…crayon, pencil, pen, charcoal stick…anything you have at your fingertips right now!  Some sort of medium would be great too – a receipt?  Grocery list pad?  A piece of paper from your printer?

Inaya's early drawing days!

And now, remember that Draw A Stickman website I showed you a little while back?  That was a popular post; some of you are obviously drawn to a little fun with cartooning!  This time, let’s do it the old-fashioned way by actually drawing the stickmanGasp!  Don’t be alarmed – I won’t make you show this to anyone, unless you want to!

Some of you may already be tuning out of this post, eager to sketch out a 4-scene cartoon that has popped into your head out of nowhere.  Go for it!

If you want a little more help, I’ll give you a little story broken up into 4 scenes; you can draw a little picture for each scene.

Scene 1:  I was walking down the street on a beautiful sunny day.

Scene 2:  When I got to the end of the street, I saw a _(adjective)____  __(noun)_____.  Eg. huge turtle

Scene 3:  This made me feel  ________ and I started to ___________.

Scene 4:  When I got back home, I ______________.

Hey, I didn’t promise a masterpiece of a story, I just wanted to give you a little something to work with if you were stuck.  The point is to imagine a character doing something and then engaging in the activity a little longer by taking the next step so that your thoughts become tangible.  It would be just as well if you drew the person, gave him/her a name, threw on some clothes and maybe jotted down a couple personality traits or quirky details about this character.  It doesn’t have to take more than 5 minutes to be a little creative! 

Have fun with it!