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25 Things People Who Doodle Know To Be True

We make masterpieces in the margins.

1. You have pages and pages of absolutely worthless notes.

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Right… The Battle of Hastings…. that was the one with a dinosaur, apparently?

2. You’ve been accused of not paying attention because you were drawing.

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But you were! (Most of the time.)

3. Your drawings are an outlet for your busy mind.

Food comes up a lot.

4. Sometimes you aren’t really sure what you’re drawing.

Just let it happen.

5. You’ve been… disturbed by what you drew.

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Your subconscious is sending you a dark, dark message.

6. You mastered how to draw that fancy “S” at an early age.

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7. You do some of your best work… on random pieces of paper.

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This scrap paper belongs in the Louvre!

8. You’ve hesitated to turn in a paper because you made an awesome drawing on the back of it

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Is passing really worth losing this piece of art?

9. You’ve drawn so much on one page that it becomes impossible to make anything out.

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10. You need to buy fresh notebooks way more often than your non-doodling peers.

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Maybe “sketchbooks” is a better word for them.

11. You carry around nice art supplies so you can doodle like a pro.

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Number 2 pencils are for noobs.

12. People around you are always interested in your doodles.

13. But sometimes they have the gall to judge your art.

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Not cool, man.

14. You have to make a concerted effort not to draw whenever there’s a pen and paper in front of you…

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“I will not draw. I will not draw. I will not draw.”

15. …And you usually fail completely.

You just can’t hold these artistic urges back.

16. You turn into a child whenever a restaurant has crayons.

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Paper tablecloths are your canvas.

17. Sometimes you get so caught up in your doodles that you forget what you were supposed to be doing.

18. You’ve drawn on a desk.

19. You’ve drawn on your hand.

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20. You’ve drawn on something important that you shouldn’t have.

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Essentially, no surface is safe when it’s in front of you.

21. You fondly remember the days when everyone was playing Draw Something.

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22. You’re able to entertain yourself by doodling when you’re not able to use your phone or computer.

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23. You’ve spent multiple days working on one doodle.

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Good things take time.

24. Your absent-minded doodles sometimes take on a life of their own.

Sometimes a sketch turns into something great.

25. And you know, no matter what the haters say, that doodling is sign of a mature, creative mind.

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