Tag Archives: watercolour

How to draw an evil cockroach!

Learn to draw an evil cockroach with pen and ink and a single colour grey watercolour wash to ad tone. A great style for black and white illustrated books.

You can get a hi-res copy of this image here https://www.patreon.com/posts/11713262

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

Draw lots of Easter Stuff!

Feel like drawing something Eastery? Wondering what to draw? well, why not start by learning how to draw an Easter Egg

or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, Try a basket of eggs.

Or maybe a cute fluffy Easter Chick?

or something springy like a vase of Tulips

If that’s not enough for you, check out my Easter Drawings Playlist of Videos for lots, lots more.

A watercolour set for beginners

CotmanSketchersSetSmall-300x177I’ve been asked many times to recommend a watercolour set for beginners. That’s difficult to do as my viewers are all over the world and the re are so many sets to choose from.

I use Winsor and Newton Artists Quality watercolours. This set is a grade below and quite a lot cheaper. It is a small set, so you can get used to the paints and the way they work and also get used to the idea of mixing.

Also, being a small set, it is great to slip into a pocket and take with you sketching.

I shall be using this set in my videos in the near future so if you want to follow along, I’m putting Amazon links below to the set and the Derwent watwer brushes too.