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” [...]
Eyes are not easy to draw, but Shoo explains how different cultures in different times have drawn eyes. There are many ways to draw eyes. There is no right way and no wrong way. Find the style that suits you best and practice it. While you practice you will subtly change the drawing until it becomes your own style of drawing.
I was so tired when I drew this, as you will see. The problem was what style to draw it in – the answer – as usual – was to do what comes naturally. It’s hard trying to look like someone else – especially when it’s Leonardo Da Vinci!
When I was up in North Wales recently, I took a bit of video on my phone of the wonderful Viking Vik drawing the children did in my session at Penmaenmawr Play Scheme. I managed to take the video sideways on my phone. I’ve just managed to turn it round and add a soundtrack. I love the way all the drawings are recognisably the same but stylistically different