30 day Zendoodle challenge

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Day 30: Initially, I wanted to sketch the side profile of a horse's head, but, ended up drawing the head and back. I then proceeded to draw the line patterns around it and then decided to fill up the animal's body with strokes as well. Loved doing the challenge. Pushed me to think in different ways and experiment with new ideas.

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Day 29: This was tremendous fun to make. I sketched a castle illustration for this. Loved making the contrast patterns.

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Day 28: I drew the teacup flowers around the sketch of a impala deer.

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Day 27: This was totally out of my comfort zone but I'm glad I stuck by it. I taught myself to sketch an African elephant, the Egyptian god Anubis, Egyptian goddess Bastet and a dog I named 'Setanta' for this challenge. Incorporating the doodles around these sketches was a fluid and satisfying experience. 

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Day 26: Drew the Ginili variation after adding a woman's side profile.

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Day 25: Added the patterns to a trace sketching of a ukulele (I proceeded to ink up and add patterns around the instrument), Queen legend Brian May (special tribute on his Birthday), a bird and a woman's profile silhouette.

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I proceeded to create other pattern variations in an A3 sketchbook using fineliners.

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Day 24: Totally out of my comfort zone, I absolutely loved making this. Drew a squirrel to compliment the patterns.

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Day 23: I drew a Tawny Frogmouth for the flux challenge. Superbly fun.

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Edit: Added additional spirals.

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Day 22: I drew the ornate grill doodle patterns inside the outline of a rhinoceros. I wanted it to look like a cast iron installation.

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Day 21: Another first for me, drew a side profile Batman completely by reference for this pattern.

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Day 20: My variation - I drew the pattern as a spiderweb disguised with 'dirty leaves' with a dragonfly trapped in the middle. Done entirely with a 0.7 tip mechanical pencil.

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Day 19: Added a Maneki Neko (Beckoning cat) from Japanese folklore, to the belt buckle doodles.

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Day 18: I sketched a horse's head and drew the patterns around it. Done entirely with a 0.7 tip Faber Castell pencil.

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Day 17: Another first for me. Haven't drawn cars till now and found it challenging at first but I'm super glad I didn't give up. I sketched a Ford Mustang and drew the patterns on it. Had shaded the roof and rims of the wheels black and doodled on them using a gellyroll pen for a contrast effect.

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Day 16: I drew a Chimera from the Greek Myths (a mythical beast with a lion's body with a goat's head sticking outside the back and a serpent's tail), referecing the photograph of an ancient vase painting depicting the creature. Drew the bacteria doodle around the sketch.

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Day 15: My variation for this challenge, filled the pattern on the silhouette of a bull I sketched.

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Day 14: This is the most complex variation I have ever attempted. I sketched the Greek God Hermes (also known as Mercury), as my 'centerpiece' for the DNA-inspired doodle. I have drawn entirely by reference, my source being a photograph of an ancient Greek vase painting depicting him. Most challenging but I'm glad I took this leap. Made using a 0.5 tip mechanical pencil.

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Added some more details: drew a hat with wings (Hermes' wears one in the myths) and I drew his emblem on the left side as per the one used in the vase painting I referenced.

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Day 13: I absolutely love the cracked earth effect, learnt to sketch a possum for this challenge.

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Day 12: Loved doing the Heart-shaped leaves, I learnt to draw a Toto Toucon's head for this challenge.

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Day 11: My variation, I drew fish inspired by the Japanese Koi, and surrounded them with the doodle pattern. Took some liberties with the design.

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Day 10: Like the theme suggests: made this doodle challenge totally in my own way, all patterns are organic and off the fly. I wanted to see if I can doodle completely by using my imagination without referring to anything.

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Day 9: This is my favourite doodle pattern as of today. The fish scales are awesome of draw, had tremendous fun learning them. I drew  them around the sketch of an Alpaca I had learnt to make earlier.

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This is a variation I made with the pepper tangle pattern incorporated in the design.

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A friend suggested that I sketch a ballerina and surround her with the patterns, I obliged.

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I sketched a side profile of Batman (a first for me), and filled the fishscale patterns around him. Got the sketch printed out on A3 paper (below).

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Another variation by me pictured above, inside a circle.

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Patterns (pictured above) included in my tribute artwork for Metallica legend James Hetfield.

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Pattern incorporated inside crescent moon outline.

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Absolutely fell in love with how awesome and fun this pattern is so drew it separately and got it printed out on to a smartphone back cover...

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... a water bottle...

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... A jigsaw puzzle...

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... and a keychain.

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Day 8: The webbed pattern is super fun to do. I added the sketch of a Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, as a variation.

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Day 7: I learnt to draw a baby Emperor Penguin for this pattern. Black and white patterns are my favourite and I had a blast doing this.

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Artwork by me pictured above, in which I have sketched a bird on a branch inside a circle, with the patterns surrounding my sketch.

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I incorporated the pattern into tribute art I made in honour of the Dire Straits rock album Brothers in Arms. Got it framed on A3 paper. Also included the woodgrain doodle.

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Day 6: Learnt to draw a Bennett's Wallaby and shaded and coloured it using hatching techniques. Drew the doodles around my sketch.

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Day 5: Learnt to draw a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and drew Ridhi's leaf patterns around my sketch. Coloured entirely with fineliners.

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Day 4: I learnt to draw a Koala sketch with the help or a drawing website then I doodled the leaf patterns around my drawing.

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Day 3: Made patterns similar to Ridhi's instruction video with some minor changes in shape and pattern.

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Another variation, I learnt to draw a hawk, thanks to an online sketching tutorial and then filled it with the tree ring patterns.

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I also drew the patterns around a dachsund's sketch.

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Incorporated the woodgrain doodle into a running horse silhouette.

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Day 2: I wanted to use colours for the line art and other doodling details.

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Day 1: Doing the challenge with coloured fineliners, which I will use interchangeably with micron pens.