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Artist Sam Cox, known as Mr Doodle, has unveiled his one-of-a-kind Doodle House, where every inch of his six-bedroom home in the Kentish town of Tenterden has been decorated with doodles.

In this extraordinary two-year project, Sam used 900 liters of white emulsion paint, 401 cans of black spray paint, 286 bottles of drawing paint and 2,296 pen nibs to fulfill his childhood dream. This “living work of art” is what he calls “paradise”.

Sam used his monochromatic, cartoon-style doodles on every wall, floor, ceiling and object. Doodle decor adorns bedding, cooker, kettle, toaster, microwave, kitchen cabinets, bathtub, door handles, chairs, dining table, windows, bathroom frames. door, chandeliers, fireplace surround, fireplace and much more. No surface was spared. Even the sofa is scribbled – and it has also been lacquered to protect it.

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However, it can be difficult to spot the toaster in the kitchen or the available power outlets, as everything literally merges into one. Even Sam admits uncertainty about using the stove, recounting BBC News: “I’m not sure all of this is feasible after painting and doodling on it.”

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Sam used acrylic black paint and four different sized pens to doodle the interior of the house, and used spray paint for his cartoonish doodles on the exterior.

The 12-room neo-Georgian mansion was built in 1974. Previous owners in the mid-1970s had gold wallpaper in the living room, but when they sold it to Sam for £1.35million sterling in 2019, they only had one request. . ‘They said whatever you do, please don’t doodle. I didn’t listen ‘, said Sam The Sunday Times.

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Sam started working on his passion project in September 2020, starting in the master bedroom, which took two weeks. Each room is themed – dreams for the bedroom, Noah’s ark for the hallway, heaven and hell for the stairs, Adam and Eve on the landing and ocean for the bathroom.

The attached bathroom was a colossal task in itself. There are a staggering 2,000 tiles, all of which were doodled with the theme of the sea, which took two months to complete.

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In a new video tour, Sam said he had the best time of his life creating the house, where he showcased the cloud room, the computer room, the splash room and the photo-filled memory room of family.

The 28-year-old, who studied illustration at the University of the West of England, Bristol, was the fifth most successful artist at auction under 40 in 2020, after a piece original doodle sold for just under $1 million (£888,775). ).

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On Instagram, he goes by the handle @mrdoodleand his wife, Alena, who is also an artist, is @mrsdoodle. by sam stop motion video on YouTube detailing the process of doodling his entire Kent home has gone viral.

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Sam notes that his main inspiration for doodling comes from cartoons from his childhood, Tom and Jerry, Wacky races and Sponge Bob SquarePantsand video games like Crash Bandicoot.

So, after unveiling this labor of love, what’s next for Mr. Doodle? Well, he already scribbled his wife’s You’re hereand he plans to “doodle all over the world”, but for now, Sam, Alena and their dog plan to make this Doodle House their permanent home.

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