I overheard this comment the other day.
Eavesdropped is a drawing game for 1 or more.
You play it like this:
1. Listen out for snippets of conversation you hear as you go about your daily business – people overheard in a cafe, or a fragment of conversation in the street, that kind of thing.
2. Turn the first coherent comment you overhear into a picture.
“That’s not my dog!”shouted Tiny Donald.
I’ve been messing about drawing pictures of groups featuring something that doesn’t fit in.
This week’s weather machine, from our board game ‘Stormy Weather’, is The Solar Wind Tunnel: for when your sunny day just isn’t burning hard enough.
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The Solar Wind Tunnel is definitely one of the more evil and preposterous looking machines in the game, and yet for all that it’s also the only one I based on something that actually existed.
The ‘war tuba’ was built in Japan in the 1930s as a kind of acoustic location device intended to detect aircraft in the days before radar. It’s a reminder that if you’re looking to create something that looks bizarre, ridiculous, dangerous and downright insane you have to look no further than the things people have actually attempted.
ps – The shortlisted entries in our competition to come up with two new mad scientist taunts to include the the game are here! Visit our facebook page to cast your vote.
This Christmas monster was featured as part of an online advent calendar created by Paul Morton of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You can see the whole calendar as it counts down towards the 25th here. We’re already over halfway there!
I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and new year and also say a huge thanks to everyone who comments, likes, follows and otherwise responds to this blog – whether here or elsewhere online. I’m unforgivably lax about replying but it’s always lovely when someone leaves a note to say something struck a chord with them.
Thank you and all the best to everyone for 2014. I’ll see you again in the new year!
I also drew the wicked witch from balletLORENT’s Rapunzel production. She was another mesmerising figure – floating around on roller skates with some really creepy reptilian pets…
‘Jack was distinctly unhappy about his baby sister from the moment she first arrived and had subsequently spent much of the intervening time devising ways to be rid of her.
“Just don’t tell my parents!” he hissed, as he handed her over to the goblins.’
‘I’m sure that wallpaper just moved,’ thought Frank nervously.