Doodles: Junk or Goldmine?
were bored. You had nothing better to do. You were doodling.
Though doodles are just random drawings and are usually
thrown away, often times there are some great doodles you
should keep and use as a reference.
Face it, people have their slumps at least once and this
is a great way to jumpstart that void and get the creativity
going once more during those tough times.
To the right is a doodle I did years ago. It was a random
drawing I did of some females and they turned out pretty
well, imo. What I liked about it was the clothing that I
randomly drew on the two girls at the bottom part of the
page. One girl is wearing a dress and another is wearing
pants and a trench coat of some kind. I liked that trench
coat design, so I kept this doodle, and I plan to use that
design some day.
Again, keep all or select ones you like or shows a good
idea or design that you've made. Keep the ones you made at
the margins of your notes and cut them out too, if
To keep them all organized, put them into folders, binders,
or just draw in one specific place for your doodles (i.e.,
a sketch book). For select doodles that I cut out, I pasted
them on a blank paper along with other cut doodles for easier
reference. I then put those papers into a sheet protector
and then into a binder.
A sheet protector is a plastic paper holder like card holders
which comes in different weights from economy to super heavyweight
and transparencies from semi-clear to diamond clear. For
this purpose, a semi-clear, economy weight sheet protector
is the best and cost-effective but if you prefer-and if
you have the money-, diamond clear, economy weight sheet
protector works just as well. They usually come in packs
of 25, 50, and 100. I use Avery
sheet protectors which you can most likely find at your local office