Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Getting Creative with a Cue (or Without a Clue?)

I had indicated early on in the year that I wanted to participate with Terry Stegmiller and the Three Creative Studios - Creatvie Cue project. Ha! Epic fail . . . here it is already into December and I only managed to complete the first two cue words! I did the first word: East and the second word: Heel. After that, I continued to go check out her site and the list of word cues, but . . . well . . . nothing. It's kind of pathetic, but I have followed the words and managed to log onto the forum fairly often to see what some of the others were doing with the words. But I have been a real putz about actually making any of the word prompts into drawings. Since I want to change some of my activities and become more involved with drawing again, I have decided to jump back into the Creative Cue pool and work on this week's word: Bell. How 'bout that!? Just jump from week 2 to week 48. Not exactly a triumph, but . . . oh well . . . life goes on; try again.

At one point (several months into the year) I thought to go back to the beginning of the list to catch up and make the words work as a story - a type of comic book story or graphic novel. I had some ideas rolling 'round in my head on how that might work. I may still work on that . . . make them into an on-going story. Creative Cue - The Graphic Novel. Ha, ha! How's that sound? Hey, it's something to try while I hone my skills at drawing again! Why not? Hmmmm . . . we'll see. Afterall, I've been tracking all the words, as you can see by these photos, and have the pages divied up - four words per page. I didn't think it worth the trouble to photograph each and every page, but believe me they're flagged with sticky notes on each page what the cue words are supposed to be, and in proper order. Some of the words seem they would flow together nicely into dialog in a story, but others are a bit erratic.

Erratic . . .

Like that would stop me . . .

It'd make for a good challenge . . .

Stay tuned . . .

In case you missed it, here are the drawings I did for the "East" and "Heel" Creative Cues at the beginning of the year: