Art Techniques | 2 May 2016Il-LIST-ration: Strange Items in a Purse Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Purses somehow always have a way of turning into a black hole. You can never find the things you need and always end up pulling out the strangest contents when rummaging for your phone or keys. IlLISTration helps combat creative block by encouraging artists to use lists as inspiration. The end results of this list are always really fun (and sometimes a bit scary). So, start pulling things out of your purse and get drawing! The challenge of this list is how open the possibilities are. A vague list can be approached in a number of ways. One option would have been to add another descriptor to help limit the possibilities and invite a specific direction of thought. In this case, I opted for an open approach and visualized people I know or have come in contact with pulling random items from their purses. The result is fun and strange. 1. Pepper grinder 2. Cicada wing 3. Skeleton key 4. Christmas snack cake (in April) 5. Single tube of orange gouache 6. Baggie of googly eyes 7. Rubber band ball 8. Sand dollar 9. Mini pineapple 10. Tiny purse fairy 11. Unidentifiable egg with drawn on smiley face 12. Calamari to go 13. Bikini 14. Fancy goblet Buy from an Online Retailer US: The creativity never stops with IlLISTration! IlLISTration is a remarkable and unique book featuring ludicrous lists to help artists, doodlers, and sketchers with daily inspiration! Inside, you’ll find complete illustrated lists, partial lists, and blank lists to help guide you through a world full of illustration ideas and motivation. Each list has a distinct theme or fantastical topic. What world would you create using Modes of Miniature Transportation? Could you doodle out dozens of Drinks for Dragons? And how would you create your Recipes for Disaster? These themes include lines for twelve descriptive names, and plenty of space for your accompanying illustrations. An inspirational gallery features art contributed award-winning illustrators: John Hendrix Calef Brown Julia Rothman Meg Hunt Brian Rea Whitney Sherman Mikey Burton Julianna Brion Roman Muradov Aya Kakeda Wilson Swain Keith Reay Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.