|Chief Doodler Michael Lopez demos.|
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Still, more than the mythical high paying art job, is the fascination with doodles themselves. Why do we do it? Why do so many people find it relaxing to draw funny animals? Most people will tell you that it’s a subconscious, unplanned process. They put pencil/pen to paper, start a line and discover the drawing as it happens. I think we, the viewers, are intrigued by the mental process these drawings reveal, or maybe we just enjoy the looseness and spontaneity of them, a peek into the artist’s unguarded mind. I guess no matter how focused we get on staring at glowing screens, we still have an urgent need to express ourselves with our hands by creating something.