On March 24th 2020 the UK went into lockdown because of Covid 19. As this was rather terminal to my entertainment career, I decided to challenge myself by asking people for suggestions of what to draw. So the ‘Lockdown Art Challenge’ was born. First broadcast on the 23rd March, I asked for art topics. I then spent that day creating before unveiling my creation the next day. below is everything I have created on the show.
At the start of Week Three I decided to push myself further by having people suggest subjects live on the show and I tried to incorporate them together in a drawing. It all got a bit weird after that!
A new feature on the show, The weekly Compilation. Created from all the ideas received I did not use during the weeks speed draws.
The black and white cartoon was done for Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday and a greetings card was created from this and sent to him.
This week started a more reserved style, drawing and painting more slowly.
This was the first day of the second week. Over the weekend I had decided to take on a different challenge. The Bake Off Challenge! Given a kettle as a subject my wife and I would create a cake in the shape of a kettle! This turned out to be far more difficult than we had expected! Especially when it turned out we had limited resources and equipment.
Bake Off Challenge Week 2, A Biscuit Chess Set
Bake Off Challenge Week 3, A Gingerbread House of Cards.
We forgot to take photos before the testing, so the top part of the house is made of alternate biscuits not used in the actual challenge.
Bake Off Challenge Week 4, A Meringue Easter Bonnet.