Last month, myself and fellow doodler Aylos, were asked to join HTC Mobiles at Global Gathering festival to do some doodling on a big whiteboard in their promo area at the event.The HTC area consisted of a fenced off chill out zone with a DJ and some beanbag chairs — behind this area were 4 sectioned off ‘pods’ that people could walk through and test out the new HTC Cha-Cha phone while taking part in a range of activities to provide photo opportunities for them to upload to Facebook directly from the demo phones.
When festival goers entered our doodle pod, we created a quick custom doodle to their personal taste so they could use it as a backdrop for a souvenir photo, to commemorate their time at the festival.
We needed to act fast, with little time to refine and plan the illustrations, the result was a range of whimsical, fun and free flowing doodle artworks designed to reflected the brand’s look and feel, as well as the laid back atmosphere at the festival.
It was a different experience for the both of us as neither were used to drawing on white boards, let alone drawing something live in such a short space of time. We had a blast though and the short time frames certainly made for some interesting pieces.
Upon leaving the pods, each festival goer received a goodie bag which contained one of two exclusive T-Shirts with our doodles printed up on them. I was delighted to be allowed to take a set of the tees away with me and have been practically living in the one with Aylos’ design on ever since.