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.


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. !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
FABULOUS creations πŸ˜€
Mega Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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 πŸ™‚

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

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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