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Art On The Street 2014.

((planning my AOTS space out on iPad using Adobe Ideas app)).

Long suffering readers might remember that I ran an Interactive Whiteboard art show for Promethean at Art On The Street 2012.

((Video Evidence if you don’t believe me)).
(((Which, AGAIN, grr, won’t embed. No idea why not 🙁 ))).

Excellent fun it was, but, at the (very) back of my mind was the thought that I was in work mode and didn’t get to either enjoy the art that surrounded me nor have a go at displaying anything of mine… I’ve been WAY too busy to contemplate doing something similar since but something in me said I should do this one coming up, and a space was available so…

This Saturday! Maidenhead Art On The Street! I’ll be standing around desperately hoping someone talks to me and buys something. It’s an extraordinary event which I’m very happy to be a part of, whether I sell anything or not really… But since I’ve said I’d buy the excellent Mr Nick Thatcher a burger to say thanks for helping me it’d be nice to cover that cost and the train fare at least 🙂

I’ve got a packed wall of loads of stuff (16 x pieces of art available in limited quantities* in A3 and A2 size for very affordable prices), a dozen hand made creatures available for charity donation to Disability Challengers and National Autistic Society and (postal service willing) a hundred styli that people can buy (again, for charity donation) and if anyone wants to chat apps and styli and so on and so forth I’ll be more than happy to answer questions about which is the best app and which is the best scribble stick**.

((possibly a smidge too much artwork. Working on what stays and what goes…))

I’ll also have 100 badges of Stylus T. Frog which will be on sale for some sort of pocket money price (still working on that one) so, hopefully, there’ll be something for everyone.

AND I’ve got a 2 x 4 ft banner which I REALLY hope I’ve got space for on the stand as it looks ace 🙂



So… a lot of work (which I’ve been juggling against the most complex triple whammy of most students to EV and two EQRs at work that I’ve ever co-ordinated…) but can’t wait. If you’re in Maidenhead pop over and say hallo. I’m on pitch 52, although TBH I’ve no idea where that is 🙂 Follow me on Twitter at @kercal and hopefully I’ll post some sort of useful info through the day…

Painting the World while it’s still there…

In a vaguely unplanned move, bearing in mind this mornings blog post, I found myself on a bus,  then on a train and then on another bus with only the Hudl to draw on and play with… (and indeed I could quite happily have played Plants vs Zombies 2 but I’m stuck on a level and it’s driving me up a wall). So time to draw it was.

Way back in the dim (me) and distant (past) I used to time my pictures by the bus journeys  I took to and from work (45 mins either way). Nowadays I tend to walk to work (different place, would be ten mins on the bus what with all the stops and traffic but is only twenty mins to walk so seems a no-brainer to me) which this gives me less travel drawing time. Today was nice in that it gave me an hour and a half to draw and I do like to create images while commuting. Hence this:

Initial scribble.


Cleaned up scribble. At the time I was going to do something with tablets in the paint coming out of the tube… However…. 

…when I started to block in the colours I found myself with a world/land and sea sort of colour scheme going on, so I swapped over to that.

And then, just at the end (of the train journey) I added in a background colour just for the fun of it. Probably needs muting a little, that said it looked better on the tablet and it may be my laptop which isn’t showing me the correct colours.

On the bus journey back home I made a couple of quick edits to say a ‘good luck’ to a friend who’s the excellent masterbrain behind the amazing Art of the Street coolness about to take over Maidenhead on Saturday morning.

So there you have it. An hour and a half of doodling with not much in the way of thought process. Hope you like.

May the 12th, 2012th.

Oh it’s been a year…

The next stop on my art journey is this Saturday at the Maidenhead Art on the Street event. The more I find out about it the more I’m excited to be a part of it and I’ve gone from being a very irregular visitor to come to being  smitten with their art shop (an amazing place with four floors and an art room which makes my art classroom pale into dungeon like status. That said, it will not topple Guildford Art Centre from my affections as one of the nicest places on the planet, partially because I think Phillipa would kill me if I said anything even remotely close to that effect. It’s a close race though…)

The Art on the Street  event? Sounds brilliant. 120 pitches for artists to sell their wares, lots of information for new and growing artists, live music, treasure maps, all sorts. Fantastic stuff. You can read more about it here: http://www.maidenheadartmarket.org/

My involvement? Well, I’ve been drawing on a range of odd and unusual screens for a while, as readers of the blog will know, and one of my favourite screens is a Promethean IWB 500. Mutlitouch and a lovely canvas to use Art Rage software on. I’d already live drawn on a Promethean IWB at a trade show before and had video’d not only one of the images created (IWB art) but also the journey to the show (iPad art).

This time it’s different! This time there’s a plan 🙂 (Last time I was told to show up and draw).

This time it’s a book draw.

Yes, I know. One of them… And yes, it does sound counter-intuitive bearing in mind we’ll be drawing on a large flat, matt canvas with digital paint.

The thing is, I know they work. I like the characters (The Dragon and His Princess). And to see kids come out of the session with a small book that they’ve made? Always very exciting. So I put my mind to how the Dragon and His Princess would interact with an IWB and, from then on in, the story pretty much wrote itself…

So… Here are some images that have been made during the planning process and, on Saturday… It’ll all be very busy and lively and exciting I expect and a very exciting book will be finished. Me, I’ve only done a small part of it, there’s much more to be made and that’s not my job, me I’ll just be there to hold the IWB pen and encourage others to do the cool stuff…. Videos and pictures of the day to follow, these are doodles from the week leading up to May the 12th, 2012th.

All images painted on Promethean IWB 500 using Art Rage software between teaching classes 🙂 You can see a video of the making of two of the images above here: http://www.youtube.com/user/apaulio

Looking forward to it? Oh yes. That said I have to get a train there at 8 which means getting up at 6.30. On a night after youth group. And then wifeys out in the evening so I’m not even able to sleep then! (Then a Sunday group doing art and craft activities…. The fun never ends. Sunday afternoon will be sleep, sleep, sleep, as Damon Albarn once beautifully soundtracked)…

Big screen fun, small paper finale. Hope you can join me, say hi if you do.