On Saturday, William and I attended a cartoon drawing workshop held at one of our local secondary schools. I had been hoping that Peter would go with him as a) he is much better at drawing than me and b) it would be a nice "father/son" thing for them to do. Unfortunately, he had some work to catch up on at home so I went instead. I will admit that I was slightly apprehensive - I have never thought I was any good at drawing - but as this was mainly for Will's benefit I was willing to give it a go. The chap teaching us was an illustrator - very good at drawing but I didn't think he was particularly good at the "teaching" aspect, but we learnt about the proportions of a face and body, how to draw expressions, how to show movement etc. And then we all had to think up a story and draw a cartoon. Here is Will's:-
And this is mine:
I think I've said before that I'm really not very good at coming up with original ideas (I'm the kind of person who can never think of anything witty to write in a card, for example) so I just went with something really simple and mundane, but somehow managed to turn it into quite a sweet little story. The tutor was really complimentary and even Peter said that I'm much better at drawing than I think I am! So I was actually quite proud of myself in the end. This is probably about the limit of my capabilities though, so don't expect to see any masterpieces anytime soon! William really enjoyed the session too and gave it 10 out of 10.
Last week (or it could have been the week before) Jackie at Buttontreecrafts tagged me with this award:
1. Chocolate (duh!)
2. Blogging (I don't want to admit to how many times a day I check my inbox and blog feeds!)
3. Interiors magazines (I don't buy that many but I hoard them and then go through and cut out all the pictures that I like and store them in a folder - every now and then I go through it and dream about what my house would be like if we won the lottery!)
4. My kids and hubby (natch!)
5. Umm, can I say chocolate again?
If you want to play along, consider yourself tagged!