Category Archives: Drawing

Just general stuff that comes out of my keyboard

Help me get my story channel off the ground!

I’ve started a new story channel on youtube, called Learn English Through Story.

I noticed that many videos that are of a similar length and age bracket to mine are aimed at english language learning interest groups – doing the same as me, sharing the text on screen to follow along with the reading.

So I thought it would be an interesting experiment to do the same – especially as some of the offerings are quite dire – and some in terrible english!

It would help me so much if everyone that reads this follows this link and subscribes to the channel and watches one of my videos. It would help to get the channel noticed by YouTube’s algorithm and start attracting some views. It’s so hard getting a new channel off the ground – I need all the support I can get!

As well as my stories, I’m planning to post some British classics. Today I posted Beatrix Potter’s – The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher. I’m planning to work my way through all her books.

This is going to be a fun project so do please help by subscribing now!

How to Draw Small Children – spoken tutorial

Cindy, who supports me on Patreon, asked why her drawing of a two year old looked more like a six year old – It’s a common problem.

Two year olds are beyond being babies and toddlers, but they are not grown up into being independent kids. There is a lot of growth in that year – and a lot of tantrums as they force their personalities on the world! They still have baby fat and cute baby proportions, but they are transitioning into being kids too.

So much to think about – If you really want to draw kids, you need to draw a lot of kids! In this video I manipulate Cindy’s beautiful watercolour to try and get somewhere near the right proportions to analyse the problem, then I draw a two year old from my imagination – or memory – to explain further.

If you would like to support me on Patreon, and get extra background videos, finished images & helpful step by step downloads, follow this link ?? http://bit.ly/ShooPatreonPage

I’m working on a new book about Sir Isaac Newton

I’m working on a new book about Sir Isaac Newton, the Seventeenth Century scientist and mathematician who propounded the laws of Gravity and motion as well as a host of other amazing things.

An illustration I made for Archie’s Math – an interactive math pop-up in Philadelphia

It’s a book for children of ten and up – including adults – who want to get a rough idea about his life without the complex mathematics!

I have a problem with maths myself – more about calculation really. I love the concepts , but can’t seem to get those little numbers to add up! Let me share a few insights with you in this video.

If you would like to help support me in my work, inspiring the scientists of tomorrow, please come over to www.patreon.com/shoorayner and buy me a cup of coffee to keep me going!