Doodle Art: An introduction
A doodle or doodle art is a rough drawing or sketch that is seemingly made absentmindedly.Also referred to as a “scribble”, they are simple drawings that can represent concrete meanings or even just composed of random abstract lines.A doodle is commonly made without lifting the drawing device from the paper or any writing surface.
Teacher’s usually see doodling as a form of distraction nor is it a way to mess up a person’s desk.Doodle art is a way to avoid boredom.During situations where people want to temporarily disconnect, like when they are mentally drained or depressed, they make doodles.Though some doodles may seem random, often times these doodles signify something deep to the person who made them, it might be something that they want to say or express but just can’t.
A person who has a habit of making doodles most of the time is referred to as a “doodler”.Doodlers resort to making doodles to temporarily escape the here and now.A doodle is used by doodlers to indirectly express their feelings of anxiety, depression, boredom, excitement, or even a combination of some if not all of these.In situations where a doodler wants to avoid having a panic attack and wants to avoid having his emotions go out of control, the doodler turns to doodling.
A Doodler is no different from a Fiddler, Fidgeter, Whisperer, and Scratcher.All of them are quite similar that you can consider them as cousins or even brothers.They fiddle, when they’re nervous, they fidget when they are scared, they whisper when they are excited, the scratch when they are anxious, and they doodle when they are bored.This means that these people cope with a certain uncomfortable situation in their own way.
You can learn more about a person’s current situation, by analysing the doodle they made.You can also learn a lot about doodlers and what kind of person they are.The figures you can find on a person’s doodled paper can have different meanings.You can learn more about what kind of person a doodler is by looking at the position of his doodle art.
The position of a doodle that you can find on a piece of paper, notebook, or even on the first page of a novel usually symbolizes the personality of the doodler.First, if a doodle is done on the top of the page, it can signify that a person is energetic, spiritual, and free-thinking.When it is done on the center of the page, it suggests that the doodler is attention-seeking, expressing, or craving an open space for himself.The doodles found on the bottom part of the page suggest a sense of practicality, logical thinking, but it can also mean that the person is depressed or introverted.Doodles on the right side suggest that the doodler has a particular fear for the future, and tends to cling to the past.Having doodles on the left side of the page suggest that a doodler wants to communicate and connect with others.
In a way, doodle art serve as a form of communication used by doodlers to express their feelings.So being a friend, teacher, or parent, take a moment to analyse the doodles you see before you decide to dispose of them.