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Mr. Doodle’s Doodle House

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In 2019, British artist Sam Cox, known online as Mr. Doodle, bought a 12-room house in Kent, England. He painted the entire place white—inside and out, from the ceilings to the floors—with help from his friends and family.

Then, from September 2020 to September 2022, he drew his signature monochrome cartoon doodles all over the walls, bedding, stairs, windows, kitchen appliances, bathtub, dishes… every surface of the house, diligently taking 1,857 photos along the way.

in the bedroom
The stop-motion video above, set to Aram Khachaturian‘s Sabre Dance from the 1942 ballet Gayane, chronicles his epic art project.

empty room
A few details from Mr. Doodle’s Instagram post:

“I used 900 litres of white paint, 401 cans of black spray paint (for the outside), 286 bottles of black drawing paint (for the inside) and 2296 pen nibs (I only used four different sized pens but they were refillable and the nibs were replaceable)…

“The whole house is real, everything is doodled, the doodles were all hand doodled for the animation. It’s not CGI.”

in the bathroom
in the dining room
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Related reading: This artist covered his mansion in doodles, fulfilling a childhood dream.

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Thanks, Michelle.

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