Here’s Project 2, devised to sharpen ‘looking and imagining’ skills. Sometimes we draw by using our imaginations first.
Project 2: Imagination!
A brain trainer. (approx.15 mins)
You’ll need: an old piece of paper, drawing materials, paper to draw on.
A fun little exercise that will train your brain to look and imagine.
Do this: Take an old piece of paper and squash to make a quick 3D shape.
Toss it down onto a surface.
Look carefully at the object and imagine it is something else. What can you see?
Tip: If you are having trouble seeing the shape, put the object onto a contrasting surface. For example, if it’s white, put it on something dark. This will help you see the edges more clearly.
Try different lighting! Put the object under a direct source of light so you can see its shadow. Maybe bright sunshine, or a torch in the dark. Use the shadow as part of your drawings.
Or how about making it a game by asking other people to join in? You all look at the same object, but keep your drawings a secret until they are finished! What did you end up with?