Working with Kingston Arts and their annual Maker's Market, we created a super colouring page for people to enjoy and colour-in. The idea was to create a fun theme that can hep the children and families identify with as part of their community.

We chose the theme of animals having fun at the beach, as the beach is a famous feature of Kingston. It had to be imaginative also, and so I created a bunch of different animal characters doing different things, such as a meditating elephant and skateboarding rooster. Following this, on two big wooden platforms, the design was drawn just like a colouring-in book - black lines on white. 

During the art workshop, a casual system of parents and kids walking in and doing as much - or as little - as they pleased. I encouraged the use of textures, colour combinations and other fun techniques for the participants. By the end of it, we had a really cool painting!

Super Colouring-In Page

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Preparing the image

I drew the artwork in black line, just like a colouring-book!

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Concept Development

The concept had to be fun and appealing (especially to kids!), but also retain relevance to the Kingston area. We chose a beach theme with funny characters. You can also see special care was devoted to a fun colour scheme, that had a wide range of hues but all warm. These colours were mixed and prepared on the day.

  Final sketch with proposed colour scheme - bright, sunny and warm with a diverse range of hues.

Final sketch with proposed colour scheme - bright, sunny and warm with a diverse range of hues.

  This was the original concept. We decided it was too busy and needed to be simplified.

This was the original concept. We decided it was too busy and needed to be simplified.


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