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” [...]
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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!
Still on my quest to empty a biro, I bowed to pressure of requests to draw a Wolf. Normally I’d sketch out in pencil until I was happy I knew what I was going to do, then erase the pencil afterwards, but biro ink is sticky and would probably smudge if I tried to erase over the finished drawing.
So I had to just dive in and see what happened.
There was no reference material for the paws and claws, so I had to make it up from pictures of wolf skeleton paws!
Did I finally empty a biro? You’ll have to watch and see! Now what on Earth am I going to do with an empty biro! There’s another video coming along for that soon!
This week’s Wednesday Drawing Show is all about snakes – Why? because it’s The Chinese New Year next Month and it will herald the Year of the Snake. Why now and not Next month, then? Because you need to get some practice in to get ready to celebrate and draw snakes.
According to Wikipedia, “Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. The Snake is keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise.” That’s Chinese Culture. I’m not sure if the snake is as welcome in many other cultures!
In this show I’m going to show you a bit about Eyes and how to draw them from the side. I’ve made a video for monday which will continue this lesson into understanding elipses a bit more.
Then I’m going to show you a three ways of making you snake looks smoother and curvier and then I’ll show you how snakes are involved in celtic knots and the art of the Vikings and Anglo Saxons.
Plus a fun What’s in the mail? A look at the wonderful drawings of famous people that you posted to the http://www.thewednesdaydrawingshow.com/uploadyourdrawings/ website and at the end all the other drawings you have wanted to share. This is getting so popular so quickly I think I’m going to have to put them all in their own video as the show is getting too long!
Also this weeks task to upload to the same address. Draw a snake – Any kind of snake or anything to do with snakes. Snake patterns, celtic knots, realistic snakes, mechanical snakes… let your imagination go wild and then go to http://www.thewednesdaydrawingshow.com/uploadyourdrawings/ and share your work with us all. And don’t forget to tell us you tell us who you are! I’ll look forward to seeing it.
2013 is the Chinese Year of the snake so what better subject to draw. I looked at a few photos of snakes before I sketched out a plan but the finished drawing is all out of my head.
Biro is a tricky medium. The ink is quite sticky, so I can’t pencil in a plan and erase it after as the ink will smudge terribly. So I have to be brave and just go for it. This took about 3 1/2 hours to complete.
Working in this style, you have to believe that it will all come together at the end and somehow, when I start the serious overall shading, it does – hope you like it. What should I draw in Biro next?
On The Wednesday Drawing Show this week, I’d like you to see the work of highly talented artist, Don Moyer, from Pittsburgh USA. He has done several drawings of Albrect Durer’s Rhinoceros – that I showed you last time – from memory. He had to trace it for a trade show stand more that 40 years ago and it is still in his memory! This adds to my theories about tracing being a great way to learn. See Don’s wonderful sketchbook blog here.
Don has done a few other famous pictures from memory with friends of his on the “Art From Memory Flickr Group” see them all here
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and planning about the Wednesday Drawing Show over the holiday period. Firstly, I’ve set up this new website where you will be able to keep up with the show easily and also you can upload your drawings for all of us to share.
I need your help! The Wednesday Drawing Show is a lot of hard work. I don’t think it should all be about me! So I would like your ideas and if you are able to make movies, maybe you would like to suggest a movie you could make for the show and be on it!? I need reviews, hints, tips, and opinions. I can’t pay, but I’m sure that putting links back to your channel will bring you new subscribers and kudos.
To make it worth my while doing the Wednesday Drawing Show, I’m going to need a lot more viewers, so I need your help as my marketers and advertisers – please tell your friends about the Wednesday Drawing Show and tweet and tumble and facebook and digg and stumbleupon or mention it on anything you do online. my Big task for you this week is to double the number of viewers from last week to 10,000 views this next week! Can we do it? I think you can help!
Lastly I have a drawing task for you – actually it should be fun, not a task. Get a piece of paper and a pencil or pen and draw a rhinoceros from memory – just like Don Moyer did. Then upload it to this website and we’ll see how you all did next week. Remember to add your name!
I’ve also set up a dedicated Wednesday Drawing Show website where you can upload and share your drawings.
There’s nothing quite so Halloweeny as a black cat, so here is a video showing you how to draw one.
Here’s a nice and simple design for an owl that you ca use for a halloween poster or card or invitation.
Alex and @fishyvilley asked me to do ladybirds or bugs, so here is a video for how to draw a ladybird. Enjoy!
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!