Ourselves in the style of Oliver Jeffers

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Wow! I’ve been blown away by our fantastic art today. Over the last two weeks, we’ve been building on our existing art skills in order to prepare ourselves for this final piece (Learning Objective: To be able make images in the style of another artist).

Inspired by ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy‘, we drew an illustrated version of ourselves in the style of Oliver Jeffers. Oliver Jeffers, who has illustrated lots of other books, has quite a unique style and we tried to replicate this in our pieces. For example, when studying a range of his work, we noticed that many of his characters have large, round heads. In the images below you can see that many children were able to replicate this in their drawings. Similarly, we noticed that his characters tend to have very spindly arms and legs; again, you can see this in the examples below.

Can you spot which one is Mr Catherall?

If reading this post with your child, help them practise their writing skills by asking them to point out all the fronted adverbials and relative clauses.