As a child, Sam Cox used to cover his books and schoolwork with ink doodles.
It’s a hobby the 28-year-old from Kent, England has never gotten past. He studied illustration at the University of the West of England in Bristol, then rose to fame on social media when he opened a “Mr. Doodle” pop-up shop in London in 2017. Two years later , Sam bought a neo-Georgian mansion for £1.35 million (about US$1.5 million).
Sam’s goal with his home was to turn it into a “Doodle House”, with every surface inside covered in his hand-drawn artwork. It was an idea that came to him as a teenager, and he spent two years working on it. In October 2022, Mr. Doodle presented the finished project in a two minute stop motion video.
“So happy and excited to finally doodle my house,” he shared on instagram. “I used 900 liters of white paint, 401 cans of black spray paint (for the exterior), 286 bottles of black drawing paint (for the interior) and 2,296 pen nibs (I only used Only four pens of different sizes but they were refillable and the nibs were replaceable.
“The animation was created entirely by me and consists of 1,857 photographs, painstakingly taken between September 2020 and September 2022,” Sam continued. “The whole house is real, everything is doodled, the doodles were all doodled to hand for animation, it’s not CGI.”
Sam and his wife Alena plan to live inside the house, which he calls a living work of art.
“Completing the Doodle House is just the beginning of my childhood dream to doodle the entire planet and encourage the art world to recognize doodles as an art form,” Sam saidadding: “I’m so excited that my doodles now have a permanent home in the UK.”
This is the longest project Sam has ever undertaken, and he is delighted with the results. He did every drawing himself and covered every square inch of the house, even the kitchen ceilings and crockery. He didn’t have a fixed idea in mind when he approached each section, but he made sure that each piece had a theme.
“I had a rough idea of the theme, but the individual doodles are spontaneous,” he said. The daily mail. “My main inspiration always goes back to when I was a kid watching Tom and Jerry, Wacky Races and SpongeBob SquarePants, and video games like Crash Bandicoot. I’ve always wanted to draw characters for video games.
Sam has no plans to stop being Mr. Doodle anytime soon. In fact, he hopes to take his talents to the next level by creating an entire Doodle Town. We can’t wait to see it!
Watch the video below to see all of Mr. Doodle’s amazing Doodle House, and don’t forget to to share.
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