Friday, October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

One Year!

***CONTEST DETAILS BELOW - WIN A CUSTOM PORTRAIT***

Happy Anniversary Daily doodle. I can't believe it has been one year. 365 days and 363 drawings. That's a 99.45% success rate. Not too shabby.

Looking back at everything, there were a lot lame doodles (mostly when I was too tired too draw anything), but then there were some good drawings scattered about..like my favorite that is on the header. It was difficult to make the little time to draw something every day (especially with a new baby recently), but it was worth it in the end. I made sure I did something every day, and I was pissed when I missed those 2 days.

I have to thank my wonderful wife, Patrizzia, for pushing me to do this blog a year ago. Because of her, I have 363 drawings that I never would have had. Gumdrop Andy would not have been born, 80's Eggs would be in a skillet somewhere and Body Monsters would still be screaming death chants in old world Latin (but they would not have had the respect that they have now).

I toyed around with the idea that I may just do some better drawings less often, but then it would not be The Daily Doodle anymore. And, I could not do that. Having to draw something every day forces me to come up with strange ideas that would never have crossed my mind. That constant brainstorming is fun, and I also get to share certain serious topics on my mind at times.

So, to those of you that read this blog often, I thank you. I appreciate the support, even if I really have no idea how many people come here and see my work.

That brings me to the contest now.

The Winner will get a custom ink portrait, like the one of my daughter on The Daily Doodle Header above.

Here are the rules

This runs from 10-1-10 to 10-21-10

You gain entries into the Drawing by:
- Commenting on this post with your favorite doodle/drawing from this past year (10-1-09 to 10-1-10)
- Becoming a Follower of my blog (if you comment and already follow me, you get that extra entry)
- Linking this contest to your blog, if you have one
- Linking this contest to your Facebook page
- Linking this contest to your Twitter page

Please make a separate comment on this post for each entry, such as "I linked you on Facebook," "I linked you on Twitter," etc. This way when I select at random, you'll have all the separate entries. So, if you do all 5...you get 5 entries. Amazing math skills, right?

The winner will be chosen from a random number generator, and I will post the winner's name. He or she can then e-mail me their info and what image reference to use for the portrait.

The portrait will be in the 5" x 7" size range, and not only will the winner get the digital copy, but I'll also frame the original and send it via snail-mail. You really can't go wrong with a free portrait.

So, get those entries in. Thank you again for the support. It's been a fun year, and I can't wait to continue this ride. I can't imagine what other stupid stuff I'll come up with.

Finished Size: about 2" x 3.5"

42 comments:

Patrizzia said...

Congratulations on 1 full year. I am very proud of you and am so impressed at your abilities. You amaze me still after 15 years. You rock!

Amy said...

I only know your Daily Doodle blog from Patrizzia, so if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have ever known about this awesome blog! I check it out all the time. My all time favorite is M with Jessie from Toy Story!!! I just love it, it's so precious! My daughter is obsessed with Toy Story, too. I wish I had your skills! :) Your an awesome drawer!

Amy said...

I linked you on my facebook!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Congratulations on a great achievement. I have to go and check out all your drawings as I just found you today. I know P from SBO years ago.

Kimmarie Baker said...

I linked you to my FB page.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on making it 1 year! My favorite drawings are the ones you've done of M. & L. but since I can't bring myself to call them doodles (they're just too sweet!) I'm going to say my favorite is the Egg with the Speak & Read. That was my absolute favorite toy growing up.. plus, you drew it on my birthday. ;-)

Lindsey said...

And I linked you on FB.

Leanne said...

Well, Happy Blogiversary!! I'm sure that's spelled wrong! I <3 so many of your sketches and wish I had like 1/4 of your skills!!! One of my fav's is http://johngundichdoodles.blogspot.com/2010/06/june-27-2010.html. Santa brought me a Teddy Ruxpen one year and he didn't work. Bah humbug Teddy!!

Oh, I follow you here and like you on FB too.,.You can thank P for that :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary John!
I've shared this on my FB too as I think your work is awesome! Thanks to Leanne and Kimmarie for sharing so I could find out about your blog!
Shell from Oz (friend of P)

Colleen said...

