Thursday, June 02, 2011

2-Person Pictionary

Every once in a while Sean and I play 2-person pictionary. What does this mean? It means we each take a card and draw everything on it to the very best of our ability.  Then we swap papers and the other has to guess what each drawing is.  A bit slower than regular pictionary but still fun.   Playing pictionary with Sean is fun and interesting. interesting because he is a draw-er, see.  he does it well.  If i may criticize, however, this poses a couple problems or, let us say, obstacles:

1) He takes his time. As he would, normally. While 2-man pictionary is different, this is not conducive to a game that's a race.

2) He draws things that are too real. I'm not sure if i know what this means, and I don't know if i am just used to the "pictionary shorthand" i became accustomed to growing up, but he'll draw something and it will be completely unidentifiable to me because it looks too good.

3) He has a thing about size and proportion.  He'll take an entire sheet of paper to draw a thimble and i'll say, "what the hey is THAT?"   But i can't really think of any other examples, so maybe it was just a fluke thimble. And it's not like i expect people to draw a house to scale (unless it's a mouse house).  So i don't know. This may be unwarranted.

All of that said, it is fun to play with Sean and we are usually a pretty compatible pictionary team. Usually.

Not so much the other night.

First, my drawings:


We allow ourselves to draw lines depicting the number of words. All you have to do is fill in the blank(s).  Sean got all of mine except for one--pile.  But that was understandable.

Here are Sean's drawings.  Now: Was it just me?? What happened here? I guess i did ok-- I got 3 out of 5.  But the others? I think it was just me.  For some reason i was NOT getting his drawings. 



Anyway, kind of funny, sort of.  (Good knight, Sean.)

5 comments:

Alanna said...

I've often thought that the better artist you are, the harder Pictionary becomes. But if you take away the time factor, that could be really cool! I love Sean's knight...

Ashley said...

The knight IS super cool, but he looks kind of hairy under his armor. :D And, are you going to tell us the right answers to Sean's?

)en said...

Oh yeah.

The first one is daylight. I so had no clue.

The 3rd one with the amoeba man is body surf. What?? Yeah right. He was like, "see those people happily body surfing in the ocean??" I said, "What that? You mean the poor people being scrambled to death?"

In his defense, it would be hard to draw just a vague "body," but i think in this one, the context would have been better, aka the scrambled men.

Amberbop said...

<3

Natalie R. said...

Those are some pretty awesome drawings, very impressive! They're both way better than my stick guys...