Sunday, February 26, 2012

NEW Challenge...NEW RULES at the Playground!

Pikes Playground is getting more and more fun.  Wanna hear some fun news?  We are changing up the playground rules.  I want to get more images to those that come play with us.  So new rules…You play your win!  One freebie per challenge and YOU MUST….let me repeat…YOU MUST use a DoodleDragon image.  Once you enter using a DoodleDragon image all you have to do is email me your blog to verify your entry and I within a few days I will send off your image to you.  Every challenge will have a new special image.  This image will not be available for months to come so you get it first just for playing along!

Here is your partial peek of the full image you will receive if you enter this challenge.

Below is the NEW challenge...but before we get to that we need to share who the winners are of our last challenge.....drum roll please!!!!

Jo you are our Random Winner for the last challenge.  What a cute boys card you made!

...and our Pikes Pick is Kelley with her super colorful card.  Please contact me with your image choices ladies!

And now please join us in our next challenge.......

This challenge is all about the "Bling" (okay and the image must be a doodle dragon image of course).  So "bling" it on!  Here is some inspiration from the Doodle Crew.  Now let's see what you can do!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Follow Me...

Besides this Blog, I have a few other ways to find out what is going on in the crazy world of Doodle Dragon...

I have a Yahoo group...

I have a Twitter Account...!/doodledragon

A Facebook page...

and Newly joined Pinterest...

I know it's a lot and not everyone has to join it all, it just gives everyone more access to the things in my head, wait not all of them. I am also illustrating books for another company that can't be discussed at this time but once I can show off some stuff I will surely share.

This Saturday I am going to the SCBWI conference here in Utah... kinda nervous about the whole thing, I think I grow as an artist each day and I really feel I have something to contribute to the world thru my art. It's not always a masterpiece, but it's from my heart and my childish imagination sometimes, (potty humor included, just ask the wife) but it makes me a fun Dad and a way to connect with others all around the globe. It's fun to see where I have followers and to see that my blog has had over 1 million hits, that's crazy...I have always liked to draw and if you would have told me years ago I could do it everyday I would have told you, you were crazy. I have my kids' school asking for me to come and talk to the grades about illustration and drawing. That'd be great except for my fear of speaking in front of large groups, heck even small groups. Seriously, who knows maybe one day I will be touring schools and offering assemblies, now that'd be weird. Stranger things have happened. And yes Kerri if it happens your school can be one of the first...


Friday, February 17, 2012

Freebie Friday.....

It's Freebie Friday...My furnace stopped working last night and I thought of this as the kids considered firing up the Fireplace to heat their breakfast...


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Show off Wednesday

The DoodleCrew wanted to show you some of the fun stuff the February members are getting.  If you are interested in getting fun stuff every month for a great price just go HERE and purchase one of the members packages.  It's a surprise every month seeing what Dustin's creative mind will come up with.  Here are some fantastic cards and images to show you.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Challenge Time and Winner

Thank you to all who had fun with us last week in the sketch challenge.  Here are our two winners and their creations.  Scroll down below to see what we have in store for you at the playground this week.

Our random winner is..... Shelli  

...and our PIKES Pick is Rae Ann 

Thank you again for playing.  Please join us in our next challenge to win a free image if you are a Pikes Pick or a random winner.

NOW here is our next challenge to play along with.  Let's do colors!!!  Make a card using any or all of these colors RED, PURPLE, BLACK, BROWN, and PINK.   Add to to the link button below using a DoodleDragonStudios image for your chance to win.  Here is what the wonderful Doodle Crew has created this week.


Jenn Dove



Crafty Girl




Friday, February 10, 2012

Freebie Friday and 70 Digi's

70 New Digi's all BnW only...
7 sets...for $15.00 Now thru Sunday February 12th...After that they will be sold as individual sets...
10 Dinos,
 10 dinos with backgrounds same as my coloring pages for my APP for the ipad.
10 Ocean animals
 10 Ocean backgrounds
 10 Pirat Backgrounds
 and 10 Valentine Hippos...

Backgrounds are 5.5 by 4.25...
You can find them here... DoodleDragonStudios.Com

Freebie for today...
And PNG colored


Monday, February 06, 2012

February samples and Boredom...

January and February Monthly Members Samples...
Leprechauns and Bunnies, Lions and Lambs

Good thing there are crayons and blank place mats when you go to a restaurant with 50 people and the wait time for food is way longer than expected...Not sure what meatballs and eyeballs have in common...


Saturday, February 04, 2012

IF ~ Suspense

Ohhhhh the Suspense...

Friday, February 03, 2012

February Art...

Sample of February's Members Art, January will be completed this weekend, currently at State Drill Team comp today and it's a full day thing..and then some...

Not a Member? You can join here...

My very first interactive book has been released for the's a coloring book and it's available here...

 Samples of the coloring pages...

there is an iphone version as well, but it's in the works.