The Doodling Contest That Sparked Hundreds of Entries Worldwide
While many would say that doodling is only useful for staying awake during 4pm meetings, artist Nate Padavick might say differently. His new drawing pad Doodle Theory features hundreds of “starter squiggles,” challenging doodlers to see multiple drawing possibilities that could stem from one simple squiggle.
To launch his inventive new drawing pad, Nate hosted The $3700 Doodle Theory Contest, asking artists around the world to submit their finest doodles using eight different starter squiggles.
The response was phenomenal. More than 500 entries were collected through the Instagram hashtag #doodletheory, and contestants hailed from North Carolina to Puerto Rico to Namibia (where Turipamwe Design Studio even hosted an event called The Doodle Sessions to bring creative locals together to draw).
Here are some of the winning doodles:
The Grand OMG Prize: The Most Amazing Doodle. Ever!
By Nivea Ortiz @nivea_ortiz
The AWW Prize: The Cutest Wittle Doodle
By Sheila Zwettler @sheila_zwettler_art
The WOW Prize: The Most Perfectly Drawn Doodle
Drawn by Thao Mai @snail_is_silent
The HUH Prize: The Weirdest Doodle I’ve Ever Seen
By Gabriella Vagnoli @gabriella_vagnoli
The AHA Prize: The Most Clever Doodle
By Melissa Tan @paintinks_by_melt
The YAY Prize: The Happiest Doodle Filled With Good Energy
By Teddy Mmasi @thenativetee
And here are some very honorable mentions:
The doodling possibilities are truly endless! Get your own doodle on with Doodle Theory, available now.
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