Wednesday, 29 June 2016


Hi everyone! Boy, have I been busy!
I have been coding games and animations on the coding website called Scratch.
The thing I have been working on on Scratch is a selection of animal drawings I have drawn on the computer. You can do lots of things on this website like animations, games, stories, make art, music or just look at other people's work. 

I have learned a lot of things from Scratch and I really recommend it (Mum note: Scratch still needs some supervision since it’s a public forum. However, you can download the free program to work offline.) 

Thanks mum. Anyway, that’s all for this week’s post. See you next time, S.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The MCA Zine Fair and review

On Sunday my mum and I went to the MCA for the Zine Fair. It was what I expected. Normally you see lots of artists sitting behind desks, waiting for customers to sell their zines to. A zine is a self-published magazine that is usually photocopied. Some have real information about how to help with life but others have cute cartoon drawings. 
A lady there called Ralpi was really clever and made it so the drawings on each page of her folded book connect up when you unfolded the book out to one page. I bought her book. It’s called Frank, the Long Necked Cat and she gave me another one called (little) Face Book. (little) Face Book has drawings of lots of faces with different emotions. 
I’ve been inspired by these books to create my own. One is called The Magical Swing and the other one is called The Animal Book which is filled with lots of drawings of animals. These books are not quite finished but they will be before the next zine fair which I hope to be in.
The stretched out book on the left is made by Ralpi and the one on the right is mine.
Also you might remember that I mentioned I was going to be doing an interview with the artist Jumaadi for the MCA blog. Well, here is the link to the finished product.

Till next time, S.

P.S. Here are a couple of videos showing how to make two types of folded books from one piece of paper:

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A drawing a day #7 and #8

Ahoy there!!!
Again I was really tired on Tuesday so I’m posting today. Anyway, here are drawings #7 and #8. For those who don’t know I have set myself the challenge of posting a drawing once a day on this blog. And today is the last day of the challenge. It was just something to do that was fun. It was a bit difficult sometimes to post on the blog everyday but it was quite easy to draw. I recommend setting yourself this challenge. It may be hard but it’s really worth it because it helps to get more art into your life when you have something to work on each day.
This drawing is a still life which my mum set up for me to draw.
And this one is a watercolour which I like because of the sunset and the contrasting colours.

I hope you have a good weekend, S.

Monday, 6 June 2016

A drawing a day #5 and #6

Hello everyone! Nearly 48 hours have passed because yesterday unfortunately I was too tired to post. So here are drawings #5 and #6. 

#5 is a drawing I did yesterday in the MCA Kids Committee meeting where we had to keep our pencil on the page once we put it down. It’s a drawing of my mum. I think it’s bad but mum thinks it’s adorable.
Drawing #6 is also of my mum. It’s something I’ve been working on for the last couple of days which will be entered into something I’ll reveal to you once it’s been done. 

We’re quite busy so that’s why this has been a short post. Tomorrow will be the last day of this drawing challenge and I hope to see you then, S.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

A drawing a day #4

Here it is! Drawing #4.
This drawing is based on the drawings of Jumaadi who I will be interviewing tomorrow for the MCA blog. Jumaadi has a shadow puppet show which I’m excited to see. I thought it was very interesting the way Jumaadi draws two eyes on one side of the face, sometimes three or four eyes! I’ll have to ask him about that tomorrow. 

Also our next MCA Kids Committee meeting is on as well. Tomorrow is going to be VERY busy and I’ll report back to you tomorrow night. See you in 24 hours! S.

Friday, 3 June 2016

A drawing a day #3

Hi! I am proud to present drawing #3!!! 
For those who don’t know, I have given myself the challenge to do a drawing once a day and post it here. I’ve posted this a little bit late today because I just had my ballet class. Then I had dinner. THEN I did the drawing. I drew this picture mostly because Mum suggested it but also because I like drawing in black and white. This is a still life and I think this round vase did a pretty good job at staying still!!! Seriously, I really like the shadow and I tried to look really carefully at it. Charcoal is really messy. I accidentally put my thumb on it and now there’s a big fingerprint on it.

Have a good weekend everyone, S.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

A drawing a day #2

Hi everyone! It’s raining where I live so we mostly stayed indoors today.
Welcome to my second post in the challenge I have set myself to do a drawing a day and post them here for one week (click here for yesterday's drawing).
Today I did a drawing of a city. I really like this drawing because I got the inspiration from one of my favourite TV skits. At first I wasn’t sure of what I was going to draw but then I did my inspiration trick of daydreaming and noticing something in the corner of my eye which makes want to draw what I see. 
I really like the detail I did in the white building in the middle.
The staircase through the window is inspired by a friend’s house. When you go to their front door you can’t see inside because the windows are blocked by stairs.
The top floor is an office, the floor below has the reception.

I hope you like my second drawing. See you tomorrow, S.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

A drawing a day #1

HI everyone!
This week I’ve given myself the challenge to post a drawing once a day onto this blog.

Today I did a self-portrait. I was in our study and I saw a book with the word ‘self-portrait' in the corner. I normally get ideas this way. I daydream sometimes and look into the distance and see something out of the corner of my eye. When I stop daydreaming and look at it clearly it usually doesn’t look exactly as I thought but then I go and draw what I imagined. Then I thought about the time my old art teacher got out some small round mirrors and told us we were going to do self-portraits. So here is today's drawing.
Self Portrait, 2016, 420 x 300mm (A3)
I hope you like my idea and I hope you're inspired to do more art, S.