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How to make Miffy shadow puppets

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Hippo’s Hectic Pen. Dog Doodles. 60 seconds sketches.

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The dog sketches above are prep work for an illustration I’m currently working  on.  I’m so excited to attend Illustrators day, a workshop with the fabulous illustrator David Wiesner giving a talk, next month.

I always like to see where my pencil leads me, with this type of very quick gestural line sketch I try not  to take the pencil off the page. It’s a great and fun exercise to get an energy, flow and movement to the creatures or figures being drawn.  Not giving a drawing a final destination and allowing the line the mark to be about the moment of gestation and less about representation gives a playfulness and poetry.

Paul Klee is quoted saying  “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”

Yay!… lets take that stroll!