For this Stop-Draw, I was thinking about combining maps and the spiral exercise from Syllabus. Think about a specific point in your life, any point, and begin a spiral–keep the spiral as tight as possible. When this point of reflection transitions to another point in your life, move across the page and begin another spiral. Don’t worry about crossing lines, but try to keep your pen on the page for the duration of the activity.
The difficulty for me when trying this was focusing on my reflection rather than the spiral I was drawing. I don’t know if there is significance in where your focus is. When you are finished, you will have a map that only you can interpret.
So my stop-draw was made specifically with the class in mind, so I changed it. Let’s see how it goes.
In Unflattening, Sousanis discusses the interplay between text and image, especially with regards to comics. It reminded me of how often it is in the comic book industry for writers to dictate what is drawn, and for artists to dictate what is written.
Stop-draw prompt- the first person who responds to this post comes up with a caption for the picture below. The next person draws a picture based on the first person’s caption. The person after that makes a caption for that picture, etc…
The Pine Point website discusses the town as being “immortalized in amber.” Part of this immortalization seems to be due to so many collective memories organized in one place. Two of the pages showed visual archives in the form of hats and badges. Thinking in this vein, consider the experiences of your upbringing. Create a logo for a hat or badge that best represents the town of your youth. If you grew up in multiple towns, do your best to represent your favorite, or most memorable, town.
Here are the results of our in-class rapid draw sketch roundabout on February 6.
With this, take another minute to figure out a character name. Make sure to sign your picture.
Imagine someone took a picture of you at a random point during your everyday life. You are unaware in that moment that your picture will be taken, and so are not “posing” for the picture so much as you are immersed in whatever is going on.
For 3 minutes, draw what the camera would capture of you and whatever you are doing in that moment.
After the 3 minutes are up, each person can take turns describing what the random moment of themselves depicts.