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A Dordle is not quite a drawing and not quite a doodle. Each mark of lacerating genius is thoughtfully recorded in the margins of advertising briefs, discarded printouts, or paper found lying on the floor. The drawings are scanned, colored, composed and polished on computer. Hopefully, this preserves the playfulness and stupidity of the drawings while giving a bit more depth. Idle hands are the Dordles's playthings, the tools driven to craft through boredom and profound soul-crushing dissatisfaction. I hope these Dordles provide you as much excitement as what drove me to draw them in the first place.

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DORDLE FAQ

Why are they called “Dordles”?
How the hell should I... Oh wait, because doodle sounds too silly and drawing sounds too formal. Plus, the "r" is for "really something."

Some of your Dordles suck.
That's not a question, but I agree.

How long does each Dordle take from start to finish?
Between 15 minutes and a few hours.

What software do you use?
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator. I recently got a Wacom Bamboo tablet.

What traditional supplies do you use?
The shittiest set of brushes, Higgins black ink, some quill pens, markers, colored pencils, tape.

Did you really draw them all at work?
No. But most of them.

Can I post about them on my blog or in a publication?
Yes! Please yes! Just mention this URL.


Are prints available to buy?
Not now. Someday there will be a book made of all of them (Note: I need a publisher).

What if I'd prefer to see them on Tumblr?
Good grief: dordles.tumblr.com

How many do you plan on drawing?
There's no set number, but I hope to reach 1,000. Currently I'm over 500. I know, at this rate I'll never finish.

Why 1,000?
I don't know. It just seems like a nice round, excessive amount.

Did you go to art school?
Yes. But for whatever reason I hate drawing. I love coloring and composition though. I'm not sure if my education was put to good use or not. Only my student loans know for sure.

Can you be booked to make commencement speeches?
Only at non-Ivy League schools. Fees negotiable.


Can I buy some of them?
I'm now offering 45 of my Dordles as high-quality 4"x6" color postcards made through a successful Kickstarter project. Click below to check out my ordering page.
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