Growing up to be so someone who primarily draws for a living, it's hard to forget some of the drawing exercises/games that made me love pen and ink in the first place.
|Exhibit A: the iconic Sharpie marker|
The person next to you draws an abstract squiggle line, and then you have to quickly draw the first thing that comes to mind.
Another one, which I always ended up challenging everyone I knew, was the classic "choose-an-object-and-let's-see-who-can-draw-it-better" game. The only materials needed are scrap pieces of paper and the drawing utensil of your choice. For this one, the subject was my cat and I challenged my boyfriend to a drawing duel.
Last, but not least, the project that may be the main reason I draw the way I do today. Take a blank piece of paper, a Sharpie marker, and fill the entire sheet with something, anything. Searching through my archives, I actually found my first intricate doodle. I'm figuring it's from 10th or 11th grade and I remember going through about 5+ markers since I kept on using so much ink.
|Regular sheet of paper (preferably scrap to be green) ;)|
|Buggles the cat.|
|End result: two entirely different interpretations.|