This picture, painted at Ashley Down Primary School, represents the ability to stand alone when necessary. For me a musician rocking it with the help of a looper clearly sums up this personal quality.
Work in progress on this stenciled busy bee. I still plan to add somee water coming out of the watering can and a shadow coming off the plant pot. Maybe a shadow thrown onto the floor from the bee too. Alex Hykel: Artist, Puppeteer, Harmonica Player;
This picture is a work in progress (but accepted) design for a mural on the first section of playground wall in Ashley Down Primary School in Bristol. The dimensions are 2.35metres by 4.82 In the final piece, all the bees will be wearing trainer's. One nice feature is that the open books are going to …
Here's a little bee playing saxophone on my hand. The picture in the background was given to us and painted by our lovely friend Persh, who has been endlessly supportive and generous to us over the years. Alex Hykel: Artist, Puppeteer, Harmonica Player;
Gradually making some progress colouring these bees digitally in Manga Studio. Although it's a lot of work getting my head round the program at the moment, the flexibility it provides should be really helpful before too long. Plus it's great for making comics in.
Here's a few bee characters busy doing a variety of hopefully interesting activities. I'm going to use these drawings to make stencils that can be used to make colourful images for the school wall at Ashley Down.
Here's one Tula and I found ourselves working on late yesterday evening by torchlight! It's a bit scruffy but I like it. More to come from this busy bee series for Ashley Down Primary School very soon. Alex Hykel: Artist, Puppeteer, Harmonica Player;
Monday morning message; we are all capable of so much but often fear, uncertainty, self doubt or lack of perseverance get in the way of us achieving our goals. Think you can't do it? Chances are you can! Maybe take a moment to mentally break it up into smaller, more manageable pieces. Then be calm, …
The kids and I have made a little video in which we demonstrate making a character from a bubbly cork.