In the current climate, we find ourselves looking for opportunities further afield - but this often leads to random trains of thought. We do think that eventually these all magically link back into bigger things we're interested in pursuing - ideas and artforms and ways of working. But the problem with responding to adverts is you think of an idea in response to a prompt, then you write up your idea, then you talk about your idea - and by this point you think THIS IDEA IS AMAZING - I CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE IT! .... And then more often than not you're not selected. (recessions seem to ramp up the competition exponentially..)
So - this may be another one of those ideas, and because of that we don't want to say too much - other than we picked a rogue prompt: "Long-Eared Furry Things". Our idea was based around collecting 'sightings' of this mythical creature and then make them in 3D using a range of techniques.
To test the idea, we posed the question on Twitter, with about 2 hours worth of turnaround time for responses:
if you're bored this morning, could you draw a quick picture of a "long-eared furry thing" for me? i need any drawings before 11! rt please!
And here's the responses we collected! What would your Long-Eared Furry Thing look like?
1) Ben Waddington - @falsedog
2) Jon Clarke - @goatboyuk
3) Kirsty Hillyer (my partner in crime!) - @kfrilly
4) Ben Waddington (again!) - @falsedog
5) Lee Allen - @leeallenphotos
6) Keith Bloomfield - @hardluck_hotel
7) Paul Gallear - @paulgallear
8) "Quirky Joe" - @QuirkyJoe_