A doodle, done on two occasions, long ago. I always did those when sitting somewhere, listening. It was my trick to concentrate and really hear what was said. I still do if I am in a situation where I have to listen and not to participate and say something. Provided there is paper and pen available of course. Do people do doodles on their iPads or smartphones I wonder? Do they?
What is a doodle? This is how wikipedia explains it:
“A doodle is an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.
Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.
Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers or companions in a school, famous TV or comic characters, invented fictional beings, landscapes, geometric shapes, patterns and textures. “
I call this doodle “people”.