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Why I Doodle by Rik Catlow

by OKAT 1

Why I Doodle by Rik Catlow | Doodlers Anonymous

This is part of a new and on-going (weekly) series where I'm inviting artists to share some recent sketchbook spreads and answer one question: Why do you doodle? It's a simple ask, but I believe it can reveal a tremendous amount of insight into a habit so many of us creatives share. Please comment below and share your own thoughts on the topic. Be sure to follow these artists for more inspiration and check back next week for a new one in the series. — OKAT

Why do you doodle?

"I would say it’s a compulsion to create constantly. Doodling allows me to be creating quickly and at times when my attention is only partly needed. I work remotely and spend a lot of time on conference calls and would be lost without my sketchbook. You would think that this would be a distraction, but I feel i’m a better listener when i’m doodling. Keeping a sketchbook and making marks on a page are inherently who I am. I couldn’t stop if i tried."

Rik Catlow
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  1. Great style! I often love the creative process behind finished pieces, more than I love the finished piece. There is something special about a quick, raw sketch.

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