One line at the time drawing

Story Spine: Birthday Story!

I spent my very relaxed birthday doing art with Annette.  We started with Rich Talarico’s one-person-at-a-time drawing and then made a story spine.

My First Steak

And I never looked back…

My First Steak

And I never looked back...

Drawing I helped create in the improv workshop

Improvised Art Game

A year ago I had the opportunity to take an improv workshop from Rich Talarico, an amazing improviser from Chicago. One activity we did has really stuck with me and during my artistic plane flight back to Austin, my row-mates and I played with it. The idea is that you take turns make a small, one line contribution to a piece of paper (without discussing or planning). When someone feels it’s done, instead of drawing they say “Done” and the art is finished.

Because it almost forces you to give up control and just play, it’s a great art activity for when you’re feeling stifled.