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Hollywoods

Sketch

When Arthur Ransome was illustrating his books he sometimes got children to pose for photographs (which he called Hollywoods).  Next time you are out on an adventure whether its with TARS or friends and family why not create your own Hollywoods.

Part 1

You will need:

  • Camera

What to do:

  1. While out on an adventure photograph your family and friends in a Swallows and Amazons style pose.  Arthur Ransome tried to avoid drawing faces so you might like to ask people to turn their faces away from the camera. 

If not duffers…

When out on adventures always be on the look out for potential danger and don’t go off anywhere with out an adult’s knowledge and permission.

Part 2

You will need:

  • Paper (cartridge paper is nice to draw on if you have it)
  • Pencil
  • Black pen (optional)
  • Rubber (optional)

What to do:

  1. Draw an illustration based on your photograph.  Arthur Ransome used mainly lines with a little shading for things like water and trees but you can do yours  however you like.
  2. When you are happy with your drawing, if you like ( and you are feeling brave), you could go over it using black pen.
  3. If you do go over your picture in pen, wait until the next day before using a rubber to remove the pencil lines.  Pictures can be ruined by impatient rubbing out.
  4. Step back and admire your artwork.  You could even send a copy of it to The Outlaw.