Here’s today’s Drawing Show. with an easter Egg competition and lots, lots, more!
Here are three new videos to help you draw stuff for Easter. Eight different egg designs, a “happy Easter” lettering design and and simple easter Egg design which will be in this afternoon’s Easter Egg competition on The Shoo Rayner Drawing Show.
Two videos for you today to mark the centenary of the fateful voyage of the Titanic one hundred years ago. Different angles and different styles. on is pen and ink and the other – longer one is in pencil.
I have two versions of Doctor Who’s TARDIS drawings for you today. One is drawstuffrealeasy which is shorter and black and white and a bit easier and the second get’s painted and is of the TARDIS flying through space. Enjoy or be exterminated!!!!!
But take a look at the picture of one of the students featured in the Evening Standard Movie in this article, and you will see that nothing of the sort was going on at all. The children weren’t reading books, they were shuffling a few photocopied pages around.
This perfectly explains the appalling reading standards ushered in by the National curriculum, and the Literacy Strategy in particular. Children don’t read books any more – they analyse texts.
There is no time or need to read books in school. Education is arranged for the sake of accountants, who need boxes to be ticked so they can analyse progress and massage figures more easily. Reading books doesn’t fit into that structure. Books take too long to read and – heaven forbid! – the children might make up their own minds about the message and meaning in the book. There may not be an appropriate box for them to tick!
The sooner the Literacy strategy is abandoned, the sooner British children can get back to the very difficult job of learning to read – that requires real books with a beginning a middle and an end, with a great story filled with life’s funny, sad and awkward truths.
Edward Bache nagged and nagged me to do a drawing tutorial for Robin Hood. I thought it would be a great way to start my Monday Challenge. The best idea for next weeks video will be the one that I do. Get your suggestion in, preferably as a video response that I can use i my Wednesday video, and I’ll choose the best idea!
looking forward to hearing from you on video or in the comments below!
George asked me to think of a number 43 logo for him for clothing range idea he had at school. I thought I’d ask everyone to have a go just for fun. watch the video and see if you have any ideas. you can make a video response or send your sketches or copies to me at
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It might seem complicated, but if you think of a chair as a box, it soon becomes easy to draw. just watch this video.
Learn a bit more about motivation for artists and how the colour wheel works and how to mix almost any colour from three colours.