Because of the number of school visits I've been doing recently, I have received lots of nice emails and also some fun parcels from the postman. The parcels were actually more like very fat envelopes and, when I opened them, they were stuffed with lovely letters and drawings from children, thanking me for my visit.
We did an illustration workshop, where I showed the children how to use facial expressions to let people know what their character is thinking, then how to dress or accessorise them, to give clues to their age, sex or personality. Next we learnt how to make our characters run really fast, how to create distance and depth in the background and how to use weather to add atmosphere to a picture. The children did a great job and picked it all up really well, as you can see.
I am so glad everyone enjoyed my visits and found them interesting. It was lovely to meet you all. Don't forget what you have to do to get really good at your drawing... remember..? Yep, you got it... PRACTISE!!
Oh, and if you want some help with drawing either cats or dragons, take a look at these two films I made over Easter...