Hello, amazing readers,
After my last post, that made you guys put your thinking caps on, I decided to write something light for this week.
School days have a way of coming back to you in the most unexpected times. A friend and I were talking about mid and high school memories (I had a different school every 3-4 years) and the topic of doodling popped up. Back then doodling meant mindless scribbling on the last page of our notebooks – disproportionate cartoons, FLASH games, X and Os etc. All skillfully hiding the name of the ‘crush-at-the-moment’. We were often embarrassed when someone, especially a teacher, glanced through these last pages of our book and tried to make sense out of it.
Today, however, doodling is a much-appreciated art form. There are many artists making a living out of this – Instagram Influencers, comic creators, merchandise makers etc. These artists are living their dream. Here are a few I follow on Instagram.
But did you know doodling is also a relaxation technique used by many to de-stress and improve their concentration? In fact, a certain form of doodling called Zentagle doodling is considered as self-help art therapy. Thousands of people around the world use this as a relaxing activity. Kind of like massaging your creative muscles. Here’s more about it.
Another interesting fact is that just like Graphology where an expert analyzes a person’s handwriting to infer his/her personality, there are people who do the same using your doodle patterns. Have you found yourself mindlessly scribbling patterns on a notepad while on the phone or a meeting? ‘Doodle experts’ can tell a lot about your personality using that sheet from your notepad. Isn’t it cool?
I started doodling two years ago. It is one of the many interests that I try once in a while and then keep it aside until I find the motivation to pick it up again.
Here are a few samples from my book (Inspired by images on Google)
Currently working on the piece below. This one is an original.
That is all I have for today. Have you tried any unconventional art forms? Tell me in the comments below.
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