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doodly doos

Yesterday my little neighbour friend came home after being away for the summer, and we hung out at the studio playing thumb wars, looking at my animal reference books and drawing odd hybrids from them. And giraffes and bats and a mouse in wrestling masks.

I'm going to try to go along to the ICA on Friday the 11th to see what their Little Pencil events are all about. (I'm doing one on Nov 6th, as part of the Comica festival.) It's an event aimed mainly at kids, where they'll watch some Norman McLaren short animations, then spend time drawing to music along with illustrator (and recent Brighton graduate) Rob Matthews. (It's 4:40-6pm and you can book tickets here.)

Hmm, I'm already trying to think of a good playlist for when it's my turn. Any suggestions? Child-friendly music that's fun to draw to and gives you ideas, maybe something a little bit out of the ordinary...


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Sep. 1st, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
I think I just had a cute overdose.
Sep. 1st, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
Ha ha... almost as good as caffeine!
Sep. 2nd, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
The only side effects are happiness and hugs.
Sep. 2nd, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, a cup of tea does that to me every time! :-D
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Sep. 1st, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! :-)
Sep. 3rd, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Your dinsaur/animal hybrid would make a wonderful picture book. Kids love dinosaurs don't they and the idea of mixtures is great.

As for music, have you ever heard Kate Bush's 'Ariel' 'Sky of Honey', it's a concept record of about 30 mins made up of around 9 songs. It's about one day and refers to sunrise, afternoon light and painting ( with Rolf Harris as the artist), there's a completely mad section where Kate sings with birds ( but it works) and then there's a bit about the eveing and nightime. There's certaintly some music that's surprising as well calm enough to draw to. I don't suppose any child would have heard it. Kate is an aquired taste. My boys really like Duzee Rascal (bonkers), Lady Ga Ga, and La Roux. Can you draw to those? You might do but I think you'd have a riot on your hands!! Go with Kate's concept album about light!!
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