GAMES AND PROMPTS
This page is devoted to all types of games and activities. Some involve drawing; others might be improvisations. Due to the nature of these things, maybe you have done similar exercises before. I haven’t done a whole lot of research, so if similar activities exist please tell me! Maybe one day I could organize them in a museum somewhere…
BTW these things are not about winning or losing. Creativity and foolishness is encouraged. If you’re like, “Whaaaa I hate drawing”, then maybe you can contribute in some other way? You def. have ideas or you wouldn’t be on this page. It’s URL fate.
I imagine these activities being played at bars, during boring conversations, with kids or even your relatives. Who knows.
TOPS AND BOTTOMS
- One person begins drawing the feet/bottom of a character.
- The second person starts from the head/top of the character.
- As you progress, the goal is to link the lines together to form a single character.
- Do not lift your pen from the paper.
- For newbies, you can begin by drawing a humanoid-form. Think about other things too like a car or beast shape.
- You can fold the paper in half to determine each person’s drawing space if you want.
5 SECONDS IN HEAVEN
- One person draws a picture.
- Give the paper to the other person.
- The second person only has five seconds (negotiable) to look at the image.
- The second person must flip the paper over and draw what they saw.
- Don’t let the other player look for too long.
- Overcomplicating the original drawing can be problematic, or fun.
NAPKINS (aka Karen Barber)
- Listen in on other people’s conversations in a semi-crowded/noisy location.
- Draw what you hear.
- Show someone what you drew and explain what you overheard.
- This works well at bars or if you are with two friends who are conversing but you are not fully paying attention.
- Napkins are abundant, so you can save paper by using them to draw on.
- Picking up on names, occupations, and key words creates interesting results.
- Everyone faces each other.
- One person shouts an animal and a trait or aspect. (example: otter with diabetes, an itchy lion)
- You must dance like what was shouted.
- Take turns repeating these steps.
- The dance is an impression of what was shouted. Whether metaphorical or literal.
- Animals and traits/aspects work best because you have to think of their features and body types under certain conditions.
- Play some music or go to the club.
- The interval of each prompt is up to the players.
- Sometimes it is nice if just one person is shouting.
I WANNA SUBMIT A TIP
- You are calling a radio station for a news break, what is the news break?
- One person makes up a name of a person. (example: Grumbo Jabbyton)
- Everyone draws what they think the person looks like.
- Each person has one pen.
- Form a close circle, preferably standing.
- Each person draws on another person’s arm that is empty-handed.
- Each person mimics what they see being draw on their empty-handed arm.
- The game works better if everyone is drawing with the same hand, that way the circle can properly form.
- You can play this alone if you are holding two pens.
YO MY NAME IS…
A rap contest in which you can only begin the first line with “Yo My Name Is ____ and I’m here to say”
THE BEST PERSON
Form a person using images found on the internet. Share your creation here: