Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Boris and the T-shirt


Young Boris announced the other day that he had to draw a picture, "about the environment" for the school Eco-committee to put on a T-shirt. Mrs Hideous wasn't here, and Boris and I stared blankly at the paper confronted with the full horror of our mutual complete inability to draw. Our inept scratching at the paper with pens was pretty embarassing, and without the aid of anyone competent, we turned instead to scratching our heads!

Inspiration struck when it occured to me that some of his ideas were pretty good. So instead of trying to draw them, we looked for images online and then slotted them together on the computer. He needed a hand with some of the detailed cropping of images, and some tidying up at the end, but he worked hard, moving the trees, map and bird around the screen, trying different colours and so forth - until it was good enough. Even though he wasn't happy with what we had done, it was to late to do more, so he went to bed. Above is the corrected version that we sorted out - it's even better than the one he took to school.

7 comments:

Endlessly restless said...

Pretty cool - i like the collection of ideas and images - a bit like collage?

lynn said...

I think this is amazing. Well done young Boris.

His Girl Friday said...

Hi HM,

you've been 'tagged'! :)

His Girl Friday said...

oops...forgot to add this! :/ :)

http://roonthehoosemindthe
dresser.blogspot.com/2008/
04/ive-been-tangoed.html

AnneDroid said...

Oh I came on here to tell you you've been tagged and I see hgf beat me to it...

What it is to be popular, eh?

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I think it's very cool. I hope his teacher liked it.

His Girl Friday said...

Annedroid,
you are more than welcome to tag HM, I will defer...and we still get learn HM's hideous history!! ;))

HM,
I think it's great that you and Boris came up with this image. And, I think it's even greater that you had the father-son time, which is so important! :)