Calling all doodlers! I need your doodles for my new album.

Want to be a part of my next album? Want a free copy?

Doodle your way in!

If you’ve seen one of my live shows you’ll know all about my doodle pad, which I hand out for people to draw little pictures or leave notes for me. It’s become such a big part of my show that I feel I need to take it to the next level and use it on the album booklet for my next album “Thoughts & Observations”.

The idea is that each page of lyrics within the album booklet will have corresponding doodles, created by you, using the list of phrases below as inspiration

  • Thoughts & Observations
  • Problems of the world upon your shoulder
  • Shake it up
  • Citizen
  • The kindness of strangers
  • Time to walk away
  • Find my own way out
  • Production line hate
  • You can fool the people all of the time
  • The word “yes” is a powerful thing
  • One little step and I’m on my way
  • The choice is up to you
  • Yesterday’s pain is tomorrow’s debt
  • Driving towards a hide and seek moon
  • As I travel this open land with my guitar in my hand
  • We hide the world with our own smokescreen
  • It’s always been a waiting game
  • Coffee Break

Anyone that gets included will be given a free copy of the album, and credited within the booklet.

You can send me the doodles on my facebook page, twitter, Instagram or by emailing doodles@phil-cooper.co.uk

Please feel free to send me as many doodles as you like, and don’t forget to tell me how you would like to be credited on the album.

NB: Asking people to submit artistic work for use on something like this always sparks a debate about artists being paid for their work, so I want to address that here. I have the utmost respect for ALL artists and would never ask a professional to use their work for nothing, I am planning to have the front cover designed professionally and will not be asking the artist for a freebee.

What I am doing here is an extension of a very popular part of my live show where I ask my audience to get creative, regardless of how talented they believe themselves to be. I want to celebrate the creativeness that lives inside every single one of us, as well as giving people a chance to be included in a project I am very excited about.

I guess the bottom line is that if you don’t like the thought of your work being used for free, then I respect your choice to not submit anything, just as I respect those that are fine with it. As a musician, I have to make that same choice on a near weekly basis!

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2 Comments

  1. Jane

    Brilliant idea, count me in! @Jane132Jane

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    1. philcooper (Post author)

      Excellent, thanks Jane 🙂

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