Friday, November 10, 2006

My own diminutive dictator

Xavier had the afternoon off from nursery. I suggested another muddy walk but he had other ideas. He wanted to play wih his toys at home and wear his admiral’s outfit (a pageboy outfit bought off e-Bay to amuse the relations on last year’s Oriana trip). I quickly tried to sketch him and as I did I was reminded of someone else – mouse over the picture to see


Blogger Brenda Y said...

Xavier is much more handsome than the dictator Napoleon! I'm just learning to sketch and so admire your wonderful drawing of your son, you've really captured some personality here!! Love it.

11/11/2006 12:07 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

Dad says he should be called Napooleon from now on!

11/11/2006 5:29 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Clever idea!
I think that most dictators act like spoilt kids when they don't get their own way.

11/11/2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Ha-Ha-Ha-ha! That is great! Excellent drawing, too , by the way! Very cute (Xavier)!

11/12/2006 8:19 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Wonderful drawing and a funny combination. What an amazing picture of Napoleon--he looks exactly like a petulant child.

11/13/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

What a wonderful little boy and I love what you had done with Napoleon over the top.

11/14/2006 12:20 AM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

Your drawing is lovely. This may be a wierd question, but, I am trying to work out how to do this mouse rollover thing with photos on my own Blogger blog and I am not having any luck at all. Is there any chance you would tell me how you did it? I have an idea for December that I really want to put to use. Many thanks in advance.

11/15/2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you all - glad you enjoyed it. Sarah I used Photoshop 7 and ImageReady to create the effect and generate the html - so if you have that software look up rollover in the help manual and follow the directions. It's a little bit tricky, I can never remember how to do it and always have to have the instructions open in another window - like following a recipe. Also you do need your own bit of web space to upload the images as you can't put them on something like flickr as the html requires a separate folder called images.

11/15/2006 7:58 PM  

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