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Describe your style of doodling.

Doodle: To scribble aimlessly, especially when preoccupied.

 


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LindaH
posted 5-Jan-2007 4:24pm  
Diamonds, things that look like odd symbols, letters that don't look like letters, boxes shaded in, squiggly lines, trails, fences, horizon lines, faces... I could fill a whole page up with unrelated drawings all connected together into one. If I'm left on hold long enough, I'll even start drawing the hold music.
llamamama
posted 5-Jan-2007 4:31pm  
I draw people.
Liss
posted 5-Jan-2007 4:51pm  
If I'm doodling while watching Buffy/a film my style will adapt to what's going on. I tend to number the little drawings (usually cartoons of people) and play back what I was thinking afterwards. My doodles are usually quite sketchy and with writing in them. I use a fine liner or a black biro, and very rarely a pencil. If something goes wrong, I'll try and blend it in or scribble it out. Sometimes I'll draw in a set style, but if I'm in a creative mood or something particularly interesting is happening on screen, my doodles will become more elaborate/imaginative, etc. I often doodle in the books we're reading in class, and write little messages (like, it'll be two circles with dark blobs at the top to represent me rolling my eyes). If a juxtaposition happens, the doodling will go pretty mental. I love doodling smiley:::smile
cerealkiller
posted 5-Jan-2007 5:15pm  
The alphabet, straight lines closely spaced, cubes, spirals. Probably from college architect training doing the alphabet over and over until lettering was perfect, sketching buildings, etc.
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JessicaWoman99
posted 5-Jan-2007 9:30pm  
Well now let me see here I tap my toes when doodling or tap my fingers on a table
RGirl
posted 5-Jan-2007 10:37pm  
Equal, geometric shapes, usually.
Enigma
posted 5-Jan-2007 10:54pm  
Usually I doodle flowers. Sometimes I begin tracing around things and then make up triangle designs. Usually just one flower after another though.
Zang
posted 6-Jan-2007 2:35am  
I usually do geometric shapes and shade them.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 6-Jan-2007 8:11am  
geometric patterns, spiraling in on themselves... though, I don't doodle very often these days (I did it a lot in grade school, though).
ROCKMAN
posted 6-Jan-2007 8:27am  
I don't.
ROCKMAN
(reply to RGirl, Zang) posted 6-Jan-2007 8:35am  
Like these?
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hypersky
posted 6-Jan-2007 10:12am  
I draw cartoon characters, mostly. Sometimes I'll write words in intricate lettering. I use a lot of shading, perspective and 3D effects in my doodles.
chol
posted 6-Jan-2007 10:16am  
overlapping triangles, concentric circles, mazes
Iseult
posted 6-Jan-2007 11:47am  
Neurotic.
Boxes or box patterns. Barbed wire and stange linear patterns, some of them reminiscent of meander. I like to go over my lines many times and reinforce them. I rarely attempt to draw anything alive, it's mostly geometric patterns.
mandy
posted 6-Jan-2007 5:33pm  
tribal black artsy tattoolike
Zang
(reply to ROCKMAN) posted 6-Jan-2007 5:40pm  
Something like that, except they all join together, cylinders, cubes, more elaborate stuff and then I shade them. I find it interesting trying to imagine a light source and shading them appropriately.
RGirl
(reply to ROCKMAN) posted 6-Jan-2007 6:32pm  
I make cubes and cones and columns other three dimentional ones and shade the sides of them differently.
LindaH
posted 6-Jan-2007 10:10pm  
This is my favorite Minimary survey. It's inspiring. Makes me want to fill in all my sketch books. love
ROCKMAN
(reply to Zang) posted 7-Jan-2007 7:56am  
I don't have that kind of imagination, and can't draw worth a crap.
ROCKMAN
(reply to RGirl) posted 7-Jan-2007 7:58am  
Gotcha!
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 7-Jan-2007 9:13am  
Cartoon-y type characters and faces.... objects.... different types of writing.. A lot of tribal-type scribbles..

I dunno... it's hard to describe a doodle...
filiasan
posted 7-Jan-2007 6:34pm  
Cartoonish style, like a cross between Disney and non-realistic anime style. In one word, attractive. My characters would be vain. :P
FordGuy
posted 8-Jan-2007 8:35am  
Straight lines, arrows, and isometric shapes.
Liss
(reply to LindaH) posted 8-Jan-2007 12:06pm  
Same smiley:::smile
Jody
posted 8-Jan-2007 1:05pm  
If I'm doodling to pass the time, or to try to stay awake in meetings, I make lots of dots and connect them with lines in various patterns.
thecomic22
posted 8-Jan-2007 5:50pm  
your kidding me?
autumnlight
posted 8-Jan-2007 7:42pm  
Symmetrical and often geometric shapes.
ausfox
posted 9-Jan-2007 5:47am  
I draw butterflies, stars, houses, cubes and worms.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 9-Jan-2007 6:58pm  
It varies, although it's often floral.
cloudhugger
posted 10-Jan-2007 12:37am  
Circles. I do that to get a pen's ink going. I don't doodle.
mross
posted 14-Jan-2007 6:40am  
I seldom doodle.
patarnone
posted 15-Jan-2007 6:41pm  
I was an art/English/science major... I doodled a lot of animals and eyes.
cabinfever
posted 17-Jan-2007 3:00am  
I can't draw worth a damn, so usually my doodling is just geometric shapes that I entangle and shade in.
judgescratch
posted 18-Jan-2007 7:22pm  
I usually combine pressing hard lines with softer shading.
Not a lot of curves, though.

Good question!
shorty189
posted 5-Feb-2007 11:23am  
I draw hearts or write my name and other peoples names in as many differnt way as possible

kitti723
posted 22-Mar-2007 10:49am  
I often make lists of ways to say things or rules. For example in business meetings to appear as if I am taking notes I will make a list of things not to do at a business meeting, this is not serious, it is meant to be humorous. I will also make up lists of how to say things like "dying" ie... kicked the bucket, pushing up daisies, bought the farm, as many as I can think of.
YukonGold
posted 30-Mar-2007 10:47pm  
loopy
falkensmaze
posted 29-Apr-2007 1:08am  
Circles and loops mostly.
kitkat
posted 15-May-2007 2:24pm  
Stick people
LindaH
posted 15-May-2007 11:05pm  
Yukon and Shorty match! cool.
krazykatlady
posted 28-May-2007 7:00pm  
I don't do that much doodling, but I'll make circles and up and down scratches with my pen to get it going.
LindaH
posted 28-May-2007 8:30pm  
I have a dry erase board I'm always drawing on, and then erasing. I've drawn some regrettably unsavable cool stuff on there. I really should draw in my sketch pad.
docgbrown
posted 3-Jun-2007 1:39am  
My doodles, although rare, include NBA fantasy rosters, architectural and nautical structures, mazes, trees, landscapes, potential inventions, chemical structures, automotive variants and custom motorcycles designs.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Oct-2017 1:45pm  
Mostly abstract shapes and patterns - lots of branching and embellishments. Sometimes I draw rats. Mostly, I doodle in handover at work. Weirdly, it helps me to focus.
Lysannus
posted 5-Nov-2017 7:33am  
Geometric curling vines all along the edge of the paper that depending how boring the meeting I am in is can extend into the actual page
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