Well shiver me timbers. The scurvy dogs and landlubbers of Primrose Hill have been putting quill to parchment, inspired by the excellent wench of our landlocked parish, Sally Kindberg.
Sally’s latest book from her much-loved ‘Draw It!’ series is published tomorrow, May 5:
‘Pirates, 100 swashbuckling things you never knew you could draw’
To celebrate, I buckled my own swash and set out amongst the cabin boys and lasses of Primrose Hill to put the book to the test.
Click on the gallery below to see who had a bash and what they doodled. Everyone said no no no no I can’t draw oh go on then but only if you really insist, apart from Ryan, restaurant manager at Odette’s, who just said ok and whipped up a magnificent drawing with proper perspective, severed heads and everything.
Of course, the book is aimed at children, inviting them to doodle alongside Sally’s pictures and to be inspired by her suggestions; the more cautious or reluctant artist will feel safe and encouraged by working within Sally’s framework while the most skilled and imaginative will be able to take Sally’s lead and soar with it.
What do pirates’ dreams look like? Who or what would you rescue if your ship were sinking? What do pirates make when they take up knitting? Who is Dirty Dierdre and whatever does she look like? How will the pirates recognise the Maggoty Inn when they are out for a glass of grog? All these questions and many many more are addressed by the book and I am sure that the possible answers are infinite.
And of course, with Sally being a citizen of Primrose Hill, I happened to bump into her in a coffee shop this morning and she sends you this message:
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