Black and White St. Patrick’s Day Colouring-In Page

ST PATRICKS DAY COLOURING IN PAGE BLACK AND WHITE

Another one of the St. Patrick’s Day projects I worked on this year was this St. Patrick colouring page for the Galway City Museum. This Saint Patrick and snake appeared in the special pull-out supplement in the Galway Advertiser. I pitched a slightly more dynamic take on St. Patrick than you’re probably used to seeing. I wanted to make him wilder and more Celtic-looking than the pretty modern bishop garb he’s usually in, so he’s barefoot and wearing a cloak. I also had a notion St. Patrick would have had a rougher and more improvised crozier than usually depicted so the crozier here is based on a branch of blackthorn. It’s a little bit Gandalf, a little bit Bumi King of Omashu, and a little bit Wolfwalkers (I watched this recently and it’s hard not to be inspired by the style!).
You can print this St. Patrick off at home for the little ones to colour in this St. Patrick’s Day by clicking here to access the image. If you’re reading this on social media you should visit my website caricatures.irish for a more printer-friendly version.
Other things to look out for include Galway City Council’s virtual parade taking place online this year, including animations based on the drawings received from children. Details will be announced soon but having seen a rough cut I can say it’s going to be something quite special.

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St. Patrick’s Day Colouring Activity Page

GALWAY CARTOON FESTIVAL ST PATRICKS DAY COLOURING PAGE 800PX

I’ve been working from some really cool briefs recently and one of them was this joint project between the Galway Cartoon Festival (of which I’m the artistic director) and Galway City Council. This St. Patrick’s Day colouring page/activity page is published in this week’s Galway Advertiser as part of a special pull-out supplement for St. Patrick’s Day. It was a nice opportunity to promote the Galway Cartoon Festival and many thanks to Ruairí Lehmann in the tourism office of Galway City Council for being so supportive and collaborative. You can pick up a free copy of the Galway Advertiser in any newsagent.
Ruairí was also behind the virtual St. Patrick’s Parade I designed the poster for (and another great plug for Galway Cartoon Festival!). There’s been some really cool entries for this and I’m looking forward to seeing it on the 17th March! I know a lot of kids have gotten extremely creative during the ongoing lockdowns and this is a great outlet for their burgeoning talents. The deadline for entries has now passed but children can still take part by drawing their own parades in the above colouring/activity page!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION OF THIS BLACK AND WHITE ST. PATRICK’S DAY COLOURING IN PAGE.

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