Birth of a Poster: Keys 1469 - 1540

Birth of a Poster: Keys 1469 - 1540

In the early 1970’s DoodleArt posters were very popular in Canada. I remember colouring the jungle poster and the very cool rock and roll poster with my brothers when I was a kid. As I continue my quest for making keys using beloved crafts from my childhood I thought it only fitting that I attempt to make my own DoodleArt poster.

First I drew a “keyhole” on a large piece of tracing paper and then I began tracing drawings of keys I had made earlier in this 5000 key project. I kept adding more keys until I was happy with the way the poster looked. After that I used carbon paper to trace the keys onto the poster paper. I forgot to make a tracking key for the tracing paper and at one point it moved off the poster; I mostly got the tracing paper back in the correct place but not quite. Luckily I am making just this one key DoodleArt inspired poster and am not mass producing them for sale — perhaps the lack of perfection just adds to the charm!

I used a lovely spectrum noir artliner pen to add black ink to the poster. Then the colouring fun began!

Here are a series of photos of the poster process followed by documentation of the first 71 keys I coloured. I did get mixed up a few times in my count but sorted the mix-up out when I was taking pictures of the keys.

 Tracings of keys.

Tracings of keys.

 Tracings of more keys!

Tracings of more keys!

 Tracings of keys complete!

Tracings of keys complete!

 The carbon paper after the tracing was finished; I love the delicate look of this!

The carbon paper after the tracing was finished; I love the delicate look of this!

 The poster prior to adding the ink.

The poster prior to adding the ink.

 Ready to colour…

Ready to colour…

 Poster progress…

Poster progress…

 More poster progress…

More poster progress…

 Still more poster progress…

Still more poster progress…

Some completed keys - including the mini-milestone Key 1500!

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Key 1470 - 1.JPG
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Key 1499 - 1.JPG
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Finished Poster: Keys 1541 - 1615

Finished Poster: Keys 1541 - 1615

Banana For Scale: Keys 1466 - 1468

Banana For Scale: Keys 1466 - 1468