Thursday, September 30, 2010

active sketches

Skateboarding and parkour (free running), ink & pencil crayon on paper;

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

active art

Today we had a go at using the card mannequins we made last week to create images of moving/active figures. We simply posed them and drew round them. They've turned out quite well so far.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

a is for...witch

Another quick how-to draw. This time a witch.
Start from a letter A;

Add 'hair'

Then a pointy chin

Add a 'y'

Eyes and nose


Teeth - the more crooked the better

Add a triangle at the top of the hat

And colour

You can add spots, warts etc. Don't worry if your witch looks at bit strange - witches are not renowned for their beauty!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

a is for...bat

A quick how-to draw a simple bat from a letter A;

Add a couple of 'w' shapes

Add a couple of 'M's'

Join them together

Add a small circle for a head

A couple of ears


And colour it in! If anyone ridicules your bat- just tell them you've imagined an as yet undiscovered species that lives in a remote cave deep in the Amazon rainforest!

Happy drawing!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

a is for...alligator

Some more doodlz.

A lion having a bad hair day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

a is for...porcupine

More quick doodlz.
A colleague has a child in their class who is a very reluctant writer but loves to draw (and for their age, is very able). I've suggested that they try the approach of using letters to begin drawings. In that way, the child will be writing without really thinking about it. The child could try other letters as starting points. I've suggested that they develop it by adding simple captions, speech/thought bubbles to the drawings. The child could then be encouraged to create storyboards with simple narratives.
Let's see how it goes.

Friday, September 10, 2010

a is

Before the music school run found time for a few doodlz;

a is for...frog

1st full week back in school has involved a lot of paperwork! Only had time for brief snatches of creativity.
A quick doodle to shamelessly promote my book - 'A is for Art' - that details an incredibly easy method whereby anyone can draw easily recognisable images. (Selling steadily in my Etsy shop-click on the link on the right for more info.)

Friday, September 3, 2010

rock star

Did a spot of painting last night. My sisters partner mentioned he liked the work of Pete Mckee -a Sheffield based artist. Take a look at his website
So I painted this up for him, in a similar sort of style. He's a bit of an old rocker so hopefully should appreciate it. I deliberately kept the image simple but thoroughly enjoyed the process - it took about 2 hours or so. A4, acrylics on paper.