Esteemed illustrators drop in for drawing lesson
Drawing lessons have been brought to life and inspired pupils as illustrator Korky Paul dropped into a live lesson, while children's author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin entertained a Year 6 class with live readings, drawings and anecdotes from his successful career.
He shared lots of his creative methods, which included his love of technology and how he creates all his art using his phone and ipad. His live drawing session demonstrated how he uses a digital illustration app to transform simple geometric shapes into book characters.
He also shared the problems he faces having dyslexia, his struggles at school and how proud he was when he wrote his first chapter book.
Tom compared being an author to being let loose in a dressing up box and a time machine, all at the same time. He also confessed the two toughest things to draw... horses and bicycles apparently.