Only 8 doodles left until I’ve reach the big 100!!! I’ve actually already done them, except the number 100. I feel like I need to do an extra large doodle page for the 100th one and I can’t decide what the theme should be…anyway. Here are the doodles for 85-91
88. Horse racing
This has been a work in progress for a while but I’m glad to say it’s now complete! I think. I have a bad habit of finding little things to tweak or adjust slightly every time I look at it…
Here’s how it began:
You may recognise this from my 100 Days of Doodles days 78 – 84 🙂
It was a doodle inspired by the Spoonflower contest – theme ‘Summer Cookout’. To me it means barbecue and burgers – veggie or meaty, the choice is yours.
Then it progressed:
And then it progressed further:
I had now moved on from the paper and into my app of choice for creating repeat patterns – Paintstorm. I use the ‘edit, seamless repeat’ function to draw across tiles and turn the pattern into a technical repeat pattern. I imported photos of my doodles into the app and, in a new layer, traced over them making little tweaks as needed. The barbecue was drawn using the ellipse tool to draw a perfect circle and then I cut it in half and angled the top half so it looks like a basic open barbecue. Everything else was either traced or drawn straight in the app (I definitely need my stylus for this – not an expensive one, just a cheap one from amazon).
The intention for this design was to do a chalkboard style and, if you hadn’t guessed from the drawings, my plan was to create a chalkboard ‘menu’ design. I might still do that but I decided it wouldn’t work here in a repeating pattern.
As much as I like the simple black and white chalkboard style I wanted a splash of colour to make some of the items really pop out.
I’m quite happy with it however I can’t decide which if I prefer a black or white background… I tried it on a few mock ups but that just made it harder to decide…what do you think?😀
The doodle ideas this week came from a whole bunch of places. I’ve been doing a lot of furniture and general ‘stuff’ up cycling lately (making an under bed storage tray out of an old pallet), ‘what’s in my bag’ actually came from Instagram and I was going to link into the Instagram account I got it from but I’ve totally forgotten who it was (doh!) if you happen to know – please tell me (!). Although it’s snowing so heavily here 300 schools have been closed, ‘Summer cookout’ is in here too. That’s actually a Spoonflower contest coming up so I was just getting a feel for it. The burger with all the components drawn separately is my favourite bit. Unfortunately the bugs doodle is inspired by my life right now – lots of ladybugs are determined to come in live around my southerly facing bedroom window… they aren’t the scariest of bugs but still it’s a bit awkward 😆🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🙄
78. Up-cycling Furniture
79. Comic speech bubbles
80. What’s in my bag?
81. Summer cookout
These doodles were partly inspired by the Spoonflower contests. Not all of them, but I figured it was a good idea to get me thinking about how I’d design a Pattern for one of the contests. I haven’t actually entered any but I’m feeling pretty good feelings about Art Deco so I might go wild with that one 😁
The other inspiration has come from something I love – housey things! In fact I’ve discovered a new hobby. Furniture up-cycling and restoration – exciting times! 😆😃
72. Art Deco
73. Significant Otters
74. Frames and borders
75. Trunks and chests
I’m so excited to share these doodles with you! After moving house last month I’ve been so distracted with all things housey that I haven’t dedicated any time to drawing. But then I remembered that I’m actually a ‘grown up’ now and if I want to draw instead of doing housework, box sorting and and furniture painting after work then I can 😆
There’s a Spoonflower contest approaching, and as I haven’t designed in a while I thought the upcoming ‘Origami’ theme is a perfect project to get back into it. It reminds me of a month I spent in Japan last year…
So after a mahoosive doodle break here are this weeks doodles:
64. Scandinavian Design Elements
65. Dreaming of Paisley
67. Origami Flowers
68. Paper Cranes
70. Japanese Food
Let me know which one you like best 😃
What does sewing, old suitcases and paper air planes have in common? Answer: nothing! Other than I doodled all three of these things last week. As you can see this week I definitely have not really kept to a theme but it’s all pretty fun so that’s okay. However it did actually snow today (I’m in the UK btw) and it is December and mornings are getting super frosty so I’m a bit inspired to do a snowy/winters theme for the next lot of Doodles ❄️☃️
Saying that, now I’m well over halfway it’s getting tricky to decide what to doodle! Any ideas?? Let me know! Also, I’d love to know which ones your favourites are this week 😀😀 (I think I know mine… 😆🍫)
57 – Sewing
58 – Old suitcases
59 – Paper air planes
60 – Cars
61 – Hair
62 – Play
63 – Chocolate
Things are starting to get more wintery as the days get colder and we approach December! These were all drawn in November (last week) but I love that festive feeling so I couldn’t resist a few adorable festive penguins tangled up in fairy lights (string lights) and wearing cute bobble hats 🙂
Hygge – pronounce ‘hoo-gah’ (fyi its fun to say it in a caveman voice – try it out, you wont regret it) was drawn as a mini start point for my Hygge spoonflower contest entry (voting is open for that contest now, if you want to see mine it is under the shop name of The Peach Tree 🙂 ). Anyway I’m mega super inspired by Hygge so I’m looking into that a bit more. If you know of any Hygge sources of inspiration or information please please tell me! Instas, Pinterests, websites, blogs…? Share the knowledge please 🙂 🙂
Day 50 – Have you seen my glasses?
Day 51 – Birds
Day 52 – Hygge
Day 53 – Birdhouses
Day 54 – Oh deer
Day 55 – Festive penguins
Day 56 – Succulents in Pots
Wowwww I can’t believe I’m now over halfway through my 100 days of doodles already! Where has that time gone?! I’m really proud of this week though (do I say that every week?this time I really really mean it). I had a couple of little attempts at bounce lettering although I am just learning that (thanks to a short online course I took this week – a review of that is to follow 😁). Also, I’ve very delicately experimented with a touch of colour (!). Only a tiny bit though – there’s yellow in the ‘You are my Sunshine’ day. As always I LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear your thoughts, what’s your favourite? What do you think of the yellow? Do you have any doodle ideas? Or if you don’t really know, then just say ‘hello’ 😆
Enough about that, here they are! Days 43 – 49
43 – Houses
44 – Wreaths
45 – You are my Sunshine
46 – Foxy
47 – Owls
48 – Pattern
49 – What is the time?
Days 36 – 42
This week of Doodles started off with an awesome Movember doodle. For those who do not know what Movember is I’ll try and explain… Movember is when, during the month of November, a large number of guys embrace their facial hair and ‘grow a mo’ for the entire month (mo = moustache).
37. A shortcut to what? The mushrooms
38. Hello Autumn
39. Cozy Socks
40. Winter Warmers
42. Botanical Lines
Also, some of you may also recognise the subtle Lord of the Rings quote on day 2 this week (but do you which LOTR film exactly?). I’m thinking that the cozy socks might be my favourite but it’s a tough one to decide! What do you think?
Hope you have enjoyed these doodles this week – I have just ordered a set of colourful brush pens from Amazon so next week I may be brave enough to introduce a little bit of colour! 🙂 🙂