This is a very easy way to draw Santa. I will be doing a more difficult one soon, based on the classic Coca-Cola Santa.
Continuing the World War One theme, this video shows you how to draw a WW1 Nurse. I say in the Video that its a Red Cross Uniform, in fact it’s more of a VAD or Voluntary Aid Detachment Uniform. Have fun!
I was showing how to draw WW1 things this morning. A Soldier, a Biplane and a hero messenger dog. The youngest of these artists was only three! In the first session I had quite young children. I’d planned how to do these drawings – particularly the Biplane, with older children. Seeing how the younger children approached the drawing made it easier for me to adapt and show the second group a different way. Watching how children draw and interpret instructions is fascinating. each time I think, “Ah! that’s interesting – maybe I could do it that way!” It’s a two way learning thing.
Tomorrow I’m visiting Stroud Library, where I will be showing children how to draw World War One Stuff – tanks – planes and soldiers. I’ve set up a playlist on YouTube for WW1 drawing videos as I know it is a subject that is being studied in schools a lot at the moment.
I don’t think the kinds of thing that children would want to draw for a WW1 project are particularly easy but, as with everything, if you break them down into smaller parts, they become a lot easier. Let me know, via the contact link above, if there are particular WW1 things you would like me to help with.
I hope you like the new music at the beginning by my friend Chris Wonfer of cleffernotes – take a look at his YouTube channel
When I sat down to write Dragon Gold, I thought it was going to be a one off book but, once I’d got all my ideas and material together it grew into something bigger. My publishers were quite surprised, when it was first published, and I told them that it was a trilogy. I remember their eyebrows rising!
The stories evolve around a red and white dragon. The Red Dragon is the Red Dragon of Wales, which represents the Ancient British, who were pushed out by the Saxons – represented by the White Dragon. It’s all there in the story of King Lludd and the dragons in the Mabinogion, the ancient book of Welsh myths and history.
Is there a third book? There is in my head, but it hasn’t been commissioned yet. I’ll have to have a chat with my publishers, the wonderful Firefly Press.