Pen and ink doodles for Dad's birthday

This week I've taken inspiration from an incredible doodle artist, Kerby Rosanes of Sketchy Stories. I've been following his Facebook page for a while and am constantly taken aback by the new 'doodles' he creates by hand.

They seem very organic, each tiny gap filled with little creatures and doodles. He also incorporates animals and larger forms within his work.

This is my attempt at a doodle for my Dad's birthday.


 It's centred around a birthday cake which appears to have attracted a lot of little critters!


I drew everything our roughly first, then outlined it with a 0.5mm fine line pen.

I still don't think there's enough going on though! I'd like to see every little gap on the page covered up.


This is my favourite section, I'm particularly pleased with the round wooden door.


Here's another one that I did at the beginning of the week. No specific focus, I was just practising building up the detail.


This is it before the shading and details were added.


And a few more angles, I got a bit carried away with the camera!



That's all on the doodle front. This week's project is going to be another one of these, but more detailed and elaborate, just as a challenge!


Bye for now, have a great week!

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Be Different Act Normal, Tatertots and Jello, Nifty Thrifty Things and Paper Saturdays.

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Clare Willcocks: Pen and ink doodles for Dad's birthday

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Pen and ink doodles for Dad's birthday

This week I've taken inspiration from an incredible doodle artist, Kerby Rosanes of Sketchy Stories. I've been following his Facebook page for a while and am constantly taken aback by the new 'doodles' he creates by hand.

They seem very organic, each tiny gap filled with little creatures and doodles. He also incorporates animals and larger forms within his work.

This is my attempt at a doodle for my Dad's birthday.


 It's centred around a birthday cake which appears to have attracted a lot of little critters!


I drew everything our roughly first, then outlined it with a 0.5mm fine line pen.

I still don't think there's enough going on though! I'd like to see every little gap on the page covered up.


This is my favourite section, I'm particularly pleased with the round wooden door.


Here's another one that I did at the beginning of the week. No specific focus, I was just practising building up the detail.


This is it before the shading and details were added.


And a few more angles, I got a bit carried away with the camera!



That's all on the doodle front. This week's project is going to be another one of these, but more detailed and elaborate, just as a challenge!


Bye for now, have a great week!

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Be Different Act Normal, Tatertots and Jello, Nifty Thrifty Things and Paper Saturdays.

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30 Comments:

At 29 June 2014 at 13:16 , Blogger Natalie Jones said...

WOW! Your doodles are AMAZING!

 
At 29 June 2014 at 13:29 , Blogger threads 'n' shreds said...

omg, your DOODLE is totally AWESOME!!
I love how detailed it is.
Looks fabulous at a distance, and even better when you closely at the intricate sections <3 x

 
At 29 June 2014 at 13:50 , Blogger Carmen Whitehead said...

Wonderful detail! I love it!

 
At 29 June 2014 at 14:28 , Blogger Liz said...

Wow Clare, totally brilliant. I know your Dad will keep this very prized card forever, so unique, have a good week x

 
At 29 June 2014 at 14:33 , Blogger Julia Nyanyo said...

Loveing your doodles, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek on your facebook page in the week. I guess it must be really hard to know when to stop!

 
At 29 June 2014 at 17:20 , Blogger Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE your intricate doodles and all their charming characters. That paper cut is incredible too, and can't even imagine how long it would take to do. Blessings!

 
At 29 June 2014 at 22:00 , Blogger ike said...

OMG - these are totally AWESOME Clare !!! I love the little cat helping up the bunny on the left of the cake. ! Your Dad is going to be blown away. !! :-D :-D
FABULOUS creations :-D
Mega Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 30 June 2014 at 00:42 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

Amazing doodles, there's so many details to look at.

 
At 30 June 2014 at 02:34 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

This is truly brilliant Clare. Your dad is over the moon with it. Who would believe it's less than A5 in size. So much detail and lovely to be able to see it so clearly in your photos! Love the papercut too :)

 
At 30 June 2014 at 03:03 , Blogger peace of gem said...

such amazing doodles! I love how you can look at them many times and still spot new things :)

 
At 30 June 2014 at 07:23 , Blogger Chris Powell said...

your doodling is fab and what a great idea to put it around a birthday cake

 
At 30 June 2014 at 07:56 , Anonymous Jen said...

WOW, wow, wow wow! not sure I can say anything other than WOW! yet again you are incredibly inspiring. xx

 
At 30 June 2014 at 10:18 , Blogger Saskia said...

Wow... I LOVE your work!!! So fun, so cute, so beautiful!!!!!

Smiles, Saskia :)

 
At 30 June 2014 at 11:51 , Blogger Fran said...

What a great card.

 
At 30 June 2014 at 14:11 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

Your doodle designs are wonderful.

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:36 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Natalie! It didn't half take a long time, I had no idea when I started!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:37 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! A relative at my Dad's party said you can see that it's a cake better from the back and I agree!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:37 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Liz!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:38 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Julia! It is hard to know when to stop, I think it would be easy to go over the top though and spoil it.

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:39 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you Arnoldo! Loved your work too :)

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:39 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank Ike! Hope you're having a lovely week :)

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:40 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Tee hee, thanks Jen!!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:40 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you Saskia!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:41 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! I tried to hide as many little things as possible...next time there'll be more!!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:41 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you Chris!

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:42 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you Fran :D

 
At 1 July 2014 at 13:42 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you!

 
At 3 July 2014 at 23:49 , Blogger Manon Visser said...

Hi Clare, I am sorry I am so late this week and that I never made an appearence last week. Life is a little hectic for me at the moment. Happy belated Paper Saturdays.
Manon Xx

 
At 7 July 2014 at 03:11 , Blogger Josie said...

Wow, just wow! It is genuinely difficult to know what to say, these are amazing! You have such an incredible talent x

 
At 23 November 2014 at 14:09 , Blogger Demi Cherry said...

Wow!!! Your doodles are sooo awesome! I actually came accross your blog from a comment your mom made on Kerby Rosanes blog, XD. How ironic haha..
I wish I could draw. :(. My nan, mom. and sisters are awesome at it, but I suck. *cries*
Anyway!! I love your work!!!

 

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