Last week, at the end of our Back to the Drawing Board session, we presented the participants with a mini challenge to complete a “Decide Your Own Ending” comic strip where they get to interpret the setting and scenario of the story given to them, and to create their own ending. We came back this week with so many great drawings, and got everyone to do a mini show and tell of how they came up with their endings!
What Everyone Came Up With
It’s amazing to see that everyone drew completely different things and had different interpretations of how they expected their comic strip stories to end. It really shows how much of a varied imagination everyone has, and having this platform to draw freely is a great way for us to share that 🙂
We had a bit of time after show and tell so we decided to do another open ended activity where we randomly selected one of our member’s drawings and continued telling the story with one more added 5th frame! What could possibly happen next? Its up to you! We selected Shiori’s dinosaur in the bath tub story and got plenty of funny scenarios!
All in all, everyone really enjoyed themselves! And it was great to see everyone freely expressing themselves and drawing as wildly as they want. This is exactly what we had hoped for, no holds barred on the storytelling component and they definitely delivered on that 🙂
Sharing about each other’s favourite books and manga
We had some time left so we got everyone to show off the books/manga they were reading and it brings such warm fuzzies to know everyone is reading ferociously (One of the members is even reading Nietzche about feelings, life and philosophy? Wow!). One of other members is even drawing his own manga, that’s amazing! It was really nice to see everyone so willing to share their interests and it would be good if we had more time so everyone can do a little show and tell, just about anything they are interested in!
To end, its been quite a ride drawing with the VIVISTOP Kashiwanoha members and we sure had heaps of fun. Now we can’t wait to replicate this with all the other VIVISTOPS. Who’s up for more drawing? 🙂