An Introduction to Doodle Art
A rough drawing or sketch made somewhat absentmindedly is called a doodle or doodle art.Also called “scribbles” they are simple sketches that can signify deep and concrete meanings or just some random abstract lines.Making a drawing without lifting the drawing device from the paper is the most common way of making doodles.
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 for someone to alleviate their boredom.Doodles are done by people who are usually mentally drained, or even depressed, these are the most common situations where people usually make doodlesThough 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 “doodler” is a person who has a habit of making doodles most of the time.A doodler makes use of doodles to escape the here and now.Doodlers also use doodles to indirectly express their supressed emotions like anxiety, depression, boredom, excitement, or a combination of different emotions that makes them feel uneasy.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.With their similarities they can be considered cousins and even brothers.They fiddle, fidget, whisper, scratch, and doodle when there are either nervous, scared, excited, anxious, or bored.Using their own way they cope with a certain uncomfortable or unfavourable situation.
Looking closer and analysing someone’s doodle can reveal more about a person’s current situation.You can also learn about what kind of person a doodler is.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 specific position of a doodle that you find on a paper symbolize the personality of a 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.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.Doodles on the bottom part symbolizes practicality, logic, but can also show an introverted and or depressed person.Right side doodles mean that the doodler is nostalgic, sensitive, and future-phobic.Doodles on the left side show that a doodler wants to communicate his feelings and connect.
In a way, doodle art serve as a form of communication used by doodlers to express their feelings.So if you’re a teacher, friend, or parent, take a pause before you decide to crumple, throw away, or erase someone’s doodle.