An artist has realized his dream of turning his home into a “living work of art” covered in doodles.
The illustrator “Mr Doodle” – whose real name is Sam Cox – is one of the most successful artists in the world under the age of 40. One of his works recently sold for almost $1 million.
Cox, 28, bought a six-bedroom house in Tenterdon, Kent, in 2019 and has since worked to transform every surface with doodles. He lives there with his wife Alena.
Appears on BBC breakfast On Monday, Cox showed the public his fully illustrated house.
It includes doodle-covered kitchen appliances like a toaster, pots and pans, and a bread bin. In the bathroom, both the toilet and the bathtub are also fully scrawled.
Speak with The Sunday TimesCox explained that he wanted the house to be a “living work of art,” inspired by the cartoons and video games of his childhood.
Spray paint was used on the outside of the house, while the interior illustrations were created using acrylic paint and marker pen.
“It’s been my dream since I was 18,” he told the newspaper. “It’s the longest project I’ve ever done. I wanted to say that I did everything myself.”
Cox began drawing his monochromatic, cartoonish style across every inch of the 12-room home two years ago.
The house now features its designs on every surface and object, from its linens to crockery.
The project required 900 liters of white emulsion paint, 401 cans of black spray paint, 286 bottles of black drawing paint and 2,296 pen tips.
Cox and his wife and dog are now planning to make the living work of art their permanent home.
To show the creation, he has also produced a stop-motion film, which he says he made entirely himself, using 1,857 photographs taken between September 2020 and September 2022.
The artist’s videos on social media have been viewed millions of times.
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