Drawing is the integral part of literacy. “When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensively attentive.” Says the designer Milton Glaser, an author of a 2008 monograph titled “Drawing Is Thinking”. Doodling is an unfocused drawing, a drawing without thinking, drawing from the gut. It is the easiest thing to do and simple on the common media, such as paper, pen and pencil. The one who actively exercises the brain, doodling is ideal for making ideas tangible for them. A picture that’s entirely hideous may still have taught the designer something significant.
There are many sort of doodles that are very popular now a days like cartoon versions of anyone specially teachers or classmate in a school, famous comedian characters, landscapes, geometric shapes, textures, banners with legends.
Doodle is a growing art. It is abstract and has unique characteristics that make doodle fans increasing day by day. Even without realizing we are creating doodle works. Simple examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students of all age daydreaming or losing interest during a lecture. Doodle art work and creativity is a way of expression which is cheap and fun. It does not require special paper such as canvas, even it can be done on Biscuit box though. Everything is back to the artist in selecting equipment and style that is enjoyable for each individual.
Many researches are going on to look at how doodling can help in improving cognitive performance such as memory retention, listening, creativity, and emotional expression. Doodling is a way to stop yourself from daydreaming and keeping your brain from falling asleep. The act of drawing is creative in itself and can help you come up with ideas to solve problems you might be stuck on. For instance, specific ideas can come via doodling. While sitting in a dull conference in 1963, Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam started drawing out a square spiral of numbers on his paper. He absent-mindedly circled all of the prime numbers and noticed a pattern – the primes were arranged along the diagonals of the spiral. Ulam had discovered a hidden mathematical pattern for prime numbers, just through doodling.
Doodling can also help in generating and refining ideas that you have already had. It can also help with the negative aspects of creativity. Sometimes it can be difficult to express feelings in words when you are frustrated, anxious, or depressed, but an illustration might come to the mind that describes your feelings. Someone who is wound up and unable to express can sketch out how he feels. Even if it is a heavy-penciled scribble, people will at least know how you feel.
There are many artists who do the doodle art like Jabson Rodrigues, Jim Bradshah, and James Clapham so doodle can be a fun as well as an abstract art. It has no downsides apart from a lecturer, workmate or spouse complaining that you are not listening.