I think you all know that part of my love for art lies in experimenting and trying new things all of the time……ok, I admit I have a low boredom threshold 🙂
In a previous job I wrote a drama workshop which involved an interactive story and a puppet which I designed and made from scratch. I also had the chance to illustrate a book for them which was great fun. I wanted to take this further though and put more time into developing characters than they allowed me, so……
…….what better excuse to do this than my own grandchild. I want to write him a book (or 2) and make him the central character.
The children I worked with and their teachers loved the material that I wrote but it took quite a bit of time and research to ensure that the child is kept interested. Aiden is not even 3 months old so I have that time to play and I will develop it gradually. While I was stuck on the train yesterday I played a little and came up with this character – the hat came from the fact that his dad is nearly always seen in a hat and I imagined him in an exagerated version of his dad’s hat. 🙂
He is drawn in my new sketchbook which is now going everywhere with me….to make sure I draw every day!!
This is just a rough sketch at the moment but I would love to hear your opinions on this one and any experiences or ideas that you have……please.
Hmmmm….I think he needs a companion….