On the 15th of July, I had the opportunity to participate in a DOODLING workshop held by our very own CMR students. Doodling? What’s that? Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, usually called scribbling. In simple words, doodles are drawing that are found in school notebooks, often in the margins.
Our fellow students, Jahanvi and Meghna of I PU-A started with the introduction of doodling and spoke about how doodles aren’t really restricted within a boundary line.
To be part of such a workshop was really interesting. We had to doodle about what represents us. It was quite interesting to put it on paper rather than my math notebook. It tested me with what I would come up within a short span of time. To see my fellow student’s doodles reminded me of how unique each one of us is!
One thing that comes to our minds when we say doodle is the ‘google doodles’. These are the changes made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Google welcomes common public as well to their ideas!
Did you know that Rabindranath Tagore’s manuscripts have numerous doodles? The Ulam spiral for visualization of prime numbers was developed during a boring mathematics conference. Some doodles and drawings can be found in the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Interesting, isn’t?
Do you have a pencil and a notebook? Yes? Then start by a point or a line and embark on the journey of doodling!
- Swaathi Ramanathan (II PU – A)