List drawings are a fun way to spark your creativity
They are good practice for putting random unrelated items together to tell a story. This drawing used 10 random elements.
(3 people – fence – cat – ice cream – a frog – telephone pole – shrubbery – flowers – water in some form – building with windows)
My first list drawing was back in college. That list contained 20 random elements.
(mountains – bird bath – an airplane – cat – people (at least 3) – mosquito – bus – telephone poles with wires – buildings with windows – 5 kinds of trees – street light – garden – long underwear – worm – fire hydrant – bicycle – car – bench – shrubs – fenceline)
I wish I had pictures of what everyone else in the class had drawn. Today you would pull out your smart-phone and snap away, but back then I’m not sure I even had a flip phone. I do remember that I was the only one who had the long johns running down the street. And one classmate thought I forgot to put in the airplane. Everyone else had theirs in the sky. I did enjoy that class.