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, co-operative drawing project, and it's all Swirly! Read below, step up and bring in your shapes!
(Tell your friends, too!)I would 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.
So, it's still one per member for now.
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!
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 and twenty-sixth part of the Endless Doodle have been made! See the folder: [link]
And on we go!
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Who is doing the Doodle right now:
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.
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.
What is the Endless Doodle?
The Endless Doodle is a new kind of a swirly co-operative 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 (
You can make one by folding an A4 in two, see this picture: [link]
), 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. [link]
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:
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.
Do not draw in a notebook, but fold an A4 in two to make an A5. [link]
Having a fold in the middle of the picture does not look nice, trust me. Important! The size/aspect ratio of the A5 should be 3:2 and at least 600 pixels wide
In other words, just make sure that the amount of pixels is divisible by 3 (width) and 2 (height)! Feel free to ask me if you didn't understand what it means, and I'll try to explain.
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.
The submission guidelines on the first page apply for the Doodle as well, e.g. keep it clean and make your scans/photos clear!
Make sure the fullview size is not too large, so that the picture does not look pixelated or blurred.
Swirly, flowing shapes from left to right, with possible "travelers" such as animals, ships, whatever you can come up with.