Art of Doodling
My mind is rarely idle, and my hands are always searching for something to shape or mold or create. I’ve doodled ever since I can remember, and as I became a more strategic thinker professionally, I became a more avid doodler.
I never thought much of them – they were a way to focus, and something I simply enjoyed doing. I usually didn’t know what a doodle would look like; a few simple starter lines and the rest usually unfolds. And during this time I always struggled with art. I didn’t know how to use color and I didn’t understand different paints and felt that being a true artist – being a painter – was beyond my skill or passion. And then I started listening…
People who would see my artistic attempts agreed I had a ways to go, but that I was making progress. At the same time they were telling me this, they would notice a doodle on a notepad and ask “did you do this?” I suppose the doodles hold something more than I’ve given them credit for in the past, so I’m finally sharing them, mostly because I didn’t think them shareworthy before.
This is going to be a slow process; you may notice I need to find a better way of photographing them. But they’re coming.
Art of Doodles by James Watson (xorrox)