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DATED – the art of doodling

So, I’m a reeeeeeeeally good on procrastinating. I always find reasons to hold on doing the things I needed to do.
Just few days ago I read an entry in a friend’s blog. She is doing WIP Files (not sure what it stands for….) but basically, to motivate herself she must write about something she did each day. I think if I do something like that, it might be a good way to motivate myself to do the things I always want to do but find reasons to delay it. Might be a bit of a challenge for me because I get easily bored and couldn’t commit myself for long. Well, we’ll see how far I’ll do this everyday thing. And to make it sounds cool, I decide to call it DATED, which stands for Do A Thing Each Day.

Today I thought about doodling. Recently it seems doodling got popular everywhere. I think it looks cool. Like being just half way out of your mind and daydreaming while holding a pen and scratching things, and voila! what an art! No. Definitely not that easy as an empty minded thing. Well, it might be if you’re a really gifted artist. But even artists don’t get instant skill like that. It needs practice, and so is doodling.

Few months back I’ve tried doodling on my sketch book, and the result was so embarrassingly not artsy that I won’t even let anyone see that horrible thing. I tried to see what the difference between mine and those that get pinned on pinterest. I notice doodling is not just as random as it seems. It still needs structure, a certain set of rules. If you want to fill a space, you need pattern, and to make it looks good that pattern have to have a coherence to the pattern next to it.

So now I get it how I’m supposed to do when doodling, I want to do one whole page of it. But as usual, once I understand the work of it, my mind goes blank on what I want to draw.But I’ll start with something I recently see a lot, and that is cute cats.
So, do I know how to draw cute, cartoony cat? No. Seems I have to practice drawing cats first before even attempting on doodling it. Yes, I’m such an aspiring perfectionist ( ̄ー ̄)

So, today’s attempt resulting on a drawing of a (hopefully) cute little cat drawn in the corner of my daily planner.

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