Over the last week students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been drawing their own ‘Cheap Panini’ versions of this year’s official World Cup stickers. In the spirit of sticker collecting and not knowing what you might get in a packet each student was assigned a player entirely at random from one of the tournaments squads. Students then had 40 minutes to complete their stickers – they produced some of the fantastic results in that time.
As well as being a fun activity, students learned important artistic skills related to the genre of comic art. Students had to identify two key physical characteristics of their football player and exaggerate them, as well as simplifying other characteristics.
The display and idea were inspired by Alex and Sian Pritchard – who have been drawing their own versions of each World Cup sticker collection since 2014. As well as being a great way of saving money on the sticker packs and a whole lot of fun, the duo also sell them to raise money for charity. Some of their best work is currently on display in the National Football Museum in Manchester – well worth a visit if you get the time! You can also follow them on Twitter (@CheapPanini) to see who they are getting on with drawing for Qatar 2022.