Thursday, 30 May 2013

How to draw a troll.

I went shopping this morning and bought myself a scanner. I've just completed the illustrations for Rosen Trevithick's second Smelly Trolls book - "Mr Splendiferous and the Troublesome Trolls", but I'd found using a camera to transfer the pictures onto the computer a major hassle and far more time-consuming than I wanted, so I treated myself to a scanner. Then, this afternoon, I created a "How to" information sheet for Class 5A at a school in Cornwall who have been studying "The Troll Trap".

I'm not sure how to reproduce a PDF here, but this is how it goes -

 Figure 1. Draw rough shapes in pencil.
Figure 2. Outline shapes in pencil. Add features like face, clothes, fingers and toes

Figure 3. Add more details (still in pencil) like hair, warts and cracks in the skin.

Figure 4. Go over all the important lines in black pen. Erase all the pencil marks.

Figure 5. Colour in your Troll. Give him (or her) a really ugly name.

©Katie W. Stewart. May be reproduced for educational purposes only.

If you're interested in a copy for your class, just let me know and I'll send you a PDF file. If you haven't read either of the Troll books yet, I recommend you do, especially if you have a young child to read them to. They are magnifitastic and bellilafficus!

©Katie W. Stewart


lizy-expat-writer said...

I shall hang on to these instructions for myself and my grandsons! Thanks Em

lizy-expat-writer said...

Sorry - slip of the mind and typing finger - not Em but KATE!!

Rosen Trevithick said...

I think I like the blog post even more than the PDF you sent me.

Loving 'magnifitastic' and 'bellilafficus'!

Kate said...

Lizy, you can call me what you like, I'm too far away to hear! :)

More words for the next volume, Rosen?

Rosen Trevithick said...

I've made a note of them, thank you.

Just drew my own troll. You're right - they're great fun to draw. It's not too shoddy but you certainly won't be out of a job any time soon! Hee hee.

Patsy said...

I misunderstood the post title - thought you had a way to attract people who'd give us lots of 1 star reviews.

These are much nicer trolls!

Kate said...

Haha, Patsy. I'm not a masochist! :) I can get one star reviews without trying! :P

Dr. Niamh Clune said...

Love the drawing!

Kate said...

Thanks, Niamh!