Friday, September 30, 2011


Managed to try out a cowboy version of the model figure. Quite pleased with how he's turned out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

doodles, elephants & vikings

A couple of recent sketches. The robot conker one was for a lad in my class - he brought me a conker in (!) so I gave him this pic as a thankyou. Well, the 'bot is playing with a sort of nut, so I'm sure it's within international conkering rules!

It's appliqued & embroidered elephant time again for our Indian topic. We made simple patterns from 3x3 grids.

A colleague is 'doing' Vikings. Did a figure based on the simple 'robot' model that I made ages ago. The blob of glue on the front is 'cos I was rushing it!

Got me to thinking that the basic template could be utilised for a whole host of figures/characters with very little effort.

Friday, September 23, 2011

indian doodle

We're looking at India in y3 and so I did a doodle in my pocket moleskine. We've looked at Indian elephants for art so I thought I'd do a procession - colours a bit washed out 'cos I had to take it with flash the on. Can you spot the 'A is for elephant' ?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

card racers

Had a few moments to play around with some pieces of card and create a simple racing car model. Here's a picture of prototype 1 and 2. Found out that you can 'blow' them along, so you could actually 'race' them using straws (a la blow footy) should you so wish!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

elaborated sketch

Managed to add a few more ideas to the previous sketch.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

recent doodlz

A couple of sketches. I'm thinking of painting up the top one (sometime!), though might add a couple of footy scarves. The bottom one was for a 'reluctant learner' in my class - it's from a book idea I had a couple of years ago where a boy, on a rainy day, decides to make things out of a cardbaord box. I was going to have double page spreads with the 'actual' pic on the right (the boy and his box) and what he's imagining on the left hand page. Haven't got round to doing the full thing yet needless to say!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

car booty

Been to a car boot and bagged a book for 2 euros. My daughter has just gone off to UK to study art/textiles and I thought she might like it. I do anyway - an early 60s reprint of a 1952 volume with some wonderful colour plates and line drawings.