I showed you how to draw the Spider yesterday, so here is the web. Its’ quite simple but not as simple as it might appear as you need to think about the tension in the silk of the web and how gravity pulls it down – or makes it sag. Watch and all will make sense – happy Halloween!
Hairy! Hairy! Scary! Here’s a video showing you how to draw a spider. The Spiders’ web will be coming next.
The Halloween season has started for me and this is the first of this years Halloween videos. Great new Halloween craft video coming out on Monday. There’s a schools competition and you could win me to visit your school! come back on monday :)
This is a video to give you an idea for how to draw a Scare crow.
Drew from Florida emailed me yesterday, worried about being blocked creatively. He says he’s practicing drawing circles and things like that and hopes that something will happen soon. I think maybe he’s trying too hard. When the ideas dry up it’s easy to panic and try to force out new ideas, but it doesn’t work like that. You need to feed the brain and the creative furnace with new ideas and sights and experiences. Then, just relax. Brilliant ideas will suddenly hit you when you least expect them to and you will find yourself on a new and exciting path.
I thought I’d maybe try and introduce a wednesday advice/show thing again, but not as complicated as before. I really did run out of time doing the previous shows! If you’d like to ask me advice on drawing or art or anything creative, please do. Put them in the comments box below!
I came second at the Wigtown’s Got Talent competition on Saturday! (I hadn’t really intended to – I was merely padding out the bill!) The winners were the wonderful MacFarlane sisters, who were rightly described as Wigtown mermaids with angel’s voices. (That gives me an idea for a book!)
Any way for your amusement, here’s a video of my performance that was taken by Peter Bestel, proud dad of last year’s winner, Zoe Bestel. I made a video of her fabulous, winning song, 35 missed messages, last year which you can see here.
I thought it might be fun to work my way throughout the chess set and show you how to draw all the pieces on the board. What better place to start than the lowest of the low ands the simples of them all – a pawn?
This week’s www.illustrationfriday.com topic is “CROOKED”. I could have done something bent and gnarly, but I thought I’d go the criminal way and do a bit of forgery!
This week’s Illustration Friday subject was “BURST” which I found quite hard to do – balloons were the obvious choice but I didn’t want to be obvious. But then I began playing around with the word and realised that the letter u is already burst, as it is open at the top. so maybe I could use the letters of the word as balloons?
I love it when a plan comes together! I’ve been working like crazy to get my Euclid project up and running by the end of the month – why? Well I’m debuting Euclid at the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland (why not come along?). This will be my third visit to the festival and the organisers now feel like old friends. Because of that I feel safe trying something new with them, and they are being kind in letting me try!
There is nothing like a deadline to get you moving though! I think I made the decision while working on the iPad version of Euclid. I thought it would be great to do book version too, so I looked at the calendar, worked backwards and decided it was do-able.
I’m a week ahead of schedule. The books have arrived, my banner is magnificent, postcards and posters are printed and I’m ready to go – just waiting for the Tee-shirt!
If you would like a signed copy of the book the head over to eBay where I have them for sale. Buy one and you will also receive a Free A3 Poster!
Meanwhile, the ebook for iPad, which contains extra video tutorials, is riding high at number 2 on the Us Science Charts on iTunes – how amazing is that? You can download a preview for free here.
If you would like me to come and visit your school for a Euclid Geometry day full of story and drawing and constructing angles, don’t hesitate to get in touch.