The Supersizers Eat The 1980s

The Supersizers Eat The 1980s
Adam Ant and Madonna-style clothing, which Giles and Sue wear.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

My drawing of Sue and Giles as Kate & William.

Here's my latest drawing of Sue and Giles. It's not the most flattering one I have ever done of them, neither is it identical to them, but it does look comical, and makes Giles look younger than he is.

I have obviously altered the original photo of it, and added a blue border and thought bubble above Sue's head to show her thinking about stuff to do with their Royal Wedding - the shoes and rings.

I hope you like it. Please let me know what you think below, or on Twitter.



Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sue Perkins and my drawings (video).

This is a video I have created which combines clips of Sue Perkins and drawings I have done. There's a funny ending too, so watch out for that. x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

First Love.

In the show First Love on Sky Arts 1, Sue Perkins learns how to play the piano all over again, after not playing it for about 25 years. She first learnt it when she was 8-14 years old. She got up to grade 8, but gave it up after a girl in her school assembly played the piano exceptionally well, and so Sue didn't feel she could play as well as her.

To get an idea of what exactly happened in the programme, I have taken a number of pics, and a few short videos, for you lot to see.

I too used to play the piano, and was fairly good at it, but I never did any of the grades. I didn't have lessons for long enough to get them. But I did perform though. I remember doing it one lunchtime. I was a bit nervous about it, but I got through it ok. And the other day I even got my old keyboard out and tried playing some of the old tunes I'd learned to play, all because this show inspired me to do it.

So anyway, here are the pics I took of the programme:

Sue at a recording of Just A Minute.

Sue outside the Royal College of Music, London.

Sue in a book shop holding a book of Beethoven's music.

Mel and Sue in the Light Lunch days.

Sue in South Croydon, where she grew up, and first learnt the piano.

Sue at her old school.

Sue playing on the very same piano that was there when she went to school years ago.

Sue and Paul. (Sue's practising her Beethoven piece.)

Here is the video I uploaded to YouTube, which shows Sue on the day of her performance at the Cheltenham Music Festival: I must warn you, the sound quality isn't the best. I'd say you should turn your volume up to about 40, because otherwise you won't hear what Sue is saying.

This show was very enjoyable to watch, and after her performance, she says that she was thinking of Mel, and her parents while she did it. I thought that was very sweet, and at one point in the show it made me think back to when I met her, and how she has a more serious side to her, because she wasn't all jokey with me.

You lucky lot are the first to see my YouTube video of the show. And as far as I know it's the first clip from that show to go onto YouTube.

Let me know what you think of my video and blog post. Thanks for reading.

Ss1. xxx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Hair cut sketch.

So as some of you may already know, I got my hair cut yesterday evening. And for those of you who'd like an idea of how it looks, and @tearose68 who said she'd like to see a pic of my new 'do, here's the sketch I drew yesterday afternoon, which the hairdresser based my hair cut on.

That is not my face, by the way. It's just a general face that I drew.

Anyway, the actual hair cut is a little different from the sketch, as she decided to jazz it up a little, because she thought my inital idea was a little bit too old-style for my age. I did definately want a fringe though. And whenever I've got it cut in the past, the hairdresser would always make it too long, so I had to clip it out of the way. But that was in a salon that no longer exists. The salon that did it for me this time was completely new to me, apart from when I went in there before to get their card to see how much they charged for a hair cut. Amazingly, it was very cheap. But you wouldn't of thought it to look at me now. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I couldn't help telling people on Twitter about it. And a friend of mine said in a text 'Awesome bet it looks pretty :)' and yes, I think it does.

Thanks for checking out my drawing.

Ss1. xxx