Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Monsterquences

Monsterquences

These three monsters are the consequence of a game three of us played last night. Parts were drawn by my husband Jim, our friend Willz and me. We folded the three pieces of paper so the next person would just see where to join on but not what had already been drawn.

I've also put this on the Camel Exchange as its clearly a collaborative doodle already and might be fun for someone to add something to.

Are there any drawing games you like to play?

9 comments:

Reluctant Nomad said...

How very Jane Austen of you, playing parlour games. The only drawning game I've played before is Pictionary. Hangman doesn't really count even if you draw the gallows. Nor is battleships which can be great fun. You're taking me back to my childhood.

Caroline said...

Reluctant Nomad - thank you! And before this game jim and Willz were making music though not on a Jane Austen sort of instrument... but using Garage Band!

steve said...

Oh yeah, this is always a fun one--called "exquisite corpse" by the Surrealists. Another one is simply making a continuous line starting at any edge of a piece of paper. You then start overlapping your line, criss-crossing, zig-zagging, getting new vcurves and angles and eventually shapes. Then you try and fill in those shapes with whatever you "see". You can go on a theme too, like "monsters", or "people", or whatever.

Caroline said...

Thanks Steve - we had a ago with this or at least our interpretation of what you suggested!

Tony LaRocca said...

LOL My mother used to play this game with us when we were kids. Adults will do it too- if drunk enough. The results, however, are usually unpostable on a family blog. I have to say the guy on my left is my favorite.

Caroline said...

Tony - I've never thought of doing rude ones... I guess I do have some creative limits ;-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I love this kind of doodling with others. My girls and I used to do this type of things when stuck in waiting rooms.

(didn't have a direct email address - but you asked on my blog what I do first; image or words... Most of the art I post is from my archived portfolio; I see the prompt (the one you saw was 'contrast' for Studio Friday; then I find an image from my art to match it; then I try to find poetry or words to match it. I rarely do art to match a prompt because I feel it would change the path my art is taking and I feel it is important not to change that. I think this is different then how most people do it. I find I need to hang on to my art for a few days after I do it before I share it with the rest of the world and I think that that is different then how most do it as well.

andrea said...

Ha! That's awesome, and what a fun thing to do. Just yesterday I drew the outline of a fish on a canvas and let each of my four kids paint it. The end result was a fantastic display of color, shapes and more sea creatures. I've already framed it.

I'll try this drawing game next...
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P.S LOVED your crow story. We are kindred spirits it seems.

Caroline said...

Ascenderrisesabove - I can imagine that waiting in waiting rooms would be rather more fun with such a mother!

I admire you've sticking to your own path and you are right its not what everyone else does!

I can understand the wanting to wait before showing to - I do that sometimes but not always.

Andrea - Hope you have fun with it - glad you liked my crow story too - we so seem to be kindred spirits don't we. I was amused, but not surprised, that the serious science programme I was listening to should be talking about crows so soon after writing about them...