were queuing up, so I just cleared up everyone from the waiting list. If you're still interested, step up!

:star: The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelwth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, wenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh part of the Endless Doodle have been made! See the folder: swirly-artists.deviantart.com/… :star: And on we go!

Endless Doodle Part 1 by Kuume Endless doodle part 2 by astraldreamer Endless Doodle part 3 by PeriwinklePaisley Endless Doodle4 Swirly-Artists by Karenee-Art Number Five by eh-nny Endless doodle part 6 by iruhdam Endless Doodle - Part 7 by penngregory Missing Link Endless Doodle by Quaddles-Roost Endless Doodle Part 9 by AeWolf Endless Doodle Part 10 by Attila-G Endless Doodle Part 11 BACKUP by Kuume Endless Doodle Part 12 by Creature-of-Habit88 Endless Doodle Part 13 by aruarian-dancer Endless Doodle by PatientSoul88 Endless Doodle by Forgotemme The Endless Doodle-Part 16 by LiveCreativeLee THE ENDLESS DOODLE-PART 17 by jusducky1 EndlessDoodleProjectPart18 by MindfullyArtistic Endless Doodle Project Part 19 'Revival' by Ritagra13 Endless Doodle Project part 20 by allvaeln doodle thingy by Welshie69 endless doodle part 22 by crazyruthie Endless Doodle Backup 23 by Kuume Endless Doodle Part 24 by nelchee Endless Doodle Part 25 by transe Endless Doodle Part 26 by ToniTiger415 Doodle_Resize by Kuume -> -> ->


:bulletgreen: Who is doing the Doodle right now: :iconnihilistic-hun: (since 21.10.)

:bulletred: Active queue: :iconiconcreations: :icontonitiger415: :icondie-beckx: :iconamyearhart:

:bulletred: Busy: :iconlaurenssernets: :icondoodlemonkeys:


(Note this! If the person first in the line won't answer in a few days when prompted, I will ask everyone in the line, and give the turn to the one who replies quickest. :heart: If I haven't had any reply from you for a long time, I'll put you on the "Busy" list, and you will not receive requests to doodle before a personal confirmation that you're still up to it. :) )

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What is the Endless Doodle?

The Endless Doodle is a new kind of swirly collaborative project, that has been up and running for some time. The idea is, that the drawing happens in a sequence, where the next doodler takes on and develops the swirls and forms of the previous person, and then presents his/her own for the next one to fiddle with. :)

In practice, this happens so that each one fills a sideways-turned A5 (:star: You can make one by folding an A4 in two, see this picture: kuume.deviantart.com/art/Endle… :star:), real or digital canvas, from left to right with swirls. On the left side, one copies and develops the forms of the previous doodler, and across the paper and until the right side, she/he lets it change into one of her/his own. Then the next one takes on from there.

In this way, the forms change into each other like waves. I would like to think this project as one that has no ultimate deadline, and that can be taken up again anytime. There is a separate folder with thumbnails, where the Doodles have been collected in a sequence. swirly-artists.deviantart.com/…

The forms should have continuity, swirls, waves, loops, fuzz, clouds, blobs, whatever, moving from left to right. They can also have some little "travelers" mixed up in the flood, like animals, angels, being swept away or riding, creating the doodles, whatever you can come up with. The forms can be abstract, or in the shape of vines, chains, yarn etc. as long as the left-right wave is fairly intact.

Anyone can continue the doodle: but, for the sequence not to break, there will be only one person at a time making the next piece. His/her name will be announced in a special place in this journal. One needs to make and submit the next piece in 5-7 days after accepting to take it over. After that, the role is left vacant for other people, and you will be moved to the end of the current line.

Simply put:

Left: First copying, then gradually developing the shapes and colours of the right side of the picture of the previous doodler.

Middle: The developing forms of the previous doodler meet with yours, being dynamically replaced.

Right: Your forms take over and head like a flood until the right end of the paper.

Tips:

:bulletred: Try to make the continuation to the previous doodle connect as well as you can. Ie. try to make the shapes of the same width, continue where he/she left off and then start experimenting. It also looks great if you take on at least some of the previous doodler's colours as well.

:bulletred: Do not draw in a notebook, but fold an A4 in two to make roughly an A5. kuume.deviantart.com/art/Endle… Having a fold in the middle of the picture does not look nice, trust me.

:bulletred: A5 turned sideways is 210 x 148 mm or 8.27 x 5.83 inches. I recommend using a ruler even if you folded an A4, to be sure.

:bulletred: If you draw digitally, create a new document according to the measurements above.

:bulletred: If you print out the previous piece exactly as an A5 and draw your piece right next to it, it helps to fit the two pieces together.

:bulletred: The submission guidelines on the first page apply for the Doodle as well, e.g. keep it clean and make your scans/photos clear!

:bulletred: Make sure the fullview size is not too large, so that the picture does not look pixelated or blurred.

:bulletred: Swirly, flowing shapes from left to right, with possible "travelers" such as animals, ships, whatever you can come up with.

Anyone interested/questions/suggestions?
It's time to announce the winners of the Swirly Secret Garden contest! :excited: Our jury of three Kuume crazyruthie and Karenee-Art has picked the best among the great entries.

