It was a studious class that worked under the guidance of Polly and Samuel from the Créations et Découvertes association, in the shade of the tall trees in the Parc des Cordeliers.
Every last Wednesday of the month, the association organizes an artistic meeting and last Wednesday, about fifteen people came to create a half-human, half-animal manga character.
From a blank sheet of paper, with compasses, ruler, pencils and colors, the participants followed Samuel’s instructions to calculate the size of the portrait, position the eyes, animate the gaze and give it a personality. Then remained to color and give him a first name.
To help them, Samuel has a puppet, Mademoiselle Bélier, an extraordinary creature straight out of mythology.
The character imagined by each of the participants was intended to take a look at man, from the animal point of view, and to express himself in a bubble on human behavior in order to transmit a message in favor of nature.
Polly and Samuel organize their meetings at the park during the summer months and at the media library (Zobel room) in the fall. The animations financed by the city policy are free and open to all, beginners or already trained in drawing.