Learn about cutting paper with a very sharp scalpel. If you are under 16 please ask your parents or the person who looks after you for permission to use sharp and always, always, always, make sure your fingers are behind the blade before you cut, that way you will not harm yourself.
Also advice on how to push yourself to be the best you can
Remember to send stuff in the mail for the Wall of Fame – or send it electronically by whatever means for the wall of fame on this website – Have you seen it? click the link at the top right of the page.
It’s getting close to Hanukkah. I know very little about the Jewish Faith but several people have asked me to draw a Hanukkah Menorah, the 9 stemmed candelabra used at the Hannukah festival of lights. The festival lasts for 8 days with one candle being lit every day. The 9th candle is usually set aside or above the others. It is the candle used for light and for lighting the others. Happy Hanukkah!
Noses are really difficult things to draw, but fear not! Somewhere in this series of noses there’s bound to be one that you can use. But drawing noses from the side is the easy bit – maybe I’ll have to do another video showing how to draw them all again from the front! That would really be a challenge!
Click on the picture to download and print out a sheet of all the noses in the video to help you choose which nose you want to draw.
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.
If I like it, I’ll put it on the wall of Fame!
This is a very old pattern that comes originally from the middle and far east. It’s thought originally to have been based on the shape of a palm from or maybe the shape that cypress trees make when they bend over in a strong wind. Click the picture to download a full size colouring sheet of the PaisleyPattern for you to print out and colour in.
Basically you need to draw the outline and a few inner lines that follow the outer contour. Then it’s up to you to either copy my design or fill up the space with your own patern designs. It’s such a forgiving design, you can hardly go wrong with it, if you are patient and take your time. Good luck!
I’m having a go at a Wednesday Drawing Show again. Last time it got out of control very quickly, so I’m taking it a bit slower. I’ll just let it grow organically and see if I have time to handle it. wish me luck! There’s some advice in the video about finding time to draw everyday.
Click the picture to get the DoNotDisturb sign featured in the video.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, where I have a lot of followers. so here are three new daring tutorials for Thanksgiving this year. If you click on the Turkey picture, You will be taken to the Thanksgiving drawing playlist with all the previous Thanksgiving Tutorials I’ve made.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone and do go crazy in the Black Friday Sales!