Tuesday, 22 May 2012

clunky collage demo for visit to st christopher school

i did a school visit the other week to st christopher school in hertforshire. they were all amazing pupils with lots of crazy ideas for picture books of their own.

these clunky collage characters were part of a demo that i did with them to show how you can create lovely and odd characters out of simple graphic shapes. it is a really good way to play and experiment with new characters with out getting bogged down and depressed about not being able to draw well. it is so liberating... try it!
these pictures were my quick efforts just to check that the demo would work.
i quite like them, i love how just the tweak of the odd eye can change an expression from cute to suspicious.
i like this approach alot, as you come at it without any preconcieved ideas about what your character is, and always end up with something surprising... like the little koala girl at the bottom.

anyway... it was a great day at the school and i hope they all enjoyed it as much as i did... can't wait to see their finished picture books!

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