Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a is for pirates

Had parents meetings today - during the lulls I doodled a few pirates - all using an 'A' as a starting point. No luck yet from agents/publishers but then again I've only contacted those on the first few pages of the listings. I know the concept has potential, I'm just waiting for a publisher to think likewise.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Y5 this week had a go at drawing realistic portraits. Their initial 'before' sketches are in the top corner and the 'after instruction' larger. Looks like they listened - they were certainly impressed with the results.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ww2 display

Managed to get some of the houses onto the 'interactive, time-lapse' display today - blutacked them on 'cos things are going to happen!
Not heard anything about the book proposal I put out there but am still keeping everything crossed. Have, however, had an article published in an art magazine for schools, about links that can be made between art and maths - mathARTmatics - am looking forward to getting a copy to see how it looks in print.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

collage buildings

We started making some small (A5) collage houses and shop fronts today ready for a WW2 street scene. We're hoping to make our display interactive and will be updating it as the war progresses ie, we will add blackout curtains and 'tape' to the windows, all metal fixtures and fittings will disappear, 'telegrams' will be delivered to certain houses, barrage balloons will appear over the nearby factories, some buildings will get bombed (replaced with a 'destroyed' collage) etc.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

we painted today

This afternoon my new class and I painted. We started out with tree-like silhouettes which we then abstracted into patterns and designs. It was nice to spend time like this before the onslaught of chasing targets and levels.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

book proposal

Have put a drawing book proposal into the ether - well, e-mailed it to a few agents anyway. I've developed a unique and very simple method for creating easily recognisable pictures and have got to the point where I am tentatively pushing it out there. Probably way above my humble station but you never know.