This is an exercise in simplicity! Make a very small illustration, no more than 1×2 inches (or at least something that’s around the size of a Postage Stamp wherever you are in the world.)
If you don’t do visual art: Keep It Simple, Silly is more or less the goal and rule here. Make it short, make it small, don’t try to cram a lot of detail into the thing.
Moviemakers: Make a vine. as an extra challenge, what can you accomplish in three seconds?
Writers, what can you do in 200 words? What about 140 Characters? or 6 words?
How Does This Kill Art Block: This one is a mix of warm-up and learning! It’ll either get your juices flowing orit’ll force you to learn how to make something work at that size- which should help you in the future with planning larger pieces. (Thumbnailing and blocking are important!)
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