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Make Drawing and Sketching Easy with this Cool Drawing Tool

Drawing is a skill you can learn. You may need some talent to create Art, but drawing is a skill – and you already did a load of practice and learning about it when you were a kid!

Like learning the piano or a sport, you need to practice, but it can sometimes be hard to get started.

Make things easy on yourself by always having a sketchbook and pencil ready and make a window template like I show you how in this video. That way you only need to do mini-drawings – far less intimidating than having to fill the whole page!

Use the template for pattern practice, thumbnail sketches and story or idea plans. Click the image below to download the A6 Thumbnail Template

Insane new drawing tool

My Patreon Patron, Dylan, sent me an amazing new drawing tool that is fun, beautiful, simple and cool.

In this video I unbox and reveal the tool and show what it can do.

I have one to give away! Wait to the end of the video to know what you need to do to become the proud owner of a new – well… what is it?!` Watch and see.

If you can’t wait, go to Dylan’s website here: At the bottom of the page he says he might make one for you too. Or follow the links to get the files and make one for yourself.

Euclid geometry videos

Euclid in Amazon top 50 math books

I was aimlessly looking at Amazon ratings this morning when I noticed one stat was looking quite good. My book, Euclid, the Man who Invented Geometry is in the to p 50 children’s math books – number 37 today, in fact.

Being number one would be terrific, is I need some help to get there. If you have this book or have read it, then I’d be most grateful if you would leave a review on Amazon for me.

What would boost the position, of course is if lots of people were to buy the book!

Euclid, The Man Who Invented Geometry came about when I discovered that a school banned the use of compasses because of health and safety implications – they have a sharp point! The education implication was that the children had no idea how to draw a circle or construct shapes from geometric principles. I’m sure that drawing shapes and bisecting angles in geometry played as much a part in my drawing g skills as did any art lesson.

I made a series of videos about Euclid, where he became a slightly eccentric character explaining his theories  to his friends. Because his friends were with not very bright or not very cooperative, Euclid had to work from basic principles and bring them along with his ideas – step by step – the Axiomatic approach.

Having made the videos, I realised that the script worked as the text to a book, so I put it all together and published it as my first independent book – and very proud I was too!

To have got it up to number 37 in the Amazon rankings with very little publicity is amazing and makes me realise I should maybe add a little effort to push it up a bit further.

So please follow the links and leave a review or buy a copy for a struggling mathematician who needs a different approach to the subject or for a genius mathematician who needs a little light relief – we all need that from time to time!

100% 5 star reviews! What do they say so far?

Great book

Can’t be beat to introduce kids to Euclid and Eclidian geometry.

At last, a book that is fun and informative.

This is the perfect introduction to geometry principles for my 5yr old. He absolutely loves the characters and videos; It makes me wish there were more.

Love it! My sons are drawing up a geometric storm!