• Bess Yontz

Artfully Fun Quarantine: Doodle Duels from Pixar

Hey everyone! I recently started watching Pixar Animation Studio's YouTube videos of professional artists having Doodle Duels. These are so fun to watch since the artists involved are some of the ones who are responsible for creating some of your favorite characters, scenes, and places from movies and shows.


Check out a couple of their videos below for a fun watch.


Plus, here is my challenge to you: After you have watched one or all of these videos, have your own Doodle Duel at home!


Check out the steps below the videos for doing your own Doodle Duel.

Pssst...You could also throw in a plot twist like they do in the videos for an even harder challenge!


Doodle Duel for 2 or more people:

Step 1: Write some of your favorite characters, places, or things from movies on strips of paper and put them into a basket, hat, cup, bowl, or something they can be pulled out of.


Step 2: On other strips of paper, write some other ideas such as "day at the beach" and "lost in a forest" or any other places you can think of. Put them into a separate basket, hat, cup, bowl, or something they can be pulled out of.


Step 3: Write activities such as "fishing" or "playing video games" and put them into another basket, hat, cup, bowl, or something they can be pulled out of.



Step 4: Ask someone or take turns to pull one slip of paper from the movie/tv ideas cup, one slip from the places cup, and one from the activities ideas cup.

Just one idea per cup because remember, you will each be drawing the same thing.


An example drawing duel challenge pulled from the cups:



Step 5: Set a timer for how much drawing time you will have. You could set a timer on your phone or another electronic device for five minutes or ten minutes, it's up to you!

Once you have your challenge, start your timer, and start drawing! Don't forget to decide how long you want each duel to be.


Doodle Duel For 1 person:

It could be just you!


Step 1: Write some of your favorite characters, places, or things from movies on strips of paper and put them into a basket, hat, cup, bowl, or something they can be pulled out of.

Step 2: On other strips of paper, write some other ideas such as "day at the beach" and "lost in a forest" or any other places you can think of. Put them into a separate basket, hat, cup, bowl, or something they can be pulled out of.


Step 3: Write activities such as "fishing" or "playing video games" and put them into another basket, hat, cup, bowl, or something they can be pulled out of.


Step 4: Ask someone to pull one slip of paper from the movie/tv ideas cup, one slip from the places cup, and one from the activities ideas cup. Or you can close your eyes and randomly pick out your own.


Step 5: Whatever you get is your challenge to draw. If you want to make it extra challenging, set a timer for a certain amount of time. Challenge yourself to try to clearly draw out your idea for others to see as quickly as possible.


If you choose to do this activity, I'd love to see how it goes! Here are some ideas for how to record and share your experience -

Video tape your duel: If you have access to a phone to record your drawing duel, it would be great to see.


Take photos of the drawings you create: If you can snap a couple photos of what drawings you come up with from your duels, I'd love to see them.


Leave A Comment: Just leave a comment at the end of this blog page about how your experience went doing a Doodle duel.


You can submit drawings, videos, or descriptions of how the drawing duel went in the comment section at the bottom of this blog. Or send it in a message to me also here at the bottom of the blog or click contact in the menu bar at the top of this web page.


(For my students, you can also submit drawings, videos, and comments in your Google Classroom for art class or on our Whittier Facebook Page.)


Ready...set...DRAW!




Resources:



Videos from Pixar channel on YouTube


Whittier Elementary Facebook Page




Image source https://video.disney.com/collections/behind-the-scenes

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