It’s time to sharpen your pencils and flex your felt tips with the
Learning at Work Week On Air, Online Daily Doodle Challenge!

From Monday 18th May to 24th May 2020 we’re inviting everyone to doodle along with our daily theme and share their creations.

Everyone who shares a doodle will have a chance to win creative prizes!

We'll highlight the themes each day on this page and twitter @lawweekwire alongside inspiration and drawing tips including from RD Comics and The Phoenix – see below.

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THANK YOU

A big thanks to everyone who entered our doodle for our Learning at Work Week Daily Doodle Challenge!

We hope you enjoyed your week of creative scribbling, drawing and sketching.

See the doodles on twitter

Seven winners from our eligible entries will receive one of our arty prizes in the Daily Doodle Prize Draw.

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How to take part in the Daily Doodle Challenge and enter for the Prize Draw!

1) Create a doodle on the day’s theme

2) Share your doodle by doing one of the following:

Email [email protected]  with a scan, image or photograph of the doodle you have done for the Daily Doodle Challenge

Or:

Share your Daily Doodle on twitter – to enter for the Prize Draw you must include in your tweet @lawweekwire along with #lawwdailydoodle

3) Doodle entries for any of the days' themes must be received by 12pm on Monday 25th May 2020. The first seven entries drawn from the Prize Draw can choose a prize from the list below! We will take the first doodle you submit as entry into the prize draw but draw and share as many doodles as you like! 

See the full terms and conditions for the Prize Draw .


Daily Doodle Themes

  • Monday 18  May: Create your ‘Me’ Icon - doodle your online self-portrait - two if you like - one for work and one for play!
  • Tuesday 19 May: Tech time… doodle a machine that would transform your life
  • Wednesday 20 May: Walk in the wild… doodle an animal you’d like to see
  • Thursday 21 May: Take a trip… doodle a place, real or imaginary, you’d like to go
  • Friday 22 May: Fantastic Botanic… let your doodles grow 
  • Saturday: 23 May: Sitting somewhere special...doodle your favourite chair or seat
  • Sunday 24 May: Stand out… doodle a pair of curious shoes that will start conversations

Why doodle?

Lots of reasons! Doodles are an immediate way to be creative and express ourselves, visualise and share ideas. They are a great way to start and get better at drawing. There’s research to show doodling helps us focus on a current situation by keeping us from day-dreaming or not paying attention, improving what we remember. Doodles can help us and others learn too. We can use them to present information visually to improve understanding, make new connections and memorise. Doodling can also help us relax and destress according to scientists who’ve studied its effect on the brain.

Everyone can doodle!

Your doodle can be anything from a few lines and a quick sketch to something more developed - everything counts! It’s not unusual to feel self-conscious about drawing but we can all make marks with a pencil and pen on paper and that’s what the challenge is looking for.


Prizes in the prize draw

Everyone submitting a doodle will be eligible for the prize draw where seven winners will be drawn at random.

The winners can choose ONE of the following arty prizes:

  • Set of 30 Staedtler Fineliner Coloured Pens - see more
  • Set of 8 Micron pens - see more
  • Book: The Doodle Revolution by Sunnie Brown - see more
  • Book: The Power of the Pencil: Draw * Sketch * Doodle * Play with a Pencil by Guy Field - see more PLUS Book: The Drawing Game by Victor Nunes - see more
  • Books: Pocket Art: Figure Drawing: The quick guide to mastering technique and style see more PLUS Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing: The Quick Guide to Mastering Technique and Style Flexibound - see more

Promoting the Learning at Work Week On Air, Online Daily Doodle

  • Share the daily doodle challenge page with colleagues - you can download the daily doodle challenge logos here
  • Ask them to share by emailing [email protected] or Twitter, tagging @lawweekwire along with #lawwdailydoodle (and your own company handle if you like!)
  • We will retweet doodles on @lawweekwire Twitter
  • Doodles submitted by email and online will be eligible for entry in to the prize draw for creative prizes subject to the terms and conditions.

Doodle inspiration

Here are some ideas and inspiration to get your doodles flowing including drawing tips from RD comics and the Phoenix!

  • Grayson's Art Club - Weekly art club with Grayson Perry More
  • Learn to draw through observation - Free introduction with Jake Spicer More 
  • Doodlers Unite - Ted Talk with Sunni Brown on why we all should be doodling More
  • The Power to believe you can improve: Ted Talk with Carol Dwek More
  • Why Sleep Matters with Matt Walker (including for learning) More

Drawing tips

RD Comics and the Phoenix have provided some tips on how to draw using character Troy Trailblazer
Find out more about them online on www.rdcomics.co.uk and www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk
You can also engage on Twitter and tag them in your creations! @RDComics @phoenixcomicuk