November 11, 2020, ainerd
A Proud Dad – My 11 Year Old Daughter Has A Talent in Zen Tangle Doodle Art
I am a proud Dad. My daughter has always had an amazing talent for drawing and it is progressing. Yesterday she made this original Zen Tangle doodle art that I absolutely love. She even sold a copy! I suppose I will also have to pay her for the use of the image in this article as well. Now she is a professional artist at age 11. 🙂
What does and AI think about the art of doodling?
Researchers from Pinterest say making art, especially doodling, boosts the activity of the brain’s reward pathways. Drawing is superior to reading and writing because a person processes information in a variety of ways – visual, kinesthetic, and semantic – a new study shows. Even if we don’t often consider ourselves “doodlers,” science provides evidence that it is a thought process, not a drawing process. Researchers have found that works of art activate the reward pathway in our brain, the part of the human brain responsible for producing pleasure feelings. For those who are “doodlers,” a new study brings some good news: it shows that drawing can actually be a better activity than reading and writing, the study authors say.
One study examined the brain activity of doodlers who drew free and colored geometric patterns and found that both activities stimulated blood flow in the prefrontal cortex. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine measured the blood flow of 26 participants who completed three different activities: free drawing, coloring in a mandala, or free drawing and scribbling on a blank sheet of paper. The gyroscope had the highest blood flows and increases in cortical activity measured, compared to free drawings and the next highest – highest – coloration. The researchers found free drawing that led to an increase in blood flow to the frontal cortex, the part of the human brain responsible for reward feelings, followed by free drawing and then staining, but not vice versa.
It seems that scribbling triggers most brain activity in artists, but free drawing has been observed in both artists and non-artists. Another study comparing artists to non-artists found that artists spent more time thinking strategically while drawing. Last year, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study that found a link between brain prefrontal cortex activity and the ability to draw, which can help reduce stress.
In Yocum’s study, he says that doodling “destroys the myth that it’s only for designers and artists. In fact, it is a way to be able to concentrate better and to focus more on other aspects of life, such as family, friends, work and relationships.
Besides, you don’t have to be an accomplished painter, let alone a sketch, to start scribbling. A teacher who lacks the confidence to lead drawing classes can work with a colleague who has drawing skills. If you are a teacher or parent of a student who likes to do Doodle, try to make them visual notes – take and see what happens. But don’t forget that you can start making doodle even if you know only stick figures or have done it all your life.
There is a team of illustrators (we call them “Doodlers”) and engineers who are responsible for all the doodles you see all the time in the 99design team. If you want to know more about what the 99Design team scribble, check out their blog if you want.
You would think that a scientific mind would have something more important to study than drawing, would you? But drawing as a science need not be about making great art; the focus can be on improving observation and asking deeper questions. Does that make science an art or art a science?
COVID-19-inspired online drawing lessons and activities may not be particularly attractive to a young Feynman who scoffs at the transformative qualities of art, but they are a great distraction. Understanding the brain research of scribbling will enable tomorrow’s students and teachers to distinguish between teaching and assessment, even if they do not use it personally to learn. The art of drawing is much more than just drawing, and there is no shortage of opportunities to learn in the arts and sciences, as well as in the humanities.
While repeated drawing observations can help to improve the ability to draw in the aesthetic sense, the emphasis is on the use of drawing as a tool in the learning process. There are actually certain components that help to make things scientifically cuter that you can apply to your drawings, and you will learn and practice applying these six adjustments to increase the sharpness (character) of your drawings. By evaluating and revising the drawing in this way, you develop a skill that has been central to the doing and discovering of science for centuries. Today I will be a little more sober – crisper – and share some of my thoughts on the benefits of drawing for children who love drawing and who have grown up as artists.
A fascinating form of illustration, doodling could prove to be a useful tool for studying certain aspects of brain function, especially in the context of functional imaging studies, such as examining the brain’s ability to imagine itself. Note, for example, the art materials on offer and the fact that art therapists know how artistic media trigger certain emotional and cognitive centers in our brains. In the case of scribbling itself, the idea of itself can provide new insights, especially into the wandering mind.
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