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The Wigtown School Playground Mural

While I was in Wigtown for the book festival I made a mural for the school playground. I began with a day in School drawing children who posed for me. Then I showed the children how to draw too. I use these sketches to make the mural, which I painted onto great big, 8 x 4 foot boards. This weekend the boards went up and , to my huge relief, it all fits together.

14571961_1032215340209368_337141823_oHere are some of the children’s drawings – I love how they interpret what I do!kids-drawings

And here is a video about it all!

Making a Mural at Wigtown School

During my time at the Wigtown Book Festival last week, I spent time at the school, drawing some children, who posed for me. I then showed the rest of the children how to draw those drawings.


Then I used those drawings to design a mural to replace one in the playground that has become a bit worn with age. I managed to finish in time but the big, 8′ x 4′ boards were not put up in time before I had to leave for home.

The video shows the process and and how I resurrected my ancient sign writing skills. I actually surprised myself with my ability to still handle a long haired sign writing brush!