Back in October, Aardman asked if I'd like to design one of their 'Shaun in the City' Shaun statues and base my design on my London-centric picture book 'The Queen's Hat': a funny tale in which HRH is taken on an impromptu tour of some of London's most famous landmarks. The statue went on to fetch a staggering £15,000, which was all donated to Wallace & Gromit's Children's Chrity. In reverse-ordered photos, here is the making of my Shaun the Sheep, which is currently part of the London trail. My Shaun is sponsored by Studio Canal and is located just off of Carnaby St, London. The trail, which will raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity and The Grand Appeal, makes a great day out. It ends on the 25th of May.
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To end this blog post, here are a few fantastic tweets I've received.
Go visit the official Shaun in the City site HERE and go download the fantastic sheep spotting app!
50 differently designed Shaun the Sheep have made their way to London this weekend for the much anticipated Shaun in the City London Trail, including mine, which is inspired by 'The Queen's Hat' and sponsored by Studio Canal.
I am so thrilled to be part of this absolutely amazing project.
Everything you need to know about the trail, you can find HERE, including a link to download the super-fun sheep-spotting app!
But most importantly, this is for an incredibly worthwhile cause. Ultimately, the sheep will be auctioned off in October to raise funds for the Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity.
As soon as I'm back from the Bologna Children's Book Fair, I'm heading straight to London!
PS. Look out for the hidden 'The Queen's Hat' characters in the bunting!
BLOG UPDATE: New photos added. I'll add more from my visit to London and some work-in-progress shots soon.
TO SEE MAKING OF MY SHAUN AND THE CITY, PRESS HERE.