The Monochrome Lover

All about pencil and charcoal sketching

What you see, you draw

Ever wondered why you tend to scribble or draw random shapes during your class hours / serious meetings, yet you would be able to participate in the discussion? Is that a sign of us being an abnormal individual? No! That’s the ‘real you’ getting inspired.

Happiness is doodling during meetings

Sketching is the primary way our brain captures, explores, and communicates an idea. Sometimes, it can also be a powerful problem-solving tool. The idea could be abstract, but gradually you will find yourself decoding the intention of your sketches and come up with an answer. But guess what? All this happens inside our brain within matter of seconds!

What’s happening in our head?

We keep listening to or looking at the elements in our environment and the ‘doodling’ moment occurs! We get inspired in a jiffy and our brain processes it into an idea and your hands tend to draw a shape, it could even be a line that you are striking over and over! At this point, we tend to think about the concepts that are impractical, which is known as ‘visual thinking.‘ This helps us come up with better alternatives during the discussion. In other words, sketching is just a reaction, like biting nails, You see, you think and get sparked and react.

We are not an artist, yet we sketch

Each one of us have an artist in us, but we seldom realize that. We have sketching, integrated in our daily life without our own knowledge. Just think! Don’t you remember drawing a road map for someone who asked you for the route to a certain destination? Weren’t you satisfied after ‘drawing’ the map for them? That’s the emotion a professional artist feels after his/ her last stroke on the paper.

Keep calm and keep sketching

So take time, give yourself some freedom and keep sketching!


Believe it or not, I can actually draw


Excuse me, do you have a pencil?


  1. Tandi

    It’s interesting that you compare doodling as a reaction like biting nails! I definitely can appreciate doodling as a form of visual learning and abstract thinking. It helps get the creative energy flowing, which is sometimes hard to do!

    • prajasekar

      I was surprised too Tandi when I read about! Try doodling once, you will find the difference may be 🙂

  2. I love your blog! I feel like I really learnt something about you. I had no idea you were a talented artist. I love the point about visual learning and abstract thinking.

    I cross-stitch in front of the TV as a way of meditation. I definitely get my best ideas from this practice! Now I know why.

  3. Linnea Davis

    In high school I’d always get so jealous of the kids who could do crazy doodles. I’ve recently started colouring in mandalas because my drawing abilities are so weak 😛

    • prajasekar

      Haha Linnea! colouring is a stress buster too! As long as you are in peace anything is fine, is it not? 🙂

  4. It is such an interesting way of writing that I felt like I am reading an article of a psychologist. When I sketch something, I actually stop thinking and just focus on nothing but lines I have drawn. And it makes me feel relaxed. Am I normal Poornima? 🙂

  5. Rishabh Purohit

    Cool Kid, its true an artist goes into a different zone while making an artwork.
    i really like reading your blog, keep up the good work.

  6. Daria

    How do you think… Do you have to have a talent to draw or anyone can learn?

    • prajasekar

      I think its a little mix of both Daria, I would rather say one has to have the interest to learn! 🙂

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