Something that cannot be avoided when taking notes in class is doodling (for me at least). Even if it is drawing a simple shape or retracing words, I always have to be moving in class. No, it usually is not because I am bored out of my mind...only occasionally does that happen. Yet, something I learned early on in college is that I learn best when writing. Flash cards are found abundantly throughout my desk drawers, because drawing diagrams and re-writing notes is the way I study. In class, I need to be doing something while paying attention, or else I will get distracted. So what's a girl to do? Doodle of course!
Trust me when I say, I am still extremely interactive with my class and professor, but doodling helps me focus. Since my freshman year of college, what I love to doodle more than anything are my 'outfits of the day'. It's like using Polyvore in my notebook! I have always had the idea to scan them and edit them on a computer, but never have taken the time to research a good software to use.
This weekend I discovered that Gant Rugger's Fall/Winter 2011 Collection beautifully illustrated (doodled) by Andrew Mashanov, an Advertising senior graduating from The University of Management in Moscow. So being the creep that I am, I googled him. Wouldn't you know he likes Duckboots too?
How cool is this? Doodles turned into something really cool! I am hooked...and need to learn how to turn my doodles into something blog-worthy (exactly what I need to be doing with 22 hours of classes this semester).
So after musing over Mashanov's illustrations, I found yet another great blog that has some great preppy illustrations, Coco Draws. Check out her illustration of Hunter Boots:
Coco Draws also has a shop that you can buy the illustrations. I may have to invest in the green version of the Hunter Boots...for these illustrations have inspired me to start doing something similar. Maybe doodling is more beneficial than just helping me pay attention in class!
Maybe it's this fall break that is giving me all this new-found inspiration. Either way, these are fabulous!
Hope y'all are having a great start to the week!