Edit: and thanks to Ellen of Creation Station for spotting the typo. It has been fixed!
Making sounds can certainly help the creative juices flow (as does pacing, having a shower and wriggling your hands). Often, I’ll make little sounds to myself when I’m looking for an idea or am frustrated with how some ideas are taking shape on the page.
I’m going to try to make some bigger and more expressive sounds, because I know that bigger sounds can free the creative juices even more.
Alien Tiger Cow is a warmup exercise I’ve used for improvisation workshops. I know it can get folks laughing and in a more creative state of mind. Why not use variations of this for other creative stuff!
Make Sounds Comic Transcript
Caption: Make a cow sound.
Bunson Hoppydew (a little pink bunny, he likes dancing, friendship and cake) is sitting down, smiling and mooing.
Caption: Make an alien sound.
Bunson’s ears look a little electrified with lots of diagonal lines and shapes.
Bunson: Mweep mweep.
Caption: Draw the Cow and Alien talking to each other.
Bunson is drawing a cow and an alien on a piece of paper. Bunson is smiling.
Bunson is prancing and saying mweep mweep.
Bunson is dancing, Moo moo!
Bunson is sitting and smiling at us.
Caption: Art is a conversation.
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