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How to draw a Remembrance Poppy Real Easy – Step by Step

The poppy was taken as a symbol of remembrance as it flowered through the muddy carnage in Flanders through the First World War. You can find out more here http://www.greatwar.co.uk/article/remembrance-poppy.htm

The choice of poppy was also inspired by the poem “in Flanders Fields” by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

See my other more realistic poppy video here

How to draw an evil cockroach!

Learn to draw an evil cockroach with pen and ink and a single colour grey watercolour wash to ad tone. A great style for black and white illustrated books.

You can get a hi-res copy of this image here https://www.patreon.com/posts/11713262

After last week’s Scaredy Cats story video – The Killer Catflap – I thought I’d draw an evil cockroach this week. see the video here

It’s different to the way I drew the roaches in the book and video, mainly because I’ve been a bit more attentive to the true shape and design of a cockroach. Not too attentive though! This is really about characterisation – turning an animal or inanimate object into a humanised character

How to draw a coffee table – Number Five

It’s the final day of How to Draw Tables week and today you can learn to draw a round, pedestal dining table.

Inspired by a request from Joseph Hernadez, who asked me to draw a dining table, I am doing a different “how to draw tables” video every day this week. Asked to draw a dining room table, what style should I choose? Round, square, oval, octagonal – three, four or more legs? Maybe a pillar style tripod – so many choices. So I am drawing a different table every day this week.

As a bonus, I have made an extra , exclusive video about drawing tables – any table you like – Here on my Patreon Page where you will also find a free pdf download sheet available too.

Let me know what you think – should I do other themed weeks?

See my how to draw furniture playlist.