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Doodle Definition

Richie provides an excellent definition of doodling on his blog Inspired by Design Rich Works.  The image above is one of the doodle art examples shown on his post.  Here is his quote from the April 5, 2010 titled 25 Most Creative Examples of Doodle Art. “Regardless of any advancement in technology, pen and paper will always be the number one choice for any budding artist or illustrator.  It is with the these pencil sketches that we create great designs.  So, what exactly makes a doodle so fascinating even though it is claimed to be one of the most unproductive ways of spending time.  Maybe a gross understatement, but once you look at these creative doodles, you will know what I’m talking about.

A doodle is a type of sketch, an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied elsewhere. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.”

Take time to check out the other images and website links that are part of the doodling art story.  Thank you Richie for the doodling art page on your blog!


  1. Chelsea Garrett says:

    This doodle has so much depth and life it is amazing. With one utensil it is unbelievable that so much value is living within this sketch! There is a lot of rhythm and asymmetrical balance throughout. It is so fun and playful that i wish there was a book of amazing doodles published so i could get lost in the marks. How fun!! Doodling never dies!!! 🙂

  2. Dana Bryan says:

    I agree fully with Chelsea. This is simply amazing. I too wish there was a book published of doodles, I could just lose myself admiring all the great detail involved.

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