Artist Spends Two Years Doodling Every Surface of His 12-Room Home [Video]

British artist Sam Cox (aka Mr. Doodle) is known for his bold black-and-white drawings. And while he's been known to doodle everyday items like cars and has even doodled an entire room, he really outdid himself with his latest project. After two years, 900 liters of white paint, 401 cans of black spray paint, 286 bottles of black drawing paint, and 2,296 pen nibs, he covered the interior and exterior of his house in doodles.

He captured the entire process in a stunning two-and-a-half-minute stop-motion video that takes us through all 12 rooms of his home in Kent. In the video, we see the creative transformation of his home, as his doodles invade every surface. From bedsheets to chairs to a computer and even his clothes, nothing is left blank.

Cox first dreamed of the project when he was a teenager, and finally began putting it all together two years ago. He is quick to clarify that no CGI was used in the video: “The whole house is real, everything was doodled, the doodles were all hand doodled.” A little over 1,800 photographs were used to put together the animation, and he was able to keep the entire project a secret during the creation process.

The animation has racked up over 15 million views on Facebook in just two weeks, making the time and effort he put into the work well worth it. And while there's been some debate online about whether or not people would like to live in a doodle house, there's no doubt about the admiration fans have for his tenacity and willingness to make his childhood dream a reality.

Shortly, Mr. Doodle and his wife will be moving into the masterpiece. For them, it won't be a big change, as their current bedroom is already doodled. In the future, they're hoping to extend the work into the garden.

Mr. Doodle is known for his bold black-and-white drawings.

For his latest project, he spent two years doodling the interior and exterior of his 12-room house.

Mr. Doodle Doodle House

Doodling on the Wall

Mr. Doodle Doodle House

Doodle House Exterior

Check out his storyboard for the animation versus the final product.

 

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Watch as Mr. Doodle gives a tour of his house.

 

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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