HoHoDooDa 2019

December 1, 2019

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Oh hey!

Announcing (last minute, as is tradition) the beginning of HoHoDooDa 2019 (or Holiday Doodle A Day!)

If this tiny reindeer looks familiar, it may be because I’ve posted him in the past and he’s been nominated as spokes-critter for this year. Oh, and I realize they’re actually antlers, but antler-ments didn’t really work.

So, what is HoHoDooDa?

Why, thanks for asking.

Back in December 2011, in order to create a shot of creative, mojo-inducing stress to the already jam packed holidays, my fellow illustrator pals, the talented Marion Eldridge and Laura Jacobson along with myself, engaged in a month-long sketch-a-thon. We dubbed it HoHoDooDa, short for Holiday Doodle a Day (maybe not that much shorter.) We did our best to create a holiday-themed drawing a day… or even every other day… or as often as humanly possible, from December 1 to December 31.

Fast forward to 2019 where this November has been a challenging month for all of us. So now, what with the holidays and all, it probably seems crazy to add this challenge to the mix. There may be some gnashing of teeth and it may all end in tears but in the end I’m pretty sure a good time will be had. It may even be as rewarding as it was in years past. So, what the actual hell? Doin’ it again this year! Who’s with me?

Hello? What’s that…? Bueller…?

Alright, it is entirely possible I may be the only participant this year, but anyone who would like to join in is more than welcome, no matter what winter holiday you celebrate! Don’t let the HoHo throw you. This is an all-the-winter-holidays doodle challenge!

Rules for HoHoDooDa:

“What are the rules for HoHoDooDa?” You may ask…

1. THERE ARE NO RULES! NO SIGN UP! NO REGISTRATION! NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS!  No regulations, themes, daily words, Facebook pages or anything else resembling organization. Just lots of holiday doodling, maybe some commenting back and forth amongst doodlers and hopefully lots of inspiration and craft honing!

HoHoDooDa Doodlers are scoff-laws and Mavricks! (Well the truth is, I’m just not that organized.) The only code we live by this month is Doodle! Doodle! Doodle and doodle some more, every day from December 1 to December 31, or at least try to.

You may not Doodle every single day, but by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more doodles in your sketchbook at the end of December than you might have otherwise.

So, there’s that!

2. If you post to your blog it helps if you tag your illustrations HoHoDooDa 2017 or create a HoHoDooDa category.

If you are posting to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram it helps to add #HoHoDooDa2019 and/or #HoHoDooDa

3. Smile, this is fun!

Doodle on my fellow HoHoDooDa Doodlers, (should there be any!)

HoHoDooDa Day 7

December 7, 2011

A busy day today, which included attending a Superhero Life Drawing class at, get this, a comic book store. I was in geek heaven!

So I don’t suppose you’ll ever guess what inspired tonight’s doodle.

So swing on by Marion and Laura’s respective places and see what kind of HoHoDooDa whimsy they have in store for you!

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December 7, 2010


T’was true then and remains true to this day.

The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “prehistoric”, so remembering an old post that would work quite well, I dug it up, dusted it off and made a few tweaks to spiff it up a bit.

… and speaking of the holidays, I just wanted to invite y’all over to The Doodle Diner on the 13th. We’ll be dishing up our own version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day we’ll have a new illustration of an old classic.

Come join the fun.