"How Do You Draw Asian Women?"

"A lot of people have asked that question… Start off with a basic shape… [Add] beautiful eyes and a small nose…" Um, what? [BuzzFeed via The Awl] » 11/12/09 7:20pm 11/12/09 7:20pm

False Modesty

Apparently the LA Times (in 1971!) wanted to shield readers from the moral degradation brought on by gazing upon the naked chest. Solution: draw a shirt! But clearly the "artist" was on a tight deadline. [Sociological Images] » 8/20/09 3:30pm 8/20/09 3:30pm

Girls Like To Draw Hygiene

The message of these Girls' and Boys' Doodle Books, according to Eric Stoller: "Boys like fire, machines, spikes and death, while Girls like food, animals typically associated with non-violence, dancing/arts and hygiene." [Eric Stoller, via Sociological Images] » 6/04/09 6:20pm 6/04/09 6:20pm

Doodling Improves Memory, Reduces Daydreaming

We usually think of doodling as a sign that someone isn't paying attention, but, according to a new study, doodling actually improves memory recall. It's good news for celebrity doodlers and bored office workers alike. » 2/27/09 10:00am 2/27/09 10:00am