Idea Generation Word List for POINTY

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Hello fellow illustrators!

 

As promised last Friday, we are now in full effect taking Illustration Friday to the next level. The natural evolution of a fun weekly illustration challenge based on ideas is a deeper focus on the art of idea generation itself.

We’re starting small, with a stream of consciousness word list that one might create while brainstorming for this week’s topic of POINTY or any other of our weekly topics. I encourage you to make your own first, perhaps compare it to this list or even email yours to us if you’d like us to consider sharing it in a future blog post.

You will notice that in my own personal word process below I try to let my mind freely linger in one area for a while until some other interesting pathway offers itself up, or not. Sometimes you’ll need to give it a gentle nudge, or step away for a minute. The randomness itself is where the magic can sometimes happen. This process is pretty much guaranteed to take your mind to surprising places. This list took only a few minutes to create, but it could go on and on with further exploration.

As things progress, we’ll be adding a LOT more features to share a variety of approaches to generating good ideas, as described in last week’s 5-minute video, so stay tuned…

SAMPLE WORD LIST

 

TOPIC: POINTY

 

 

pointy
angle
triangle
mountain
range
mountaintop
skyline
pointy hat
dunce cap
witch’s hat
pointing finger
pointing out
pointing at you/me/…
what’s the point
pointless
round
obtuse
sharp
sharp (smart)
pokey
knife
kitchen knife
cut
stab
poke
sword
lance
joust
medieval weapons
mace
vampire teeth
wolf teeth
shark teek/fin
surfboard
fingernails
starfish
star
crescent moon
thumbtack
nail
hammer and nail
staple
staple gun
railroad stake
king/queen crown, etc.

¬†Want even more inspiration? Check out the entries that have been submitted so far for this week’s topic.

Have fun!

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Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
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Posted by Thomas James on 08/10/15 under call for entries,classes,idea generation,IF community
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