In case you were unable to join us for our seventh Drawing Together event, here is a recap of the exercises we did together.
Our host was Susan Squier, a GMIC board member, scholar, and artist. She is a co-author of the Graphic Medicine Manifesto, and author of many texts, including Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawings as Metaphor.
Today we are going to pay close attention to insects, and follow them into their world.
Pause the video as the exercises begin, set your own timer, do the exercises, then return to the video.
So, here are those exercises again:
Exercise I: set a timer for 60 seconds
Write down as many different parts of an insect as you can think of. Don’t feel you need to use scientific terms if you can’t remember them or don’t know them.
Exercise two: set a timer for 10 minutes
Make a grid, two panels above two panels.
Now, draw an insect of your own imagination in each grid. Be as specific, as detailed, and as playful as you want. Scientific accuracy is not the goal here! Use colors if you have them available.
Exercise three: set a timer for 10 minutes
Choose two of those insects and put them in a space that they share.
Draw two speech balloons: give each insect a voice. What do they say to each other about their shared world?
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