Saturday, March 22, 2008


Here is a fun drawing exercise from Keys to Drawing with Imagination by Bert Dodson: Use an idea from one drawing to trigger an idea for a new drawing. Draw from imagination and keep the drawings simple, without backgrounds. For example, in the sequence below, I start with something with branches: A tree. That made me think of something with many legs: An octopus. That made me think of something with many feet: A centipede. That made me think of many shoes.

I can fill pages with these associations:


Scarlett said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

I love this word association thing, I love to see how the brain processes things. Cool logic you have.

Robyn said...

What a fun peek into your imagination, Laurel.
I have that book but I haven't put it to such inspiring use - yet.

E-J said...

This looks like a really fun exercise, Laurel. Have to admit, it's been quite some time since I drew from my imagination alone. Would you recommend the book?

Laurel Neustadter said...

e-j: Yes, I recommend the book highly. It has really helped me open up my imagination.

Susan's Scribbles said...

What fun. Think I will sit down with my kids and challenge them to do it with me this afternoon!