A doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.

Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.

Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers or companions in a school, famous TV or comic characters, invented fictional beings, landscapes, geometric shapes and patterns, textures, banners with legends, and animations made by drawing a scene sequence in various pages of a book or notebook.

Read more about Doodle:  Etymology, Effects On Memory, Notable Doodlers

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Notable Doodlers
... Presidents (including Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton) have been known to doodle during meetings ... Seinfeld includes a notable episode entitled "The Doodle", in which a crude drawing of George Costanza provides the mise en scène for subsequent friction between characters ...
The Yankee Doodle Boy - Lyrics
... I'm a real live Yankee Doodle, Made my name and fame and boodle, Just like Mister Doodle did, by riding on a pony ... see Anything about my pedigree that's phony? Chorus I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Yankee Doodle, do or die A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam, Born on the Fourth of July ... I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart, She's my Yankee Doodle joy ...
Moon Shell - Features - Doodle
... A simple doodle editor is integrated into MoonShell ... It provides four colours (black, red, blue and green), two stroke options (regular or thick), an eraser and an undo feature ...
Rangeview Library District - Anythink
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Rock-A-Doodle (album)
... Rock-A-Doodle is the 49th album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music) ... It was taken from the soundtrack to the 1992 animated film Rock-a-Doodle, in which Campbell voiced the main character ...

Famous quotes containing the word doodle:

    Yankee Doodle came to London, just to ride the ponies,
    I am a Yankee Doodle boy.
    George M. Cohan (1878–1942)

    I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
    A Yankee Doodle do or die;
    A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam’s,
    Born on the fourth of July.
    George M. Cohan (1878–1942)