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Quentin Blake Ink Work


Whilst studying one of literature's best loved children's authors, Roald Dahl, we turned our attention to Quentin Blake, who is well known for illustrating Dahl's works.

We looked at many of Blake's most famous illustrations and took a virtual toour of his studio. It wasn't long before the children in Year 2 were itching to get their hands on some inkwells and special ink pens with pointed nibs to design their own book covers for the Enormous Crocodile stories that we had been writing in class.

You can see in the pictures below how our artwork evolved from simple ink line drawings to pop off of the page after we added some water colours, mirroring the style of Quentin Blake himself.

Art Week 2018


We were inspired by the painting Sir George and the Dragon by Uccello to create our own artwork.  We developed our skills in sketching and drawing to make line drawings of our own dragons and added these to the original painting. We even wrote some interesting dragon riddles to go with these. We were so proud of our finished products at the end of Art Week and are sure you'll agree that the finished display looked great too!

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Left Shape
Right Shape