Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Thursday, 24 September 2015
A thought I had:
In Narnia, people often address humans as 'Son of Adam' or 'Daughter of Eve'.
In The Silver Chair, this confuses Jill, as she comes from a non-religious background and hasn't heard of Adam and Eve.
However, while Aslan himself often uses 'Son of Adam' or 'Daughter of Eve', he never addresses Jill this way. He knows her, and where she's coming from, and always calls her simply 'Human Child'.
I like that.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Monday, 21 September 2015
Quite scary, some of the amounts!
The sugar is in little boxes I bought from the British Shell Collectors Club, so they'll hopefully last longer than the examples I've seen with the sugar in bags.Our S2 pupils have been learning about the sugar content of their drinks #health&foodtechnology #sugarrush pic.twitter.com/KpLmaKhuOM— Hillpark Secondary (@HillparkSec) September 16, 2015
It was meant to have blue lettering, but I discovered at the last minute I had no blue card. So I tried green, and I think it actually looks nicer, so that was good. I cheated and cut the letters on my Silhouette machine - that's not why I got it, but might as well use it. It's certainly paid for its (second hand) price!
The bottles/cans are attached with a strip of clear acetate wrapped round them, which goes through a slit in the cardboard. And a glue dot stops them wobbling.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
(Apologies for paranoid copyrighting, but when it's for someone else I feel I really really need to be careful)
|I'm pleased with the mum's 'sari' here, though I spent way way way too long researching sari drapery (with little result) and those shawl things people carry their babies in. I don't even know if they did in those days, but the drapery looked suitable. |
Now that's where flowing clothes are useful - the mum's skirt hides the dad's legs!
That low view was HARD. But I felt it was needed to a) give an intimidating feel, and b) have a view which made the small children take up enough of the picture space.
|I'm pleased with Jesus' cloak here. And the cute baby (got him from a photo).|
|Change of story here! I'm particularly pleased with the young guy on the right. I got the pose from a photo, but I draped the tunic out of my head.|
I really need to practise drawing people, though. Then I wouldn't find this kind of more realistic drawing so difficult.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Instead we're stuck with this sort of stuff:
|Click pictures to enlarge.|
|Both from synagogue at Dura Europos (slightly later than NT times - the long sleeves were not in fashion in the 1st century - instead they wore a baggy poncho-like tunic belted at the waist, making it even more difficult)|