What is it?
Well, it is a very simple creativity exercise for drawing that is based on four keywords. The keywords are prompts to inspire the creativity buried deep within us, and bring that creativity forward in drawing.
Here's an example
The keywords were
bull dozer, pear, chessboard, and the action key word was eat
This was my result
The key words were
Rabbit ears, VCR, Cheese whiz, calculator
Well, as you can see the pictures do end up very quirky, but they are fun to do. They do force you to think 'outside the box'.
I'm really not expecting works of art by any means (did you see the above pictures?), but I would like to share what I got from doing these exercises, and that is simply 'FUN', with a capitol eph, ewe, ehn. Pulling in from creative juices that you just didn't know was there before is almost euphoric, and gives you the drive and energy to try more. If it wasn't for my artist friend, and the laughs we had over many coffees while doing these exercises that he'd throw at me, I don't think I would have driven myself to keep practicing, and drawing.
Some of you know my See It 'n' Write It meme challenge I have going on at my Honk'n'Holl'r blog. I based See It 'n' Write It on these creativity exercises by throwing four pictures at you and you are to write a short-short story, or peom, or any style of writing based on those pictures.
I have a round of See It 'n' Write It up, so I figured that why don't I use the keywords I used in that round to start a Read It 'n' Sketch It challenge meme thingy sort of, based on those early creativity exercises.
These are the keywords I used to generate the pictures for See It 'n' Write It
Megaphone, pills, chord, and the setting or action word was sunset
Here is my submission for this round based on the above keywords.
Dance of the Cialus
Pencil on paper, 8.5x11
(As you can see, I had a lot of fun creating the visual puns for this round. Must have been the little blue pills that I used for picture promting for See It 'n' Write It. I couldn't get some of those musical Viagra commercials out of my head. You'll notice I even poured myself a 'stiff one')
I will also post the submissions for Round three of See It 'n' Write It at
This round had a hilarious story by Bud Weiser of Wtit: Tape Radio Blog
and a submission emailed to me by Maggie. My submission is still in edit due events of the week, but I will be finished shortly
And this is one reason I'm just a little behind in my writing for this round
I will have another Round of See It 'n' Write It, and Read It 'n' Sketch It up before the weekend.
And please, don't forget Mimi Lenox's Blogblast for peace. Get your peace globe here, and have it spinning for June 6th 2007
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