I’ve known Renita for a while now. Originally from America, Renita now lives in Wigtown, which the book town in Scotland, with the most stunning views across the estuary. When I’ve performed at the festival, the children have all been whipped up to a frenzy by Renita, who welcomes them in and “settles them down” [...]
Come and join me at the Pencil Museum in Keswick next week on the 9th – 10th and 11th of April. I’ll be around to show you how to draw stuff and answer all your drawing and pencil type questions. See you there!
Recently smiiliimoon, on YouTube, asked me how to draw Kawaii. What is Kawaii (pronounced a bit like Hawaii) ? Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute but it has also come to mean a soft cute style of illustration too.
Many have asked me to draw this before. I thought maybe it was a bit childish, but then I realised that when I went to Japan, Kawaii is just about all I bought as gifts and souvenirs! I’m beginning to see it as a serious art form… crazy but serious!
So, as it is Easter this weekend, I thought I would draw an egg and turn it into a Cute Kawaii Easter Chick. I hope you like it. If you do, let me know as I’ve now got all sorts of ideas going round in my head.. What would you like me to turn into Kawaii?
answers in the comments box below.
Learn to draw a hot cross bun real easy. Wonder what a hot cross bun is? Its a sticky fruit bun that is traditionally Eaten on Good Friday, the friday before Easter. You can get Hot Cross Buns pretty much all year round now in Supermarkets but they are still delicious – especially if split, toasted and covered in butter! mmmm.
This is part two of my interview with World Famous illustrator, Alex Brychta, who has illustrated over 500 books for the Oxford Reading Tree. If you are under 30, you probably learned to read with Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog. In this video, Alex shows us how, through 30 years of practice, he swiftly lays out a page ready to do the ink drawing.
We discuss various techniques, but Alex photocopies his ink drawings onto conqueror paper and then stretches the paper onto drawing boards by moistening the back of the paper and sticking down with gummed paper tape. I do it dry with masking tape – you can see how in this video.
Alex scans his own work with a high end scanner and makes final corrections in Photoshop. the he sends digital files to the publisher.
Sit back and relax and learn from a master and his years of experience.
Australian Artist, Bill Flowers has been down to the beach for the Wednesday Drawing Show this week. He’s been looking at crabs and showing us how to draw them. They are quite amazing creatures. Go and subscribe to Bill’s channel on YouTube, where he has a new wildlife drawing Video every Friday. This is hiis cartoon crab drawing and this is his more advanced Crab drawing.
I was inspired to turn my crab drawing into Robo Crab! I made Robo Crab’s shell out of metal plates and gave him replaceable titanium jaws on his pincers!
I also thought that crab body parts could make up a lettering design too.
So, lots of ideas, and this week’s drawing task is to draw a crab or something similar that inspires you and turn it into a Sci-Fi monster machine. Upload your drawings here I’ll show the Uploads on the Sunday Gallery Review Show here
Enjoy and see you next week!
I know it’s a little early for Valentine’s stuff, but you don’t want to get caught out on the 14th of February having not made a card for the one you love! So, to get you prepared, today’s show is all about hearts. Actually it’s really all about shading and colouring with the heart shape used as an example to show a few simple drawing and colouring techniques.
This week’s Drawing task is to draw a few hearts and see if you can design something a little different for Valentine’s Day. How many heart designs have there been over the years? Millions I should think!
When you have your design go to upload page and upload your drawing for all to see. I’m now doing a regular round up of these drawing in the Sunday Gallery Review Show, so go and have a look at all the amazing creativity from The Wednesday Viewers too.
Also includes, what’s in the mail? And the Snake Drawings that were missed off last Sunday’s Gallery Show
This week, Nick from the WashedUpTV Channel on Youtube joins me to talk about caricaturing.
I got to know Nick when he surprised me with a caricature he had done of me!He’s made a series of videos showing his technique and thought process which you can see here. He’s also drawn many caricatures of famous people which you can see on this playlist. Nick has a very individual style and you will learn a lot from following his funny tutorials. Make sure you subscribe to his channel to keep up with what he’s doing.
I’ve had a dismal go at Drawing Nick and President Obama. Caricature is a real skill. by drawing faces everyday, you build up a knowledge of how they are put together and also what it is that gives a person their unique character. Over time, you’ll build up a dictionary or vocabulary of shapes, noses, moths and eyes, and you’ll be able to spot people’s outstanding features and put all your knowledge to work. A bit like knowing a lot of words and knowing how to put them together to write a story. It’s all practice!
It struck me that you could have a drawing club any day of the week! All you need to do is invite a friend around for tea, watch the Wednesday Drawing Show and have a go at doing the weekly task together. You could do this as an after school club, an Over Eighties club, A town Library, college or University club. The Wednesday Drawing Show is for everyone – age doesn’t matter at all – have a go in your own way. The secret iS not to talk about it, but do it!
When you’ve drawn something and shared it, then you can have a cup of tea and a chat!
Go to the Club Page to find out more and choose which day of the week you want your club and to grab a logo to get you started making posters and invitations for your friends!
I am so short of time over the next few weeks, the production quality may go down a bit on the show and there are no captions either, but I’ll do my very best to get the show out every Wednesday.
Learn how to draw this spooky Skeleton Tree. It’s quite easy realy, you just have to plan ahead where you are going to put all the bones!
On a recent visit to the British Museum, I was inspired by a Triptych wood cut print by the Japanese Artist, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858)
In the picture, Taira no Kiyomori is haunted by spectres in the snow. He’s drawn these as skeletons, some skeletons are fused together as trees. I started sketching it there and then.
See it on my Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/wednesdayshow/the-wednesday-drawing-show/
When I got home I practiced a bit and worked out how to fill the page up with this spooky Skeleton Tree design. Have a go.
If you find the skull a bit difficult, then I’ll be making a tutorial on Drawstuffrealeasy very soon.