Quick narrative generator
This builds on last weeks warm up and introduces the concept of sequences and narrative. To start, fold the sheet into six panels.
- Write a mixture of 6 nouns and verbs on the board. We used words such as team, conversation, and experiment because I wanted to shift this activity towards a certain direction.
- Quickly sketch out one word per panel using the same process as last week. Each person should randomise the order that they are sketched so everyone has a different sequence.
- Taking the order that the series was drawn, construct a narrative out of each drawing, writing a half sentence in each panel. You might find that it’s a bit tricky constructing a meaningful narrative, instead of just a series of events. Welcome to the world of narrative arcs!
- Everyone takes turns talking through their improvised story.
The purpose is to gain a brief understanding of narrative steps. Each sequence of images will require some narrative pareidolia to get to a story.
Next week we play with this idea bit more into a narrative broken telephone.
Last week we started off with drawing nouns and applying higher level meaning to those sketches