First place

"Inner Glow" by offermoord

Inner Glow by offermoord

:rose: 3-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free A4 pencil commission from Kuume
A small drawing by Immy-is-Thinking

Second place

"Swirly Secret Garden" by balanuts

Contest - swirly Secret garden by balanuts

:rose: 1-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free drawing from ToniTiger415 's Etsy shop
A word illustration by Karenee-Art ( Examples: karenee-art.deviantart.com/gal… )

Third place

"Eden" by jaycejet

Eden by jaycejet

:rose: 1-month subscription from Kuume
400 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A small drawing by crazyruthie

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that joined! All of the pieces will be featured in Kuume's crazyruthie's, merpagigglesnort's and RogersTheBull's journals. If you'd like to feature them your journal as well, please go ahead. :D

The rest of the entries (In no particular order):

A Mermaid's Garden by RubysCreativeMumma The Edge of The Garden by RogersTheBull Silver Night by yanadhyana Swirly Artists' Secret Garden Contest Entry by crazyruthie :thumb446985213: Mind Garden Vessel by TheSecondAndy Zantedeschia by offermoord Garden Secret by MadGardens Spring Fling 3 by nihilistic-hun A Strange Venusian Meeting by DasGhul Book-of-Secret-Gardens by Myronavitch From-the-book-of-Secret-Gardens by Myronavitch The Magic Garden by MoonFey  My Secret Sweet Swirly Garden by JettieHier Secret Garden by OdditiesByErnie
When you open the gate to your own Secret Swirly Garden, what do you see? What kind of vines twist around the rusty fence and what sort of spells or swirling haze fills the space between the dreaming flowers? Imagine the perfect refuge from the world, a secret spot you can disappear to, a place filled with profuse greenery or other natural forces that bring you to a meditative state, that is both comforting and inspiring.

:bulletgreen: All mediums except literature, photography and fractal art are allowed. Crafts are also okay, if they convey the idea of a garden. All submissions must also follow general gallery guidelines (see below).

:bulletgreen: The submission must be swirly. More swirls means better chances of winning.

:bulletgreen: The submission must have been created for the contest.

:bulletgreen: You don't need to be a member of the Swirly Artists to join.

:bulletgreen: Please submit your finished piece to this folder: swirly-artists.deviantart.com/…

:bulletgreen: The deadline is April 13th, after which a jury of three will vote for the winners.

:heart: Important!! Please comment below if you would be interested to join! Also, if you'd like to help out in promoting the contest on your own deviantart page, it would be helpful!

:shamrock: :star: Prizes :star: :shamrock:

:star: If you want to help us out with a prize - a simple journal feature of the winners, a free commission, some Deviantart Points, a subscription or anything else that you can think of, please comment below and share the good will. :heart: I am still asking around for some additional features by our affiliates.

:bulletgreen: All placements will receive journal features at Swirly-Artists, and on Kuume 's and crazyruthie 's journals.

:rose: 1st place 3-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free A4 pencil commission from Kuume
A small drawing by Immy-is-Thinking

:rose: 2nd place 1-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free drawing from ToniTiger415 's Etsy shop
A word illustration by Karenee-Art ( Examples: karenee-art.deviantart.com/gal… )

:rose: 3rd place 1-month subscription from Kuume
400 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A small drawing by crazyruthie

:bulletgreen: The submission must follow gallery guidelines:

:bulletred: Visual art containing both flowing movement and swirly lines. (Twisted, curly; wavy and flowing.) Syntheses of expressive and realistic elements are encouraged, but purely abstract designs are also well appreciated.  

:bulletred: All visual medias allowed, except for fractal art, photography and light painting. Heavily mirrored work is alright, if you can still make out the shapes in the original drawing from which it has been generated.

:bulletred: No rough sketches. Linework is all right if it looks clear.

:bulletred: No single-line flurries of swirls as the main "swirly" part.

:bulletred: No blurred/stained/overexposed/shadowy/pixelated photographs or scans, or huge watermarks.

:bulletred: No work drawn on checkered or lined paper.

:bulletred: Please crop the borders of scanned/photographed pieces so the rims of the work are not visible. (Does not apply to handicraft.)
Quaddles-Roost has successfully provided for the missing part 8 of the Endless Doodle!

Before: Endless doodle part 6 by iruhdam Endless Doodle - Part 7 by penngregory <--- ??? ---> Endless Doodle Part 9 by AeWolf Endless Doodle Part 10 by Attila-G

After: Endless doodle part 6 by iruhdam Endless Doodle - Part 7 by penngregory Missing Link Endless Doodle by Quaddles-Roost Endless Doodle Part 9 by AeWolf Endless Doodle Part 10 by Attila-G

You can go admire the now complete Doodle here in the journal: swirly-artists.deviantart.com/…

For those who didn't hear the full story, we needed someone to replace the vanished sagarathearchangel 's contribution, and Quaddles-Roost volunteered to draw the missing piece. :clap: :) Thank you! I will be saving all the images submitted for the project from now on, so that anything similar wouldn't happen again.
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kei-sakuma Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for featuring my work!:D (Big Grin) 
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ellory28 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty for the request X
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Igotsomepopsickles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request :)
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Thank you so much for the request!!! Hug 
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RubysCreativeMumma Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Thanks for the ad and accepting my work :-)
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merra-rew Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you☆
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Ingrima Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
:wave: Thank you!
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Liquidlolly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
And thank you for requesting my doodle, you made me very happy.
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Liquidlolly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thank you for the invite
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hey thanks so much for requesting my draw!!
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