Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekly drawing 60: Yellowtail kingfish

I now draw where ever I can. This was drawn while looking after my daughter at the playground. Chalk has become a great new way to mix parenting and art. Plus lots of kids enjoy joining in and drawing something themselves, which is fun.
Yellowtail kingfish - character study for a new book I'm working on
Drawing at McNeilly Park, Marrickville with Libby

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekly drawing 59: Vercingetorix

52 BC, Vercingetorix lead Gaul's most significant revolt against the Roman occupation of Gaul (France). Unfortunately most of what was recorded of him historically was written by his Roman enemy Julius Caesar. Personally I prefer Rene Goscinny's account of events.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekly drawing 58: Harold the crow's nest crow

Harold's favourite saying "alert but not alarmed"
Up in the crow's nest by Libby and Joel

Libby in the moment
Being a creative parent can be hard to find time to create while caring for a baby. 
But lately I've had some really golden moments drawing with children. 
Which is a great way for us all to have fun and I get still get to create. 
The next two photos are of chalk drawings I did with Libby and other play friends at Jarvie Park in Marrickville.

Chickenpox Chicken on a skateboard
 Libby and a friend added the details such as spots and the thing that looks like a 
choker necklace, I was told this is actually a trampoline. Which I find oddly amusing.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Weekly drawing 57 part 2: Salty Dog

Weekly Drawing 57: Sea goat the resourceful sailor

Sea goat's favourite saying " Any port in a storm"
Drawn in my daughters sketch book, she drew the red and green lines.
She is now 18 months old and loves drawing.