Siân Sharp – Artist and Illustrator

The Shape Game

At the school where I work, they always have an Author of the Half Term, and this time they are celebrating Anthony Browne.  They had a fun competition for the children based on The Shape Game — take one irregular, abstract shape drawn by Anthony Browne, use it to make a picture.  The teacher running the competition thought it would be good if the adults entered too and she asked me to join in.  I decided the shape could be the mouth of a cave.

shape game bear

(The anatomy of the little boy is all wrong, but whatever.)  It was really fun to do, and such a pleasure to do a watercolour which wasn’t for anything.  I wasn’t getting marked on it, it wasn’t getting judged in a professional competition, I wasn’t asking a publisher to critique it, no-one was paying me for it.  It was just done for the pleasure of making a lovely picture.  I should do that more often!

bear by drawosaur

This entry was published on February 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm. It’s filed under Adventures and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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