Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Drawings at Moore, Term 1 2017

This year I've been doing occasional small portraits and other sketches in and around my classes at Moore. Towards the start of last term I cut up a lot of paper into A5 pieces for use in a women's chapel I was leading but not many got used, so I thought I'd just draw on them instead. Here are some of the sketches I've done.

Above: Some of the students (and a chaplain in the lowest sketch).
Below: a couple of lecturers.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter Fest Portraits

The day after the kids club comics making workshop (see previous post) the church we were involved with (Holy Trinity Kingsford) ran their Easter Fest. Dave the minister asked me to do some portrait sketching, which was quite fun! I enjoy drawing portraits, and at this event discovered that lots of people wanted family portraits, or portraits with their friends - more so than individual ones. Makes sense.

Here are some I did:

Above are Jess and Grace, two girls on our team who I drew first. Their portraits became my 'samples' to give others two colour options.

These two photos were mother-daughter portraits - both girls had been in my comics making workshop the day before. 

A couple of friends - Sandra and Susan.

The largest family I drew that day! So lovely. I got them all to sit together first, sketched the outline of their heads and then drew facial details one person at a time so the others could take a break - a necessary technique with small children!

Cosmic Heros Comic Workshop

The last two years I've been studying at Moore Theological College, and last week our college community divided into groups to go help out various churches for a week. My group went to Kingsford, and on Friday I got to run a comics making workshop during a kids club. We had 'cosmic rescuers' as our theme (with Jesus being the greatest cosmic rescuer of all!), and in the workshop the kids designed their own rescuer and created a one or two page rescue story. Some were pretty clever! I was impressed.

Before the kids club - with inspiration on the walls

After the workshop, with Fiona and Robbie as helpers

Some board scribbles - the picture on the right was the joint effort of myself and the kids, as I first sketched Robbie and then got the kids to add things to his outfit on the board. The picture on the left was my own example comic page layout, to give an idea of some stages in a rescue story.