Late 2022: Fool

I like doing Instagram challenges. It stretches me. Making me try new things technically and invent plots and characters. Though the challenges that I take part in are usually childrens book illustration challenges, nobody seems to mind.

An Instagram challenge that takes place around November each year is the Folktale Week challenge . It is a series of seven prompt words, one for each day of the challenge week, intended to conjure up folktale related images. I try to stitch them together into a story.

Last November the first prompt was Fool.

Finding a challenge

I work best with some kind of challenge. (I have been drifting – perhaps stuck!) There are lots of challenges on Instagram and I felt the pull of a Pippi Longstocking theme for the first week of August. I will try to animate one of the daily prompts but for now I will just see how I get along.

So here’s my idea for Pippi. And there has to be a monkey, Mr Nilsson, and a horse. Oh dear ……