just monkeying around…

by RaShell on 2009-06-08

Now, that I got my very own hard copy of this fine doodle-friendly publication, I can freely shout from the rooftops of all the doodling communities: IT IS SOOOOOOO COOOOL!!! Super-talented artist herself, Racheal Anilyse, created this incredible treasure box, an eye candy of epic proportions. I couldn’t put the damn thing down whole day until I was absolutely sure I read every article, studied every little detail in the design, and naturally covered the whole thing in very appropriate food/coffee stains (from being handled roughly @ the family dining table ;)) Everything about it, the layout, the interviews, the guest artists, the whole feel of the Underground Art School‘s Magazine Sketchbook Issue, just sings to me, and it will to you too! Go, see the preview, buy a copy and enjoy!
Oh, btw, one of the Doodle for Love contest winners’ artwork is in it, as promised. And I did a whole spread featuring some of the greatest Post-Its artists of our times (this just sounds grand, doesn’t it? :)). This Mag is a MUST HAVE for anybody who has even the slightest affection for the art of Doodling and Sketching, and I know for sure, that if you’re reading this, you’re more like addicts high-end connoisseurs 😉 So, what are you waiting for? INDULGE

June 8th, 2009 at 11:28 am | Comments & Trackbacks (3) | Permalink


by RaShell on 2009-06-08

Well, the things on the Doodling Battlefield are certainly heating up. The screen is burning with an abundance of awesome doodles of various mediums and sizes.

The required “unconventional” doodles impress with creativity and surface choices:

Some other unusual offerings include Julia’s free screensaver download, which can be viewed and snatched by clicking on the artwork below:

Several contenders broke through the 100 barrier, and there are now 2 clear leaders, racing head to head towards the 150-doodle finale (although, quite a few still have a good chance to catch up to them!). We’ll see what happens, this is a serious Doodling sport event out there, no room for weakness. Pro-Doodlers are breathing into each others’ necks and scribble furiously towards the finish line.

Come, join the fun by looking, linking and commenting. What can I say, even witnessing such intense competition has never before been so great!

June 8th, 2009 at 11:09 am | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink


by RaShell on 2009-05-08

Ok, the hardest part for this post was to pick, PICK SOMETHING ALREADY!!! There’s just SO MUCH overwhelmingly talented doodling going on, I can barely keep up watching (let alone doodling myself!!!) Check out all the unconventional materials our contestants are using! From latte’s foam to green tropical leaves, it’s like nothing you’ve seen before:

This is just a tiny-tiny sampling, so don’t forget to stop by Doodle-Off “Official” Blog and check out all entries for yourself. Comment too, nothing keeps us doodling more than appreciative (as I know you are if you’re reading this ;)) audience!

May 8th, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (6) | Permalink


by RaShell on 2009-05-06

Etsy Shop Textile Style (aka cricketapollo) owner hails from Chicago where she works as an editor and writer (finance and music–yes, weird combo) and indulges her love of textiles — mostly sewing and embroidering, but also stalking cool and unusual vintage fabrics.

These richly textured beauties naturally remind me of doodles! Free flowing lines, creative colors and shapes, that’s my kind of textiles!
Shop :: Blog

May 6th, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink


by RaShell on 2009-05-05

Kate is an artist and photographer, who lives in NYC.

Kate draws by hand all kinds of fun little things and takes awesome pictures.

:: Blog

May 5th, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (3) | Permalink


by RaShell on 2009-05-01

Allrighty, the Doodle-Off competition, version 3 is officially in session. First doodles are being posted as well as some self-introductions from the participants. I will be posting weekly-roundups on Fridays from now on, but don’t be lazy, go to Doodle-Off Blog yourself, look, comment, critique, encourage, spread the word. If the first entries are of any indication, it will be a fun ride. I see some very unusual surfaces are being exploited already 😉 WE ARE ON FIRE, indeed!!!

May 1st, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (4) | Permalink