Introduction and Tips for Doodling

Introduction and Tips for Doodling
NID Studio is an extensive 2-day affair at BRDS, Ahmedabad, where students are tested on all the aspects of their personality and coordination ability of their senses. In the studio test of NID/CEED, students are asked to solve various exercises such as doodling exercise, 3D model making, wire moulding, story illustration, psychometric test, and thematic apprehension. In this article, you will learn some efficient doodling techniques to do well in a doodling test and also get an idea of the evaluation criteria.
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Generally, a doodle is an unfocused or unconscious drawing made when a person's attention is otherwise occupied. In an NID Studio Test, doodling includes 15-20 frames of incomplete lines and intends to test the psych-analysis, expression, caption framing, and cleanliness. Doodles can be simple patterns or complex ones full of multiple items. In the doodling test, incomplete doodles are given in the form of curved lines or dots. The candidate is asked to create and give meaning to these incomplete lines by his creative drawing and to give a a suitable caption to his/ her drawing.
Question - Complete the following doodles and give each one a suitable title.
As you can see from the figure above, figures have been created on the basis of the doodles given.
What is the panel looking for?
  • The panel intends to assess the candidate’s memory skills, focus and reasoning ability.
  • Check how an individual handles problem solving in a creative way.
  • They look for intuitive doodlers, who see doodling as a way of processing information and displaying learning outcomes.
Tips for Doodling
  • You have to develop your own style of doodling as there is not a single doodle manual that fits all sizes.
  • Be flexible in making various kinds of doodles.
  • Always try to concentrate on your drawing and trust your instincts.
  • Improve upon your mistakes.
  • Even if you lack inspiration-and are not passionate about drawing- just draw what's around you. You can be simple or give details.
  • Try to expand your creativity .
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  • Don't erase - continue doodling!
  • "Childish" doodles should not be avoided as they are the most expressive, funny, and cute doodles.
  • Try to draw real-life objects, but recreate them drawing either a smiling face or a cartoon. You can draw their arms and legs, noses and mouths, even some hair!
To conclude, doodling serves as a channel for determining learning ability as doodling fits naturally with the thinking process of the candidate. Doodling should be done creatively and with an open-mind as it helps in capturing complex thought quickly.
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