What do you doodle? What fills the margins of your biology class notes, the napkin beside your latte at the coffee shop, or the back of an old, creased receipt while you wait at the doctor’s office?
Would you believe my doodles are usually cubes and squares? I draw them stacked on top of each other, stacked inside each other, some with windows, some with doors. I practice different ways of shading, different line widths. I make them into angular layer cakes and weird, ten story houses.
Yet when I sit down at my sketchbook, it’s most often plants and flowers. Isn’t it funny that when I mindlessly draw, it’s kinda the opposite? All straight lines and order and none of the beautiful chaos of nature that thrills me so.