Friday, February 26, 2010

zine redesignated as a book!

Listed 'A is for Art' in my Etsy shop. Please feel free to go right on in and browse - no charge!
A peek inside;

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

'zine 'published' !

Have managed to get my head round putting my debut 'zine together - it's done, yay!
It's a photocopied 'how-to' that details a very simple but fantabulously versitile system whereby folk can easily draw something that looks reasonably like what it's supposed to.
I'm just off to footy but will try and put images up later. Not sure what to charge - it's 14 pages (16 incl. card covers), printed in black & white - anyone got a ball park figure?

Here is a pic of the 4 copies I've made up so far (a very limited edition!) - not brilliant 'cos it's dark here now.

'A is for Art'

Friday, February 19, 2010


Have all but given up on trying to interest a mainstream publisher in my fantastic, wonderful ideas so have decided to see if I can push them out there (where they deserve to be!) in the form of a 'zine. It's just that I haven't got the foggiest idea how or where to promote such a thing. Do zines sell on ebay or etsy? Is there a directory or listing I could try to get on? If anyone reading this can help, I would be very, very grateful. Many thanks.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

full picture

A footy pic that fills the whole paper! I don't usually do backgrounds but tried this out to see how effective it might be. Not entirely happy with the finished piece (should have re-painted the blue sock!) but reckon it's ok for a first attempt.

Acrylic on heavyweight, acid-free paper (courtesy of 'Moleskine'), 9cm by 14 cm.

Monday, February 15, 2010

acrylic footy

Tried an acrylic version of the 'footy' pics today;

Again, on 'Moleskine' paper, approx 9cm by 14cm. Any comments most welcome - am undecided between crayon & paint at the moment.

Friday, February 12, 2010

aerial tussle

Have done a pic that I'm thinking of listing either on ebay or in etsy to see if there's anyone out there that takes a fancy to the style. Someone said it reminded them of stuff done by Fernand Leger - if only!
Called 'aerial tussle', done in ink and pencil crayon on 'Moleskine' paper, it measures about 9cm by 14cm. Would welcome any comments.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

collage portraits

Had a 'multi-cultural day' today - different groups looking at different countries and cultures on a round-robin basis.The groups that came to me made collage self-portraits - to show that our school is indeed multi-cultural. The plan is to assemble them all into one large piece roughly 100cm by 60cm - the individual faces are about 10 cm across.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

even more footy

'Nother one, 'Midfield battle' ;

Saturday, February 6, 2010

new pic

Another footy pic - 'Goalmouth Tussle' ;

Took a photo this time rather than scan it - colours much better. Ink and pencil crayon on a 9cm x 14cm moleskine page.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Coloured (pencil crayon);

nb. colours don't really show up as vibrant as they actually are.


A pencil rough;
and inked in;

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

more moving toys

Thaumatropes today, continuing our look at moving toys. It's nice that in todays high tec world children can still be 'wowed' by very low tech stuff.

Managed a few snatched moments during lunchtime and sketched another 'stick' figure. Footy player this time. Part coloured with pencil crayons - beginning to like this style, might see if I can't 'do' a proper picture.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

spinning tops

Had to double up classes today - so we continued with our design tech. topic of 'moving toys' and made spinning tops. Simple quilled pieces with cocktail stick additions. They actually worked very well. The children have taken materials home to improve their designs.

Have been doodling a few 'Fougassian' (is this a word? - after Fougasse) figures. I love the simplicity of line in his work;