Friday, February 27, 2009

Doodling Can Help Memory

A fascinating fact I just read.  And people wonder why artists doodle at church or in lectures. Well this is why and proof to back it.

- FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- You might look like you're not paying attention when you doodle, but science says otherwise.

Researchers in the United Kingdom found that test subjects who doodled while listening to a recorded message had a 29 percent better recall of the message's details than those who didn't doodle. The findings were published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

"If someone is doing a boring task, like listening to a dull telephone conversation, they may start to daydream," study researcher Professor Jackie Andrade, of the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, said in a news release issued by the journal's publisher. "Daydreaming distracts them from the task, resulting in poorer performance. A simple task, like doodling, may be sufficient to stop daydreaming without affecting performance on the main task."


In everyday life, Andrade said, doodling "may be something we do because it helps to keep us on track with a boring task, rather than being an unnecessary distraction that we should try to resist doing." 

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Some Figure Drawings

Here are a few more figure drawings from last semester's class.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Random Works

Some pleinare up in the mouth of Rock Canyon.

An illustration of wedding day.
Environmental design sketches.

One love of mine is playing softball.

A couple figure drawings

I entered a figure drawing show and these two were accepted into it.  The show is in the HFAC at BYU and it is going up February 16th.

Monday, February 9, 2009


This piece is an illustration  spinning off the nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill.  It goes a little something like this:
Jack and jill went down the hill to fetch a pale of fish,
Jack slipped in and hurt his fin,
and Jill came waddling after.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Head Paintings

ere are some of my paintings from my head painting class.  It goes from top to bottom (oldest on top to newest on bottom). Let me know what you think.

My Art

I've decided to start this blog to get my work out there and get your opinions on it.  I plan to show series of work and my progression throughout.  I can't wait to hear what you guys think of it.
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