A couple of months ago, I was introduced to a little book called Fantasy Genesis by two of my fellow artists Kat & Scott Vancil. After a long and fun filled weekend at Con-Volution it was suggested as a way to decompress and exercise quick thinking and creativity. After letting the dice roll and creating our lists we were ready to start. The first round was a little difficult for me. I looked at my list and then I went …..blank! O no! I snatched up my phone, punched in an image search of the items from my list and started sketching. After some sketches I decided to take the leap and just draw and paint. After that each round, it was easier to use my imagination and draw faster.
I picked up a copy of Fantasy Genesis and some dice over the holidays with a little help from some gift cards. (Thanks Carl, Cheryl, Eric & Sherri!) I will be adding this as a creative exercise.
If you are an artist who like to challenge with creative thinking, I highly recommend this book!