Way to go, John! I come here from time to time, my favorite drawing from the last year is "Little Artist." I love it. And I would love to win a portrait, it would have to be of my babies, for sure. Keep up the great work!

deanna said...

fave: may 21, 2010 Long distance relationship
deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

GFC
deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Your May 6 entry touched my heart (beautiful ring, too!).

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

jhitomi said...

I just found out about you on Blog Giveaways...now I am sorry I missed the past 365 days of daily doodles. Doing a quick looksee, one of my faves is Mr. Needy!
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

and now I am a google follower, name jhb.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Justine McD. said...

I love the little artist picture of Miabella!
http://johngundichdoodles.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-17-2010.html

Justine McD. said...

following your blog :)

Blair said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! Quite the accomplishment! My favorite drawing is the one at the top of your blog. It is beautiful!

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

it's not from 2010 but i like "best tree ever" from December last year (that counts as this past year, right?)

Suzi said...

Happy 1-year Blog Anniversary (Blog-iversary? LOL!), John! I know about your blog from Patrizzia's blog... love all your doodles, but especially love the one of M & Jessie! :)

Suzi said...

And I linked you on FB! :)

JGun said...

Thank you all for the very nice comments. It's been fun to do this and to share my artwork with everyone. I appreciate the support. Keep those entries coming. I can't wait to see who's portrait I'll get to do.

And to answer "Very Married's" question, yes, it does count. I am considering October 1, 2009 to October 1, 2010 the full year.

Thanks again.

amndad said...

i wrote about you on my twitter

amndad said...

i also posted about you on my facebook

amndad said...

i LOVED the doodles around the time that L was born. but while looking for the exact name of the post, i found Peanut & fell in love with Peanut the beta fish. :) beautiful work; i sort of want to embroider him onto something now.

amndad said...

ok john. i've posted enough crap on this page, huh? if/once i figure out how to link your blog i'll put you up on my Righteous Stitches blog:
www.amndad.blogspot.com

actually, one of the next posts will be what i did with M's handwriting & L's room! :)

Sindylouwho75 said...

Happy Anniversary, John!!!
I read your blog all the time! :)

Sindylouwho75 said...

OH! And I LOVE Saturday the 14th!!! :D

terrinav said...

Hey John, I know a LOT of artists and you are still my fave. This blog has been incredible. I even turned my buds at work onto it, and we all agree it's awesome! I'll have to think about my favorite -- the drawing of M is incredible -- it looks just like her, and I know how hard that is to do. But Gumdrop Andy always cracks me up, so I will have to decide which one of him is my fave. You ROCK Gundich.

Rod Mack said...

I gotta say I like the drawings you labor through while tired or holding a baby. Haha. Those crack me up.

JGun said...

This is from my mother. She posted on the actual drawing she liked the most:

Hi John!!
Needless to say Bullseye Bill is my favorite! He does remind me of your father. All your Bullseye Bill drawings are great but my favorite is "Ready to Work"
I have enjoyed your daily drawings as always and look forward to many more!
Love, mom

What Can He Eat? said...

Hi, great work. I love the 80's Egg Speak & Spell. anaed@hotmail.com

Sonoma Bento said...

Cool! I found you through your talented wife Patrizzia and her awesome bento blog. I love your monsters, especially Karloff as the Mummy. Excellent shading! michmarq (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm a new follower, just found the site. You are def. talented. I love it.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Haylee said...

My favorite one was the "little artist"!

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Haylee said...

new follower!

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Haylee said...

posted on my blog: http://giveaway-gal.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-13-2010.html

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Haylee said...

http://twitter.com/happy_haylee_3/status/27263379379

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Haylee said...

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everyday inspirations said...

Wow - you have some talent! So happy I found your artistic abilities through Patrizzia's blog :) My all time fav has to be your daughter and Jessie from Toy Story - love the post about it; how she requested it...the memories you will pass on to her are unforgettable - what a gift to give your children :) Love the variety of your sketches - each has its own personality...yet your style - well done! And congrats on making it one year in blogland. In blog years, that makes it equivilent to 9. ;) Best - catherine s.

imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

Al said...

Your Jack Bauer drawing is le awesum. The show had a lot of plot stupidity but it still was a great way to spend an hour every Monday.

Rod Mack said...

I am a follower....

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