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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Warhol Cats Years 1/2

I have just finished mounting the cat drawing and paintings my 1/2s made earlier this year - the exhibition is only 8 weeks away and hence the need to get as much mounted and velcroed before we break in 4 weeks time before the onset of 4th term and the craziness it brings. Inspiration for this book was the beautiful cat drawings 'Sam' by Andy Warhol. After reading the children the book Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola I handed out examples of his cat drawings. They drew them so beautifully in their art diaries. We then drew over them with a black fine line Pen. I photocopied them onto quality paper as they were just so good. They then painted the p/copies with tempera paint - in similar colours to Andy Warhol. They just didn't look complete- so we finished them using Sumi -e ink and chinese calligraphy pens ( very cheap on Ebay). Check out the results- remembering these kids are only 7 and 8 years old.

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