…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?
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 stickman! Gasp! 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!