Arty is converting a throw from the op shop into a banner for his room, to go with his Harry Potter things. First step, draw the lion.
A note from the editor. The real Cat-man and Sparrow were called (Ned) Kelly and Lottie and were our family cats when I was a child in the 1970s. Kelly was a ferocious and fearless animal, and it was after telling Arty about Kelly and how he nonchalantly rescued Lottie from a barking dog one day, that Arty started drawing a cartoon version and called the characters Cat-man and Sparrow… a play on Batman and Robin in case you hadn’t already spotted it. Now I’ll step back and leave Arty to it again.
Arty has just spent several hours drawing banners for all his comic strips and a new banner for his blog. He then had a lesson in PhotoShop to colour in his new red banner. Yaaay!
Look out for Arty’s Month of Comics, coming soon! (We weren’t quite ready to start on the first day of November.)
I’m popping some stuff up to get the ball rolling again. Arthur can take over when I’ve got time to teach him how to scan. The software is a bit tricky.
First up, Arty’s modification of a postcard from the Melbourne Immigration Museum. He’s going through a phase of taking famous faces and modifying them. This cityscape got the same treatment. I added the colour because I couldn’t resist!
Then on the topic of angry lizards…
And angry pirates…
Let’s keep this balanced. Here is a friendly lizard. His name is Squiggle. He’s part of an unfinished story illustrated with felt tip and collage.
…to be continued
More Australian bush creatures below.
And another unfinished story.
I love the Dogs of Dogby. I really hope Arty finishes this one.
Stay tuned for Arthur’s month of cartoons, coming soon!
One of Arty’s interests at the moment is pirates. No doubt as a result of a small set of pirate characters bought at the toy shop while visiting his grandparents in Camperdown. They have sparked off a series of illustrations (only a couple of which are pictured here) and three songs. Arty has begun to add a melody to one of the songs and sings along to it on the piano. Perhaps we will be able to post a recording at some stage.
Some of the drawings
The three songs
Here are some of the blobs that Arty created in Camperdown while I was making bookmarks.
Green Pig Blob
Shouting Pig Blob
Bert and Dimwit re-emerged on Christmas holidays. They are a little out of sorts, poor things.