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Foreword by techgnotic






Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014.  He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).






Gabriel’s “doodles” often situate child characters interacting with wild creatures, some mythic, like dragons, some merely ferocious, like lions.  Sometimes the doodles have more of a cartoonish touch.  Some are fan art.  All are usually spectacularly chaotic, whimsical and alive—like a caffeinated morning wake-up call for the eyes.  What a wonderful way for an artist to engage each and every day.  And a lot of fun for a fan of the artist like me to look forward to each new day.


Gabriel’s project has made me re-think New Year’s resolutions.  Rather than renounce some pleasure like chocolate or cigarettes, but also, rather than pledge to engage some hated task like hitting the gym—why not the “Doodle Option” instead?  Imagine the benefit to each of us individually, psychologically and spiritually, that might be achieved if we chose some pleasurable and creative outlet for a daily reconnection to whimsical being. I know for a fact that spyed is rolling tight with pen and sketchbook these days, finding time to draw no matter how grueling the day's schedule might be.




Imagine 7 billion Earthlings reserving a brief bit of time each day to engage in some de-stressing cathartic creative ritual, like writing a poem, or doodling a doodle and then sharing it with the rest of us on deviantART. I see great things for this concept of the Personal Daily Deviation.  Some say a ripple from a stone tossed by a child into the ocean might become a devastating tsunami across the vast sea.  Maybe a simple hope for happiness expressed in a doodle might become a reality of world peace one day.


Please let depthRADIUS know if you are creating a small piece of creative work each and every day and sharing with everyone on deviantART. I would be glad to create a list for everyone!











Questions for Gabriel Picolo





  1. What prompted you to impose the discipline of daily drawing into your schedule?

    I started the project to fight procrastination and stop being such a lazy artist. Drawing something everyday was my new years' eve resolution.

  2. What has the first one hundred days of doodling taught you as an artist and as an art appreciator?

    The 100 days of doodles so far taught me that inspiration can come from just about anywhere in my life. Everything I encounter may be a theme for that day's drawing. Also, this exercise has taught me that discipline brings good results.

  3. Is subject matter planned in advance or do you wake up each day and wait for inspiration to strike?

    -I prefer to draw things related to how my day was (that's why I start the doodles in the evening). When that's not possible I do have some ideas written down as notes that I choose from.




  1. Has a meditative element presented itself within this daily commitment? Your own version of ink soaked Tai Chi?

    I don't know if this counts as meditation but half an hour before I start the doodle I take a deep breath and start  a pre-planning process of where I'm going to place everything on the paper. It helps a lot.

  2. What are your other artistic responsibilities? Work, etc.?

    I'm currently graduating at Graphic Design, that requires me to draw for college projects now and then. I also take in drawing commissions when I'm not at my "main job", which is not related to art.










Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014.  He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).

Writers: techgnotic 
Designers: marioluevanos 
Featuring: 365-DaysOfDoodles 

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NICHOLAS-MARK-AMOS Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I'm friends with that guy. I had no idea it was such a big thing. The pieces are amazing. The creativity boggles my mind.
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DyeKyle Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW love what you do! I wanna be just like you when i grow up lol!
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kissmy-claw Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hum...I will want open comissions, but I  do not know how to set prices.:-? (Confused) 
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Ask-Miku-Hatsune-01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
zomg
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Roxyrn Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an inspiration <3
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willcorrigan Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I really love this.
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nennex Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing and at the same time helpful as it makes one think about the way to do things. The art is beautiful. 
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ArtDreamsComeTrue Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvellous drawings and such a talented source of imagination for creating these dazzling, therapeutic works of art! I find these extremely hypnotizing and relaxing to look at, well done!!!
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DiyanahJ Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
These are beautiful and very inspiring
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Zump1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Writer
This is absolutely amazing. That must take a lot of dedication...
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