365 Days of Doodles Project
While most people make worthless New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight or quitting smoking, others go on “365 days of _____” challenges (the blank being whatever creative endeavor you wish to stop procrastinating in). For me, it was “365 days of film” to get caught up on movies (already failed). But for illustrator Gabriel Picolo, his 365 Days of Doodles challenge is still going strong.
Started as way to stop being “a lazy artist,” Picolo has been diligently sketching every evening since the beginning of the year. His pieces so far have ranged from mystical creatures to celebrity caricatures, and each doodle shows that an impeccable amount of time and craftsmanship has been put into each one (these are hardly “doodles”).
“The 100 days of doodles so far taught me that inspiration can come from just about anywhere in my life,” he says. “Everything I encounter may be a theme for that day’s drawing. Also, this exercise has taught me that discipline brings good results.”
Fighting procrastination, one day at a time.