Friday, 16 April 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Many years ago (2005) I gave Gabriel some pen and ink to draw with, and he produced this Firebird. Last week I visited his school and he created a scene of Dunkirk for the World War 2 project I've been running in local schools (see more HERE). It was interesting to see how he has become slightly more self-conscious and critical over those years - a normal progression I suppose. Gabriel is SO busy with school work (SATS approaching) that I thought I'd post for him for now...
Monday, 15 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Gabriel's been off school with a cold, and didn't feel like drawing. So I thought I'd post some of his older stuff (this is his Dad by the way). I love these drawings and he is a constant inspiration to me. These drawings were done when Gabriel was 8 years old. The first is a portait of the two of us, the others reveal his (ongoing) interest in marine life, cephalopods in particular.
Like most boys, he is especially interested in how big these monsters grow. Facts on giant squid seem to vary, but there are unconfirmed reports that these particular calamari can read over 50 metres and that their only possible predator is the Sperm Whale. Hardly surprising that for Gabriel, Archteuthis Dux is the new Tyrannosaurus Rex!