The Benefits of Traveling and Doodling For Your Ideas

Even without formal education in the field of art, English self-taught artist Clare Willcocks have made a jump into drawing with very detailed and accurate results. “I have never had any...

Even without formal education in the field of art, English self-taught artist Clare Willcocks have made a jump into drawing with very detailed and accurate results. “I have never had any formal education in art. In fact, I graduated in 2012 with a degree in French, Spanish, and Russian,” she explains.

There is no single spare moment of the day when Clare is not doing something creative. She has been consistent in travelling and exploring many places around the world. In 2013, she established an art blog while journeying the vast territory of Malaysian Borneo. On the concept of her ideas and inspirations, she muses: “I am inspired by nature, by dreams, and by other artists as well! Among any other crafts, the things I enjoy the most are drawing, painting, and paper cutting.”

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Initial line art of The White Windmill

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Clare Willcocks while inking the details of The White Windmill

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The White Windmill: Series of work-in-progress.

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The White Windmill: Series of work-in-progress.

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The White Windmill

The White Windmill was perfectly drawn using black fine line pen and white pencil on brown paper. A white windmill takes the spotlight while being surrounded with great emotions. It depicts a doodle landscape where inhabitants from the land, sea, and sky were composed together with imaginary creatures.

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A Cheerful World

A Cheerful World was drawn using black fine line pen on white paper. Clare described it as one of her first doodles that touched her most. She enjoyed experimenting with different lines and patterns, building up depth with layers, and producing hatching lines.

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The Content of My Brain

The Contents of My Brain was illustrated using black fine line pen on white paper. Clare drew this doodle on the beach while her boyfriend was fishing and it features everything which popped into her mind. The shells, starfish, octopus and fish were inspired by the seaside and the other little animals and critters fitted in around them. It grew organically, starting with the circle, filling it with characters and objects and then hatching and shading the gaps

“Like all of my doodles, I mapped it out roughly in pencil, then added definition and detail in pen,” she says. More stories are posted on her blog at www.clarewillcocks.blogspot.com.

See more works from Clare:
— www.facebook.com/clarewillcocksart
— www.twitter.com/ClareWillcocks

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Dibs Leaño is a professional writer, journalist, and managing editor of Doodle Arts. While not working as content manager, she prefers to play computer games, feed her cats, vandalize restroom walls, draw doodles for special occasions, whine for more and plan for world domination. Follow her on Instagram, @dibsidoodles.

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