Recently in a blog “Sketchbook Challenge” the author posed a question, What is the difference between Doodling and Sketching? She has a great blog at http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/sketch-doodle.html?m=1
I tried commenting on her blog but was not able to so I am posting my answer here.
Doodling vs. Sketching, great question. I am not very good at sketching but I can doodle. I have been “doodling” for over 30 years, filling over 30 journal books. I doodle in meetings. I doodle while waiting for appointments. I doodle in airports. I doodle in airplanes. Definitely a flow of Unconscious material. I love to doodle. I never have a preconceived destination and always “just begin” with a mark or a shape on the page and then go from there. It’s about the process. But I have also been able to turn it into product and created coloring books from my “doodles”. I love it… It’s fun and there is no expectation that it will become anything but what it is.