How to draw Caricatures – Sunday Gallery Review 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.
Had a great time with Kate Clark at BBC Radio Gloucester today, where I was the lunchtime guest. Kate was lovely. When she’s not on the radio on Saturday is she’s a reception teacher at school. Reception is like kindergarten.
Kate is also expecting her first child in five weeks. She’s going to be a busy lady!
We had so much to talk about – we chatted away a lot while the music was playing so you don’t get to hear that! You can hear the show for the next seven days by following this link:
Click here to take survey Since I have been making drawing videos on YouTube, I have come to realise that visual-thinkers around the world are not completely catered for by the education system. More than that, there are many confused older visual-thinkers who feel that they didn’t get what they wished they had from the education system. They now watch drawing videos to be part of something bigger, something they recognise in themselves.
I’ve also discovered that artists with a pencil in their hand transcend age barriers. The old can learn as much from the young and vice versa. That’s why I don’t dumb-down my videos or “talk down to the kids”. I find seven year old artists are just as intelligent and inquiring as those aged seventy.
That’s why I’ve started www.TheWednesdayDrawingShow.com Each week I follow a theme and viewers join in by uploading their drawings to the website. It’s early days. I’m finding my feet and learning what works and what doesn’t. You can see some great drawings here : Snake Gallery
However, I think the show and website could grow into a monster, which would be terrific! But in the meantime I need support to get established. I’ve thought of a few ideas that might raise cash for the project and would like your views. I’ve made an anonymous survey with some ideas I’d like your views on which you can fill in here.
I’m not asking for money, just to get an idea of how people might help, if they want to and attitudes to supporting such a venture. I could become a commercial operation, but I like the idea of everybody learning for free at the point of service – but this needs backing. Please have a look at the video below for more explanation and please take the survey to help me clarify my thinking.
Many thanks :)
On The Wednesday Drawing Show this week, I’d like you to see the work of highly talented artist, Don Moyer, from Pittsburgh USA. He has done several drawings of Albrect Durer’s Rhinoceros – that I showed you last time – from memory. He had to trace it for a trade show stand more that 40 years ago and it is still in his memory! This adds to my theories about tracing being a great way to learn. See Don’s wonderful sketchbook blog here.
Don has done a few other famous pictures from memory with friends of his on the “Art From Memory Flickr Group” see them all here
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and planning about the Wednesday Drawing Show over the holiday period. Firstly, I’ve set up this new website where you will be able to keep up with the show easily and also you can upload your drawings for all of us to share.
I need your help! The Wednesday Drawing Show is a lot of hard work. I don’t think it should all be about me! So I would like your ideas and if you are able to make movies, maybe you would like to suggest a movie you could make for the show and be on it!? I need reviews, hints, tips, and opinions. I can’t pay, but I’m sure that putting links back to your channel will bring you new subscribers and kudos.
To make it worth my while doing the Wednesday Drawing Show, I’m going to need a lot more viewers, so I need your help as my marketers and advertisers – please tell your friends about the Wednesday Drawing Show and tweet and tumble and facebook and digg and stumbleupon or mention it on anything you do online. my Big task for you this week is to double the number of viewers from last week to 10,000 views this next week! Can we do it? I think you can help!
Lastly I have a drawing task for you – actually it should be fun, not a task. Get a piece of paper and a pencil or pen and draw a rhinoceros from memory – just like Don Moyer did. Then upload it to this website and we’ll see how you all did next week. Remember to add your name!
I’ve also set up a dedicated Wednesday Drawing Show website where you can upload and share your drawings.
Come drawing with me on the 13th of December at the British Museum! I’m expecting YouTube channel subscribers and website viewers to be at the British Museum at 2.00pm. I’ll be by the big lion in the Great Court.
Rotring have given me some Rotring Tikky Graphic pens, the ones I always use in my videos, to give to the first people to arrive and the first three will get an exclusive Shoo Rayner Sketchbook. See this week’s Wednesday Show for more details.
I have no idea how many will be there, that’s what makes it so exciting. It’s the first time I’ve tried something like this. you have to start somewhere! I’m going to go and draw from the pots in the Ancient Greek department. There are fabulous drawings on the pots and so much to be learned from those great ancient artists.
I hoep to see you there!
HMS Victory was the Flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson, who fought the French at the Battle of the Nile and more famously at the Battle of Trafalgar, where he was shot and fatally wounded. If you go to the maritime museum In Portsmouth, you can go on board and see the very spot where Nelson fell and see what has become almost a shrine to the man below decks where he died.
It’s a magnificent ship and well worth the visit. Here is a somewhat speeded up tutorial showing how I planned and drew the picture.
This is not such a silly idea as it might seem. Skeletons are tall and thin while videos are wide. I’ve been thinking of doing a skeleton for quite some time, but I was trying to think of a way to make the skeleton a bit lively – make him dance! What a briliant idea!
So this will give you a rough idea of how to draw a skeleton whirling and imaginary lasso while riding an imaginary horse! If you wan really detailed anatomical advice, I’d have a look at the wonderful Dorling Kindersley book on anatomy http://bit.ly/AnatomyForTheArtist-UK
That Gangnam style is a very catchy tune! I thought you might like to see how I would draw Psy in one of his crazy suits doing the Horse riding pose. I had a challenge from @juanPabloo5 to draw a skeleton doing the? gangnam style dance – what do you think? give a like if you think that wouldbe fun as I’ve been meaning to draw a skeleton for ages :)