Doodle Art: An introduction
A doodle or doodle art is a rough drawing or sketch that is seemingly made absentmindedly.Also called “scribbles” they are simple sketches that can signify deep and concrete meanings or just some random abstract lines.Usually a doodle is made without ever lifting the tip of the pencil or any other drawing device from the paper.
Teachers common misconception about doodling is that people use doodles to distract themselves from the topics at hand and make a mess of their personal space.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.If a person is struggling express himself or a certain emotion, that person sometimes resort to making doodles that might seem random, but actually signifies a lot.
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 Doodler is actually quite similar to a Fiddler, Fidgeter, Whisperer, and scratcher.With their similarities they can be considered cousins and 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.Using their own way they cope with a certain uncomfortable or unfavourable situation.
By closely analysing a doodler’s doodle, you can learn more about his current situation.You can also figure out a lot about what kind of person a doodler is.Various figures found on someone’s doodle art can have various meanings.Different positions for doodle arts can reveal a lot about the doodler.
The specific position of a doodle that you find on a paper symbolize the personality of a doodler.Finding the doodle on top of the page, can signify that a person is energetic, spiritual, and free thinking.Finding a doodle on the center of the page, can mean that the doodler is seeking attention, or wanting to express a certain emotion, or craving for an open space.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.Doodles on the left side show that a doodler wants to communicate his feelings and connect.
In essence, a doodle or doodle art somewhat serve as a form of language used by doodlers to communicate their feelings.As a friend, teacher, or parent, take a closer look at the doodles you want to dispose of.
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