Happy Sunday everyone!

I came home the other day to find that my boyfriend Sam had bought me a new scanner as a surprise. We had been talking about getting one since the last one bit the dust after falling off a chest of drawers – they don’t bounce!

Anyway, I needed one to scan artwork and designs ready for printing and I’m very happy with the quality of the scan. For those who are interested, it’s an Epson Perfection V370 Photo and seems good at colour and black and white scanning, as well as photocopying text.

I finished off a few doodles this week so put the scanner to the test!

pen and ink doodle

I’ve been interested in the artwork of doodle artist Kerby Rosanes and Lei Melendres recently – their clean lines, detail and style of shading have really inspired me.

pen and ink doodle

This was started sat on the beach, watching Sam fishing. I included everything I could think of at the time, from mussels and birds to cupcakes and puppies!

pen and ink doodle

This next doodle was introduced in last week’s blog post but with one thing and another I took a while to finish it.

clare willcocks doodle artist

Both doodles contain many of the same elements.

clare willcocks doodle artist

I can’t help including the chunky little octopus, he’s so much fun to draw!

clare willcocks doodle artist

A few people have suggested that I colour them in, but I’m not sure if that will take away from the lines and detail. I think I’ll give it a go with my next one.

clare willcocks doodle artist

If you are interested in commissioning any artwork, including portraits, doodles or paper cuts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the ‘contact me’ section (tab at the top).

I also have a giveaway running pinned to my Facebook page, don’t forget to enter!

I’ll leave you with a few photos from my weekend, it’s been glorious here in North Devon!

old ship wreck on the sand

sunset at Instow, North Devon

sunset at Instow, North Devon

I’m sharing today’s post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje’s Illustrations, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello.


I love your doodles, all of the characters are so cute. You could scan one of your doodles in and then print it off and colour it, so that you can compare the two.

I just love your doodles, although I think the word doodle somehow does not give them enough worth. The photos of North Devon are exciting for me, as I will be off there later in the summer. Can’t wait.

WOW.. both photos and doodles are great … I tried to colour one of mine… I did it on a copy of the doodle original so that was worth to try?.. Thanks so much for sharing

These are FANTASTIC _ I LUV both of them 🙂 I think they are just super FAB in B/W…. maybe hust 1 character coloured might be a laugh but they are really perfect just as is 😀

IKE xxxxxx

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