I got back Sunday night and had to pile straight into a major rewrite of a story on Monday and Tuesday before heading off to London on Wednesday for the Fabulous Harper Collins 200th Birthday Party at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Then, On Thursday I gave a YouTube tutorial to Authors at the Society of Authors in the morning followed by a Children’s writers and illustrators committee meeting in the afternoon. Paddington was closed, so I had the most horrendous journey home, in the heat, staring up in numerous, boiling hot railway carriages, so today, having just spent the afternoon on a major weeding expedition – they keep growing while you are away – is the first day I’m starting to feel a bit relaxed again!
Anyway, here are all the remaining videos that I made about the sketchbook I kept at the festival, as the Illustrator in Residence.
After last week’s Scaredy Cats story video – The Killer Catflap – I thought I’d draw an evil cockroach this week. see the video here
It’s different to the way I drew the roaches in the book and video, mainly because I’ve been a bit more attentive to the true shape and design of a cockroach. Not too attentive though! This is really about characterisation – turning an animal or inanimate object into a humanised character
It’s the final day of How to Draw Tables week and today you can learn to draw a round, pedestal dining table.
Inspired by a request from Joseph Hernadez, who asked me to draw a dining table, I am doing a different “how to draw tables” video every day this week. Asked to draw a dining room table, what style should I choose? Round, square, oval, octagonal – three, four or more legs? Maybe a pillar style tripod – so many choices. So I am drawing a different table every day this week.
As a bonus, I have made an extra , exclusive video about drawing tables – any table you like – Here on my Patreon Page where you will also find a free pdf download sheet available too.
Let me know what you think – should I do other themed weeks?