Wednesday, 2 January 2013

It's FANUARY the first!


That's right, I'm declaring a new pun based month project, and I'm calling it "Fanuary". I'm going to attempt to dedicate at least 30mins a day to myself. No client or project work. Just a little bit of time to indulge my own selfish whims.

So I thought I'd share some things that have inspired me over the years.TV, Cartoons, Movies, Music. Basically anything that has impacted on me, from a kid in the late 70s/80s right up till the present day.

Let's start where all things begin. At the beginning. Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men series was the first thing I ever remember drawing. Really you can't go wrong with Mr. Men. If you could draw a square, a circle, a blob or even a squiggly mess, you could draw a Mr. Men character.

My favourite was Mr Bump, the clumsy little scamp. I seem to remember I had a lot of issues getting the bandages right. Which probably made me cry with frustration, as my hands failed to put down what my brain was telling it.

A habit I haven't appeared to grow out of.

Happy Fanuary everyone!

5 comments:

  1. Cool, I'll be following the process!

    Happy new year!

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    1. Thanks Chris. First blog comment of 2013!!!

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  2. Happy New Year Chris!
    I'm glad you are back! Have a great Fanuary!

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    1. Aw thanks Bruno, you too my friend :)

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  3. I love the idea, and it's so true about the frustration of transferring images from the mind to the hand! Especially when i was young, I'm pretty sure I thought it must be a magical power.

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