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Something fishy is going on ....

February 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

 

Cat Shark It would have to be the first image.... Mandascat is super excited! having just visited Families First North East to discuss a potential project.

A project to engage a little art exhibition and workshops for young people who visit One77.  

Its a fantastic place for so many people, I am proud to be involved with them!! 

I aka Mandascat, will also be potentially collaborating with Naughty Dog and Whaley Clever Designs on 'Something fishy!

As the project is really still in the conception stage I thought it would be a good idea to log my progress through to the fishy finish!!

Immediately on my return I contacted the Whales to organise something upholstered and the Dogs for some environmental marine art.. what a team we will make!  At this initial stage they are all on-board!! 

What should cats draw ...   research first, North Sea, Sea Creatures ... wow!  Our sea is a wealth of amazing creatures, something we should try and preserve.  Both the Whales (Whaley Clever Designs) and (Naughty Dog) Dogs are dedicated to marine preservation in different ways.  I will get them to add a little about themselves as the project develops.

My research led to my first sketches of ideas ... 

 

CATSHARK

The first drawing is a continuous line drawing, I like to do these to understand the shape and form and to add movement.  Then I draw the character from this practice.  The second drawing is my interpretation of a Cat Shark.  This one has eyelashes, I remove them in the final drawing, as I felt he needed to have more menace. 

So my ideas are racing at this moment - a seascape and some cod heads are my first thoughts!! However the Upholstery will take the longest to create and time will run out like sand, so I need to focus on a design for this first!

I am off now to explore whales.....  

 

https://www.hartlepoolfamiliesfirst.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/NaughyDOG.1/

https://www.facebook.com/Whaleycleverdesigns/

 


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Once a Community Artist, now an Lecturer at CCAD, this blog is about my personal creative journey.  Recently married to a guy who loves photography,  who gave me an impetus to create alongside him.  So out came the pens, paper and the computer.  My illustrations, are created via the support of 3 very industrious cats, so any criticism I past that straight to them....  I hope you like and would love any feedback... 
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