If you are panicking and need to draw something christmassy for a card or decoration, fear not here are forty three last-minute Christmas Drawing Ideas for you. Forty one in the top video and two more below. Here’s the link to the playlist for all the videos.
Lots of watercolour painting in this video as I introduce the characters and concept of my new project – Penni and Benni.
This has been a long time coming and I’m going to use my new characters, Penni and Benni, to explain lots of things about character design and illustration.
It started with a book idea, but the characters have changed and developed and grown with me over the years and I have now decided to get them launched.
Starting with their Website – http://www.penniandbenni.com – and their instagram http://www.instagram.com/penniandbenni
In this video I show you how I draw and paint Penni and Benni whilst chatting and explaining some of what the project is all about.
There will be more about Penni and Benni in the coming weeks as I love towards launching them as a picture book kickstarter project.
Make sure you are subbed on the website here on YouTube and on instagram for updates.
This video shows you how I drew and painted in watercolour the olive tree that appears a fe times in my recent children’s picture book, Pandora. A longish video with a lot of chat about drawing, painting, illustration and making picture books.
The tree is a recurring theme in the book. I wanted something to connect the inside world of the story with the outside world.
In my researches I came across the stunning wall painting in Akrotiri in Crete, dating back some 3400 years. The swallows and the lilies really got me going, and then I decided to have a lone, ancient, gnarled olive trees too, as a symbol of the mediterranean and. You can see a video about Akrotiri and the amazing wall paintings here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gb7g9w6fxo