Home is where the art is.
World-renowned artist Sam Cox spent the past two years doodling every inch of his home with his signature — and stunning — black-and-white drawings.
Made up of six bedrooms, the neo-Georgian mansion is covered head to toe with the eye-catching works that earned him his name.
“So happy and excited to have finally doodled my house,” Cox wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. “I used 900 liters 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 animation was created entirely by me and it consists of 1857 photographs, painstakingly taken between September 2020 and September 2022,” he added. “The whole house is real, everything is doodled, the doodles were all hand doodled for the animation it’s not CGI.”
Cox rose to prominence back in 2017 after he opened a Mr Doodle pop-up shop at Old Street station in East London. A Facebook video of his work went viral, amassing more than 45 million views in just one week.
But according to Cox, his lifelong dream was to buy a house and then transform it into a “doodle-verse.”
In 2019, Cox, 28, turned his dream into a reality and purchased the 12-room mansion in the idyllic town of Tenterden, England, for $1.53 million.
Each room has its own theme. The hallway is covered with Noah’s Ark creations, while the stairs are covered with heaven and hell drawings.
“I had a rough idea of the theme but the individual doodles are spontaneous,” Cox told The Sunday Times.
“My main inspiration still goes back to when I was kid watching ‘Tom and Jerry,’ ‘Wacky Races’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ and video games like ‘Crash Bandicoot.’ I always wanted to draw characters for video games.”
Cox explained that would he would be unlikely to move even if “it was amazing money.”
“I’d feel sad leaving this house, because it’s my first one.”
And it doesn’t appear Cox has any issue with money. In 2020, one of his pieces sold for under a million.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.