During this week's Fun Thursday Drawing we had a game developing the imagination :) See the Facebook album for the pictures www.facebook.com/kouzzaArt/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2073641966194143
This is not even an exercise – it’s a game! My kids and I play it for fun, for example on the plane, or when we have some time. It’s simple – you draw a complicated scribble for each other, then you are supposed to find a creature, or a person, or a face, or something else – in it. Outline what you've found with a thicker pen or marker, add color, details (eyes, texture, whatever) – the result is usually a lot of fun and sometimes even looks like a piece of art! If you don’t have a partner to play with you can draw the scribble for yourself – not a big difference, using other person’s scribble just adds, how to say… intrigue!
This artistic game increases your imagination, teaches you to find interesting stuff around you, and makes you more relaxed – and all this is good for the artist!
Here are some examples of Katerina's and my creations from our flight to Alaska:
This game is a lot of fun, you can involve quite young children in it. The youngest participant this Thursday was 6. She was shy at the beginning and told that she cannot see anything in the scribble, but then got involved and kept herself busy for good fifteen minutes. Her creation is really expressive. That's the "waves on the beach" - see the Facebook album. I'd say people starting 4 years old and up to 100 years (or even higher) will be entertained - and all you need is some paper, pens and pencils. For us it's usually at least two-three rounds of the game, so it could be pretty handy on the plane with kids :) You are welcome ;)