The aim of the project was to develop my skill while raising money for one of my favorite charities through donations and art sales. The project has raised over £500 for Shelter so far and I’m continuing my fundraising efforts throughout 2011 by selling prints and perhaps even holding an exhibition later this year. There are lots of plans in the works for these doodles so keep an eye out on the blog!
I’m still buzzing from crossing the finish line — it’s been a lot of fun and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve burned through over 800 sheets of printer paper, 18 fine liners, 2 sharpies and more cups of tea than I can count.
I’m sure no one wants to hear me bang on anymore than I already have about the great work that Shelter do — but I’m so pleased that I’ve been able to help raise just a small fraction of the money they need to continue doing their good deeds across the UK.
The challenge of creating a doodle every day has played an integral role in the development of illustration style and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn while growing their portfolio. It’s been tough going, especially for someone as busy and routine adverse as me, but it forced me to make time to commit to my craft and develop a style that was truly my own.
Throughout the year, the project has been featured in several online and printed publications, including Design Week, Creative Pool, The Sentinel and of course, it’s regular slot on Creative Boom magazine! I was amazed that the project was even of interest to the media so I was humbled by the requests to write about it.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the response the project has received and I’d like to thank everyone who has shown their support by making donations, purchasing the works and spreading the word through their blogs and social media channels.You can still show your support over on my fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/dailydoodle2010 or by buying some limited edition signed merch over at my online shop: www.daily-doodle.com
Although the project has finished, I will still be illustrating regularly as it’s just too much fun not to! You can keep up with my work by following me on Twitter @stina_jones where I’ll no doubt be announcing another creative project real soon.
You can browse all 365 illustrations on the doodle blog here: dailydoodle2010.blogspot.com - For now, I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite pieces from the project.