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Did This Man Really Doodle His Entire Mansion?

Did This Man Really Doodle His Entire Mansion?

More than just scribbling, Doodle Man covered the walls of his mansion in art. In fact, the intricate doodles run floor to ceiling in every room of his estate. 

Sam Cox’s artistry is free-flow, straight from his mind to the surface with little pre-planning. We may doodle to pass the time during a boring lecture. But he does it as a compulsive passion. 

Today, we’re exploring what makes this highly talented man tick.

Let’s jump in!

The Artist Who Doodled His Whole Mansion

Doodle Man, Sam Cox, covered every square inch of his mansion inside and out with a unique pattern all his own. It isn’t the first time he’s done it, either. 

Cox has black-and-white squiggle, rounded imagery that comprises thick lines of modernism. Images include faces, animals, and abstract symbols. 

Only one man can live by doodle. It’s Cox. And he’s pretty infectious

Who Is Sam Cox?

Sam Cox is from Kent, U.K. As a child, he scribbled on everything, including his school books. It was more than just random drawings; the doodles took on Cox’s distinctive style. As a child of the 90s, inspiration came from the Crash Bandicoot video games and the cartoon Wacky Races.

The doodling fascination led Cox to study illustration at the University of the West of England in Bristol. The images look simple enough. Sitting down to try it, you’ll find that Cox’s doodling method is certainly a practiced art. 

The interlocking pictures are mainly in clean black-and-white strokes, but Doodle Man also uses bold primary colors. His wife, Mrs. Doodle (Alana Kutsenko), colors between the lines as though it were all one big coloring book.

The doodles are bright and happy, not unlike the man himself. Photos of Cox reveal a smiling man with a vivid red mane of curly hair. 

Cox is driven, spending up to 15 hours daily working his craft. This includes drawing, filming, and addressing business needs. The fantastic swirls and smiles are part of Doodle Man’s Doodle Land. It’s a vast white world in the Paper Galaxy, constantly covered with an endless stream of consciousness. 

Doodle art in black and white by Sam Cox, the Doodle Man.

What is Doodle Man Famous For?

Doodle Man is a sensation in the auction world. His works put him #5 in the up-and-coming artists under 40. Indeed, in just nine short months, Cox amassed nearly $4.7 million in salesrooms across three continents. Impressive. 

You know that Sam has a great time with his egos, Mr. Doodle, and his evil twin, Dr. Scribble. Scribble exiled his brother back to Earth, and the Anti-Doodle Squad’s Eraser Laser wiped out all his creations. Mr. Doodle had no choice but to make work to trade for cash. 

With supplies in hand, Mr. Doodle built a new spaceship and re-claimed a slice of the Paper Galaxy transformed into Doodle Land. The sensational story revealed itself over 60-plus hours in Cox’s social media presence. Fans watched as he transformed the entire interior of a vacant shop next to London’s Old Street Underground station with doodles.

With his online presence taking off, Doodle Man began holding exhibitions of his Doodle World. His unusual recreations of famous paintings like Starry Night and the Mona Lisa garnered him over 20K a piece. Looking closely, you see each image filled with his viral connections of cartoonish images. 

While Cox created a variety of doodles on various canvas styles and themes, he gained mainstream media attention with his building doodles. He doodled in and on every surface of his $1.5 million house.

Does Doodle Man Live in His Doodle Mansion?

With over 400,000 doodles to date, Sam Cox isn’t stopping. He’s driven to draw, and it includes where he lives. Documented in his social channels, Mr. Doodle began embellishing the white walls of his bedroom. 

Mr. Doodle moved from the bedroom to the other bedrooms, bathroom, and grand staircase. Nothing was off limits, including the kitchen appliances. 

Each room of the house follows a theme. The hallway is inspired by Noah’s Ark. The stairs are Heaven and Hell (Stairway to Heaven anyone?). 

Cox couldn’t stop and moved on to the outside of the house. The black and white images went right over the marble statue at the entrance to the foyer. He used spray paints on the house’s exterior in graffiti mode. The inside is applied with acrylic paint and bingo markers. 

The Coxes do live in the house. Sam says it’s like waking up in his very own paradise. It’s a little busy for us but still quite incredible at the same time. 

A photo showing the front of Doodle Man's house with his wife's Tesla parked in front. Both are completely covered in black and white doodles.

Does Doodle Man Doodle Everything?

Does Sam Cox doodle on everything? From what we’ve seen, pretty much. Even his clothes are covered in his lively art if you see him in public. Mr. Doodle sports black and white, while Mrs. Doodle is in bold colors. 

In the bathroom of the Cox doodle home, each tile has a sea-themed image. Doodle man created his cardboard dog, Doodle Dog. Walls, vehicles, furniture, and clothes are all potential canvases. 

Cox doodled up his wife’s Tesla. Yes, she still drives it. 

Doodle Man’s clever creations attracted the attention of major brands like MTV Europe. He’s collaborated with Puma and the Wembley Park shopping center. 

From the smallest item in his home to the entire structure, Cox has big goals. He wants to doodle over “big spaces like tunnels, buildings, and eventually hopefully whole towns!” We’re here for it. 


Sam Cox describes himself as an obsessive-compulsive doodler. We agree! It’s fun, quirky, and makes us happy, even if just a little crazy. 

We should all take a lesson from Doodle Man. He creates beautiful and eccentric artwork with pure joy. We’re joining the millions of followers on his Instagram account to keep up with what he does next. 

Do you doodle? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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