I’ve known Renita for a while now. Originally from America, Renita now lives in Wigtown, which the book town in Scotland, with the most stunning views across the estuary. When I’ve performed at the festival, the children have all been whipped up to a frenzy by Renita, who welcomes them in and “settles them down” [...]
YouTuber, Jamie Webb, asked me to draw a pear. I decided to draw two – the first in watercolour and the second showing how to construct the shape of a pear and how to draw it with stipple shading. You can see that video below
Meanwhile YouTuber, Mimorsi, asked me — Shoo I really want to be an illustrator like you but I don’t have much skill, I want you to help me “practice,? practice, practice” but without copying someone else’s work (your work). What I’m trying to say is that I want to know how to draw stuff by checking reference, but then give it my own twist. The bad thing is I just can’t understand the basic shapes constituting my subjects, I find it difficult to get the essence of a subject to then transform it my own way. HELP PLEASE
This video starts with a bit of a discussion about using reference, where to find it, how to keep yourself safe with copyright and how to adapt the images you find to your use. Hope it starts to make sense. I will go into this subject more in other videos.
this is followed by quite a lengthy video of drawing and painting a pear with watercolour. I’ve not edited it too much because I know some people like to see the whole process and I haven’t doen a video like that for a while. Enjoy
May the Fourth is Star Wars Day – as in May the Fourth be with you!
So, here’s a video showing you how to draw an X-wing Fighter. Of course it’s not that easy at all! But follow the instructions and see how you get on!Feel the force and you will be okay!
Take your time and remember you can stop and start the video to keep up. If you get really stuck, you can rewind to the beginning and watch it all over again until you are confident of getting it right. Have fun!
When you have drawn the Tiger, you can colour it in. Here’s another video showing you how to choose the right colours and how to get them in the right place!
Last week I was giving cartoon drawing lessons at the wonderful Pencil Museum in Keswick in the beautiful Lake District in the UK.
We were using Pentel Aquash Brushes and Derwent Aquatone watercolour crayons, which were great fun and so easy to use. The paper I used was Derwent watercolour paper which is very smooth and heavy so it takes water well without crinkling. I’m not sure that’s avail;able outside the UK
I spent three days there and drew non-stop, showing kids, and the grown-ps too, how to draw anything from a Dalek to a wizard or a ninja or a fairy. We had a lot of fun. I hope I’ll be asked back again, so I might see you there next time!
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This tutorial shows you how to draw a Whale and colour it in using watercolours and and Pentel Aquash pait brushes, which I have just discovered. you can see my review of them here.
If you are thinking of trying them out, please use the US or UK Amazon links below and help support my videos, thanks! You might also like to try Derwent Aquatone crayons that you can draw with or use as watercolours, washing in the colour once it is on the paper. I used tehse a lot at the pencil museum.
Well, this video is what I had in mind. The biro works as an embossing tool. I’ve drawn a wedding disco with everyone dancing, but I’ve only drawn their skeletons. When you rub over the top with a graphite pencil a picture of the disco comes to life. I’ve rambled a bit with the story of the wedding party Im afraid!
Come and join me at the Pencil Museum in Keswick next week on the 9th – 10th and 11th of April. I’ll be around to show you how to draw stuff and answer all your drawing and pencil type questions. See you there!
Have a look inside my latest sketchbook. This is one of my small sketchbooks that I carry around with me if I’m going somewhere. It’s a Moleskine sketchbook with nice watercolour paper, But I didn’t do any water colour in it! all drawn with Rotring Tikky Graphic pens.
I know it’s a little early for Valentine’s stuff, but you don’t want to get caught out on the 14th of February having not made a card for the one you love! So, to get you prepared, today’s show is all about hearts. Actually it’s really all about shading and colouring with the heart shape used as an example to show a few simple drawing and colouring techniques.
This week’s Drawing task is to draw a few hearts and see if you can design something a little different for Valentine’s Day. How many heart designs have there been over the years? Millions I should think!
When you have your design go to upload page and upload your drawing for all to see. I’m now doing a regular round up of these drawing in the Sunday Gallery Review Show, so go and have a look at all the amazing creativity from The Wednesday Viewers too.
Also includes, what’s in the mail? And the Snake Drawings that were missed off last Sunday’s Gallery Show