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Doodle Art: An introduction

A rough drawing or sketch made somewhat absentmindedly is called a doodle or doodle art.Also referred to as a “scribble”, they are simple drawings that can represent concrete meanings or even just composed of random abstract lines.Making a drawing without lifting the drawing device from the paper is the most common way of making doodles.

A doodle is not something a person does to make a mess of his space or even distract himself, which is in fact a common misconception made by others, most especially teachers.Doodle art is a way to avoid boredom.Doodles are also done during situations where people don’t want to be present when we are mentally drained, or sometimes even when we are depressed.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 being used a tool for doodlers to somehow express their emotions indirectly, suggest that person may actually be feeling anxious, depressed, bored, excited, or a combination of some if not all of these.In situations where a doodler’s emotions can get out of control they tend to find an outlet to help keep their mind calm and avoid panicking. As a result some of them turn to doodling.

A lot of similarities can be seen between a Doodler, Fiddler, Fidgeter, Whisperer, and Scratcher.All of them are quite similar that you can consider them as cousins or even brothers.They fiddle, fidget, whisper, scratch, and doodle when there are either nervous, scared, excited, anxious, or bored.This means that these types of people have their own unique ways to cope with a certain uncomfortable situation.

Looking closer and analysing someone’s doodle can reveal more about a person’s current situation.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.Also, the position of the doodles made by the doodler is actually one way to learn more about what kind of a person that doodler is.

The personality of a doodler is usually represented by the position of the doodle art he makes on a piece of paper.Finding the doodle on top of the page, can signify that a person is energetic, spiritual, and free thinking.If a doodle is on the center of the page, it signifies that the doodler wants attention, or wants to express emotions, or even wanting to break free from a cramped space.Doodles on the bottom part symbolizes practicality, logic, but can also show an introverted and or depressed person.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 essence, doodlers use doodle art as a means of communication to express their feelings and emotions.As a friend, teacher, or parent, take a closer look at the doodles you want to dispose of.

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