Irish artists release drawings to be coloured in 'to keep your kids busy (and adults sane)'

Artists around the country are offering their drawings in black and white so that kids off school can colour them in.

Irish artists release drawings to be coloured in 'to keep your kids busy (and adults sane)'

Artists around the country are offering their drawings in black and white so that kids off school can colour them in.

Last week, the Government announced

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Artists from around the country are now hoping to help people keep entertained by releasing their artwork.

Cork artist Jason O'Gorman, who owns Dynamite Studio, has released some of his drawings on social media.

"To keep your kids busy (and adults sane) during lockdown - I'm sharing my original #Cork True Story line drawings, so you can colour them in yourselves," he wrote on social media.

Illustration and design company Jill & Gill have a released a free colouring book as a PDF.

Writing on social media, they told people: "Just print it out and colour in your favourite Boss Lady or all of them or download straight to your iPad and digitally colour it in."

They also announced prizes and discounts for anyone who sends their new piece of art back to them.

Marvel artist Will Sliney has also helped out, with the #wewilldraw initiative.

The Irish illustrator told the

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"It was the first smile I had that day.

"So I decided why not put that call out there to see if other kids wanted to draw."

The Spider-Man artist added: "I thought maybe I could give them an objective, point them in some direction, give them a bit of encouragement, and that it might get a lot more kids drawing.

"And I thought maybe I’d get 100 responses.

"But certainly not the thousands that have been coming in - which has been really really nice to see."

"And it has really brightened up my day, and it seems to have brightened up a lot of other peoples’ days as well."

Hairy Baby t-shirts will pick their favourite drawings from the #wewilldraw entries and print them onto once-off personalised t-shirts for the artists.

- with reporting from Eoin English

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