The goal of the second exercise is to get you into creative mode with no agenda. Putting pen to paper is a way to turn your brain onto a creative avenue. I really liked this exercise. There aren’t many times I get to sit down and design or draw with no end point in mind. There’s usually a reason or a goal when I design and draw something. It was nice to sit down and just doodle something. The drawing exercise was specific enough that I had some immediate ideas, but it was loose enough that I felt open to do what I wanted. This is a great exercise to do frequently, not just for the book, but often. It can easily be done when you have a few minutes of spare time.
The point here is to let your creative mind wander into some little doodles and exercise your brain to produce creativity. It’s hard to be creative on demand. My creativity is usually what happens after I research, think, and try a bunch of stuff I hate first. I usually work better when I have time to take in information and think about the goal and the purpose (I tend to over think things). Being able to exercise the creative part of your brain is probably like doing math problems and solving puzzles. When you do it over and over, you get better at it and it becomes easier for your brain to process quicker. However, I’m not an expert here and I’m completely making this assumption on my own, but it sounds good.
To sum up, I recommend it. Don’t just do this type of creative brain exercise once, do it often and hope that my assumption is correct. It certainly can’t hurt.
Here’s my doodles.