Let’s Make Some Great Art: the movies

Our profile of Marion Deuchars in the August issue of CR coincides with the launch of her new book Let’s Make Some Great Art. To promote the book, Deuchars has worked with animator Daniel Britt to create some lovely short films

Our profile of Marion Deuchars in the August issue of CR coincides with the launch of her new book Let’s Make Some Great Art. To promote the book, Deuchars has worked with animator Daniel Britt to create some lovely short films

Let’s Make Some Great Art is an art activity book “with ambition” according to Deuchars. “I wanted it to be a bit more intellectual, to have real content and to be for kids as well as adults,” she says.

As well as invitations to draw a skeleton or colour in a rainbow, the book features pen portraits of great artists plus information on how to employ various techniques. The films demonstrate some of these techniques. Here, for example, Deuchars explains how to draw a bird in six steps:

 

And here Harry Story and Hamish Hyland (Deuchars’ son) take up the challenge of drawing something on two plinths:

Credits
Animation: Daniel Britt
Sound: Andy Kinnear

 

Deuchars also invited various artists to try out some of the activities in the book:

 

 

You can see all the films here

 

Let’s Make Some Great Art is published by Laurence King, £12.95

The current of CR features a nine-page profile of Deuchars and her work also appears on the cover.

 

CR in Print

Don’t miss out – there’s nothing like CR in print. Our August Summer Reading issue contains our pick of some of our favourite writing on advertising, illustration and graphic design as well as a profile of Marion Deuchars plus pieces on the Vorticists, Total Design, LA Noire and much more.

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