Thursday, 23 December 2010

Pikaland Bootcamp

So, it was a little while ago but I really feel the need to rave about Pikaland and their amazing bootcamps. After months of feeling sterile design wise I took the plunge and joined up to one of their infamous art classes. The online support from both tutors and fellow students was unreal and gave me the kick up the backside I needed to get back to writing and drawing again. I thouroughly recommend the bootcamps if you're in need of some encouragement and at about £95 for 6-8 weeks, they're pretty cheap too!

The classes start with you just finding imagery/bits and bobs you like and sticking it into a sketchbook. Over time you add/remove, draw/write over those original pages and slowly but surely, a story emerges. Mine is about an Ugly Owl finding an unusual length of string. The story now feels so alive that I dream about it. Weird! I guess it was just waiting to be told...