"You sit on a chair, you press a button and the water goes to the boiler and when it has boiled, the steam turns the page."
Book Turner Chair brainstorm session!
I was really excited about meeting Lexi and discussing her book turner invention. We had a super Zoom chat. We discussed her ideas, talked about her model and how it came about. We then discussed the 'look' of the chair, who would use it and with our imaginations combined we whirled into a magical brainstorm! PHEW! I drew along with Lexi and got her practising drawing people as I wanted a variety of characters to be standing alongside her designs. I left her with a 3 day challenge to invent some funky chairs with excited people to draw at home.
Lexi did not disappoint. Her colourful chair designs, after our brainstorming session, were just epic! I loved all of them and could just imagine them in the shops. I couldn't choose a favourite so I've decided to go ahead and create 6 designs for her. My brain was totally fired up too. Can't wait to work on the final designs!
My quick designs...I want to go on Dragons Den with Lexi!
Well... after my brainstorm with Lexi, I couldn't resist having a go at designing some whacky chairs too! I really wish I'd have had Little Inventors when I was a little girl in the 1980's, as I was always creating new things. Which one would you like in your home or school? I can imagine some of the looks these would get in our local libraries!
Love the people!
Here are a couple of people that are about to sit on one of Lexi's chairs! I simply traced over Lexi's sketches with a fine liner pen and added some gorgeous colours using my beloved marker pens. As an illustrator I thrive on new projects like this and I get a real buzz from bringing children's designs to life!