Category Archives: how to draw People

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.

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How to Draw Queen Elizabeth 1st Real Easy

Learn how to draw Queen Elizabeth the first of England real easy, with step by step instructions.

Accession means taking the place of the previous king or queen. In this portrait, the newly crowned Elizabeth wears the full costume she wore for her coronation at Westminster Abbey on 15 January 1559.

The original painting is very complicated, but I have tried to make it easy for you to draw for Tudor History or fashion projects.

This drawing is based on the Accession portrait which you can see at the National Portrait gallery in London

See Cate Blanchette dressed in the same costume in this Video of Elizabeth the first’s coronation

How to draw a Person wearing a Face Mask – draw along with me

We see so many more people wearing surgical face masks these days, following the recent pandemic, that you may be wondering how to draw someone wearing a face mask.

In this video I show you how to draw a a boy or young man wearing a surgical face mask. Follow along with me and if you would like to share your drawing on twitter or instagram, use the hashtag #shoobeedoodle, then I will see it.