Sarah McIntyre (jabberworks) wrote,
Sarah McIntyre

blue peter shape challenge!

If you're on Twitter, maybe you'll be aware of the regular @StudioTeaBreak drawing challenges, including #ShapeChallenge, where Alison Diamond and I post shapes which people then turn into pictures. The producers of the BBC's Blue Peter loved that idea, and while my Legend of Kevin co-author Philip Reeve and I were in Media City for Newsround, the Blue Peter gang got us to do some drawing for them!

Blue Peter

The video shows how Kevin is constructed out of a simple half circle, and then quickly moves on to the team daring Philip and me to make pictures from other shapes.

And then we turned the objects and characters we'd made out of the shapes into a story!

It's a bit madcap, but the Blue Peter team have written up a basic synopsis of it:

The website comments are open
if anyone else wants to take part. You can make it a game for yourself or to play with a friend, making up drawings from shapes. Then use those shapes in a story!

Here we are with Blue Peter editor Helen Varley and her camera crew. Oh, and you can learn how to draw Kevin step-by-step on my website!

Tags: #shapechallenge, blue_peter, reeve, roly_poly_flying_pony, television

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