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Doodling My Days Away or Why I Doodle!

Updated on September 6, 2012

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Glip Glip, I'm Just a Silly Longhorn Cow Fish!
Glip Glip, I'm Just a Silly Longhorn Cow Fish! | Source

Doodling makes my heart happy and my mind rested. When I put marker to paper, I know I'm just working out what's going on in my life. A little bit of humor goes a long way in lightening up our world, hence, the picture of the fish to the right. Wouldn't it be something if we could morph into one of these guys just for an hour and inhabit their world? (just for a change of scenery)! That's probably why I doodle them. They look like they're having a pretty good time on the ocean reefs.

Yes, this really is a fish. He is called a Longhorn Cowfish and lives in reef waters or reef flats. He likes to make his home in Indonesia and southern Japan, southern Korea, Australia and a few other places. This fish is comical looking, and every time I see a picture or video of one of these guys I just chuckle.

I tend to doodle these guys a lot. To me, they look like they have a few things to say, such as "hey, let's go on an adventure" (with those polka dots, you would have to be up for an adventure), or "hey, let's go blow some sand around and see what we can find". This is actually the way they find food. They blow streams of water into the sand to shake loose any tasty morsels. I often wonder how nature decided to create these little guys and why. Maybe just to make us smile!?

You can google them and watch videos of them "swimming", I can't really say its swimming in the traditional sense. They're not slinky, they're fairly boxy shaped. This definitely adds to their charm along with their polka dots and horns. They look like they're a biological hover craft or maybe a helicopter when they are swimming. They do seem to get where they want to go, and, arrive in their own sweet time.

Basically they are a shy fish and non aggressive, which is a bit of a surprise to me, because, if you had polka dots all over your body, do you think you would be shy? On that note, I think I'll go draw some more Longhorn Cowfish!! Look for my next hub on how to draw these little fish.

Marker Types

Hello fellow doodlers, I tend to pick up any marker around and start to doodle, I really enjoy the immediacy of the marker to the page.  I really enjoy the Sharpie Markers in their endless colors for positively vibrant colors and I also enjoy using the Prismacolor Art markers and Blick Art markers for more sheer areas of my doodle. Another option is to overlay these doodles with color pencils to deepen some of the colors or slightly change the value (lightness/darkness) of the colors.  Have a great time doodling!

How many times a day do you find yourself doodling?

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    • thoughtfulgirl2 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from East Coast

      Hi Art Girl 27,

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck on hubpages:)

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      Art Girl 27 

      7 years ago from East Coast USA

      Like your doodles! Yankee doodle dandiette!

    • thoughtfulgirl2 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from East Coast

      Hi carolapple, thank-you for reading my hub and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I just think these fish are very amusing with the way they look and their habits. Happy doodling to you!

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      7 years ago from Suffolk Virginia

      As a lifelong compulsive doodler, it's nice to hear from a fellow doodler. My notebooks in school were covered with line drawings. Mine are mostly faces and people, but I do branch out to flowers, trees, and the occasional animal. Nice fish!


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